Inventing Designing and Engineering for All Students
Inventing, designing and engineering for all students (IDEAS) is a maker program that was co-designed by educators in three autism inclusion middle schools in New York City as well as maker educators at NY Hall of Science, autism experts at NYU and researchers from EDC and SRI. In 2019 we received funding to scale up that program to more schools in NYC. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, some teachers were able to switch the programming to remote learning, but not many. Over the summer, we brought together teachers, NY Hall of Science maker educators, autism experts, researchers and this time students to adapt the program for remote learning and created a virtual PD experience to help teachers learn how to run the remote IDEAS maker program. Eight of our nine teacher teams have been able to host remote maker programs this year. This video tells the story of how our team worked together to keep IDEAS Maker Program going in challenging circumstances, and what the remote making experience has been like.
NSF Awards: 1850289
Grade Level: Grades K-6, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Presented in: 2021 (see original presentation & discussion)