Technology & Maker Workshop

Dates: July 7-11
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Grades: Students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the fall of 2014
Cost: $300 by the "Early Bird" deadline (April 17, 2014); $350 after April 17, 2014
Lunch: lunch included

This hands-on camp is all about creating and making cool things with digital and analogue tools such as Arduino microcontrollers, Lego Technics, Little Bits, and Rasperry Pi microprocessors. Participants will be provided with instruction in how to safely use a wide range of tools such as xacto knives, hot glue guns and sewing materials to create 3D prototypes of their choosing. In the spirit of a Montessori classroom, the workshop experience will be divided up into interactive centers. This allows experienced and novice makers alike the opportunity to explore and create at their own pace. After an introductory experience working at each of the centers, young makers will have the chance to design a project of their choosing and utilize the different center resources as they see fit. The final day will be a celebration of the successes and failures of our young makers as they share their finished projects with other teachers, learners and parents in our very own mini “Maker Faire.”

Instructor: Matt Montagne
Matt Montagne currently serves as director of educational technology at SHC. He has served in K-12 education for the past 20 years, the first six of which were spent teaching in elementary school education. His current passion lies in the area of project-based learning, developing innovative learning spaces, and design thinking. He is looking forward to putting creative learning practice into place in the Technology & Maker Workshop. 

View SHC's Maker Lab blog, click here.

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