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Renaissance Community School faculty visit Lesley STEAM Learning Lab for maker mindset field trip

A group of teachers from New Bedford Public Schools interact with the MaKey MaKey and Scratch. They are connecting the MaKey MaKey alligator clips to brass fasteners on a map of the US and subsequently programming Scratch to trigger facts about each state or state capital.

Lesley STEAM Learning Lab welcomed the entire faculty and administration from the Renaissance Community School in New Bedford, Mass, for a full day interactive workshop. Based on the school’s desire to integrate standards-based making into the curriculum, Lesley STEAM developed a series of projects to engage the staff in collaborative problem solving and inquiry-based learning.

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Lesley STEAM joins in on 2018 Scratch Day @ MIT

Scratch Day at MIT participants engaged in circuit playground activity
Lesley STEAM’s Sue Cusack will join the Scratch Day @ MIT volunteer squad for an action-packed day of hands-on Scratch demonstrations, panels, tinkering, social meet-ups, and more. The Lifelong Kindergarten Group, organizers of the day, will host the 2018 Scratch Day @ MIT onsite event at their home in the MIT Media Lab.  Scratch Day is a worldwide network of events that encourages any organization or individual to host their own workshop or gathering in celebration of Scratch programming. Find a Scratch Day close to you – or create your own by clicking here!