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Maker Series
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May 24, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sewn Circuits Grades K-12
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Sewn circuits (or e-textiles) uses conductive thread, batteries, LEDs, and mini micro-controllers to make textiles light-up and blink.  This session will go from basics to advanced including: series and parallel circuits, switches, and microcontrollers. Join us to build your sewn circuit skills on a project or two such as: decorative pillow, clothing, belt, hair band, felt jewelry, etc).

May 25, 22
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Paper Engineering Grades K-12 (Virtual)
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Join us for a fun day of paper engineering.  Learn the core elements of “pop-up”- basic and advanced folds as well as design mechanisms (such as linkages, wheels, cams, and levers) with paper to make amazing “pop-up” art (moveable books).     

May 31, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Designing with Vinyl Cutter Grades K-12
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Desktop vinyl cutters are a great entry point for digital fabrication.  In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate image and font resources into simple designs to a more complicated two layered design.  You will also work with different types of vinyl and create different projects from vinyl decals to small fabric projects with an image of your choice.

Science
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May 26, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Analyzing and Developing 3 Dimensional Assessment in the NGSS Classroom (Grades 3-12)
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Want to understand how to develop and analyze NGSS 3 Dimensional Assessments? Through this workshop we will unpack the anatomy of NGSS assessments understanding the critical elements that need to be integrated and addressed in assessment design. Then we will explore variations in assessment design across multiple testing platforms including reviewing exemplary assessments. We will also gain an understanding of the state requirements for assessment design. The last part of the workshop will give you the opportunity to develop, share, critique and get direct feedback from the facilitators to ensure alignment to the grade level appropriate NGSS. 

iSTEM
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Jun 06, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Explore the mysterious phenomena of Ringing Rock County Park for K-12
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June 6th 10-2 meeting at Ringing Rock County Park

Why do the rocks ring? How did the rocks become “cooked” from volcanic activities, near the Delaware river, with evidence in the middle of the waterfall face? Why are the boulders uphill on the second largest igneous boulder field in the East Coast?

Place-Based Education Pedagogy and the Geology of Ringing Rock County Park will be the focus of this excursion! A waterfall that is the largest in Bucks County and features sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock (from contact metamorphism). All pieces of the rock cycle identifiable in the face of the waterfall! Leave the technology at home and explore post pandemic! Place-Based Education (PBE) is an approach to learning that takes advantage of geography to create authentic, meaningful and engaging personalized learning for students as an immersive learning experience that “places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, and uses these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum,” by the Center for Place-Based Learning and Community Engagement

Jun 07, 22
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
SAVE OUR ORCHARDS-Lanternfly Eradication design challenge, using a PBL and Blended Learning Pedagogical Model Grades K-12 (2 part virtual series 6/7 & 6/8)
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Using a PBL model and the engineering design process participants take part in a Lanternfly eradication design challenge. The PD will address both NJ Design Thinking standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be able to take back to the classroom the lesson plan for the lanterfly design challenge in their grade level. Participants will be provided with materials and tools to have the opportunity to build their own lanternfly eradication prototype.

Jun 09, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
SAVE OUR ORCHARDS-Lanternfly Eradication design challenge, using a PBL and Blended Learning Pedagogical Model Grades K-12. Meet at Tomasello Banquet Hall
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Using a PBL model and the engineering design process participants take part in a Lanternfly eradication design challenge. The PD will address both NJ Design Thinking standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be able to take back to the classroom the lesson plan for the lanterfly design challenge in their grade level. Participants will be provided with materials and tools to have the opportunity to build their own lanternfly eradication prototype.

Jul 19, 22
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
SAVE OUR ORCHARDS-Lanternfly Eradication design challenge, using a PBL and Blended Learning Pedagogical Model Grades K-12. (2 part virtual series 7/19 & 7/20)
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SAVE OUR ORCHARDS-Lanternfly Eradication design challenge, using a PBL and Blended Learning Pedagogical Model Grades K-12. (2 part virtual series 7/19 & 7/20) 

Using a PBL model and the engineering design process participants take part in a Lanternfly eradication design challenge. The PD will address both NJ Design Thinking standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be able to take back to the classroom the lesson plan for the lanterfly design challenge in their grade level. Participants will be provided with materials and tools to have the opportunity to build their own lanternfly eradication prototype.

Jul 21, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
SAVE OUR ORCHARDS-Lanternfly Eradication design challenge, using a PBL and Blended Learning Pedagogical Model Grades K-12.
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Using a PBL model and the engineering design process participants take part in a Lanternfly eradication design challenge. The PD will address both NJ Design Thinking standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be able to take back to the classroom the lesson plan for the lanterfly design challenge in their grade level. Participants will be provided with materials and tools to have the opportunity to build their own lanternfly eradication prototype.

 

Summer Camp
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Aug 01, 22
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
High School Summer Maker Camp (Grades 9 - 12)
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High school students will choose from a variety of problems to solve, with the goal of developing an innovative product or process. Working in collaborative teams, they will follow the Engineering Design Process to build solutions designed in CAD packages and fabricated using key Makerspace tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines. Students will document their process, share prototypes and demo final solutions.

Aug 08, 22
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Middle School Summer Maker Camp (Grades 6 - 8)
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Middle school students will choose from a variety of problems to solve, with the goal of developing an innovative product or process. Working in collaborative teams, they will follow the Engineering Design Process to build solutions designed in CAD packages and fabricated using key Makerspace tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines. Students will document their process, share prototypes and demo final solutions.