ScratchEd Meetups are peer-designed professional learning experiences inspired by the unconference model. This means that at any given event, you decide what your learning looks like! At a Meetup, you can share, create, and learn with other educators who are also passionate about teaching with Scratch in the classroom. Anyone who is interested in connecting with fellow educators and learning more about using Scratch in educational settings is welcome to participate.
Join us for a Scratch Educator Meetup on Saturday October 6 at Centro! The Meetup is free. What's a Scratch Educator Meetup? Scratch: a free tool for exploring computational creativity by programming interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and art) 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 will we be doing at the Meetup? If you're new to the Meetup format, here's what they are and how they work. Meetups are informal gatherings for educators who work with (or are interested in working with Scratch—that is, no experience necessary and new Scratchers are most welcome!). The Meetups are organized into three parts: 1. We start by getting to know fellow attendees and sharing what people want to explore. 2. We collaboratively decide how to structure our learning and then form small groups based on our different interests. Maybe you want to have a discussion about classroom strategies or get more practice with Scratch—or something else entirely. Feel free to move between groups if the session that you're in isn't working for you. 3. We gather as a whole group for lunch and group sharing. You might pose a question to discuss with the group, or share something from your classroom. This is a great time to inspire and be inspired. What should I bring? Curiosity. And a laptop that supports Flash will be helpful for the hands-on activities. If you're new to Scratch, you can check it out at http://scratch.mit.edu We look forward to meeting up with you!