Logo designed by youth Claire S.
Logo designed by youth Claire S.

Join Digital Harbor Foundation, Maryland State Department of Education, and Baltimore County Public Schools on November 5th, 2016 at Eastern Technical High School for the Make. IT. Work. Conference. This innovative conference is dedicated to Making, Instructional Technology, and Workforce Readiness in the Education realm.

Attendee registration is now available: Make. IT. Work. Registration


When: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 9:30am – 3pm
Where: Eastern Technical High School

Event Schedule:

Registration: 9:00 – 9:30am
Opening and Maker Stories: 9:30 – 10:00am

  • “Hack It ’til You Make It: Finding Opportunity” by Jen Herchenroeder
  • “Exposure is the Key to Success” by Sydney Lane-Ryer
  • “Maker Story” by Peggy Koenig

During each session there are six concurrent presentations. The presentation and the room number are listed below:

Session One:

    10:05 – 10:45am

  • Room 202: “Making in the Curriculum” by Eric Cromwell
  • Room 211: “Dollar Store STEM Gems” by Alicia Lane
  • Room 131A: “Making Making More Accessible” by Bella Palumbi (youth)
  • Room 203: “Strategies for Creating a Stronger Maker Scene” by Ramsey Antonio-Barnes
  • Room 212: “Digi Veggies” by Lydia Crooks/li>
  • Room 119: “Make Your Old Curriculum Work Like New” by Caitlyn Dixon

Session Two:

    10:50 – 11:30am

  • Room 202: “Moving Making into Classrooms” by Kim Johnson
  • Room 211: “Out of My Mind” by Peggy Koenig
  • Room 203: “Funding Your Makerspace” by Scott Dellosso
  • Room 212: “STEM-Centric Learning in Early Childhood” by Ashle Demski
  • Room 119: “3D Printing for Elementary Students: Lessons Learned” by Zach Pekor and Will Easely

Session Three:

    11:35 – 12:15pm

  • Room 202:”CS Everyday” by Gretchen LeGrand
  • Room 211: “Maker, Maker, Pollinator” by Carol Mahoney
  • Room 131A: “Adventures in 3D Printing” by Kristine Buls and Farron George
  • Room 203: “be-com-ing, n. My Year as a Maker Tech Teacher” by Lydia Crooks
  • Room 212: “Maker Mentors” by Doug Elmendorf, Peggy Koenig, and Mary Beth Capka
  • Room 119: “Digital Making with Raspberry Pi” by Jen Bishop

Lunch and Food Truck: 12:15 – 2pm
There are three panels occurring during lunch. The panels will be located in the Cafetorium on the 2nd Floor.

  • Leadership Panel: 12:20 – 12:50pm
  • Educators Panel: 12:55 – 1:25pm
  • Youth Panel: 1:30 – 2pm

Sandbox: 12:30 – 2pm
The sandbox sessions will be held in the Eastern Tech Makerspace, 135B.

  • “Make Your Own Cloth Paper” by Carol Mahoney and Lydia Crooks
  • “Circuits to Coding” by Gretchen LeGrand
  • “Scratch Programming” by Jarrett Farmer
  • “Minecraft in Teaching” by Mathew Ridge
  • “Tech for Project-Based Learning” by John Palumbi
  • “BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab” by Nick Schiner

Attendees are eligible for 1 CPD credit from MSDE.

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