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Teaming up to Tinker: Defending Play in Public Education

Teacher facilitates morse code jewelry activity
A partnership between Lesley’s Makerspace and Cambridge’s Tobin Montessori has reconceptualized science activities that explore sound, light, and digital waves through making. A collaborative team of Tobin Montessori teachers and the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab led a hands-on re-creation of elementary science activities and discussed how making inspires playful learning at Lesley University’s 2017 Community of Scholars Day.

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Kennedy Kicks off Hour Of Code Week

Tiny dancer battery project

The Lesley STEAM Team was proud to help launch the Hour of Code Week at the Kennedy School in Somerville alongside our Kennedy partners. The week-long celebration of coding and making was marked by Somerville Mayor, Joe Curtatone, and Superintendent, Mary Skipper. View full article on The Somerville News Weekly.

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Somerville STEAM Social

Lesley STEAM participated in the second Somerville STEAM Social, which brought together the Somerville Public Schools along with a host of local STEAM related community programs and organizations. This event is part of a broader effort to build capacity and develop a strong network of individuals and organizations in Somerville in support of STEAM education. View full article on Somerville Wicked Local.

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Lesley makerspace launch ignites hearts & minds

The buzz was palpable as Lesley faculty, staff, community members and friends wove their way through the newly launched makerspace. Housed on the second floor of University Hall at Lesley, the makerspace features a wide variety of teaching and learning tools rooted in the maker mentality.
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Lesley Team to Present at SXSWedu

The Lesley/K-Lo Technology Partnership team is thrilled to be traveling to Austin, Texas to present at the national SXSWedu Conference in March. Our team will roll out a hands-on STEAM workshop entitled “Makerspace Mashup”, allowing participants to try their hand at a series of robotics, design, engineering, and art challenges. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@klotechproject) as we tweet out highlights from the weeklong conference, starting March 9th!

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