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Learner Career Outcomes

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Tinkering

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings
3 videos
Course Overview1m
Preview of Activities6m
5 readings
Week Overview10m
Your turn10m
Course Overview10m
Course format10m
Credit Requirements10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Initial Explorations

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Circuit Boards8m
Inspiration: Shih Chieh (CJ) Huang8m
Making Circuit Boards5m
Classroom Connection: Circuit Boards3m
Pedagogical Perspective: Rob Semper3m
2 readings
Week Overview: Initial Explorations with Tinkering10m
Your Turn10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Learning Dimensions

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Scribbling Machines6m
Inspiration: Evil Mad Scientist8m
Making Scribbling Machines6m
Classroom Connection: Scribbling Machines5m
Pedagogical Perspective: Edith Ackermann7m
2 readings
Week Overview: Identifying Dimensions of Learning10m
Your Turn10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Tinkering Tenets and Personal Expression

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Sewn Circuits7m
Paper Circuits7m
Inspiration: Jie Qi10m
Pedagogical Perspective: Mike Eisenberg7m
Classroom Connection4m
2 readings
Week Overview: Personal Expression Through Tinkering10m
Your Turn10m
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Top reviews from Tinkering Fundamentals: Circuits

By MGFeb 5th 2019

Great course, very visual. Fun materials. Learned a lot!

Instructors

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Mike Petrich

Director, Informal Learning Center
Image of instructor, Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson

Director, Tinkering Studio
Image of instructor, Luigi Anzivino

Luigi Anzivino

Professional Development Lead
Tinkering Studio

About Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning. We use the same tools and approaches to design compelling professional development programs for teachers ranging from novice to expert, elementary to high school, and formal and informal, in fields of science, math, and engineering. To date the Exploratorium has provided in-depth, multi-year programming to thousands of educators from over 450 school districts in 47 states and in many different countries....

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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