STEAM-Learning: Inside Out (I/O)


- September 24: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education - 2nd Annual MUSE English Educator's Conference; Letters to the Next President: Literacy, Craft, Civic Engagement - A Paper Circuitry Workhop. 

- July 18-19: USPTO National Teacher Summer Institute, Michigan State University; "How Might We...." workshop on Invention and Innovation in the Classroom. 

- July 11-15: Teen Camp - Flash Memoir at UC Berkeley. A 21c Notebooking program offered by the Bay Area Writing Project.  See this short video for a look at a soldering activity hosted at UC Berkeley's Invention Lab.

- June 22: Celebration of Making with Paper Circuits for the National Week of Making, #NationOfMakers. Program offered by Manylabs and Children's Creativity Museum. Tickets for educators and information below

- June 15-17: TASSP & TESPA in Austin: Texas School Administrator Conferences with Molly Adams, National Writing Project Teacher Consultant and member of the North Star of Texas Writing Project 

Writing with light

Western Pennsylvania Writing project experiments with paper circuitry

The 21st Century Notebooking Inquiry project has served as a natural springboard for teacher leaders to emerge within their schools while tinkering with multi-modal composition in the form of writing and flat copper tape, tiny batteries, LED lights, and microprocessors.

From the University of Pittsburgh School of Education: "The 20 educators who signed on to participate in the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project’s 21st Century Notebooking Inquiry Project, a Grable-sponsored exploration into paper circuitry, dove straight into “doing,” trying out first hand what they intended to teach others. The group represented various contexts: public, private, and charter, and nearby Latrobe, Hempstead and Franklin Regional districts. Paper circuitry, at its most basic, involves tinkering with copper tape, sticker LED lights, coin-shaped batteries, paper, pens, and art supplies to design and compose written texts that light up.

For the full article, click here.

Cityscape project by SFUSD Art Teacher at a paper circuitry workshop at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, December 2015.

Cityscape project by SFUSD Art Teacher at a paper circuitry workshop at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, December 2015.


Since 2006, NEXMAP has distinguished itself with remarkable performances and transformative teaching and learning programs for educators and youth. From summer institutes to concerts and public workshops, we are combining art, science, and electronics and working with incredibly talented musicians, artists, and engineers.

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