Life Skills

Imagining Inventions - Design Thinking, Creative Building, and STEM Principles

With a fresh, unique approach to teaching Design Thinking, STEM/STEAM principles, and building, students will learn to create fun new products.
Laurie Bloyer M.Ed.
3 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks

8-12

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Jun 7

Jun 7 - Jun 28 (4 weeks)
Mondays
12am - 12:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Wed Jun 8

Jun 8 - Jun 29 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays
1am - 1:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Description

Class Experience

This is a rich life-skills class and will teach many skills such as...empathy, creative problem-solving skills, communication skills, and collaboration skills. Learners will also understand the importance of the design thinking process and how to use their hand-eye coordination as they assemble their inventions. Finally, we will reflect on the process and proactive the valuable skills of reflection.
Materials for this class are: 

Week one- no materials needed

Week two- paper and drawing tools such as regular pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers (whichever your learner prefers)

Week three- this will depend on the invention your learner is creating (which you will know about after week two). I suggest cardboard, duct tape or masking tape, scissors, ruler, and other craft supplies you might have on hand such as: straws, craft sticks, paper clips, cups, pom poms, rubber bands, plastic bags, coffee filters, etc. Materials from your recycle bin are a goos source as well. 

Week four- materials used in week three are needed to finish the project
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Laurie Bloyer M.Ed.
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Lives in the United States
Master's in Education, experienced PK-12 teacher and Jill-of-all-trades specialist.
3 total reviews
3 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Laurie Bloyer, and I have been a teacher for over 15 years. 

I look forward to teaching your child the essential life skills that they will need for success in life. These skills include problem-solving, creative and critical... 
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