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Professional Development Series
“Make”ing it Possible

Graduate Credit Available for those who take 3 workshops in this series.

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. Llearn 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.
 

 

Kano and Scratch – Grade 2-6
The Kano is a computer kit powered by Raspberry Pi and designed specifically for “the young and the young at heart”. Kano offers a simple, fun way to” make and play with technology, and take control of the world around you.” Build your very own Kano computer in this workshop and then learn how to use Scratch, a programming language designed to teach coding to children.

If you ever thought you might want to build a computer and learn how to code, but never thought you could, this workshop is for you. Leave feeling like a kid again, along with your Kano computer and ideas for implementation back in the classroom. Cost includes Kano Computer.

$390.00 includes your own Kano Computer kit to take back to the classroom. (Class only cost $90.00)

Wednesday, Jan. 25
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Scribbler 3D Pen and SketchUp
Having the resources to create your ideas visually is imperative in a Makerspace. Creating a 3-D model first creates an opportunity for initial troubleshooting and problem solving before taking a project to the next level. We will show you how you can use The Scribbler 3-D pen and the software SketchUp (Free for Ohio Schools from INFOhio) that can become a part of your Makerspace. Attendees will receive their own Scribbler 3D pen to take with them back to the classroom and information on how they can get SketchUp free at their school from INFOhio.

$160.00 includes your own Scribble Pen and filament to take back to the classroom. (Class only cost $90.00)

Thursday, Jan. 26
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MAKE”ing it Possible with a Makerspace – Grades K-5
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 Makerspace? This workshop is designed for K-5 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and get ideas for their classroom. Spend time with colleagues trying different hands on activities, evaluate different products for your classroom, and participate in discussions with fellow Maker Educators. Leave with ideas and resources to MAKE things possible in your classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Thursday, Feb. 9
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Scratch
Originally developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab Scratch has stood the test of time as one of the best FREE online programming tools for students in grades 3-8. Scratch teaches block based programming which enables students to create a variety of media including interactive stories, art, simulations, games and more. Learn Scratch, and develop lessons for your class with this cross curricular innovative software. Scratch can also be used to create programs with Makey Makey.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, March 7
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SketchUp
SketchUp is a 3-D modeling software with a wide variety range of applications. The PRO version is available FREE to Ohio schools Attend this introductory workshop, learn the basic features of SketchUp. Leave with your first 3-D model along with resources and ideas for use back at your school.

Thursday, March 9
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MAKE”ing it Possible with a Makerspace – 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 Makerspace? This workshop is designed for grade 6-8 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and get ideas for their classroom. Spend time with colleagues trying different hands on activities, evaluate different products for your classroom, participate in discussions with fellow Maker Educators. Leave with a plan to MAKE things possible in your classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Friday, March 10
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Happy Scratch Day !!!
SCRATCH CELEBRATION!! May 12
Celebrate Global Scratch day with us! Attend this unique event where there something for everyone, Beginner to Advanced. From workshops to demonstrations, poster sessions and more, you will leave scratching your head full of new ideas. Stay tuned for applications to present and volunteer opportunities.

Free

Friday, May 12
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