Invent To Learn Workshops for Families
Gary Stager and his Constructing Modern Knowledge teammates love working with children and their parents. These hands-on and minds-on workshops create exciting learning experiences in which parents come to value learning-by-making. The emphasis is on action, creative expression, and hard fun! Parents who participate in these workshops become advocates for classroom making and project-based learning.
Teachers may participate and even bring their own kids. Schools only need to provide a small number of laptop or desktop computers, a projector and screen.
We provide all of the materials necessary for centers featuring the following maker activities:
- Cardboard construction
- Wearable computing and e-Textiles (make interactive clothes and jewelry with LEDs, conductive thread and more!)
- Arduino microcontrollers
- LEGO WeDo robotics
- Art, mathematics, and computer programming via Turtle Art
- Interactive greeting cards
- Floor turtles
- Little Bits and other electronic construction kits
- Hummingbird and Finch robotics construction kits
- Discounted copies of the book, Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, may be provided, one per family, for an additional fee.
Check out our book, toy, and kit recommendations for creative families!
photos courtesy of American School of Bombay
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.