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“Make”ing it Possible

The Maker Movement is “Making” its way into educational settings across the country. Our “Make”ing it possible modules include workshops for the very beginner to those wanting to add to their Makerspace. Learn new technologies to incorporate, or catch up on the latest with the Maker movement.

“Make”ing it Possible
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are full day 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Some workshops are offered multiple times. Choose the date that works best for you.
 

 

"Make"ing it Possible! Makerspaces in the K-5 classroom
Keep hearing about Maker Spaces but not sure exactly what one is or how you could create one in your classroom or library? Need ideas for your Maker Space? This fun hands on interactive session is designed for K-5 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and ways to get started. You will be busy as you will become a maker yourself. See examples of other Maker Spaces and get ideas and resources to MAKE things possible in your classroom. Participants will leave with resources, materials and a plan for their classroom.

Audience: K-5 educators, librarians, curriculum directors.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Sept. 26 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy workshop is a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. Great for Makerspaces, learn how you can integrate Makey Makey across the curriculum. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants will receive a Makey Makey and resources to use back in the classroom. *Western Reserve Public Media Education Services is a certified Makey Makey Workshop Partner.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee (includes Makey Makey)

Thursday, Sept. 28 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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“MAKE”ing it Possible—Grades 6-8
Keep hearing about Maker Spaces but not sure exactly what one is or how you could create one in your classroom? Need ideas for your Maker Space? This fun hands on interactive session is designed for educators in grades 6-8 who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and ways to get started. Spend time with colleagues at our rotation statons where you will try  trying different hands on activities and exploring different products including Ozobot, Makey Makey, Edison, Scribbler Pen, and Scratch. Participate in discussions with fellow Maker Educators. Attendees will leave with resources, materials and a plan to make things happen in their classroom.

Audience: 6-8 educators, librarians, curriculum directors.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Oct. 3 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Makerspace Exploritorium
Overwhelmed by the plethora of technology that is available for Makerspaces. Having trouble deciding which ones are the best fit for your space? Stop in at our Makerspace Exploritorium where you can explore and tinker with various Makerspace resources including Ozobots, Edison, Scribbler 3D Pen and Makey Makey.

Audience: All teachers, all subject areas, administrators.  Previous Experience: None required.

FREE to all Districts

Tuesday, Oct. 10 • 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
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Scratch 101
This hands on workshop will introduce you to Scratch, a free project from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab. Scratch is an online programming language that encourages creativity, reasoning, and problem solving. Scratch is also used in conjunction with a variety of devices including Makey Makey, Lego Mindstorms, Brick Pi’s (Dexter Industries) and other educational hardware. Great for creating Digital artifacts this online resource is open ended allowing for infinite ways for integration within your curriculum. Attendees will leave with a completed Scratch project, resources and scratching their head with new ideas for the classroom. Attendees should log on to https://scratch.mit.edu/ and create an account. Not required however having an account will allow you to save your project.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Nov. 2 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Coding in the Classroom 101
Not sure what all the buzz is about with coding and programing? Never thought of yourself as someone who could program, or integrate these concepts within your curriculum? Then this workshop is for you! Come learn exactly what is meant by coding, and see examples of how it used in the classroom. You will discover several free online resources for coding including Scratch, LOGO, Edublocks, Earsketch, RoboBlockly and more. Find the one that is right for you and spend time learning to create your first few programs. Leave with a new understanding of Coding, how it can benefit your students,and unleash the secret programmer in you! 

Audience: All K-8 educators.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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