Are you interested in helping your students:
- imagine new possibilities of what they can do with computers?
- learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies?
- explore computational ideas through personally-meaningful projects?
At the Creative Computing workshop, we'll explore new educational technologies and instructional strategies to engage students in creative design activities -- and, in the process, help students develop as computational thinkers and computational creators.
The workshop will feature technologies developed at the MIT Media Lab, with presentations and demonstrations by Media Lab researchers. Hands-on sessions will focus on Scratch, an easy-to-use programming environment that enables students to create interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations. As students create and share Scratch projects, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively -- while also learning important mathematical and computational ideas.
The workshop, which will take place at the MIT Media Lab, will begin with an evening event on Wednesday, August 8, and continue with three full-day sessions on August 9-11. Participants are asked to bring their own laptops, if possible.
The workshop is open to all media specialists, technology coordinators, computer-science teachers, and others who focus on the integration of new technologies into elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.
In the workshop, we will explore computational ideas through a series of hands-on Scratch workshops. The activities will span several different genres of creating with Scratch: art, stories, and games.
|9:00-12:30||Workshop 1: Art||Workshop 3: Games||Independent Project|
Scratch Educator Panel
|1:30-5:00||Workshop 2: Stories||Independent Project||Show & Tell|
|Media Lab Tour
Dinner and Guest Speakers
40 workshop participants were selected randomly by a lottery process. Congratulations to our 2012 Creative Computing cohort!
Karie Ann Crowther
The workshop costs $80 per participant -- this covers parking, meals and workshop materials. Housing and travel are not included in the registration fee. If you're looking for a place to stay, MIT on-campus housing is available. Single-occupancy rooms cost $74/night.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.