This week we focus on learning through making, and reflect on the creative process through the Creative Learning Spiral. We also introduce coding as a new form of fluency and self-expression, and we start making projects.

Watch & Read

Learning through Projects

In this video, Mitch Resnick describes how people learn through making projects, and introduces the Creative Learning Spiral as a framework to reflect about the creative process.

Subtitles are available in multiple languages.

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Make & Share

This week we invite you to make a project and share your process with the community!

You can make something:

  • very big, very small, green, sweet, loud, unusual, …
  • in your kitchen, in a makerspace, outside …
  • with paper, with wood, with Scratch, …
  • for yourself, for someone else, for work, for fun, …

It can be something you do only for this week, or a piece of a bigger project you’d like to work on.

When you are ready, share your project (picture, link, and/or description) and reflect on your process. Some questions to possibly consider as you reflect: How did you get the idea? What was a challenge you encountered? What would you do if you had more time?

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Reflect & Discuss

Think about this week’s video, readings, activity or discussions.

What is a [idea, quote, question, word, …]
that you have found [intriguing, provoking, inspiring, …]
and how do you relate to it as a [learner, educator, designer, human being, …] ?

Make your own reflection prompt and share your thoughts with the rest of the community!

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LCL Chat

Video calls with the LCL team and the rest of the community

Session 1 - Friday 10:00-11:00 AM (Boston time)
Session 2 - Friday 04:00-05:00 PM (Boston time)

Discussion topics
What is a project that you’ve been working on recently?
How do you support others learning through projects?

You will receive the zoom link in the weekly email.


Learn how to create with Scratch in a collaborative and playful environment

Wednesday 1:00-2:30 PM (Boston time)

Activity: Animate a Name
Animate the letters of your name, initials, or favorite word.

You will receive the zoom link in the weekly email.

Want More to Explore?

Mitch Resnick - Let's teach kids to code.

(Video from TEDx talk - subtitles available in multiple languages)

Seymour Papert - Instructionism versus Constructionism

(Chapter 7 from 'The Children's Machine')

Português (Portuguese)

Offline Materials

You can get this week’s videos, subtitles, and readings in a single zip file for offline use.

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