Published on September 26, 2014
Kickoff 2014-2015 www.piedmontmakers.org
Welcome! • Year in Review • Piedmont Makers Goals • PUSD Update – Stephanie Griffin, District Technology Coordinator • Piedmont Makerspace • 2nd Annual Piedmont Mini Maker Faire • Lightning Round PHS/PMS Maker Clubs – Kurt Fleischer PHS Mobile Apps Club – Vince Monical FIRST – Heather Meil / Dick Turney Tech Socials – Dion Lim EducaEon Speaker Series East Bay Mini Maker Faire
First K-12 Mini Maker Faire in US 50+ Student & Community Makers 700+ attendees PHS Student Center & Campus View slide
2013-2014 Year in Review Summer Major district technology infrastructure improvements December Hour of Code Week, over 1250 students in district participate. January Piedmont Makers formed Spring PMS Maker Club forms, exhibits at Maker Faire Spring Fling/APCP funding of Chromebooks for 1:1 pilots May 1st Annual PUSD Mini Maker Faire June K-12 Computer Science Standards adopted by School Board View slide
Piedmont Makers Goals • Promote & inspire STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math + Design) in Piedmont • Expand participation and “Maker” attitude, especially for younger ages and underrepresented groups (girls!) • Integrate with scope and sequence of district K-12 curriculum • Foster community around technology, innovation, and mentorship: – Create Piedmont Makerspace – Tech Parents mentor Students – HS Students mentor MS & Elementary students (as community-service)
2014-2015 Goals Tri-School Middle School High School PUSD Mini Maker Faire PUSD Makerspace PMS Maker Club PHS Maker Club FIRST Lego League Tech Socials Piedmont Makers FIRST RoboEcs CSTA K-‐12 CS Standards + Common Core Math + Science Science Fairs Course Projects PUSD ANer School Enrichment (e.g. DIY Makers Club, Programming from Scratch)
What’s Happening @PUSD? Computer Science, Maker Mentality, Living in Beta Monday, September 22, 14
Computer Science Standards • Formally adopted by School Board May 28th https://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/ sub/CurrFiles/K-12_CSS_thumb.jpg http://iamangelfoundation.org/steam/news/ hour-of-code-TEASER.jpg http://sigcse2014.sigcse.org/img/sigcse_logo_large.png Monday, September 22, 14
High School Highlights • CS enrollment increase at high schools- 300 200 100 0 68 40 143 92 2013-14 2014-15 CS classes F CS classes M • hired additional .8 teacher • added a lab • web applications/web coding addition • gender balance about the same Monday, September 22, 14
•Adapting Computer Apps course to CSTA standards, utilizing some of UCLA’s Exploring Computer Science material •including some robitics •Adding Alice 3-D programming unit Monday, September 22, 14
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=gLi6WWKo73Y#t=215 Summer School Test Lab Monday, September 22, 14
Summer School Test Lab • CS Fun- Elementary • Game Design - Elementary • Maker Mondays - Elementary • Fundamentals of CS- Middle • Scratch Game Design - Middle • Artbotics- Middle • Computer Apps adaptations- High • Alice Unit- High • Web Coding- High Monday, September 22, 14
Middle School Modulation • 6th grade exploratory computer productivity class transformed into a two rotation CS class • using units from a middle school adaptation of UCLA’s Exploring Computer Science course, Code.org and Scratch • hands-on programming/ robotics/design Monday, September 22, 14
more at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFa0k-fakkp9nN5b1UazKNw/videos Monday, September 22, 14
Part of Exploratory Elective Wheel (17 day Cycle) • Computer Science Fundamentals • Maker Lab • Health • Art • Health • Green Team Monday, September 22, 14
Part of Exploratory Elective Wheel (17 day Cycle) • Computer Science Fundamentals • Maker Lab • Health • Art • Health • Green Team • Drama • Communications Monday, September 22, 14
Paper Tower Design Challenge 1 piece of paper 12 inches scotch tape using scissors and cu3ng folding designing students make the tallest tower. 20 minutes must be free standing and no anchors other than the paper base (may not tape down) ENGINEERING CONCEPTS ~Ime and material constraints Monday, September 22, 14
Basic Electricity • flat cardboard • brads 6 +-‐ • paperclips 6 +-‐ • light(LED or Xmas tree lights) • 2 each AA baRery • resistor 300 Ohm +-‐ 200 ohms • tape for baRery-‐make own baRery holders • resistor-‐to limit current Monday, September 22, 14
Scribble Machine Monday, September 22, 14
Straw Structures Monday, September 22, 14
Monday, September 22, 14
Living in Beta • Commencement address • Administration Retreat Monday, September 22, 14
PUSD Makerspace @ PMS Shop Learn new stuff! Make cool stuff! Have fun! • Staffed by Parent and PHS student mentors • Teach + Meet: Minecraft mods, 3D Printing, Electronics, Design, FIRST etc. • Sunday afternoons ~1-3pm • Young Makers affiliated club 2015 Schedule Fall Open House Teach & Meet January Teach & Meet Mentor sessions February Teach & Meet Mentor sessions March Call for Projects Mentor sessions April Mentor sessions May Final Maker Faire Prep Mentor sessions
2nd annual – May 30 Goals: Double to 100+ Student & Community Makers Showcase for Science, Math, CS PHS/PMS projects Tri-School Science Fair “All Stars” Young Makers / Makerspace projects
PHS / PMS Maker Clubs
Learning by Making PMS Maker Lunch Club Kurt Fleischer
On my summer vacation, I went to the White House
East Wing Selfie!
I’m listening to the president talk about the importance of the Maker movement in education. Yes!
PMS Maker Lunch Club 12 lunch meetings for 30 minutes 1 afternoon meeting for 3 hours Great support from PMS: ● Teacher/mentor Anne Smith ● Principal Ryan Fletcher ● Vice Principal Karyn Shipp
Building Skills Getting our feet wet.
Trying new things.
Finding leaders. Brainstorming Choosing an idea.
We have a shop! Execution. Persistence.
Being a team.
What I really really hoped to see Focus Curiosity Persistence Kids taking the lead
Showtime: Piedmont Maker Faire and Bay Area Maker Faire
Young Makers is an umbrella organization for Maker clubs. Part of MakerEd.
Lessons Learned Have at least two of each toy. Protect the novices from the “experts.” Get things moving, then get out of the way. Don’t answer questions if possible. Demonstrate tool use. Ask for help when needed. Balance skill-building with innovation.
The kids are asking for more So let’s do it!
First Lego League and Junior First Lego League • FLL is a STEAM program designed to get children excited about science and technology. • It is based around a challenge and kids research the problem and come up with a solution. They use Legos/Lego Mindstorms to demonstrate their solution in a science fair-like presentation. • This year’s themes: “World Class Learning Unleashed” (FLL) and “Think Tank, Redefining Learning” (Junior FLL) • 39 children/parent alread expressed interest in joining FLL or JFLL. One FLL team of 10 kids has already formed at PMS • Our goal is to integrate the program into the schools via Makerspace and enrichment programs.
Education Speaker Series Preparing Students for the Age of Technology September 30, 7:30pm – Piedmont High School • Ali Partovi – Co-Founder of Code.org • Dion Lim – CEO of NextLesson • Kurt Fleischer – Senior Scientist at Pixar Animation Studios • Stephanie Griffin – PUSD Director of Instructional Technology
Tech Socials Activities • Board games • Informal tech sharing – gadgets, apps, videos, resources • 5m TEDx Talk ? Food – Pizza – BYOB (depending on venue) Logistics TBD • Friday or Saturday: 6-10pm • Monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly • Veteran’s Hall, Rec Dept. or Beach • Cost per adult/child Next Steps – Survey – Build distro list
East Bay Mini Maker Faire – October 19th
Volunteers Needed! • Mini Maker Faire – Jane Lin • Makerspace / Mentors – Dave Ragones • PHS Makers – Kurt Fleischer / Vince Monical • PMS Makers – Sally Aldridge • FIRST – Heather Meil / Dick Turney
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