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Join us for the first Twin Cities Scratch Educator Meetup of this school year on Saturday, October 13 at the Blake Upper School! Parking is free on site and the school is located several blocks from the bus stops at Loring Park and the Walker Art Center. The meetup is free and includes light refreshments.

Explore the beta version of Scratch 3.0 with us! This meetup, we will have hardware on loan from the host school. Build a Lego WeDo 2.0 contraption, then connect and program a Micro:Bit to control it- all through Scratch! Bring your own questions and ideas too. The time is yours to make of it what you will, and meet other educators interested in enhancing student learning through programming.

What's a Scratch Educator Meetup?

Scratch: a free tool for exploring computational creativity by programming interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and simulations) and sharing those creations with others online, used by millions of people all around the world

Scratch Educator: a teacher who wants to support computational creativity in the classroom and beyond, helping learners—from elementary school to high school, across curricular areas and settings—imagine, program, and share with Scratch

Scratch Educator Meetup: a gathering of Scratch Educators who want to learn with and from each other, sharing their ideas and strategies for supporting computational creativity in all its forms.

What should I bring? Curiosity. And a laptop that supports Flash will be helpful for the hands-on activities.

Anything I should know before coming to the Meetup?

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.edu (http://scratch.mit.edu/)

• 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/). It's an amazing resources.

• Follow the ScratchEd Team on social media through their Twitter account (http://twitter.com/scratchedteam)and the hashtag #ScratchEdChat (https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23scratchedchat&src=typd)