Cricut in Education, Aigner, Spring 2023
||EDU 5515 C07
|Dates and Times:
||Jan 28 -April 1, 2023
||$1,630 includes a Cricut Maker machine and a Cricut basic tools set
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL & NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS
Note: Registration for this course closes January 14 to help ensure on-time technology delivery. Castleton University Center for Schools reserves the right to increase the course price or cancel the course if the technology pricing changes or if the supply chain is interrupted. The included technology must be shipped to your school. You will be required to enter the school shipping address into the registration form. Thank you.
Cricut is the brand-name of a non-industrial die-cutting machine (or cutting plotter) used for a variety of projects. It is the perfect tool for classrooms, art rooms and maker spaces. The newest Cricut Maker works with hundreds of materials from fabrics to balsa wood. It can cut, write and score material and comes equipped with a rotary blade and knife blade. The Cricut Design Space software supports teacher and student creativity. Users can design and upload their own artwork or fonts for free. Or select from the free and paid clip art, fabric patterns and other projects available in the Design Space.
The Big Idea
Teachers can design dynamic classroom environments with the Cricut Maker incorporating cardboard, paper, wall and window vinyl cling, along with hundreds of other materials. As part of instruction, students can design a variety of products from etextiles to paper circuits using the Cricut. This product ties to highly valued 21st Century Skill like Design Thinking, Creativity, and Innovation.
What We’ll Do
We will discover how to use our Cricut to:
· Create a design challenge for our students where they create or construct something as part of Project Based Learning
· Build Word, Poetry, Math Equation, Formula, and Phrase Walls that can adhere to glass and also walls (vinyl). Your students can generate and design the ideas.
· Make beautiful paper, cardboard and other visual artifacts for classrooms, hallways and other spaces
· STEAM up with paper circuits, eTextile patterns, Makey-Makey and other STEAM tools
Participants will develop activities that enhance their areas of study, address 21st Century Skills and the National Education Technology Standards (NETS)
Course Goals & Objectives:
· Teachers will effectively integrate Cricut and other computer technology in their classroom for enhanced teaching and learning.
· Teachers will produce working resources in their subject area to implement into their classrooms during the school year. These are resources that they can start using immediately. The power of the course is that it provides participants time to discover new ideas, develop new skills and integrate technology into their existing curriculum.
Participants will be able to:
- Effectively integrate the use of computer technology into the classroom curriculum
- Sharpen skills working with the design process and project based learning
- Create student projects and classroom resources
- Create working classroom tools integrating the Cricut, Chromebook, tablets and phones in their specific areas of study
- Share these resources with district colleagues
Primary Software Resources:
Cricut Design Space Software
Primary Print Resources:
National Educational Technology Standards for teachers: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (ISTE)
A variety of online handouts, articles, and resources. We will read the book Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom 2nd Edition by Sylvia Libow Martinez (Author), Gary S. Stager (Author) and dig deeper into the Maker Movement. You can purchase a hard copy, search the internet it is available used, or Amazon Kindle for $9.99.
For additional course information
For additional registration information
Center for Schools Team
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.