2016 National Technology Leadership Summit Update: Combining Making and Storytelling
Wednesday, March 8 1:45 PM-2:15 PM
Presider:Sheila Baker, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Each year the National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS) brings together the presidents of several teacher educator organizations and the editors of technology journals published by these associations. All who attend typically participate in 1 of 3 strands of interest focused on current issues in technology and teacher education. This year one strand focused on "Teachers as Designers: Making and Storytelling." The goal of this strand was to explore ways in which interdisciplinary literacies can be addressed by using "maker" technologies. In small groups, NTLS participants were guided by K-12 Lab School students through the process of designing and fabricating an articulated figure animated by a linear motor. This paper describes the process and outcomes realized as a result of working on a design task focused on making and storytelling, and suggests some critical next steps needed to keep the momentum moving forward.