What an exciting spring and summer thanks to a generous grant from Jim Koshland and Cathy Koshland Wachtel. Paper circuitry and 21st Century Notebooking is getting more and more traction and we couldn’t be more excited. NEXMAP and CV2 with David Cole have been busy in Sonoma, at Friday@Maker Faire with the Startup Classroom team, with the Bay Area Writing Project and Scientific Adventures for Girls. Beyond the Bay Area, we’ve been to Finland, New York and Kodiak, Alaska, collaborating with and training wonderful, dedicated educators.
We’re busy planning webinars and back-to-school training workshops – we’ll be talking to teachers and educational leaders who’ve done deep work integrating paper circuitry into their programs and their classes. Dates for these upcoming events will be announced shortly. See below for more details.
June 1-2: A keynote address and two-day educator training at 2015 Kodiak Island Virtual Learning Conference; K-12 teachers from across the state; follow-on implementation in 20 classrooms this coming school year.
June 16 and July 7: Introduction to Paper Circuitry and 21st Century Notebooking with SAFG instructor, toy designer, and aerospace engineer, Anne Mayoral, at the CITRIS Invention Lab in the Engineering Dept. at UC Berkeley.
June 19: NEXMAP partner David Cole gave a talk, Crafting with Electronics and 21st Century Notebooking: Re-imagining Literacy and Hands-on Learning,” and the Tide Notebook, developed by collaborator Natalie Freed, was included in the gallery exhibition, “New Gifts.”
July 16 – 20, “Hack Your Notebook,” a Teen Writing Camp, presented by the Bay Area Writing Project and Dr. Lanette Jimerson, Director of MUSE (Multicultural Urban Secondary Education) MAT in the Grad School of Education, UCB.
Partner David Cole joined ManyLabs as a co-working participant where he’s focusing on the next prototype of the Tide Notebook. Funded by the Gordon Moore Foundation, Manylabs, is a space in the SOMA district of San Francisco “that brings together scientists and makers working on open tools for science.”
I/O and Sonoma County Office of Education delivered a day-long training at the district office in Santa Rosa, CA for 25 educators. The session was hosted by Casey Shea, a Mathematics instructor and the manager of the Maker Space at Analys High in Sebastopol and a teacher on special assignment, working with SCOE to develop it's maker programs.
Learn more about the program here.
NEXMAP Board Member, Paul Kallmes was in Finland for Scifest 2015, an international Science Festival, part of UNESCO's International Year of Light. See this Flickr collection shared by Professor Pasi Vahimma, one of the festival organizers and the Director of the Institute of Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland.
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