Making: Hands-on Inclusive Learning
Yvonne Dawydiak, Simone Hausknecht, Dr. Keri Ewart, Dr. Marianne McTavish, Wendy Traas
Teacher Education Office (TEO)
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
It is through the activity of making—and considering the needs of those for whom we make—that we can understand and appreciate more deeply a diversity of perspectives while engaging in and developing a more inclusive community.
On January 31, 2023 a hands-on making workshop and other activities, including a “resource display” co-hosted by the Education Library, will give the Faculty of Education community a different way of thinking about equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization.
The workshop will begin with a panel presentation by Dr. Keri Ewart, a faculty member in the Master of Educational Technology (MET) program and other invited guests in the field.
Details & Session Agenda
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
In-person participation is limited to 40 due to room size and materials constraints.
- 11:45am (optional) In Person (Scarfe 1007) Resource sharing and snacks co-hosted by our Education Library
- 12:00pm – 12:50pm Hybrid (Scarfe 1007 or via Zoom) Panel: What does inclusive making sound like, look like and feel like? Dr. Keri Ewart, MET & Justin Pezzin, Neil Squire Foundation, will share their perspectives on how we make, who we make for and with whom we make. Following their presentations, we will also hear from some educators engaged in this work. Discussion/Q&A to follow.
- 12:50pm – 1:00pm Transition
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm Concurrent Workshop Sessions
o HYBRID (from Scarfe 1007 in room system or via your own device) Inclusive Making for All: Hybrid 101 session
Join Dr. Keri Ewart for an interactive exploration into some approaches to creating an inclusive hybrid learning or meeting environment using digital tools and a Makerspace mentality. Materials list & Digital tech requirements will be shared upon registration (note: there is no specialized equipment needed to participate)
o IN-PERSON (room TBA) Makers Making Change: Making Assistive Technologies
This active learning experience is designed to help participants learn more about accessibility while participating in a Makerspace to build some assistive devices that will be incorporated into a new adaptive gaming lab at GF Strong. All materials and equipment will be provided.
- 2:00pm Soft Closure – Stick around for some further discussion and resource sharing if you are able. Available resources will also be shared with participants following the session.