Upcoming Workshops

March 2018

SXSWedu Panel : Thriving Makerspaces in low income and rural schools.  (Mp3 of panel available here.)

March 28th: SLJ Webinar :  Robotics, Makerspaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh My!

April 2018

Keynote at GCDS ( Call for proposals if you’d like to join us!)

June 2018

ISTE! More details to come!

June 14-15 : San Angelo Library System at Tom Green Library: Makey Makey and Advanced Maker workshop open to schools, community members and more. Mashing up cardboard, toys, and robotics to delve further into inquiry, literacy, and the engineering process. (Registration info coming soon.)

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2018 Workshop Offerings

(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.)

NEW:Physical Computing for the rest of us!

Makecode, Micro:Bit, and #lovetocode Paper Circuits

AM Sessions

  • Material Exploration: Cardboard and Recyclables as low cost robotic builds
  • MakeCode and Micro:bit Explorations
  • Design Thinking Challenge: Mashing Cardboard and Robotics with Micro:bit

PM Sessions

  • Intro to Paper Circuits
  • Programming Paper Circuits with Chibitronics: Love to Code Arduino Clip
  • Storytelling Maker Challenge: Programming paper circuits with Arduino or MakeCode to tell stories with light

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.

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