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This free event is intended for all those who identify as an educator.  We welcome you to join us once each month throughout the school year to learn how to teach through making.  Each month we will have an overall theme and related projects you may enjoy using with students.  Center staff members will be there to support your learning and faciliate conversation as we learn together informally.  

Goals for Participants:
  • A social connection with other educators from different settings.
  • A connection with CMU makerspace and staff.
  • A richer understanding of making and how it may be applied in the K-12 setting
  • A opportunity to learn from other makers and through sharing ideas. 


Design for Everyone:
Vector Drawing and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Wednesday, September 11th​

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | β€‹EHS Building, Rm. 134


Join us to discuss ways in which design matters, how it can be used to communicate, and how it impacts student learning.  Participants will be invited to engage in no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech design activities.  Finally, participants will spend time developing lessons or activities to support student design projects in their classroom. 



Conductive Coding

Wednesday, October 30th

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | β€‹EHS Building, Rm. 134


Join us to discuss ways in which students can be challenged to elevate their design ideas with beginner, intermediate, and advanced technologies that can be incorporated into prototypes.  For example, students may want a portion of their prototype to light up, move or provide sound.  Participants will interact with several devices such as Micro:bits, Makey-Makeys, Bare Conductive boards, and more.  



Stop Motion Animation and Green Screening

Wednesday, November 13th

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | β€‹EHS Building, Rm. 134


Join us to discuss ways in which students can utilize technology to produce stop motion animation videos about a variety of topics using several different video capture platforms.  Additionally, participants may explore green screening, layering video tracks to create background and foreground.  



The work of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education is generously supported in part by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.