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2020 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.