NJECC Maker Day
Date: Dec 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00pm
Location: Maker Depot Academy
60F Commerce Way, Totowa, NJ 07512
Cost to Attend: $110 per person (NJECC Member Districts may use entitlements)
Cancellation Date: December 1, 2017
Registration – SOLD OUT
Please send PO’s to:
NJECC, 549A Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Questions regarding payment should be directed to Kathy Evans, NJECC Business Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.728.9022
Be prepared to roll up your sleeves for this 5 hour day.
Participants are in for a great day of Making! The “Maker Movement” has taken the US by storm, and has fueled a new way of teaching. By combining design thinking and project based learning, students are able to be immersed into a new way to learn. Maker Depot Academy, with its dedicated staff and certified teachers, will provide a window into this movement and introduce you to the concept.
8:30 – 9:00: Sign-in
9:00 – 12:00: Attendees will be broken up into 5 small teams. Each team will rotate through 35 minute sessions designed to introduce four of the most popular Maker tools:
Woodworking – Design and Tools
Raspberry Pi – Electronics and Coding
These technologies embrace multiple disciplines which can be easily integrated into current activities. The fifth session will be called Making 101 and will a bit more of an overview of Making and MakerSpaces in general.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch On Your Own
1:00 – 2:30: Attendees will again break up into teams and put their creativity to the test. By using a “Design Thinking” approach, the teams will need work together to solve different problems. Teams will have access to all of the makerspaces resources as well as a container of pre-created objects, household items and even cardboard. Each team will also have experienced Makers and Teachers to help if they get stuck or require some additional help.
2:30 – 3:00: Once completed, each team will then give a 5 minute presentation on their problem and solution, and sell the concept to the rest of the group.
If you have any questions about registering, please email Kathy Evans, NJECC Business Manager at email@example.com