Thank you to everyone who joined us at last Friday’s InnoHub Open House!We had a huge turnout, andeveryone had a great timeparticipating in a range of Maker-related activities, like:
Speed Sewing with Katrina Elsen
Robotics with Elizabeth Cooper
Lego Stop Motion Videos with Lisa Hughes
Woodworking with Jordan Wambeke
For those of you who missed out; don’t worry, we’ll be hosting more events and starting an InnoHub PD series in the near future. Stay tuned! And as always, if you have any questions about incorporating Making or the InnoHub into your curriculum please feel free to reach out to Jordan Wambeke on Outlook or Teams.See you all at the next event!
The NCPA Innovation Hub has been a popular place to be the past couple of months! Here is a run down of what you have missed and what is coming up:
Introduction to the InnoHub with the HOD’s
On December 7th, HOD’s participated in an PD session in the InnoHub where they explored the design cycle, learned how our students can benefit from the makerspace, and discussed ways they could incorporate the InnoHub in their curriculum.
The InnoHub is a space for students to create, experiment, and learn through hands-on activities.
You can schedule your class in the space to maximize different learning styles, or send students to work on projects.
Rachel Dragos’ AP Physics classes did experiments with flying pigs on strings in the InnoHub!Students in groups determined how long it took for a plastic pig, replete with flapping wings, to fly around one cycle of the pigs “flight” path by observing and measuring the period, but can only use a meter stick.
Students used trigonometry, components of forces and equations to arrive at their calculations.
Turkey Bowl, Alumni Panel, and Cookie Exchange
The InnoHub is also a great space to host an event! It offers flexible seating, a large screen and projector, plenty of outlets, and a beautiful view of the field and temple.
Coming in January
We are excited to host a staff InnoHub Open House on Friday, January 8th from 3:30-4:30PM+. We will have a variety of stations for you to explore the “maker” in you while socializing and enjoying some tasty treats and beverages. Specific activities will be shared in January.
Please RSVP HERE by December 22 so we can prepare enough materials and food for this event.
As teachers we’re continually looking to improve on our practice, two great self paced certifications that can help you improve and explore the various features of educational tech tools are the Microsoft Innovative Educator ( MIE ) certification and the Apple Teacher certification.
Many may be familiar with these programs through our Saturday Certificate Sessions that we’re hosted earlier this school year and at the end of 2019 school year. As we move into week 5 of online learning I found myself looking over some of the MIE courses that I’ve taken and it’s been helpful reminder of the tools at our disposal.
With virtual school having been extended, we want to be especially sure that you’re supported. Check the staff calendar for upcoming optional virtual school PD to help you deliver effective online instruction, thrive at remote working, and manage your digital life.
Nearpod How-To, presented by Elizabeth Cooper.
Thursday, Feb 20 @ 8am
Thursday, Feb 20 @ 11:30am
Microsoft Teams Classroom Features, presented by Dave Barton
Friday, Feb 21 @ 8am
Friday, Feb 21 @ 11:30am
How I’d Hack You: Computer Security 101, presented by the IT Department
This session was a rundown of how common classroom strategies can be translated into an online format using educational apps and sites beyond Canvas, suitable for most teachers. Feedback on this for Greg was especially positive; if you’d like to get in touch with him, follow him on Twitter!