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February 19, 2017
by: Tim Pasche, Program Director

Maker Corps Opportunity | 2.28.17

Maker Corps Member applications for high school students are now available:

  • Electronically : To complete an electronic application, use the link to create a copy of the Google Document. Edit the Google Document with your personal information and responses to the application questions. Download it as a PDF. Email your completed application as an attached PDF to tpasche@etudegroup.org, subject “MAKER Break Maker Corps Application”
  • Paper : To complete a paper application, use the link to download and print the application. Complete the application. Mail or deliver to: 


    Tim Pasche
    MAKER Break | Program Director
    IDEAS Academy
    830 Virginia Avenue
    Sheboygan, WI 53081

    DEADLINE for applications is February, 28th at 4:00pm.

Job Descriptions:

Maker Corps Staff Member

($10/hour at 100 hours: 2 Positions)

As a Maker Corps Staff Member, it is expected that you act as collaborator and assistant to the Program Director and Maker Residents to provide a Makerspace experience for the youth in the City of Sheboygan.  This entails running workshops, maintaining tools, materials management, and even small group instruction.  It is expected that staff members collaborate with students volunteers to manage Open Maker Studio and Instructional workshops at IDEAS Academy, John Michael Kohler Arts Center ARTery, and other future MAKER Pop-up events and locations.  Maker Corps Staff Members will help facilitate Pop-up making opportunities throughout the City of Sheboygan.  A varied art form background is preferred to ensure adaptability to just about any MAKER situation.

 

Maker Corps Volunteer Member

(10-100 Volunteer hours: At least 5 Positions)

As a Maker Corps Volunteers, it is expected that students act as mentors for other young makers in the City of Sheboygan.  Maker Corps Volunteers will be able to help facilitate workshops and model skills of making for others throughout the summer in Open Maker Studios, Instructional Workshops, and Pop-up Maker moments.  Student Maker Corps Volunteers can be from any background of making.  There are three types of roles

  • Full Time Volunteer: (100+ Hours)
    A full commitment would mean that a volunteer is willing to put in time in all aspects of the program, including training and the development of their own workshop to share their favorite kind of making with others.

  • Part Time Volunteer:(20+ Hours)
    A smaller commitment might be to work with the program director or staff to develop one workshop and offer it during just one or two weeks during the summer.

  • Specific Role Volunteer: (30+ hours)
    Another kind of commitment would be role specific, for example if someone who is willing to attend open makerspaces to show participants how to record music, use a 3D printer, take professional photographs, or even setup a Minecraft server.

 

Any high school students who take on paid or volunteer roles are gaining unique skills, strong mentorship, and a leadership opportunities.  Students will be able to use this experience on college/career résumés and gain letters of recommendation from potential Makers-in-Residence and Program Directors.

 

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February 7, 2017

ESAA Exhibitions of Learning Schedule

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ESAA students look forward to sharing their learning with their school community on Monday, February 27th. Parents are encouraged to attend their child's Exhibition of Learning, and are welcome to stay to see the other projects. Students have focused on looking closely at the world around them, researching topics, creating solutions, and representing their ideas. Exhibitions of Learning are as much about their process as they are about the final product. Questions and connections are always welcome!

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December 9, 2016
by: Zoe Farrell, Étude Studios Writing Intern

Why we make music: Interview with Birds of Chicago

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Before their concert, band Birds of Chicago[etude-sessions/2016-2017-season/the-etude-sessions-presents-birds-of-chicago/], featuring husband and wife duo JT Nero and Allison Russell, was kind enough to sit down for an interview with Étude Studios Interns. Birds of Chicago has been together since 2012, and they provide an eclectic mix of folk and indie style music.

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November 24, 2016
by: Ted hamm

A Thanksgiving Reflection

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A friend of mine recently reminded me of the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. In thinking about the original Thanksgiving meal I am quick to forget that the origins of the this day becoming a national holiday go back to the Civil War. I have put the original proclamation below for you to read. Putting these words in the context of the time they were written, one of the most divisive times in our national history, reminds us of the intent of the day. We are to take a day, put our differences aside, to simply gather peacefully. I hope today is a day for all of us to gather peacefully and consider those things we have to be thankful for.

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November 6, 2016
by: Susan Griffiths, ESAA Dean of School

Trimester 1 Exhibitions of Learning

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We are excited to invite you to ESAA’s Trimester 1 Exhibitions of Learning (EoLs) on Friday, November 18, 2016. EoLs are the students’ culminating presentation of projects. These exhibitions illustrate the integration academics, arts, and our Habits of Mind and Learning found in students’ projects. Students share their learning and problem solving through the creative process. Exhibitions of Learning are also an opportunity for friends and families to participate in the learning by asking questions and giving feedback to students on topics such as the process, working together as group, how the students’ thinking changed, or how might their newly gained knowledge be relevant beyond the project.

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October 10, 2016
by: Ted Hamm

Good Music: This is How we Fundraise

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Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

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October 10, 2016
by: Ted Hamm

Good Music: This is How we Fundraise

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Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

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September 5, 2016
by: Susan Griffiths

Connections: Building Community at ESAA

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If school is about helping students understand the world around them, it makes a great deal of sense to start the school year helping students better understand themselves as friends, learners, teachers, and leaders. With this in mind, ESAA teachers Rachel Pekarek and Jamie Faul created a school wide plan to build community during the first weeks of school. We began the year using this plan to provide students and teachers with the time and space to make connections not only in their classrooms, but throughout the school and in the community. The following are some highlights from our first two days of school.

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August 16, 2016
by: Beth Carreno

MAKER Break at Sheboygan Summer Music Series

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MAKER Break, the creative makerspace program developed by The Étude Group’s IDEAS Academy and The ARTery of the John Michael Kohler Art Center, was a featured program at the August 11th Levitt Amp Sheboygan Summer Music Series.

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July 1, 2016
by: Beth Carreno

Announcing MAKER BREAK: A Summer Makerspace Program

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We are excited to announce a free summer makerspace program developed by IDEAS Academy[ideas/] and The ARTery of The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. MAKER BREAK is a series of summer workshops and sessions that explore a wide range of making practices and activities. Participants can explore everything from circuitry and mic building at IDEAS Academy to knotsmanship and screenprinting in The ARTery.

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