LITERACY, CRAFT, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

October 8, 2016, 9:00am - 12pm

Join us for an exploration of the paper circuitry strand for Letters to the Next President 2.0. This workshop will guide educators through a hands-on project using a "How Might We...." template and a series of writing, collaboration, and design exercises to explore strategies for organizing information, gathering feedback, refining, and developing ideas.

Participants will work with an 11x17 worksheet and complete a project that's ready to share with students. We'll look at the L2P website and discuss planning and implementation strategies for bringing this civic engagement experience to the classroom and involving your students in national conversation about the upcoming election. For more information on the program see our L2P program page

Especially appropriate for upper middle and high school educators. No previous experience with paper circuitry required. 

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LITERACY, CRAFT, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Sat, Sept. 24, 2016, 9:30am - 12pm

UC Berkeley, Tolman Hall

Part of the UCB Graduate School of Education's 2nd Annual MUSE (Multicultural Urban Secondary Education) English Educators Program. See the conference flyer.

Join us for an exploration of the paper circuitry strand for Letters to the Next President 2.0. This workshop will guide educators through a hands-on project using a series of writing, collaboration, and design exercises to explore strategies for organizing information, gathering feedback, refining, and developing ideas.

Participants will work with 11x17 activity templates and complete a project that's ready to share with students. We'll look at the L2P website and discuss planning and implementation strategies for bringing this civic engagement experience to the classroom and involving your students in national conversation about the upcoming election. For more information on the program see our L2P program page

For all educators. Especially appropriate for upper middle and high school grades. No previous experience with paper circuitry required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PROTOYPING ON PAPER WITH THE ATTINY85 AND MICRO-SERVOS

Sat, May 14, 2016, 10am - 1pm

Manylabs, 1086 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

NO CHARGE - Space is Limited: 8 people

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Presenters: Jeannine Huffman and David Cole

The Hack Your Notebook series is expanding! You know the first two – Illuminate Your thinking with Jie Qi and Program Your Pages with Natalie Freed. This fall we’ll be releasing three new volumes – pop-up, servos and sound – to flesh out the sequence as a a learning scaffold and remixable series. Join Jeannine Huffman, the author/creator for the servo project as we experiment with the materials and step-by-step she’s developed for exploring the basics of actuation, motion and robotics with simple 2D paper figures.

PREREQUISTES: Participants should a) be comfortable with basic soldering, b) have worked with Arduino sketches and the ATtiny85 or similar microprocessors, c) have a personal laptop with the Arduino IDE loaded and the correct bootloader (MAC or PC) installed with clockspeeds updated for the ATtiny85.

For a refresher, start with this this page on Sparkfun's TINY AVR Programmer or this resource/challenge page on Jeannine's website.

About Jeannine Huffman: For the past three years Jeannine has taught at Teachers College of San Joaquin in the pre-service, intern, masters core and STEM tracks. She also serves as a mentor practicum supervisor for new teachers. For more on her work as a  STEM educator and creative learning specialist, see her Weebly site where she has documented her explorations in paper circuitry and notebooking.


May Educator Workshop @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

 Scientific Adventures for Girls, Summer 2015, UC Berkeley Dept. of Engineering, CITRIS Invention Lab, Instructor: Anne Mayoral, photo credit; Adriel Olmos

Scientific Adventures for Girls, Summer 2015, UC Berkeley Dept. of Engineering, CITRIS Invention Lab, Instructor: Anne Mayoral, photo credit; Adriel Olmos

BUILDING CREATIVE + TECHNOLOGICAL CONFIDENCE WITH PAPER CIRCUITRY

Design Challenge Learning Institute, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

May 7, 2016

$35.00

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Presenters: NEXMAP Education Manager, Bridget Rigby and engineer and product designer, Anne Mayoral

We'll share hands-on projects combining creativity, craft, and code, along with strategies for drawing girls more deeply into STEM subjects, developing their creative and technological confidence, and bringing paper circuitry to your classrooms and learning programs. Building on a project we led at a past Girls Day @ The Tech, discover how you can use paper circuitry and Chibitronics circuit stickers to help girls (& boys!) express their creativity, design their dreams, and light up their goals, all while learning the basics of circuit design.

Warning: extended design time with paper circuits may result in dreams coming true.

No prior experience necessary.

Max: 30 participants


Past 2-part workshop Series at The Tech:

Paper Circuitry & 21st Century Notebooking Workshops

(Re)imagining Literacy & Hands-on Learning

October 24, 2015 & January 23, 2016

Design Challenge Learning Institute, The Tech Museum of Innovation

This past fall and winter we offered a two-part workshop series for local educators. Educators explored the teaching and learning possibilities for paper and electronics.

Part 1. Illuminate Your Thinking, An Introduction to Paper Circuitry

Using 3v batteries, clip leads, circuit stickers from Chibitronics, and a set of project card templates, participants will learn by doing, completing personalized circuit systems and considering the ways in which literacy, craft, science and art come together in paper circuitry to bring 21st century competencies to a new level.

We will discuss interdisciplinary learning opportunities, standards alignment, and tips for bringing the experience to your classrooms and learning programs.

Beginner: No prior experience necessary.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9am - 12pm

The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

$35.00

Max. 30 participants


Part 2. Program Your Pages, Working with Microcontrollers

Join Jeannine Huffman, STEM teacher and adjunct professor at Teachers College of San Joaquin, to explore the ATtiny85, and introductory Arduino sketches in part two of The Tech workshop program.

Participants will have the chance to try out soldering to create durable circuit systems in their notebooks. We will also look at an open data prototype -- the Tide Notebook Project -- which integrates traditional artistic and scientific journaling with a wifi dev kit from Particle.io, and we’ll discuss opportunities for hacking notebooks and creating fully connected teaching and learning experiences with paper and electronics.

Intermediate: Experience with paper circuitry and working with copper tape recommended.

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9am - 12pm

The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

$35.00

Max. 30 participants


THE TECH museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

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The Tech Museum of Innovation is a community resource for innovation and education, dedicated to inspiring the innovator in everyone. The Tech's Design Challenge Learning Institute provides quality professional development for educators, after-school providers and libraries, paving a path to success for students in a quickly changing, tech-focused society. DCLI events and offerings are built around design challenges, project-based learning, ed tech, coding and engineering. 

NEXMAP is grateful to The Tech for the opportunity to work with educators in their exciting new space for teaching and learning.