Social-Emotional Learning Using Makerspaces and Passion Projects
Step-by-Step Projects and Resources for Grades 3-6
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after January 28, 2022
Social-Emotional Learning Using Makerspaces and Passion Projects is chock-full of meaningful projects that educators can use to teach social-emotional skills in grades 3-6.
The projects show students how to create a digital calming room, prototype an inclusive playground, and make recycled cards with paper circuits to spread kindness. They also teach young makers how to focus on self-regulation and self-care, engage in community outreach by helping struggling families, and tell their own stories using podcasting and green screening. In addition, the book provides teachers with helpful strategies for scaffolding passion projects, funding a makerspace, and tips for building community and celebrating diversity.
With the engaging ideas in this book, educators will be able to help their students build direct connections to social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, self-management, and self-awareness (CASEL’s SEL Framework).
Table of Contents
1. Use Cardboard to Build Community 2. Use Paper to Spread Kindness and Raise Awareness 3. Use Fabric to Help Others in Your Community 4. Share our Stories and Learn about others through Audio and Video Production 5. Facilitate Passion Projects 6. Fund and Supply Your Makerspace 7. Management, Trainings and Volunteers
Julie Darling is the Founder of Growing Makerspace, LLC and the Media Specialist at the A2 STEAM school in Ann Arbor, MI. She built a makerspace for kids from the ground up and has taught kids technology and maker activities for over 17 years. You can follow her on her website: https://growingmakerspace.com/