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Maker Education: Creating and Innovating with Students

Facilitator(s): Nicole Lakusta
Date:March 14, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
$100.00 (includes a copy of the Invent to Learn book)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 17-TI-137

Target Audience

Grades 3-12 Teachers, Learning Coaches, Inclusion Specialists/Facilitators, Literacy Coaches, Library Specialists and Administrators

Please bring a couple of WiFi-enabled devices with you (if possible) such as an iPad (iPad 3rd gen or newer, any iPad Mini) and a Chromebook/laptop.

About this learning opportunity

In the Invent to Learn book, authors Martinez and Stage clearly describe "learning through engagement, design and building. The only way to understand circles is to reinvent the wheel.

This session will offer insights and suggestions as to how to bring making, creating and designing into the classroom. You will engage with various ideas, resources and interactive opportunities. Learn how to guide students towards a more dynamic and growth mindset that highlights various competencies, cross-curricular connections and nourishes ideas. Be ready to create!

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Nicole Lakusta is the Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator with Parkland School Division. Over the past 20 years, she has combined her knowledge and skills in technology integration with the implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment. In her previous capacities as a teacher and an Assistant Principal, she facilitated and modeled the effective use of a variety of technologies to enhance learning and teaching. When not found hosting workshops, playing with technology, presenting sessions and elbow2elbow coaching, Nicole can be found court-side, on fields and in arenas cheering on her kids. She can be contacted at

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