Jan 29, 2017

Prelim analysis + Chinese New Year Greeting

New year of the Rooster greeting
New year of the Rooster greeting

Dear Friends,

We are taking steps to learn from feedbacks collected from EEF funded educators.  Attached is a preliminary report.

ITIE2016 consists of 4 sub conference/workshops.

Beijing workshop focused on cultural innovation, EEF selected 20 teachers on humanity subjects to participate.

Shenzhen conference focused on makerspaces and design and high-end manufacturing. Guangzhou conference focused on makerspaces and social education. Wuhan conference focused on makerspaces and school education. EEF selected 26 people of school management, 36 teachers on science and technology, and 13 students participating in makerspace contest to participate.

The feedback rate of Beijing workshop is 40%, with the e-feedback form 25%. For Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Wuhan conference,total feedback rate is 52%, with the e-feedback form 21%. The attached report analyzes the e-feedback forms (around 20% feedback rate). Only together with the paper forms, the statistics would be complete.

Nonetheless, here is our take aways: 

EEF teachers and school management gained basic understanding of the concepts, methods and practices of makerspace and maker education, also got clues of what training they should get further. In future conferences or trainings, we will invite more school library/makerspace teams to showcase best practices and to exchange with EEF schools, to satisfy such needs from EEF teachers and school management.

Before the year of the Monkey closes, may we wish you Happiness and Success in the coming year of the Rooster!

 

EEF Team


Attachments:
Dec 13, 2016

Reflection from contest participants, teachers and principal

A tour of the best known MakeSpace in ShenZhen
A tour of the best known MakeSpace in ShenZhen

Dear donors and friends,

As you know, one interesting piece of the training is a contest from schools about MakerSpace.  The front running contesting teams got to show their work at the conference sites.  

The contest committee would like to share with you some of the comments and reflections from teachers and students participated in the contest as well as some snap shots of the teams at the conference.  The two photos showed that all Contesting teams got to tour the best known MakerSpace in ShenZhen, a city now known as a City of Vision, Innovation ...

The second photo was a contesting team from rural areas of China.  There are more photos showing contestants in action in Prof Winnie Wong's article in the third attachment.

Taking a risk to overwhelming you with more, our latest EEF Newsletter is in the fourth attachment, giving you across the board flavor from Teachers and Principal as well as EEF beneficiaries from programs other than ITIE 2016 Conference Program.  The fifth attachment showed the teachers at the conference workshop.

We appreciate the support that you and others have given to make all this possible.  This is a milestone report for this project.  You will know more of the impact that you made with your donations and support.  

If you like what we can do together, please do us a favor to pass the word around.  If you have suggestions, we love to hear them.  Please email john.ele81946@gmail.com.  

Happy Holidays! 

A rural team
A rural team
Workshop participants
Workshop participants

Attachments:
Nov 29, 2016

A volunteer's view at the itie2016 conference

First of five dialogue panel
First of five dialogue panel

More than 1500 in total attended the sequential 4 cities, 5 venues during the 8 days span of the ITIE 2016 conference.  That included Schools teachers from the Evergreen Education Foundation schools, top teams in the MakerSpace contest that was shared in prior reports.  

For the top contesting teams, they showed their creations and got questions and feedback from the attendees.  For the attendees, this was a great opportunity to learn and network with each other including with the experts who have MakerSpace in their respective jurisdiction.  The closing summary by EEF President, Professor Faith Chao was everyone can be a maker while the common message from the experts was failure was a key element of learning.

The program included Dialog Panel where the experts from the East and the West shared their expertise.  A couple of photos showed the before conference Panel Dialog at Beijing University.  There were four other dialogue with different mix of experts at the other four venues.

We have had the fortune of hard working and passionate volunteers, working with our hosting partners' staff to make the conference go smoothly.  One voluneer, Vicky Wu wrote a piece about what she did and learned.  Please see the attached document.

I will have other resports to share multiple aspects of what your donation contributed to the success of this undertaking.

Stay tuned!

A sample of attendees at dialogue panel
A sample of attendees at dialogue panel

Attachments:
 
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