What is SIGCREATE?
The Special Interest Group CREATE (Formerly SIGMM – Special Interest Group of Multimedia). The purpose of SIG CREATE is to foster creativity and innovation in the classroom, empower teachers to develop classroom communities that design, create, and problem solve.
Design thinking process
STEAM centered learning
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP AT MACUL 2018 FEATURES A.J. JULIANI!
Join SIG CREATE and featured speaker A.J. Juliani on March 7. A.J. is an author, passionate educator, and a champion for Genius Hour and Design Thinking to help engage and personalize learning for students. A.J. will give practical step-by-step advice on how to boost creativity in your classroom. You will not only be inspired but leave with a plan to get started in your own classroom!
We are also raffling FREE copies of A.J.’s book, Launch, and are giving them away to lucky winners who tweet out to SIG CREATE and LIKE our Facebook page between now and conference time! To register for the pre-con, please go to the MACUL Conference page.
For More Ways to Connect
- Follow SIG CREATE on Twitter: @SIGCREATE_MACUL
- Contact one of our officers listed on the right hand side of the page.
Our fall/winter SIG CREATE Teacher Feature is showcasing the work of Olga May-Henley from Flint, MI. Olga teaches third grade Science and Social Studies and tells her students, “We are Scientists and Explorers, and we get to use our minds and hands every day.” Olga has been teaching for 24 years and still loves the smiles on her student’s faces when they are learning!
She enjoys using storytelling and music and engages students in taking learning challenges. Examples of this include students build pumpkin chunking devices to code a Sphero ball and using Vex kits to design a robot. Her classroom encourages comfortable work spaces that allow students to ask questions and touch and feel learning objects. Flexible seating and plenty of floor space allow for building and experimenting in Olga’s classroom. We applaud this very passionate educator!
Links and Resources
- PBS: Crash Course on Engineering Process
- The Launch Cycle: A Design Thinking Framework for K-12
- ISTE Student Standards
- Teaching the Design Thinking Process in Makerspace
- Getting Started with Take Apart-Reverse Engineering