New Page! Upcoming Workshops

I’ve had quite a few requests via email wanting to attend some of my upcoming workshops, so I’ve created a new page: Upcoming Workshops. Now you can quickly see if I’ll be hosting a maker ed workshop in your area! Conversely, if you want to book a workshop, please visit my booking page.
I’m also really excited to announce that I can now offer the Texas area a Makey Makey Certified Educator Workshop. Let me know if you want to book this Invention Literacy Workshop for your service center! Each participant will go home with a Makey Makey!

Upcoming Workshops

June

  • June 6-9: Pinecrest Innovation Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • Preconference Workshop with Josh Burker “Low Floor, High Ceiling Tools for Exploring Possibilities”
    • Keynote: Making and Literacy

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July

  • July 6-7: The Grove/Mess Labs, Dallas, Texas (More info coming soon)
    • July 6: Scratch in the Classroom
    • July 7: Become a Makey Makey Certified Educator

 

  • July 20-21: Arkansas Association of School Librarians Summer Workshop
    • Keynote
    • Concurrent Sessions: Hacking Literacy with Making, Poetry Hacked by Maker Ed

August

  • August 18: Makerspace Training for Edinburg, Texas
    • Building a Maker Culture
    • Big Book of Makerspace Projects Workshop

October

  • Oct 19: ISLMA Illnois School Library Media Association
    • 2:00- 5:00: Hacking Literacy with Maker Ed Workshop
    • 7:00- 8:00: Keynote “Making and Literacy”

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Want to book your own workshop? Go to my booking/contact page!

Updated – Speaker and Booking Page

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2017 Workshop Offerings

I’ve had a lot of emails lately asking about keynotes, workshop ideas, and speaker rates. Therefore, I’m updating my speaker and booking information page with new workshops for a new school year.  As maker education continues to grow, my workshops and keynotes will change and focus more and more on incorporating maker mindset into existing curriculum.

(Please contact me for pricing and scheduling information. Other workshops are available per request. I can tailor keynotes and workshops based on your school’s needs.)

Full Day Introduction to Makerspace Culture (Ideal for schools new to making or with little experience.)

AM SESSIONS

  • Sketchnotes and Maker Journals (30 min)
  • Setting Goals and Mission Statements for Making (30 min)
  • Makerspace Tools and Materials Exploration (2 hours):
    • Cardboard
    • Makey Makey
    • littleBits
    • Circuits – Paper and Sewing

PM SESSIONS

  • Literacy Connections and Design Challenges (2 hours):
    • Blackout Poetry and Scratch
    • Iggy Peck Architect and LEGO challenge
    • Picture Book Plots and Stop Motion Videos
  • Design Thinking (1 hour)
    • Walk and Talk Etymology
    • Design Thinking Experience
  • Reflection
    • Flipgrid Reflection
    • Journal Reflection

Full Day Advanced Makerspace Workshop (For schools that have started some extracurricular programming, but want to embed making in the curriculum.)

AM SESSIONS

  • Zero to Maker Immersion- Invention Literacy Workshop (3 hours)
    • Sketchnotes and Maker Journals
    • Material Exploration and Lab Testing
    • Exploring Ideas and Embedding Inquiry and Maker Research
    • Prototyping
    • Curriculum Connection Ideas

PM SESSIONS

  • Literacy Connections and Design Challenges (2 hours):
    • Blackout Poetry and Scratch
    • Iggy Peck Architect and LEGO challenge
    • Picture Book Plots and Stop Motion Videos
  • Design Thinking (1 hour)
    • Walk and Talk Etymology
    • Design Thinking Challenge
  • Reflection
    • Flipgrid Reflection
    • Journal Reflection

Makey Makey Educator Certification (Each participant  becomes a Makey Makey Certified Educator AND gets to take home a Makey Makey! Retail value $49.95)

AM SESSIONS

  • Invention Literacy Workshop focused on Makey Makey

PM SESSIONS

  • Invention Literacy Workshop focused on Makey Makey
  • Makey Makey Poetry Explorations

Big Book of Makerspace Projects Workshop

(Guided workshops for teachers or students based on projects from our #bigmakerbook )

AM SESSIONS

  • Low Cost Projects (Balloon, Scribblebots)
  • littleBits and Cardboard
  • Makey Makey Switches

PM SESSIONS

  • Learn to Program Robots
  • Design and Create Obstacle Mazes
  • Programming Races

Scratch for Educators

(Guided workshops for teachers to give them creative confidence in utilizing Scratch for core curriculum concepts.)

AM SESSIONS

  • Getting to Know Scratch- Hands on (1.5 hours)
  • Scratch for Storytelling (1.5 hours)

PM SESSIONS

  • Scratch and Poetry (1.5 hours)
  • Scratch Quizzes, Variables, and Makey Makey (1.5 hours)

Fees

Contact me for fees as they can vary according to your needs. Consulting is available on-site or via video conferencing. I can tailor sessions to meet your needs after speaking with you about your school, your community environment, and age of students. During the school year I have a limited amount of days for consulting, so please contact me early as these book rather quickly.