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Inaugural NYC Scratch Educator Meetup

NYC Scratch Educator Meetup & Information Session

- brought to you by Code-to-Learn Foundation ( and CSNYC (

Please join us at an introductory meetup to learn about Scratch, how to bring it to your school,  and talk to experts and educators currently using Scratch in their classrooms.  Meetups will take place throughout the year to provide support and serve as consistent ‘PD’ for in-service and prospective Scratch educators as well as a place for those educators to meet and collaborate.

Karen Brennan from the ScratchEd Team at Harvard University ( will help us kick off the event. The meetups will be monthly, includes breakfast and lunch, free to all participants, and can qualify for PD hours.

The BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) meetup will:

- share strategies for integrating Scratch into classroom practice
- explore the core ideas underlying Scratch
- self-organize into different interest groups and hands-on activities
- introduce you to ScratchEd, the website where educators share their Scratch ideas, experiences, and resources

For more information, please contact Cindy Gao ([masked]).

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  • Michael T.

    There are just a few spots left for the Logo Summer Institute, coming up June 23-27, 2014.

    This annual workshop offers an immersion in constructionist technologies and programmable learning environments including Scratch, Arduino, 3D printing, TurtleArt, LEGO, and more.

    For more information and to register visit

    June 2, 2014

  • Hau-yu C.

    excellent. Provide opportunity to meet with others and learn from each other.

    April 8, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Thank you to all who lead this event as well as to all who participated.

    March 18, 2014

  • Michelle C.

    So great to meet up with all of you! Here are some photos from the meetup -

    And don't forget to check out notes (and post yours!) on the meetup Google Doc -

    March 17, 2014

  • Jennifer

    A great inspiring session with a group of passionate educators. I'm working on my Doodlebug right now. May drive to Boston just to get another fix. Hoping the NYC Chapter will thrive.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Linda M.

    wonderful - wish we could have stayed all day

    March 16, 2014

  • Kevin L.

    Amazing event, critical mass of education Yearners[1] willing to share their wisdom/what they have learned about using Scratch as a powerful tool for creative expression in the classroom. Thank you Code-to-Learn foundation and CSNYC for making the inaugural event possible and the CSI for hosting. Thanks to Karen, Michelle, Jeff, and Derek for coming all the way down from Cambridge. Also, major props to the two parents who were there to learn how to learn/teach Scratch with their 7 year olds. Paraphrasing a participant's takeaway from the Beginner session - "Usually, we try to guide learning by asking questions. Scratch flips that around - it makes the kids ask their own questions."

    [1] Yes, a Seymour Papert reference!!

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Ewart Andrew M.

    Wonderful experience. The Meet up opened up great possiblilites for teaching programming.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • David W.

    Great to be among the passionate ones ...

    March 15, 2014

  • Hau-yu C.

    Have taught Scratch to middle school students. Will like to find out more about the new scratch web site

    March 9, 2014

    • David W.

      Hi Hau Yu, my offer for NY Care Team leader still holds. Thanks.

      March 15, 2014

  • Ido T.

    Great event! It was wonderful meeting everyone.

    March 15, 2014

    • David W.

      Hi Ido, my offer as volunteer is still good. Please let me know if you need help.

      March 15, 2014

  • David W.

    Just want to thank you all, we had a great time !

    March 15, 2014

  • Pedro H.

    Awesome start for this meetup. Incredible community! Space and food was superb.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Peggy W.

    Well organized and very informative

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • Derek B.

    Had a great time sharing ideas/techniques with dynamic NYC educators!

    1 · March 15, 2014

    • Susan E.

      -great to meet you! Excited to get our students together!

      March 15, 2014

  • Susan E.

    This was a highpoint in my 12 years of teaching. I can attend if it's the second saturday of the month - or maybe we'll do some weekday afternoons? This was fabulous - thank you!!

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Michael T.

    Great Meetup...lots of good discussion, ideas, and exchange. Looking forward to more.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Stephen L.

    Excellent, well planned, fun event

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Nitya N.

    Have to travel for work that day .. Hope to make the next one.

    March 10, 2014

  • Jeffrey P.

    Very interested in Scratch as a means to introduce mobile computing applications to my high school multimedia students.

    February 10, 2014

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