Makey Makey Invention Lab: Invention Literacy, Making and Design Thinking Workshop for K-12 and Informal Educators

Public event
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
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CU Boulder Discovery Learning Center (DLC) Collaboratory
Engineering Dr. CU Engineering Center; SW corner of Regent and Colorado
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
Phone: 303-492-4839

Join Science Discovery and the Makey Makey Education team for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing our own inventions! The last hour and a half will be spent in a Train-the-Trainer format, in order to prepare you to train other teachers to use Makey Makey.


8:30am - Check in and test wifi
9:00 - 11:30am - Morning session: Introduction to Makey Makey
11:30am - 12:30pm - Lunch (provided with registration)
12:30 - 3:00pm - Afternoon session: Makey Makey Inventions
3:00 - 3:30pm - Break
3:30 - 5:00pm - Train the Trainer

To make the most of this workshop, please bring a computer. The following devices work well: Chromebook, Mac, Windows, Linux. Tablets may not work so we advise leaving those at home. If you need a device for the workshop, please contact Stacey (

All participants who complete the workshop will receive a FREE Makey Makey ($49.95 value), courtesy of our friends at Makey Makey!

Workshop registration ($35) includes:
• Lunch (Mod Market)
• Parking at CU
• Free Makey Makey!
• 8 hours of creative engineering design fun

Certificates documenting professional development hours (8) are available by request.

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