Jun
27
9:00 am09:00

Educator Workshop: Intro to VEX Robotics

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Are you a middle school or high school educator interested in ROBOTS? Would you like your students to compete in robotics competitions but aren't sure where to begin?

Join us at theCO for a day of robotics. Learn how to assemble a VEX robot as you learn tips and tricks for working with middle school and high school students. 

Led by: Shelli Brasher

Robotics Education instructor Shelli Brasher brings years of experience as a robotics coach and secondary classroom educator. Her passion for robotics and STEM education will inspire you to build robots and prepare your students for competition.

Sign up by June 14, 2017.

Workshop Fee: $150

Jul
11
9:00 am09:00

Educator Workshop: Intro to Raspberry Pi

Are you looking for ways to incorporate STEM activities into your classroom? Join us for an introduction to the Raspberry Pi mini computer. From breadboards to circuit boards, middle & high school teachers are invited for a day of fun as you learn everything you need to know to get the Raspberry Pi running right out of the box!

Throughout the day, you will learn how to configure a pi, create simple games using the pi, complete some simple electronics projects and learn about the Dev Catalyst Raspberry Pi competition category for middle school and high school students. This course will give you the basic knowledge, resources and confidence you need to utlize the Raspberry Pi mini computer in the classroom.

Led by: Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence is an Instructor of Industrial Technology at Jackson State Community College. He holds degrees in biology and electrical engineering while currently working on a masters in engineering technology. When not sharing his couch with two cats and a dog, Ben spends his free time completing woodworking and electronics projects. 

With Ben's experience in the operation, maintenance, and management of technically complex systems, you will learn how to motivate your students with fun activities centered around modern tech needs.

Sign up by July 3, 2017.

Workshop Fee: $150

Jul
12
9:00 am09:00

Educator Workshop: Intro to 3D Printing

Are you fascinated by 3D printing, but a little unsure that you could really do it? Want to learn how 3D printing could be used in your middle school or high school classroom. Come learn how to 3D print from start to finish!

We'll cover everything from the beginnings of 3D printing to types of printers and filaments, step-by-step usage of the Makerbot Replicator 2X printer and software needed to run it as well as troubleshooting methods.

Led by: Erin Noel

CO:member Erin Noel has taught himself much of what he knows about 3D printing. He gets his kicks doing research about printer models, print surfaces and filaments. He’s always looking for ways to improve the printing process here and theCO.

Sign up by July 3, 2017.

Workshop Fee: $150

Jul
13
9:00 am09:00

Educator Workshop: Novice Web Development

How do you teach high school students to become developers, especially when you have little coding experience yourself? Have no fear, Dev Catalyst is here. We will explain the ins and outs of our online curriculum and competition. 

In addition, you will learn website development from our CO:de meetup coordinator and professional developer, Chance Smith. He will teach you how to build a web page using HTML and CSS. From there, you will learn how to use Bootstrap in order to make your website responsiveness.

Wrap up the day by exploring GitHub and understanding how students will submit their web projects for a chance to win a FREE tech tour trip to San Francisco! (Don't worry. Teachers can win a spot on the trip as well.)

Attendees should bring a laptop.

Led by: Chance Smith
Chance Smith is a web developer and project manager. In other words, he enjoys solving problems and impressing customers. Most of the websites and apps he builds are for startups in San Francisco and DC area. He has also worked on some fascinating projects with Chick-fil-a, Vanderbilt Hospital and POPVOX

Sign up by July 3, 2017.

Workshop Fee: $250

Jul
14
9:00 am09:00

Educator Workshop: UX and Data Dev

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Amidst all of the hubbub of running a business or launching a project, customer feedback might seem low on the list of priorities—but it's CRUCIAL. Understanding how UX (user experience) plays into web development projects is a critical skill for professionals.

Come learn how you can introduce this concept to your high school students as they work with their "client" to complete their dev projects. In addition, educators will be introduced to the idea of data management and our new Dev Catalyst competition category "Data Dev."

Attendees should bring a laptop.

Led by: William Donnell

CO:founder William Donnell is founder and lead “designtist” of experience design firm Sodium Halogen. Over the past fifteen years, William’s team has worked remotely with startups from San Francisco to DC, as well as with established companies such as GE Capital and Mars Petcare to create amazing brand experiences for the web and mobile with their “Designtific Method.” William created a workshop with the smart folks at LUXr.co, spoke at past two Lean Startup conferences, and recently helped Pivotal Labs facilitate an innovation workshop for the White House. 

Sign up by July 3, 2017.

Workshop Fee: $250