Every term along with the rest of my team we get together to share experiences, learn what went well, talk about what didn’t go well, induct new volunteers into the team and undertake some hands on activity to get the volunteers experience with the coding, electronics, robotics kits we use in class with the kids/adults. Along with my awesome team of volunteers we run CoderDojo Altona North and support other growing CoderDojo’s across Melbourne. So, if you are an existing STEM educator, a parent with interests in STEM, a teacher who wants to learn how to engage their kids in STEM or a potential volunteer then you might consider dropping by and see what’s in store at the meet.
Explore creative learning techniques and work on Scratch, BBC micro:bit, etc. – We are a bunch of volunteers, educators, parents who are passionate about creative learning for kids, adults. We are passionate about supporting the growth of our local volunteer/educator community with a focus on creative learning techniques that can be used for kids of all ages. If you want to learn with and from each other, share ideas and strategies for supporting computational creativity in all its forms, then we hope to see you here in person at an upcoming meetup! This meetup is for –
- The educator who is excited or passionate about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Medicine) education for kids and wants to learn more about creative learning opportunities out there.
- The parent who is excited about what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Medicine) has to offer but is terribly confused on where to start, what tools to invest in or how they might navigate the different options available out there
- The teacher who wants to support computational creativity in the classroom and beyond, helping learners—from elementary school to high school, across curricular areas and settings—imagine, program, and share with Scratch
- Potential volunteers who want to learn more about STEM volunteering and how to engage with kids, adults on a range of coding, electronics, robotics activities at our local Coderdojo’s across Melbourne.
At this meetup we will delve on various creative learning techniques and opportunities for kids. Among other things we will also work on Scratch (https://scratch.media.mit.edu) which is a free tool for exploring computational creativity by programming interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and simulations) and sharing those creations with others online, used by millions of people all around the world.
In addition we might also work on the the BBC micro:bit (https://microbit.org), explore the Arduino electronics platforms, tinker with some robotics kits and dabble with other creative learning tools, enablers out there. This meetup is for educators, parents, teachers, volunteers (existing, new) with an interest in STEM education and a focus on Coding, Electronics and Robotics.
What you’ll need to bring along – A laptop so that you can work on the tutorials and the intention to learn, collaborate with others… 🙂
Howto sign up – Check out the meetup details at the link below, RSVP and drop by. Link to the meetup webpage – <STEM Educators, Volunteers, Teachers meetup>.
We will be meeting at the Altona North Community Library, Altona North (Borrack Square) on Millers road. Drop us a note at trevor at hack2 dot live if you have any questions. See you all soon.
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Hopefully you have enjoyed the article. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future tutorials drop us a note at – learning at hack2 dot live.