TIES 2016 Conference



MakerSpace Experience: Hands-on Learning

Saturday, December 10
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Now is your chance to explore maker tools and consider what possibilities they hold for your practice. You will start with an overview of the movement, examine examples from classrooms, and then spend the rest of the time working at hands-on maker stations. We have implemented the MakerSpace concept in our schools and will share our experiences as educators, give you a chance to be a maker, and construct ideas on how maker concepts can support student learning.


Digital Diner @ The TIES Playground: Makerspace
Lisa Christen • Jen Legatt • Donna Ohlgren • Matt Schneider • Barbara Thierl

Monday, December 12
1:30pm - 3:30pm

There is a movement in education called “the maker movement” that is designed around the idea of engaging students with critical thinking and creativity through designing and making things. Schools around the country are incorporating makerspaces in school library media centers and other flexible learning areas. From simple non-tech items like play-doh and yarn, to high-tech items like 3D printers and micro-controllers, makerspaces can be built anywhere. Stop by and play in a makerspace while talking with educators helping to move the maker movement forward.



Limitless Learning with Google Tools

Tuesday, December 13
10:30am - 11:20am

Go beyond the traditional written Doc or Slides presentation to open opportunities for learners to discover the world by exploring 25 Google Tools to enrich their learning. See ideas to Build, Broadcast, Cite, Code, Connect, Compose, Design, Discover, Experience, Explore, Fly, Gesture, Keep, Listen, Map, Poll, Produce, Role-Play, Search Beyond, Track Changes, Traverse, Uncover, and Visualize.