ScratchEd Meetup

Join us for a Scratch Educator Meetup on Sunday August 27th, 10am to noon, at KID Museum in Bethesda, MD, led by local educators. The meetup is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Remember to bring your laptop!

What is Scratch?

Scratch 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.

If you’re new to Scratch, you can check it out at http://scratch.mit.edu.

What's a Scratch Educator?

A Scratch Educator is a 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.

What's a Scratch Educator meetup?

It’s a gathering of Scratch Educators who want to learn with and from each other, sharing their ideas and strategies for supporting computational creativity in all its forms.

Meetups are free, informal gatherings, and ours are organized into three parts:

  • We start with networking over light refreshments, getting to know fellow attendees and sharing what people want to explore during the meetup.
  • We collaboratively decide how to structure our learning and then form small groups based on our different interests. Maybe you want to have a discussion about classroom strategies or get more practice with Scratch—or something else entirely. Feel free to move between groups if the session that you’re in isn’t working for you.
  • We gather as a whole group for snacks and group sharing. You might pose a question to discuss with the group, or share something from your classroom. This is a great time to inspire and be inspired.

What should I bring?

Curiosity.  And a laptop that supports Flash for the hands-on activities.

How much does it cost?

It’s free, but space is limited!

How do I sign up?

Follow this link:

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When

Sunday, August 27
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where

KID Museum
6400 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD  20817
(entrance on Bells Mill Rd.)