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Thursday, October 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Struggle, Frustration, and Equity in Making & Connected Learning: Key Perspectives and Strategies

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Have you ever wondered how to reframe failure into productive struggle in creative learning contexts? Wondering about how making activities can support positive connected learning experiences in ways that youth can both participate in and value? In this symposia, presenters will, first, highlight research and key strategies for supporting productive struggle in making-oriented education (10 minutes). Next, participants will engage in a short hands-on, challenge-based activity taking on role of either learner or observer (20 minutes). The last portion of the symposia (30 minutes) includes a facilitated conversation in which small groups will share out observations and reflections, refine and build on the research-based key strategies and structures, and discuss the role of struggle and frustration in Connected Learning. This symposia provides an opportunity for attendees to connect the latest research to practice, explore a making activity that they can bring to their own learning contexts, face challenges in creative processes while reflecting on the metacognitive and emotional experiences youth undergo, and consider new ways to support learners through challenging moments.

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Stephanie Chang

Director of Impact, Maker Ed
Stephanie Chang is the Director of Impact at Maker Ed, having spent 5 years previously leading and designing Maker Ed’s program and project offerings for educators and institutions around the country. Her current work focuses on evaluating the impact and value of programmatic efforts... Read More →

Colin G Dixon

Concord Consortium
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Jessica Parker

Director of Teaching and Learning, Exploratorium

Jean Ryoo

Director of Research, CS Equity Project, UCLA Center X

Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Doheny Beach C/D 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697