A very special guest will be at the Invent To Learn@ISTE 2014! Tom Lauwer, inventor of the extraordinary Hummingbird and Finch robotics kits will be at the workshop with his newest creation, the Hummingbird Duo. You will be the first to see and play with this amazing new robotics kit, which is currently a Kickstarter project. So be the first on your block to tinker with the Hummingbird Duo and hang out with the guy who designed and built it!
Join Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager for an energizing day of “hard fun” as we invent, tinker, and learn how to incorporate hands-on project-based learning in the classroom. Participants will engage in a variety of projects using modern tools and technology – the perfect way to get ready for ISTE.
Date: Saturday, June 28th 2014 (You will have plenty of time to get to the ISTE opening session)
Time: 9AM – 3PM
Location: Hudson Grille Midtown 942 Peachtree Street NE (map)
Price: $85 includes 6 hour workshop, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks! ($95 after May 15, 2014)
Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning, making, tinkering, and engineering. Next, we will discuss strategies for effective prompt-setting. You will view examples of children engaged in complex problem solving with new game-changing technologies and identify lessons for your own classroom practice. Powerful ideas from the Reggio Emilia Approach, breakthroughs in science education, and the global maker movement combine to create rich learning experiences.
Participants will have the chance to tinker with a range of exciting new low- and high-tech construction materials that can really amplify the potential of your students.
Fabrication with cardboard and found materials, squishy electronic circuits, wearable computing, Arduino, Lilypad, sewing with electronics, paper craft, robotics, conductive paint, LEGO WeDo, Hummingbird, Little Bits, ProBots, Thymio, MakeDo, Rolobox, arts & crafts, and computer programming are all on the menu.
Bring a laptop and your imagination. We’ll supply the rest (craft materials, art supplies, construction elements). Invention is the mother of learning!
This workshop is suitable for all grades and subject areas.