Event Information

May 19 - 20, 2018

Makerspaces are the perfect places to move through the design process towards a finished socent project. Every school is building one, every library seems to want one. But how do we use these Makerspaces so they are active, authentic, creative, and dynamic inquiry driven - rather than just a new spin on the shop classes of the 80’s? How do educators inspire students to cultivate Maker Mindsets, action oriented design, and service development projects?

This session will help teachers, leaders and coaches activate their makerspace with purpose. Participants will be able to craft a pilot learning experience and expose students to the 21st century skills experts predict students will need in a dynamic future.

Participants will gain:
   • An understanding of Makerspaces, Maker Mindset, Action, & the SDGs
   • The logistics of Makerspaces operations
   • The basics of design thinking
   • An understanding of the 7 survival skills of the 21st Century
   • A personalized design for a socent project in their own context

Participants will walk away with:
   • A copy of A is for Action and the HelpTakeAction website with complimentary resources
   • A bevy of resources to help unroll a beginner socent program in their own Makerspace

Register Here

Presenter: Tosca Killoran, LEVEL5 Director


Tosca Killoran has been teaching in the IB international community in Asia and Europe since 2000. Tosca acts as an EDTech consultant to international schools as well as a presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions. As a doctoral student, Tosca’s published research focuses on innovation in education. She co-founded ED-ucation Publishing, founded TEDxYouth@BIS, and TEDxYouth@NIST in order to give a voice to #youthchangemakers. She is an Amazon bestseller author of children’s books, a website designer and app creative director. Her passion is character education, service learning and providing opportunities for learning communities to grow. At her last job Tosca was the Makerspace and Design Thinking Coordinator at NIST International School and learned from a lot of failure how to design a program that works! Now as the Director of LEVEL5 she is eager to share those experiences with you!