the wayfinders studio
What is the Wayfinders Studio?
The Wayfinders Studio started as a place to explore questions of how literacy practitioners learn from each other and evolved into a makerspace -- a creative, innovative space where you can use digital technology to make something wonderful and learn new techniques.
The Wayfinders Studio supports connected ways of knowing:
Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
Learning is a process of making connections.
Maintaining and nurturing connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
See more here: About the Wayfinders Studio
Who is the Wayfinders Studio for?
Are you a literacy practitioner thinking about how you can respond to the ways that digital technologies are changing how we learn, work and engage in daily life?
Are you wondering about what colleagues in other programs are doing?
If you answered yes to these questions, the Wayfinders Studio is for you.
Who are the Wayfinders?
The Wayfinders are people just like you – and perhaps you – who are exploring, experimenting, piloting and reflecting on how digital technology can enhance learning in creative ways.
Wayfinders 2021: Case Studies
In 2021, AlphaPlus interviewed eight facilitators about how they applied their knowledge of content, pedagogy and technology to the pivot to remote learning.
See more here: The Pivot to Remote Learning
Wayfinders 2022 and 2023: MakerSpaces
In the summer of 2022 we piloted a different model for developing Wayfinder Studio stories and case studies.
In 2022, we worked with practitioners in a digital-storytelling makerspace.
See more here: 2022: Digital StoryTelling
In 2023, we are planning an activity-creation makerspace where practitioners will be invited to turn Open Education Resources into interactive lessons that engage different learners differently, enhance learner choice and expand opportunities for self-directed learning.
See more here: 2023: H5P and OER
Explore the Studio to see what others are doing and thinking about, make connections with colleagues and submit your own wayfinding adventures.