Scratch Ed Meetup Kick-Off

ScratchEd Meetup Kick-off at KID Museum

February 4, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This adults-only session is free, but registration is required, as space is limited. Remember to bring your laptop!

Karen Brennan, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and lead on design and development of ScratchEd, and Lisa O’Brien, Executive Director of Scratch Foundation, will help kick off this Scratch Educator Meetup. The Meetup facilitators are Mohona Bose and Rup Palchowdhury, visiting maker educators at KID Museum.

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What's a Scratch Educator Meetup?

Scratch: 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

Scratch Educator: 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

Scratch Educator Meetup: 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

What will we be doing at the meetup?

If you're new to the meetup format, here's what they are and how they work. Meetups are free, informal gatherings for educators who work with (or are interested in working with) Scratch. The meetups are organized into three parts:

1. We start with networking over light refreshments, getting to know fellow attendees and sharing what people want to explore during the meetup.

2. 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.

3. 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?

Please bring a laptop that supports Flash for the hands-on activities. If you're new to Scratch, you can check it out at http://scratch.mit.edu

The meetup is free, but you must register and space is limited. Please use this link to register:

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