Tinkering School LA – Weeklong Camp

Winter Camps 2019 for Ages 5-12 December 26-27 January 2-3 Sign up for our newsletter to get notified about additional programs and when registration opens. _______________________ Needs based scholarships available for select sessions Camp Information for Parents _______________________ reDiscover Center offers Summer, Winter, and Spring Break Camps. Want the Tinkering School LA camp experience...

Pedagogy

Tinkering Pedagogy These resources are aimed at helping children learn through making in home, school, and community settings. The Tool Use Onesheets are part of our official documentation for Tinkering Programs at reDiscover. Tool Use Onesheets: Hand Saw Jig Saw Power Drill/Driver Chop Saw Drill Press Band Saw Utility Knife Canary Cutter Electric Cardboard...

Homeschooling Community

reDiscover Center has been serving the California Homeschooling Community since 2016, and is an approved vendor for several Charter Schools. Student Enrichment Funds may be used for all of our programs including Tinkering Club, Tool Training, Crafting Corner, Tinkering School LA classes and camps plus custom workshops. Please call 310-393-3636 for more details, or...

Tinkering @ Home #3: The Tinkering Toolkit

by Barb Noren, Lead Tinkering Facilitator, reDiscover Center There are a few different modes of building that I’ve observed: tinkering, prototyping, and making. These modes are flexible and overlapping, but have different intentions, benefits, and challenges. Tinkering is experimentation; often open-ended, without an end goal. You may reach one, but pure tinkering doesn’t have...

Tinkering Prompt Generator

Stuck trying to come up with tinkering ideas? Use the lists below as a tinkering prompt generator! Take a word from the first list (Modes of Tinkering) and pair it with a word from the second list (Topics for Tinkering) to start you on your way! Examples: Origami + Underwater = an aquarium full...

Tinkering@Home #1

The Whats and Whys of Tinkering at Home What exactly is tinkering? Tinkering is more than just making things. It’s experimenting, letting your creativity loose, letting yourself fail and learning from the experience. Tinkering is a way of expanding your mind and your conceptions about what can be done, and more importantly, what you...

Tinkering@Home 2

Young minds have a distinct advantage: their minds are flexible in a way that adult minds aren't. They have great capacity for imagining wild combinations, they're open to learning new things (it is their full-time job, after all), and they are capable of extremely inventive solutions. With this in mind, have your young tinkerers...

ReDiscover Yourself: Making a 3D Selfie

Part of the magic of reDiscover Center is that you never know exactly what materials might be waiting for you to explore! Facilitator Caitlin Dobbin found an empty coffee canister, tongue depressor, bottle caps, beads, yarn, lanyard, twine, burlap, straws, film negatives, moveable sign letters, puzzle pieces, metal clips and cardboard rings and, with...

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