Stop Motion Annimation #InnoPUBPD

Teachers and staff gathered in the NCPA InnoHub for the first official #InnoPUBPD event of the year to learn about stop motion animation.

For this workshop we followed the framework:  Follow, Make, Tinker, Share

Follow, Make, Tinker, Share was created by William Rankin and Bea Leiderman of Unfold Learning.  This framework is often used in conjunction with project-based learning which is the core of the makerspace.  Jordan and I attended an EARCOS Weekend Workshop in the spring of 2021 led by the creators.  We adapted our stop motion PD to follow this framework.  Check out the slides below to learn more.  

 

Teachers worked in three teams.  Here is what they created in 15 minutes based on the agreed criteria.  Enjoy!

 

InnoHub Safety Training and Upcoming Events

InnoHub Safety Training – September 24, 2021

Seventeen teachers and staff completed the InnoHub Safety Training and Best Practices workshop last Friday.  After completing the training, which involved practical tasks at 6 stations, they joined in a Kahoot to test their knowledge.  They also received a badge (designed by Jordan Wambeke and made on our vinyl cutter) for their ID cards.  This indicates they have completed the training and they may book the InnoHub (subject to availability) any block of the day.

The stations included:

  • First Aid & Emergency Procedures
  • Box Cutter Safety
  • Ring Light Procedures
  • Hand Tools & Materials
  • Scroll Saw Safety
  • Clean up & Lock up Procedures

Teachers Shared

Liza Fagan and Greg Elsen also shared their experiences on bringing classes to the InnoHub last year.  Liza’s Chemistry students designed molecules, made models, and answered questions about the process.  Greg shared his experiences with AP Human Geography classes.  His students worked in small groups to bring an agriculture model to life through stop motion animation.

 

Basic InnoHub information

 

Upcoming Events in October

October 16 – ACAMIS Tech Conference Watch Party  RSVP HERE

October 22 – #InnoPubPD – Stop Motion Animation

InnoHub Feb/March Happenings

The InnoHub was as busy as ever last month.  We hit the ground running immediately after Chinese New Year with Liza, Rachel, and Adam’s chemistry classes.  They designed a theoretical molecule that doesn’t currently exist and used recycled materials to build a 3D model of their molecules.  The students finished the project by presenting their molecules to staff and fellow students.

Middle School

Elizabeth and Ann’s STEM 7 class visited the InnoHub to examine a dissected laptop and compare the contents to the parts of a cell.  The students then dissected some small wind-up toys and drew their own comparison diagrams.

 

 

Fernanda brought her 8th grade art class to the InnoHub to carve linocut printing blocks and film video tutorials of their process. The videos are on their class Seesaw account and they are awesome!  Here are a couple for your viewing pleasure.

 

There’s More!

Through most of the month Katrina and her drama crew have been in and out in the afternoons and evenings painting and building set pieces for the upcoming Spring musical, Ranked.
Jordan and Lisa brought their Advisory classes to the InnoHub to have their students create personal logos and turn them into MacBook decals on our new vinyl cutter.  If you would like to learn more about the vinyl cutter, we will introduce this tool at our next #InnoPubPD on May 7th.
Greg brought his AP Human Geography class back to the InnoHub for a third time, this time to create 3D models illustrating different urban planning systems from around the world.

ASA’s

Did you know that the first-ever NCPA Wood Shop Club finished its inaugural trimester?  It was so popular with students we had to add a second section in T3 to meet the demand!  The InnoHub is utilized for ASA’s every day.

#InnoPubPD

And to cap off the month, Jordan and Lisa organized two staff PD’s.  The first was an introduction to Design Thinking, with special guest Yosef, and the second was a crash course in basic woodshop safety and techniques.

 

As always, thank you to all the teachers who visited and utilized the InnoHub and we look forward to another month packed with new classes and activities!  Don’t forget to contact Jordan Wambeke if you want to schedule time for your class in the InnoHub or want some help integrating the InnoHub into your curriculum!