Join local K–12 educators at a ScratchEd Meetup to play, learn, and connect around teaching with Scratch. Scratch is a free online programming tool through which students can creatively explore CS concepts by creating interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and simulations) and sharing those creations with others online.
Join us for food, fun, and community. No coding experience necessary!
Bring your laptops.
What will we be doing at the meetup?
If you're new to a ScratchEd meetup, this is basically how they work. Meetups are informal gatherings for teachers who work with or want to start working with Scratch. Our meetups are organized around what you want to do and are organized around three main parts.
1. We start with networking over light refreshments, getting to know fellow attendees and sharing what people want to explore during the meetup.
2. We collaboratively decide how to structure our time and then form groups based on those interests. You may want to learn more about Scratch or to explore with others how to integrate it into your classroom —or something else entirely...you get to choose.
3. We will finally gather as a whole group for sharing. We hope to also take time to pose questions to discuss with the group and will encourage participants to share something from their classrooms. This is a great time to inspire and be inspired.
What should I bring?
Your curiosity, your questions and if you wish something to share!
These are completely optional, but are excellent resources to learn more about using Scratch with learners:
• If you're new to Scratch, you can check it out at http://scratch.mit.ed (http://scratch.mit.edu/)u
• Join the ScratchEd Website http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/ and browse through hundreds of resources!
• Look over the Creative Computing Curriculum Guide http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/guide/
• Follow the ScratchEd Team on social media through their Twitter account http://twitter.com/scratchedteam and the hashtag #ScratchEdChat
We look forward to meeting up with you!