EI Institute: Enchanted Electronics
July 17-21, 2023
9:00AM to 12:00PM
For K-12 educators, administrators, support staff. No prior experience necessary.
This workshop encourages participants to be playful, creative, and fearless in tinkering with high- and low-tech tools to design meaningful projects.
By blending art and electronics, teachers can introduce students of all ages to circuitry, and inspire them to think of new and creative ways to express their ideas.
Sessions will include:
- Light-Up Name Tags
- Squishy Circuits
- Story Cubes
- Scribble Bots
- Hacked Toys
- Optical Gardens
- Introduction to Microbits
- Designing Smart Homes
*AceraEI is an approved DESE Professional Development Provider in Curriculum & Instruction – General, and Science and Technology/Engineering
Irina Uk, Education and Innovation Program Manager
Irina is a graduate of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program at Harvard. She has been teaching Math and Creative Computing in formal and informal settings for the last 14 years. She also has worked in EdTech and is very passionate about making educational technologies accessible to teachers and students.
Sarah Zuckerman, Director of Education and Innovation
Sarah is a graduate of the Arts in Education program at Harvard. Prior to her work in education leadership and program design, she was an art teacher in K-12 classrooms for 10 years, and has received numerous awards for her work, including Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Urban Scholars Fellowship and the Sontag Prize for Urban Education, and has had works published by Education Leadership, Ed Week, and Americans for the Arts.
Mass teachers can earn 15 PDPs for participating. AceraEI is an approved DESE Professional Development Provider in Curriculum & Instruction – General, and Science and Technology / Engineering.
Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership is a K-12 school founded in 2010 to offer hands-on, STEAM-rich learning in an individualized and question-driven environment. All of AceraEI’s curricula have been developed and pilot-tested with Acera students. Visit the school online at aceraschool.org
Acera Education Innovation – AceraEI – is our public outreach division. AceraEI partners with teachers and school/district leaders to cultivate a love of learning in students through choice, voice, agency, and hands-on STEAM learning in public schools.