Thursday, March 7th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Infuse Creative Learning into your library programming this summer! Try out the PLIX Beautiful Symmetry activity, exploring and recreating the patterns of your favorite spot in your library. You’ll be introduced to the core concepts of creative learning, the role of the facilitator, and ways to engage patrons’ diverse interests, moving people away from making the same thing.
- Experience a hands-on creative learning activity that highlights symmetries in your library
- Get to know the 4Ps of creative learning, and the role of the facilitator
- Learn strategies for curating diverse inspiring example projects, and recognize ways you already engage patrons’ interests
This workshop comes with a mini activity kit that gets shipped to you via snail mail, so we’ll need your mailing address. Space is limited to 20. If you register but then know you will no longer be able to attend, please let us know by February 8th so we may open your spot to someone on the waitlist.
This is the first of two workshops on creative learning with the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) at the MIT Media Lab. Learn more about the second workshop here.
About our presenter:
Ada Ren-Mitchell loves playful learning. As the Learning Programs Designer of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) at the MIT Media Lab, she can't believe her job involves hanging out with amazing librarians around the world! Over the past 13 years, she juggled professional development in STEM education, STEM education research, multi-modal gesture research, and web and graphic design. Ada likes to wrap her brain around complex systems, and tries to make sense of it all through community co-creation, visual information design, and prudent science communication. In her spare time, she enjoys sending snail mail, carving stamps, sewing clothes, and crafting interactive finger-foods for her friends and family.