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Long Island, NY Invent To Learn Full Day Workshop

November 4, 2013

TMI robot

Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving at the Invent To Learn Workshop— 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 like 3-D printing, robotics, and programming 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.

Registration and more information can be found on the NYSCATE site

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.

You will learn:

* How new tools and technology can reinvigorate Project-Based Learning

* Best classroom practices for integrating maker technology

* How to plan engaging projects based on the TMI design model

* How to choose the technologies with the maximum learning impact

* How to make the case for making, tinkering, and engineering

Fabrication with cardboard and found materials, squishy electronic circuits, wearable computing, Arduino, robotics, 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.

Registration and more information can be found on the NYSCATE site

An optional added value – the Invent to Learn Starter Kit!

The Invent To Learn Starter Kit includes everything you need to explore even more exciting “making” opportunities after the workshop is complete. The kit comes in a handy “Invent To Learn” backpack and includes:
  • Invent To Learn book
  • Makey Makey Kit – “The Invention Kit for Everyone”
  • Squishy Circuits Kit
  • Wearable computing – ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board and supplies 
  • Arduino Inventor’s Kit – includes Arduino, breadboard, parts, and a full-color Beginner’s Guide to build 10 computer-powered inventions
  • Cardboard Invention Kits from Makedo and Rollobox
  • Conductive Greeting Card Kit
  • Electronic parts and batteries to complement these supplies


November 4, 2013
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Half Hollow Hills CSD, Long Island
525 Half Hollow Rd
Dix Hills, NY United States
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