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 Open House Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last Friday’s InnoHub Open House!  We had a huge turnout, and everyone had a great time participating in a range of Maker-related activities, like:

Breakerspace! 

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!