Welcome to Sched for the 2017 OLA Annual Conference!
Saturday, April 22 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Creative Construction: Inspiring Thinking Skills with Open-ended, Project-based Programming for All Ages

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Seeking new ideas about craft programs? Looking for ways to creatively extend curriculum? On a tight budget? This session will share examples of programs where kids explore materials and construct projects of their own design. Then participants will have a chance to brainstorm and create together.
When offered a seed of an idea rather than a set outcome, young planners and builders can expand their natural curiosity while developing creative thinking skills. Simple design suggestions (Build a Robot! Construct a Town!) combined with easy-to-collect supplies are the basis for these program possibilities. Open-ended projects encourage the complex thinking and problem solving central to STEM education, and can be modified to meet the needs of all ages.
What can you do with a cardboard box?

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Amber Bell

Library Division Manager, Tigard Public Library
Amber Bell has supported children creating art projects in many contexts. For the past five years, she has worked in Youth Services at the Tigard Public Library. She enjoys a good design challenge, and finds satisfaction in creative problem-solving.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Anderson Room A Salem Public Library

Attendees (24)