Categories: Bill Babbitt, Culturally Situated Design Tools
Tags: Ayeduase, Bill Babbitt, Hackett, kente cloth
Future planning is the most enjoyable part of my volunteering at Hackett Middle School for the GK-12 grant. It’s something I have done elsewhere, and I usually refer to it as ‘plotting’. The thought process usually goes somewhat like “What unusual scheme can we come up with that will benefit the students, interest them in STEM, and foster learning that ‘will just happen’.
First, I think should be a presentation about my experience over the summer working with students in Africa. That really was quite an experience, and should be fairly easy to do. We can discuss the Ayeduase school, visiting Gabriel the Adinkra maker, and the Kente cloth weavers. To top it all off with a ‘bang’, I can add some slides from our side trip to the monkey sanctuary. I have lots of props for the talk and it should be fun.