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Friday, June 25 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Building hybrid learning capacity for maker shops world-wide: Igniting a community impact initiative

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The pandemic has dramatically accelerated interest and demand for a practical and scalable maker approach to hybrid learning for workforce development. We can see this theme emerge throughout this year’s conference.

How can we embrace and amplify the large reservoir of local tool instruction workshop materials that already exist? Is it possible to ignite a large-scale collective impact initiative to scale up and build hybrid learning capacity for maker shops of all types worldwide? What would we call this thing? How can it be governed cooperatively and transparently to ensure the broadest reach and impact?

In this session we'll hear about four maker approaches to hybrid learning, both before the pandemic and as a result of it. And, we'll be asking how to amplify what local maker spaces are doing in the arena of hybrid learning, to large scale -- on an enterprise platform jointly owned as a producer co-op.

We've got a great line-up of speakers including education directors from several prominent maker spaces, Artisan's Asylum in Boston and Open Works in Baltmore. We'll also hear about a library based makerspace at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and their use of academically certified digital credentials for hybrid maker learning. And, we'll take a look at Soup Stone Media's prototype development of what we like to call microlearning for maker spaces.

We hope you'll mark your calendar, join in, participate and enjoy today's session. Welcome aboard!

Here's a link to the full agenda. Please download this in advance and print if possible. We'll go over the agenda during opening remarks.

Plan to come with your pencils and wits sharpened. Please bring your questions, ideas and comments for discussion.

We're mindful how Zoom can strain our concentration, this is hard. We scheduled for 90 minutes, because 50 minutes wouldn't have been quite enough. But, we will aim to wrap up a bit early, and we hope you'll leave happy and wanting more. Plus, we'll take a short break about 45 minutes in, and briefly enjoy some sweet contemporary world music before we dive back into the exciting world of hybrid learning for maker spaces.

Moderators
avatar for Richard Civille

Richard Civille

Founder, Soup Stone Media
A former life in rural economic development, introduced me to small business owners having difficulties finding young workers with trade skills. They would ask:" What the heck became of shop class?" Sound familiar?Here's a few things I’ve managed to pull off over the years. My mid-80’s... Read More →
avatar for Jean Maher

Jean Maher

conference session facilitator, Soupstone Zone
Jean is a freelance writing and instructional designer, script writer and communications specialist. She is passionate about ensuring learners have the resources and information they need to grow. She has developed blended learning solutions, microlearning courses across many industries... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Wright

Anne Wright

Education Director, Artisan's Asylum
Anne has a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. With an artistic and performance art background, she brings a particular aesthetic and focus to education programming at Artisan's Asylum.
avatar for Rich McCue

Rich McCue

Manager / Hacker-in-Chief, University of Victoria Libraries - Digital Scholarship Commons
Rich is the manager of the University of Victoria Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), and is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education. The DSC helps the UVic community explore and express their ideas in ways other than text and tell their research stories in interesting... Read More →
avatar for Laura Cohen

Laura Cohen

Director of Education, Open Works
Laura Cohen is a community artist, organizer, advocate, arts educator and Director of Education at Open Works. She has her B.S in Art Education from the University of Vermont, holds a Master of Arts in Community Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, is a licensed... Read More →
avatar for Malissa Long

Malissa Long

Communications and Marketing Committee, Textile Lead, MakeICT
Makin' it sewing from art to zippers.


Friday June 25, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
White House Room in Gather