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Summer Workshops for Educators

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Summer Workshop for Educators

Explore a variety of coding environments that operate on different platforms including iPads/android, web-based and computers. Participants will be introduced to a variety of coding programs that will include (but not limited to):

  • ScratchJr, Scratch
  • Tynker
  • Hopscotch
  • Kodable
  • Lightbot
  • Tickle
  • Bloxels
  • Minecraft

Several programmable robotic devices will be available for exploration:

  • Sphero, Ollie, BB8, SPRK
  • Dash and Dot
  • Ozobot
  • OSMO
  • WeDo 2.0
  • Makebot

Participants can explore a variety of programs or focus in more depth on two or three environments to suit their classroom situation. Curriculum connections will be made with the various coding programs and robotic devices.

August 16 to August 17 $75.00

Summer Workshop for Educators

Wondering what “Makerspace” is all about? This introductory session will include how to create a Maker environment in your class, school or commons. Curriculum connections will be addressed in all topics.

  • 3D printing
  • Basic circuitry activities – paper and sewn circuits, squishy circuits
  • Technological problem solving – design and build, basic tool use
  • MakeyMakey and Scratch
  • Robotics devices, coding overview (coding is addressed more fully in the Coding workshop)
  • Introduction to Green Screen technology
  • Other topics as interested
August 20 to August 21 $75.00

Summer Workshop for Educators

Now that you have some experience with different Makerspace technologies, branch out with these additional activities and resources:

  • Augmented reality/Virtual reality
  • Advanced Green screen
  • Wearable technologies such as Arduino Flora, Gemma, Lilypad
  • Robotics devices and coding applications - advanced
  • Projects of your choosing

Curriculum connections will be addressed in all topics.

August 22 to August 23 $75.00

Summer Workshop for Educators

Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using LEGO® MINDSTORMS Education EV3.  The focus is on growing these 21st century skills through inquiry-based and active learning.  Curriculum connection will be made.

August 13 to August 15 $110.00
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