Aaron Vanderwerff

About Aaron Vanderwerff

Aaron Vanderwerff

Lighthouse Community Charter School, United States - Aaron is the Creativity Lab Coordinator at a public, K-12 school in Oakland, CA.

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Overview - Lighthouse Creativity Lab

by on February 26, 2015 9:57 pm
Recently I was tasked (or really I tasked myself) with creating a writeup of our program at our (Lighthouse Creativity Lab) website.  When I heard  there were questions about embedding making and a maker mindset into standards based curriculum, I thought I would share my writeup here.  In addtion to this overview, we have narratives… Read more Overview - Lighthouse Creativity Lab

Hey Kids – Follow the Directions!

by on January 11, 2015 9:53 pm
Four years ago at a Young Makers meeting, a parent-mentor told the group, “Following directions is not making.” When I recently saw the same sentiment on a post or tweet, it made me think about our practice at the Lighthouse Creativity Lab and when following directions is making. We can place most making projects &… Read more Hey Kids – Follow the Directions!

Funds of Knowledge

by on March 27, 2014 7:36 pm
Both Papert and Freire truly resonate with much of what I find myself thinking and talking about when I think about my own philosophy of teaching; it has been refreshing to read both of these reflections on education and think about how they reflect my own thoughts and practices. The video that Susanna shared also… Read more Funds of Knowledge

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