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Supporting Educators to develop the next generation of problem-solvers.
Supporting Educators to develop the next generation of problem-solvers.

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Designing for Inclusion Workshop!

STEM experiences are key areas of focus in many schools and after-school programs, but how can you be sure to engage students who don’t identify with these subjects and are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields? In this workshop, educators will experience a design challenge, explore research and review methods on how to create inclusive learning environments.

$15 per person, registration cost includes dinner.

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The Tech has two workshops coming up on NGSS & Engineering and Designing for Inclusion!

May 1st 4:30 - 7:30 PM - NGSS & Engineering
May 9th 4:30 - 6:30 PM - Designing for Inclusion

Reach out to abault@thetech.org for a 15% off discount.

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The Tech's Bowers Institute is hosting one FINAL Makey-Makey workshop THIS Saturday, 9am to 3pm. In this session we will dive a little deeper into creating various types of switches, building on the basic circuitry concepts presented. Everyone goes home with a Makey-Makey and lunch is provided! Facilitated by Bridget Rigby
15% off at registration with code TTA!

https://www.thetech.org/events/invention-literacy-making-and-design-thinking-makey-makey-1

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The Tech's Bowers Institute is hosting one FINAL Makey-Makey workshop THIS Saturday, 9am to 3pm. In this session we will dive a little deeper into creating various types of switches, building on the basic circuitry concepts presented. Everyone goes home with a Makey-Makey and lunch is provided! Facilitated by Bridget Rigby
15% off at registration with code TTA!

https://www.thetech.org/events/invention-literacy-making-and-design-thinking-makey-makey-1

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The Tech for Global Good

Student Summit


Engage middle and high school students in a real world design challenge inspired by PATH, one of the 2017-18 Tech for Global Good Laureates. Students will explore how an organization distributes vaccines and health information, then focus on the end users through an active design exercise that incorporates collaboration with peers, iterative problem solving, and a final sharing and vetting of the ideas. Additionally participants will interact with current social innovators and designers, and give each other feedback on their designs and process.


Who should attend:

Middle and high school students who are interested in design challenges, issues in healthcare, or meeting thought leaders in the community.


When is it:

Saturday February 24, 2018
10am - 2:30pm
*Admission to the Tech will be available after the session for you and your students



RSVP and we will email to confirm your registration : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxY8qRBslg0sKU0Vxf2ppqmgGEIDOyaVcCr3Rv6iHrdnGvwA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Where is it:

The Tech Museum of Innovation and the Bowers Institute @ The Tech, 145 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. Learn more about parking and payment policies. For more information, send an email to bowersinstitute@thetech.org.


Cost:

FREE

Lunch will be provided for participants and educator chaperones

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Two PD Workshops for formal and informal educators on Designing for Empathy, at The Tech!

Tech for Global Good Design Challenge Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bring design thinking and empathy into your classroom, after-school or other learning experience with our Tech for Global Good design challenge lesson. Explore how to connect your students with real-world issues where they can see themselves as innovators and changemakers through a design session that incorporates collaboration, iterative problem-solving and a final presentation. In this session you will experience a design challenge focused on getting vaccines to end users and walk away with resources and tools to facilitate the same challenge in your learning setting.
$40 (light breakfast provided)
Instructors: Erica Barrueto and Gretchen Kirkpatrick

Registration required: https://tickets.thetech.org/calendar/view.asp?id=68119


Empathy and Education
Tuesday, Jan. 23
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
$12 per person
How do you teach empathy in a classroom or informal learning setting, and how can you recognize when empathy is playing a role in collaboration among youth? In this workshop educators will experience Design For All, a Tech for Global Good Innovation Lab, to explore how to create and reinforce empathy in their learning environment.
Participants will discuss a design-based approach and techniques to modify their learning space into one that fosters and reinforces the importance of empathy.
Registration cost includes dinner.
Register: https://tickets.thetech.org/production/view.asp?id=67972

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How do we disseminate real versus fake information in the media?

Free Workshop with Markkula Center for Ethics!

The Markkula Center for Ethics at Santa Clara University is hosting an event centered on Trust Project, December 12 from 5 - 7:30pm. The topic at hand is how news sites are using trust indicators to increase transparency and accountability, and to help us create ways to involve the public in their reliability and spread.

We are pulling together a select group of people who are active and influential in the public sphere to help take the critical next steps as we go live with our work.

The Trust Project is a consortium of news outlets working together to build a more transparent and trustworthy press. We build tools people – and tech platforms like Google and Facebook - can use to decide whether a news story comes from a credible, quality source.

Their collaborators range from the Independent Journal Review and Mic to The Globe and Mail and Washington Post.

Light dinner will also be served.

At 7:30pm there will be a panel discussion (optional) with Sally Lehrman, Senior Director of Journalism Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Richard Gingras, Vice President of News Products, Google, Devin Slater, Design Director, Globe and Mail to talk about how we can use technology to restore faith in the news.

Tues., Dec. 12, 2017
The Bowers Institute at the Tech
145 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Workshop, 5-6:30 p.m.
Light Dinner, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Seats are limited.

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