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Thanks everyone who came out for the last MEM of 2014-2015 school year last night!

Aaron and I forgot to mention one thing during announcements, which is that the annual FabLearn conference at Stanford has been announced for Sep 26-27 and submissions are currently being accepted.

I know many of you are doing amazing things at your schools/institutions, so please consider submitting a proposal for the Educator panel, a workshop, a demo, a tutorial, etc. ALSO, there is a K-12 student showcase as well, so you can even bring your students to show off their projects.
FabLearn 2015 invites submissions for its fifth annual conference, to be held on September 26-27, 2015 at Stanford University. FabLearn is a venue for educators, policy-makers, students, designers, researchers, students, and makers to present, discuss, and learn about digital fabrication in ...
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Public school teachers in particular - we are looking for your voices!  If you are integrating making into your practice, we want to hear about your process and reflections.  The theme this year is diversity and equity so please - represent!

If you have any questions about the process or what it would look like to present, please ask.  We don't want any barriers to get in the way of sharing.
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Join us for a tour of the Autodesk office/workshop at Pier 9 (http://www.instructables.com/id/Overview-Access-to-Autodesk-Pier-9-Workshop/) and check out a maker lab that we will all be jealous of. This is also where the Tinkercad and Instructables teams are located, as well as their Artist-in-Residence program (http://www.autodesk.com/artist-in-residence/home).

Please RSVP to this event so I can get a headcount to pass onto Autodesk folks.
Autodesk Pier 9 Tour
Wed, May 27, 7:00 PM PDT
Autodesk

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Waiting on email from Autodesk with instructions... will update the Event page as soon as I hear back. Thanks Steve - see you tomorrow night!
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Designing Making Experiences, a two-day professional development workshop for educators eager to integrate making into their own practice, is heading to the Peninsula! Join us on February 27-28 at Castilleja School's Bourn Idea Lab to immerse yourself in the world of making in K-12 education!

The Bourn Idea Lab at Castilleja School (Palo Alto) and the Creativity Lab at Lighthouse Community Charter School (Oakland) are working together to offer this hands-on workshop. Spend two days planning a K-12 making project or unit of your choice and leave with a project example made by you.  While being immersed in a making environment, you will make and develop, test and troubleshoot the making curriculum or project of your choice for your K-12 classroom or school. Click through on the link for more information, testimonials from past participants, as well as to register.

This workshop is offered free of charge to teachers at Title 1 schools. Please fill out the contact form on the site to request a promotional code to use during registration.

PS: This workshop counts as course credit towards the Maker Certificate program offered by Sonoma State University! More info here: http://www.sonoma.edu/exed/maker-certificate/
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** Maker Educator Meetup tonight CANCELLED **

Folks, my head of school just announced that Castilleja is closed today due to weather and all after-school/evening events have been cancelled. So sadly, I think we will also have to cancel our MEM tonight as well.

Please help me spread the word to others who may be planning on coming tonight.

Very sorry but look out for announcements about the next MEM in January!
(And I'll be happy to host back at Castilleja again in 2015!)

Until then, Happy Holidays to all of you!
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(Posting here also just in case folks are not checking the Event page... sorry if you are getting this multiple times!)

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Thursday for the December Bay Area MEM.

We're planning to order pizza and have drinks available, so please bring $5-10 to help us cover costs.

Directions to the lab:
- Enter our campus through the glass doors on Kellogg St., next to the drop-off driveway by a big tree.
- If the doors are locked, please call the lab number: 650-470-7838 (this number is also written on a piece of paper taped to the glass doors, labeled "Robotics")
- Walk straight past the men's room, vending machine, water fountain, and library on the right.
- When you get to the other set of doors, look to your left and you should see signs pointing to the Bourn Idea Lab.
- We are just downstairs.

** NOTE ON PARKING *
PLEASE only park on the school side of the streets even for street parking; our neighbors complain when people park on their side of the street. There is also additional parking in the staff lot next to the pool if you can't find a street spot - the entrance to the lot is on Kellogg near Emerson.
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Sorry to miss this one--my boat needs some work...
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We got written up on EdSurge!
On Friday afternoon, in the library of Castilleja School in Palo Alto, 52 students sat in their assigned groups and snacked on cookies. As Angi Chau called them up, each team presented the project they had prepared over the past two days. One group explained its interactive quiz about characters in
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So awesome! Hey, I was quoted!! Thanks again for a great workshop/institute!
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Want to help me reschedule a Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop tour?

1) Please +1 if you are interested in this tour at all

2) Do you have a preference between these dates?
Wednesday 5/6, Wednesday 5/27, Thursday 5/28.
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Weird... every time I try to post an event, it doesn't seem to notify people. Here's the link:

https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/c9rf7j3806k46ru0o7v2mg3vl3g?authkey=CO_w89f7v_KC7AE
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I got an email about this and thought this might be of interest to this group. Through IISME**, you can work at Cisco Systems this summer and get paid to tinker with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis!

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Cisco Systems – Milpitas
Assist with an education project part of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) initiative, which connects people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. The IISME Fellow will review and test a variety of learning experiences, including: labs, simulations, problems, projects, assessments, games, and hackathons. Topical focus will be the Internet of Things and Big Data.

Preferred background/experience includes: A tinkering spirit and either excellent electronics/programming skills (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Python).
 

**The IISME Summer Fellowship Program places eligible K-16 teachers into high-performance corporate and science-research environments for the summer. Teachers work full-time for 8 weeks and are paid $8,200 for their work. 90% of the paid time is dedicated to completing a project for their Host organization. The other 10% of the paid time is devoted to focusing on how they will transfer their Summer Fellowship experience back to their students and colleagues. By working at one of IISME’s Host organizations, teachers experience, first hand, the practical applications of the science, math, technology and 21st Century skills they teach. The Summer Fellowship experience becomes a springboard for infusing curriculum with “real world” connections that further engage students in learning. 
 
For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://www.iisme.org/teachers.
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I did an IISME fellowship last summer, and it was amazing. There are a lot more potential research projects. I worked with a physics lab at Stanford that studies CMBR using telescopes in Antarctica and spent much of the summer in the lab working directly on the telescope or parts of it. My "education transfer plan" was studying evidence we have for the Big Bang. Also, it comes with an $8200 stipend, and I got to hang out all summer on Stanford campus. I'm doing it again this summer, too, with the same lab.
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Jan 2015 MEM - Breakout Discussion Meeting Notes
Topic: Quantifying Learning (thanks Christa!)
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Jan MEM@the Exploratorium Topic: How to Quantify LearningBreakout Discussion for January 2015 MEM @ the Exploratorium Topic: Quantifying Learning “That kid learned something that may not line up with a standards matrix, but we know something is going on.”- Casey Shea wants to talk about metrics for assessing learning in students that do not fall in...
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Right every other month.  ;-) 
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Our head of school just sent out an email that she will be announcing whether school is closed due to weather by 6:30am tomorrow morning. I will update this group as soon as I know!

If school is closed, then we will unfortunately have to cancel MEM. :( But I'm guessing if weather is that bad, no one will want to go out anyway...?
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Hi everyone! In case you haven't seen them, videos of all teams' project presentations are now up on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/album/2950903
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