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  • What Do You Do with an Idea?, by Kobi Yamada – Recommended by Mary Ann Rafoth, Dean. School of Education and Social Sciences, Robert Morris University
  • Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty – Recommended by Mary Ann Rafoth, Dean. School of Education and Social Sciences
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer , by Andrea Beaty – Recommended by Mary Ann Rafoth, Dean. School of Education and Social Sciences
  • The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough – Recommended by Dr.  Ron Perry, Robert Morris University, Education Department
  • The Invent to Learn Guide to Fun: Classroom Technology Projects, by Josh Burker – Recommended by Aaron Thomas, Superintendent, Cornell School District
    Ish, by Peter Reynolds – Recommended by Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle from Children's Innovation Project
  • The Dot, by Peter Reynolds – Recommended by Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle from Children's Innovation Project
  • Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis –  Recommended by Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle from Children's Innovation Project
  • Not a Stick, by Antoinette Portis – Recommended by Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle from Children's Innovation Project
  • Beautiful oops!, by Barney Saltzberg – Recommended by Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle from Children's Innovation Project
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Robert Morris participated in Remake Learning Days this past May, including an open house of The RMU Teacher Education MakeSHOP Lab, and a Maker Faire at Avonworth  

Last year RMU teacher education candidates in ECED3100 (Integrating Arts & the Developing Child) worked in pairs to create activities that would engage young children at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Each of the activities was linked to a children's book that highlighted creativity, making, building, textiles, etc. RMU School of Education pre-service teachers presented their activities to RMU faculty & museum staff for feedback before taking their materials & ideas to different areas of the museum. Patrons of the museum and children from the Pittsburgh public preK classroom, housed in the museum, participated in the activities, which included working in a small group to build cities, skyscrapers, etc. with boxes, using material & paper to create textile patterns, building and testing houses for the 3 Little Pigs to see which materials were strongest, working with oobleck, and creating individual projects out of boxes & other recyclables (like Adalade's robot). 
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Working with young children at the museum is part of a unique year-long project tied to the Maker Movement. This past spring, this same group of RMU students will take ECED3060 (Family & Community Partnerships). They will continue to collaborate with staff at the Children's Museum and also faculty, staff, parents & children at Avonworth School District's primary center by assisting in the running of Avonworth Primary School's "Makeshop Madness" event. An all day event which also highlights critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity by participating in a variety of hands-on activities.  

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