#michED Chat 4/13/2016 – Makerspaces

#michED Chat 4/13/2016 – Makerspaces

The Maker Movement; no other large scale movement has captured American culture, educational landscapes, weekend festivals, and industry. Makerspaces, rooms or buildings that look like old High School Industrial Arts’ shops mashed up with fabrication and design...

Family STEAM Night

Students and teachers at Mt. Hope STEAM had an awesome and successful family STEAM night last week! Our Magnet schools throughout the district hold theme nights several times a year to open their buildings up to parents and the community at large to show off all the...

Sphero

Our programming club has been progressing steadily through the lessons on Code.org. We enrolled our students in Course 1, which is appropriate for students who have basic reading skills and no prior coding experience. In this first course, students have been...

The Hour of Code

Last month, students across the Lansing School District participated in The Hour of Code. Put on annually by the amazing people at Code.org, the goal of this international movement is to get students around the world writing computer code for at least an hour during...

We’re Being Invaded!!

Last week, one of the schools I work with put on an Invasive Species Conference. The conference was the culmination of a 6 week long PBL the 4th grade students were working on. Fourth graders have been studying about ecosystems and focused on invasive species in...