TEACHERS GONNA TEACH

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Join Colleen Graves and Mess Labs for two days of fun, hands-on workshops where you’ll learn how to teach Coding, Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using Scratch programming language and the award winning Makey Makey invention kit.

Thursday, July 6
9am-2pm
Scratch at School

Coding is becoming more common in schools and work places; even the amateur coder is more in demand than ever. Join us for this workshop where we will explain the ins and outs of Harvard/MITs easy-to-use, open source program, Scratch. You’ll learn to create yourself, and we’ll share myriad resources to help you get closer to using Scratch in any learning environment.

Friday, July 7
9am-4pm
Makey Makey Certification

Explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! The last hour will be spent in a Train-the-Trainer format, in order to prepare you to train other teachers to use Makey Makey.

You’ll leave this class as a Makey Makey Certified Educator! All participants who complete the workshop will also receive a FREE kit ($49.95 value), courtesy of our friends at Makey Makey!

 

  • To make the most of these workshops, please bring a computer
  • The following devices work well: Chromebook, Mac, Windows, Linux
  • Tablets may not work well
  • If you need a device for the workshop, please contact Mess Wright at 972-342-3838 or fun@messlabs.com
  • Certificates documenting professional development hours (5) are available by request

 

Curious about Makey Makey? Check out some fun creations:

Workshop registration is $100 for Scratch at School and $150 for Makey Makey Certification.

You can attend both days for $225. Lunch is included each day.

 

LOCATION:
501 Elm Street, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75202

 

MEET COLLEEN

Colleen Graves is a high school librarian and blogger, obsessed with Learning Commons transformations, Makerspaces, Makey Makey, technology education, making stuff, and getting girls involved in STEM. She offers the unique perspective of starting/creating two different makerspaces and Girl STEM groups in established public schools.

Colleen writes and presents about creating makerspaces in the book Challenge Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace. Plus, she collaborated with her husband to create two makerspace project books for makers on any level The Big Book of Makerspace Projects and 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius.

(Photo Credit: Michael Madsen)

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