Notre Dame College is dedicating a creative space for education majors on campus and paying tribute to the faculty member who inspired the newest teaching resource.
The College’s Division of Professional Education has officially opened its Regina Hall Maker Space, two connected rooms that allow education majors to prepare materials and practice teaching for classroom experiences. The area has been renovated and equipped in part with donations made to the Trisha Schock Memorial Fund. It was celebrated with an official opening reception on Wednesday, November 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Regina Hall Room 121.
Schock, an assistant professor of education and coordinator of early childhood education, died in 2018. She worked nearly 30 years as a kindergarten teacher and earned a doctorate degree before joining Notre Dame as a faculty member. Schock also was a member of the College’s Alumni Association Board.
Notre Dame’s Maker Space provides professional education majors, especially those in early childhood education and mild moderate intervention programs, with hands-on materials to prepare to teach active lessons for multiple age groups. The newly designated resources range from a 3D printer to collaborative computer workstations, contemporary design supplies to classic children’s books, mobile learning seats for youth and a classroom demonstration space for the College students.
The maker movement in education is exchanging ready-made teaching resources for classroom environments that inspire exploration, creativity and collaboration.
Research indicates learning can be more transformative when understanding is constructed in the process of making materials, and the College’s Maker Space allows education majors through their own active, creative learning to become innovative, independent and technologically literate—and to pass those same skills on to their elementary, middle and even secondary school students.
The Regina teaching resource rooms will continue to take shape as education majors bring their own inspiration to the area, according to Sue Corbin, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Professional Education at Notre Dame.
In addition, contributions may be designated for the Maker Space and are still being accepted for the Trisha Schock Memorial Fund. Donate online, by phone, or by mail.
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For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.
Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.
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