BURCKHALTER MAKER IDENTITY: CREATIVITY AND THE DISCOVERY OF SELF
AN IGNITE TALK BY 2017-2018 AGENCY BY DESIGN OAKLAND TEACHER FELLOW CICELY DAY
"Maker Lunch. Coding Club. Mouse Squad. Maker Wednesdays. Maker Recess. Students CRAVE informal learning spaces to learn about themselves, each other, and about technology."
In her ignite talk "Burckhalter Maker Identity: Creativity and the Discovery of Self!" Cicely Day described the power of making and technology during her time as a Teacher on Special Assignment at Burckhalter Elementary. She describes these making experiences as moments when students are empowered in their learning process while also learning about themselves and their agency within their community.
"Maker-centered learning is a great way to have students create and learn from their mistakes and collaborate with others."
Cicely A. Day
Fab Lab Coach, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Cicely A. Day is from Oakland and went to Oakland Public Schools. She loves tech, coding, art, and making, and is currently the Fab Lab Coach at West Contra Costa Unified School District. During her time as an Agency by Design Oakland teacher fellow, Cicely was a Teacher on Special Assignment at Burckhalter Elementary. Cicely describes Burckhalter as an awesome school with great learners and creators.