Time: 9AM – 3PM
Join us in this interdisciplinary workshop that combines science, technology, engineering, art and design. Using new coding languages and creative hardware components, students bring art designs to life in this immersive maker workshop. Students craft paper robots complete with blinking LED lights, expressive robot sculptures that move, animated pop-up cards, interactive artistic dioramas, and lastly, students design their own computer games with artsy flair. We explore Lego WeDo, Microbits and the MIT software Scratch(TM). Let’s discover the art of technology!
Caroline Hanson has been an educator for more than 25 years, combining her humanities background with a passion for STEM education to create enriched classroom experiences using LEGO Mindstorms robotics, WeDo and hands-on problem-solving activities. She currently teaches at Aspen Middle School, coaches FIRST LEGO League teams, coordinates a regional robotics tournament, and serves on the LEGO Education Advisory Panel as a middle-grade educator.
Peter Hanson has been teaching for more than 25 years and combines his love of STEM, science, math, and hands-on learning as the Think, Make, and Improve teacher at Aspen Middle School. He has been a robotics coach, math educator, science educator, and science outreach coordinator before moving into a maker-oriented position for grades 5 through 8.