Jill's very thoughtful post about Girls Make It Day lead me to some additional thoughts about the day. It seems that no matter how well prepared you feel for a big day like this, the first time through always leaves you with a list of things you might do to make the event even better. Since the purpose of this blog is to "LEARN TOGETHER" here are a couple of things that come to mind after reading Jill's blog and thinking through the preparations for the day.
|Jill preparing packets for Gils Make IT Day|
|Nance and Lucie welcoming teams at registration table|
I love Jill's idea that we should include an inventory list of what was in our packet, and would like to add a list of places where they can buy more supplies. As a matter of fact, I think it would also good to have a LIST Of other supplies needed to replicate the workshop (i.e. felt, paper, glue, hot glue gun, etc) And I love Jill's idea of adding a glossary of key terms in the form of a handout.
Jill's suggestion of adding video tutorials to the handout might be a good next step to involve the girls in. It would also help the girls when they are teaching others in their school. Perhaps the girls could create the video tutorials as a way to pay forward. We could then add QR codes on the instruction sheets.
A little more time for the icebreaker in the beginning and a more formal wrap-up and more opportunities for the girls to share their process is one thing we all agree needs to be part of our revised agenda.