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Going virtual this year? Connect with students in a virtual, hybrid, or in-person format with the Elementary Maker Curriculum from 1st Maker Space. 

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Computer Science, Indianapolis Public Schools, IPS, wonder workshop -

1st Maker Space, LLC is excited to announce an innovative computer science partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). The #CSforIPS initiative is a multi-year strategy to provide students throughout the district with the opportunity to learn to code with Wonder Workshop robots.

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School systems across the country are preparing to send students back to school, and many administrators and teachers are doing the very best they can to keep students safe under less than ideal circumstances. Many companies are offering expensive solutions for plastic barriers and PPE. If you find yourself trying to decide between using barriers and buying hand sanitizer, we have a new way to approach the situation. You can use your makerspace or STEM Lab or MAKE your own custom solution for social distancing. 

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education, employability skills, hands-on learning, makerspace, professional development, project-based learning -

Our Maker Manager Program is a cohort of Maker Managers, STEM teachers, and district leaders looking to develop a culture of making in their district. This 9-month course meets once a month and is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning around the topics of makerspace safety, maker curricular design and theory (PBL, inquiry-based learning), tools and equipment, assessment, and creating a culture of making and innovation throughout your school building or district. All topics discussed will be applied throughout the year, and the course culminates in a Maker Manager Certification from 1st Maker Space.

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computer science, education, IPS, professional development, wonder workshop -

This week the team at 1st Maker Space led one of the most innovative professional development experiences I have had an opportunity to be a part of. Teachers at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) embraced #CSforIPS this week and jumped into computer science with Dash, Dot, and Cue from Wonder Workshop. Like many professional development workshops this summer, our team worked to create a digital professional development experience for the Computer Science Champions. Each IPS Computer Science Champion received a Dash Home Learning Bundle to complete the professional development at home, and we created a course that blended synchronous and asynchronous...

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