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Wednesday, June 7 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
Tinkering Spaces: Are there Benefits for Schools? FILLING

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Tinkering studios and makerspaces are growing in popularity in schools, museums and libraries. But what is tinkering and making? Does this approach to learning really belong in schools? If it does, then what are the best practices for implementing tinkering in a classroom setting? As the leading resource for student based tinkering in NWA, the Scott Family Amazeum will share insights and strategies including opportunities to sample tinkering experiences.

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Mindy Porter

Director of Education, Scott Family Amazeum
Mindy Porter joined the core leadership team of the Amazeum in 2013 prior to the museum opening to the public in 2015. Utilizing her 14 years of science museum experience, she created the vision for the education department including educational approach, staffing structure, oper... Read More →
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Erik Smith

Director of Exhibits, Scott Family Amazeum
Erik Smith is Director of Exhibits at the Amazeum and oversees the development, and management of the exhibits and the facility. He also directs and manages many of the public programs for the museum, including Tinkerfest - the Amazeum’s annual celebration of making and tinkeri... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
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