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Tuesday, February 25 • 9:30am - 10:30am
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There are numerous products and kits on the market that seem perfect for a MakerSpace. Kits that let kids build robots, kits that let kids build electronics, kits that let kids explore in new ways. With so many options to choose from it is sometimes difficult to navigate where to focus your funds to get you the biggest bang for your buck. In this session, we’ll share what we bought in our first attempt at stocking a MakerSpace for our 5K-4th grades, and focus in on our personal pros/cons and tips for using them in an educational setting. After hearing about our personal “was it worth it” review, you’ll have a chance to try out those that interest you, including Code-A-Pillars, Code & Go Robot Mice, Squishy Circuits, Ozobots, Snap Circuits, Vex Kits, Lego WeDo Robotics and more. Come learn and try so that you can focus your funds most effectively.

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Corinne Meissner

MakerSpace Teacher & GT Coordinator, Merton Community School District

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Mary Iwanski

GT Coordinator, Merton Community School District
I am a STEM and Innovation coordinator in the Merton Community School District. I am a Google Innovator, Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 certified and have also been trained in Project Lead the Way Design and Modeling, Lead teacher for PLTW Launch, and attended Columbia Teachers College... Read More →

Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am CST