Rocky Mountain Education Design is hosting a 5-hour Engineering and Innovation with Makey Makey and Scratch Teacher Professional Development Workshop at the Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette Colorado on Friday February 22nd 2019, 10:30 to 4:00. This workshop combines easy to learn coding with MIT’s Scratch, and the engineering, arts and invention potential of JoyLabz’s Makey Makey. Combined, these two technologies let teachers and learners explore drag and drop coding, troubleshooting, and prototyping while creating their own circuits, switches, and inventions. The program begins with an introduction to Scratch and coding, introductory activities, followed by demonstrations of Makey Makey-based innovations from students around the world. There are optional switch-making, basic and advanced circuits, electrical components and conductive materials extensions, wrapped up with a maker space and design thinking exercise using the new technologies. It is an engaging program model and a great day for both novice and expert users. Participants will:
*Actively engage in engineering design projects, activities and collaborations
*Experience research-based STEM programs from introduction to evaluation
*Get low-cost, standards-based, classroom ready inquires and projects
*Receive digital resources, lesson plans and certificates of completion
Program Logistics and Registration:
The Audience for this workshop can include elementary, secondary and pre-service teachers, school and program administrators, librarians, technologists, and other learning or recreational service providers. The cost for this program is $95 per participant and includes a FREE Makey Makey Learning Kit (a $50 value). To register for this event please complete the Makey Makey Workshop Registration Form. If you have questions or comments please connect with us at our Contact Us Page.