Thanks to the efforts of our instructors Francisco Seufferheld and Jeannine Koninckx Horta, students of all ages in multiple cities in Illinois have been able to learn marketplace and maker literacy this summer. The three-week program has been connected to the Illinois Migrant Educational Program at Parkland College in Champaign.
Francisco and Jeannine have delivered marketplace and maker literacy classes at La Casa Cultural Latina in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as the cities of Chenoa, Lincoln, Pekin, and Danville. Students have ranged in age from elementary-school youth to adults. In some places, entire families have attended the program.
Maker literacy lessons allowed students to create their own fidget spinners with the help of portable 3-D printers from the Illinois MakerLab.