Workshop Offerings

E.g., 2017-09-19
Date & Time Workshop Descriptions Workshop Category Status Action
October 5, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing and Tinkercad Do you have a 3D printer and not sure what to do with it? Join us to learn how you can use CAD to make your own designs to... Maker Series OPEN
October 9, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Number Sense and Operations (Gr. K-5) In the absence of a strong number sense, children have great difficulties in developing the foundation necessary for even... Mathematics OPEN
October 12, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Elementary Maker Curriculum Join us as we explore how you can integrate Maker skills, tools, and mindset into your curriculum. Participants will develop... Maker Series OPEN
October 18, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Using Games to Engage Students in Problem Solving (Gr. 4-9) We will explore games, brainteasers and magic tricks that provide a fun, engaging environment for genuine thinking and... Mathematics OPEN
October 23, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Struggle with Fractions (Gr. 3-6) A lack of deep conceptual understanding of fractions at the elementary level can be a serious impediment to high school math... Mathematics OPEN
October 26, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wearable Halloween Costumes Sewn circuits (or e-textiles) uses conductive thread, batteries, LEDs, and mini micro-controllers to make textiles light-up... Maker Series OPEN
October 26, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Is this reasoning mathematically correct? (Gr. 4-9) Some problems lend themselves to multiple paths to an answer; some operations can be performed by several different... Mathematics OPEN
November 1, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Measure it up! (Gr. K-5) We tend to focus on teaching how to measure rather than what it means to measure. In this workshop, we discuss the big ideas... Mathematics OPEN
November 2, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Introduction to Designing with the Vinyl Cutter Participants will go beyond designing in TinkerCad to developing physical prototypes using the vinyl cutter. Project’s... Maker Series OPEN
November 6, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mathematical Modeling: The Role of Visualization in Problem Solving (Gr. K-6) In this workshop we examine visualization as a powerful tool to promote conceptual understanding and explore how it can be... Mathematics OPEN
November 15, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Problem Solving in the Geometry Class: Fun with Pattern Blocks (Gr. 5-10) In this workshop we will use pattern blocks to explore questions related to polygons. What types of polygonal regions can be... Mathematics OPEN
November 16, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
RubeGoldberg goes Digital with Scratch In this session, participants will use simple Scratch commands and WeDo Lego to create a Rube Goldberg chain reaction. Learn... Maker Series OPEN
November 28, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Designing Instruments with Makey Makey Design your own musical instrument. Develop a physical prototype and infuse sound with scratch and Mackey Makey technology.... Maker Series OPEN
November 29, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Word Problem? No Problem! (Gr. 2-8) Becoming a good problem solver is arguably the ultimate reason for studying mathematics! In this workshop we discuss the... Mathematics OPEN
November 30, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Powering Projects Need more energy for your projects? How many LEDs can I use in a project? When will and LED explode? Learn how to find the... Maker Series OPEN
December 4, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Informal Algebra in the Elementary School (Gr. 3-6) Learn how young students can be encouraged to think algebraically. In this workshop the participants will solve a series of... Mathematics OPEN
December 5, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Unpacking Design Thinking Design thinking for educators is a creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your... Maker Series OPEN
December 7, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Problem Solving in the Geometry Class: Hands on Reasoning about Polygons, Perimeter, and Area (Gr. 5-10) Using Geoboards and several other materials, we will tackle fun geometry problems on the topics of polygons, area, and... Mathematics OPEN
December 7, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Coding and Electronics with Arduino and Tinkercad Learn how to add behaviors to physical objects with code. We’ll design a circuit in TinkerCad, build it, and incorporate an... Maker Series OPEN
December 12, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Turtle Art TurtleArt lets you make images with your computer. The Turtle follows a sequence of commands. You specify the sequence by... Maker Series OPEN
December 14, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Raspberry Pi Jam In this hands-on introduction to using Raspberry Pi, you will learn how to get started with the Pi, some creative ways to... Maker Series OPEN
December 21, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Introduction to Robotics: Bad Robot Competition Robotics has become so popular that there are a ton of robotics programs and kit out there today. How do you know what is... Maker Series OPEN