Experience

Presentations:

Afterschool Programs for Kids:

MakerClub Girls, Oak Grove Elementary Makerspace, Spring 2017

MakerWorkshops, Oak Grove Elementary Makerspace, Spring 2016

  • Dash and Dot Robotics (3-5)
  • Digital Bling (3-5)
  • Music Makers with Mr. Lee (3-5)
  • Roller Coasters, Race Tracks, and Marble Mazes (K-2)
  • Lego Robotics (4-5)
  • Giant Rube Goldberg Machine (3-5)

MakerWorkshops, Glenvar Elementary Makerspace, Spring 2016

  • Digital Bling (3-5)
  • Sphero Robotics (4-5)
  • Coding Craze (1-3)
  • Roller Coasters, Race Tracks, and Marble Mazes (K-2)
  • Giant Rube Goldberg Machine (3-5)

MakerShop (Math “remediation” using STEM and Maker Activties), Oak Grove Elementary Makerspace, Nov-Dec 2015

MakerWorkshops, Oak Grove Elementary Makerspace, May-June 2015

  • Buliding with Blinky Lights (K-2)
  • Digital Bling (3-5)
  • Roller Coasters, Race Traces, and Marble Mazes (K-2)
  • Build a Bot (3-5)
  • Sphero Robotics (4-5)
  • Coding Craze (1-3)

MakerMondays, Oak Grove Elementary Makerspace Feb-April, 2015

Summer Camps for Kids:

Summer MakerCamps, Oak Grove Makerspace, June-August 2016

  • Dash and Dot Robotics (rising 1st-2nd)
  • Dash and Dot Robotics (rising 3rd-5th)
  • Invent Anything (Two day workshop with Little Bits) (rising 2nd-5th)
  •  Wind Turbine (rising 4th-5th)
  • Basic Sewing (rising 1st-2nd)
  • Basic Sewing (rising 3rd-5th)
  • Robotics (rising 2nd-5th)
  • Electronic Sewing (rising 3rd-5th)
  • Lego Robotics (rising 4th-5th)
  • Wiggle Bots (rising 1st-5th)
  • Frankentoy Inventions (rising 1st-5th)
  • Stop Motion (rising 3rd-5th)
  • Fantasy Fun (rising 1st-2nd)
  • Ping Pong Projectivle (rising 4th-5th)
  • Taking Flight (rising 1st-2nd)
  • Makey Makey (rising 3rd-5th)
  • Coding Craze (rising 3rd-5th)

MakerCamp Division-wide Summer Program (through Special Education Department)

  • Rising 3rd-5th Grades, Roanoke County Schools – July 2017
  • Rising 1st-2nd Grades, Roanoke County Schools – June 2016

College and Teacher Recertification Classes:

  • Google Tools for Teaching Level 1 and Level 2 – Did you know Google offers tools beyond its search engine? Participants in this course will learn to use Google Calendars, Documents, Sites, and custom web searches, and discover how they can be used to collaborate and streamline the teaching process.
  • Flipping Your Classroom – Wondering how you can find time for projects and hands on learning in your classroom? The Flipped Classroom concept is transforming instruction and turning education on its head. In this seminar, participants will explore the philosophy and strategies involved in Flipping instruction as well as the tools that make it easy! Come learn how to invert traditional teaching methods to create a more dynamic, interactive learning experience for your students.
  • Innovative Classroom Projects – Project Base Learning, Maker Ed, Children¿s Engineering, STEM, STEAM, and STREAM are current educational movements that support critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Participants in this seminar will explore problem solving activities that meet curricular standards in an innovative and engaging way. Learn how to incorporate virtual posters, video creation, Augmented Reality, digital book creation and more to develop lesson that support deeper learning!
  • Digital Scavenger Hunts – Are you looking for a new way to excite and engage your students while they work cooperatively? Participants in this course will learn to use handheld GPS units, mobile devices, and QR codes to create active, exciting learning events. Participants in this class will explore geocaching websites, mobile technologies, and other online resources. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your own digital scavenger hunt activities to use with your students.
  • Breakout Edu – Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Specialty K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context. Come learn how to play Breakout, to find and use pre-made games in your classroom, and how to create your own.
  • Technology Tools for Teaching – Looking for new and innovative ways to engage your students, gather formative assessment, and share student work? In the class we will explore some of the newer web services available to teachers and students and design ways to use them to create educational experiences in your classroom. Come learn to infuse these resources into your teaching!
  • New Tools for Movie Making
  • Robotics and Coding in the Elementary Classroom
  • Social Networking for Teachers
  • iLearn 1 and 2

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