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[Stemed-l] FW: Join us for a Scratch Meetup for Educators on May 7!

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MeetUp for Educators
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:45am -12:00 pm 
Celebrate Scratch Day
Join us in Holyoke for a free three-hour Scratch Meetup for Educators! The meetup will include:
  • Networking (meet other Scratch educators) & intros
  • Participatory schedule-building
  • Hands-on breakout sessions, such as:
    • Getting Started with Scratch
    • Scratch with LEGO WeDo
    • Scratch with Middle Schoolers/High Schoolers
  • Discussion break-out sessions, such as:
    • Scratch & ScratchEd online communities
    • Using Scratch in informal education or with curricular areas or age groups
    • Teaching computing concepts with Scratch
  • Show & Tell, Lunch, Reflection
Want to volunteer? 
If you're interested in helping as a volunteer or facilitator for the Scratch meetup, please sign up at bit.ly/1OXGKZJ.

Brought to you by the CSTA of Western Massachusetts and CAITE/ECEP, sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Who should attend?
  • Educators (teachers, youth educators, informal educators)
  • Beginners who would like to learn Scratch
  • Advanced Scratch users who would like to share projects
What's Scratch?

Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations - and share your creations with others around the world.  In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.  Scratch is a project of the LifelongKindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.  It is available for free at http://scratch.mit.edu.



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100 Bigelow St., Holyoke, MA 01040

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