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Visiting Washington, D.C.
Session Type: Symposium
Although the maker movement, or the “growing number of people who are engaged in the creative production of artifacts in their daily lives and who find physical and digital forums to share their processes and products with others” (Halverson & Sheridan, p. 496) often conjures images of 3D printing, robotics, and DIY practices, this symposium is interested in conceptualizing writing-as-making, too (Eideman-Aadahl, 2013; Prins, 2012; Shipka, 2011), understanding both as acts of production. Specially, we look closely at teacher making, which has gained traction in professional development but been the focus of few research studies. The four research papers in this panel explore teachers making across diverse crafting, writing, planning, game design, and social composing practices.
Division K - Teaching and Teacher Education / Division K - Section 3: Focus on the Lives of Teachers (knowledge, thinking, dispositions, perspectives, ideology, reflective practice, and the moral dimensions of teaching)
Teacher-Writer-Crafter-Maker: Moving Beyond the "Teacher Writer" - Rebecca Woodard, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Pedagogical Artist: Teachers as Designers of Classroom Experiences - Katrina Kennett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Designing the Win: Game Design, Professional Development, and the Literacies of Connected Learning - Antero Garcia, Colorado State University
Teacher as Remixer: Professional Learning in an Open Participatory Network - Anna Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Stephanie West-Puckett, East Carolina University; Christina Cantrill, National Writing Project; Mia Zamora, Kean University