Saturday, April 28, 2018

Down Home Maine: New Ideas, New Practices in Education

The older ones among us can remember memorizing our multiplication tables in grade school and making doorstops and flour scoops in wood and metal shop in junior high. Later as parents we may have thrown up our hands at the frustrating mystery of the New Math our kids or grandkids were dealing with.

But now, what does 21st century learning look like? And what is a "maker space"? The landscape of learning is challenged to be "agile" and "nimble" and "experiential." But what does that really mean for the student learner and the learning environment?

Come learn about the trends in 21st century education from Sara Shifrin, Director of Gould's Marlon Family IDEAS Center. This second presentation in Western Mountains Senior College's 2018 Down Home Maine series will be held on May 8 at 4:30 pm in Alumni Auditorium in Gould Academy's McLaughlin Science Building. Down Home Maine presentations are free and open to the public.

Sara Shifrin, on right, speaking with two students at Gould Academy's IDEAS center.