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Saturday, October 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Assessment of Learning and Engagement through Making in Informal Learning Settings

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Focusing on the challenges of assessments in informal learning settings, this workshop will engage participants in using newly developed assessment/evaluation tools with a hands-on maker activity. The hands-on workshop will take place in three parts: First, some participants will engage in a maker activity while others will use the first assessment tool. Then, some participants will engage in a maker activity while others will use the second assessment tool. To close, all participants will debrief their experiences, comparing the different foci of the tools and how they might be useful and/or adapted in their own settings. The first tool was developed with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library for librarians, which incorporates the needs and goals of the diverse participants that engage in library makerspaces. The second tool has been co-designed and tested with museum and library educators from four different institutions in both rural and urban areas.

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Sam Abramovich

Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo
Sam Abramovich is the director of the Open Education Research Lab at the University at Buffalo where he is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction and the Department of Library and Information Studies. His research is devoted to finding and understanding... Read More →
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Lisa Brahms

Director of Learning & Research, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Lisa Brahms, Ph.D. is Director of Learning and Research at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, as well as a visiting researcher with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE).  Lisa earned her PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy at the... Read More →
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Peter Wardrip

Assistant Professor, C&I, University of Wisconsin
Peter Wardrip is an Assistant Professor of STEAM Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on informal/formal learning collaborations, assessment for learning and making as a learning process. Peter earned his PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy from University... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
CFL B (Robert N. Noyce Center for Learning B, fits 24 people, LOWER LEVEL)