March 2017

Presentation from Lakeshore

Courtney O’Brien –

Dr. Katrina Blatnick-Gagne

Integrating technology into the Family Consumer Science curriculum.

The Hexagon Tool –

The Hexagon Tool helps states, districts, and schools systematically evaluate new and existing interventions via six broad factors: needs, fit, resource availability, evidence, readiness for replication and capacity to implement.

ADDIE – Design Tool – The ADDIE model is the generic process traditionally used by instructional designers and training developers. The five phases—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—represent a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training and performance support tools.

Elissa Malespina – Play is OK


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Design Thinking – Hamster video design thinking

@DianaLRendina – Middle School

@heidinelt – Elementary School

-High School – Equipment Autopsy (take apart and put back together), Makerspace Challenge Cards

@geekyteach Meredith Martin – Dollar Store Stem

Harbor Freight – good source for inexpensive storage

Design Studio Pro – https://www.extraordinaires.comImage-03

Maker Depot

Building a MakerSpace program for a High School


MakerSpace Rules


Ron Albano

STEAM 101 – Valley Middle School

  • New Course
  • 4 days a week for 1 marking period
  • Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Collaboration
  • Human Rock Paper Scissors – lose have to cheer for someone else
  • films of what to do and what not to do in STEAM room
  • paper airplanes – choose paper, 2 extra variables, must fly from end of room to other end without hitting  anything
  • NIM – 16 paperclip – pick up clips GOAL: must win
  • Chemical Reaction project – equal mass before and after chemical reaction
  • 4 weeks – rollercoasters – have to pitch to ‘amusement park’

Rurik Nakerud – – Elizabeth Morrow Elementary School


Contact Rurik if you are interested in presenting or attending:
EMS Maker Day May 6

NJ Maker Day –

How do you sell this to people/administration?

  • Show how it is being used
  • invite admin with THEIR kids to event
  • goal – prepare to real world.  Real world not a series of written questions.

Scenario: Budget Crisis – How do you react that STEAM is being cut (for KIDS)

  • don’t do it, cut something else
  • teaches how to work with others
  • overcome frustration
  • uses your mind and hands to learn


  • working together to accomplish goals
  • bringing necessary items in
  • participation, course is about working together
  • reflections
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