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Introductory Meeting with Orlando Public Library


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Introductory Meeting with Orlando Public Library

  1. 1. Mark Lee July 18, 2013 Exploring Ideas For The
  2. 2. MIT and FIRST Robotics have a Strategic Alliance
  3. 3. Yale Has Also Formed a Strategic Alliance w/FIRST
  4. 4. OCPS HS FIRST Teams: Oak Ridge & Colonial
  5. 5. Maker Education Initiative Encourages STEAM
  6. 6. The Maker Education Initiative has launched the Maker Corps program to address the need for personalized support and expertise in introducing maker-oriented exaperiences in existing educational programs across the nation. GOALS OF THE MAKER CORPS PROGRAM: 1. Provide opportunities for makers to gain leadership skills, increase confidence and build career readiness skills. 2. Expand the network of maker mentors and community leaders. 3. Expose more youth and families to creative problem-solving through making. 4. Expand the capacity of youth-serving organizations to serve their communities in maker-oriented projects. Maker Corps Members will serve as near-peer mentors and role models in a variety of community settings (science centers, children’s museums, schools, libraries or other youth-serving organizations) for the summer of 2013 to engage children and families in creative projects that develop problem-solving skills, while gaining experience serving as a community leader.
  7. 7. The Maker Education Initiative welcomes AnnMarie Thomas, Ph.D., an engineering educator and maker, as its Executive Director. AnnMarie is an engineering professor who spends her time trying to encourage the next generation of makers and engineers. Education: Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (2006) M.S. California Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (2002) S.B. M.I.T.,Ocean Engineering with a minor in Music (2001) MIT Alum: ED for the Maker Education Initiative
  8. 8. MIT Alum: A Leader in the Maker/DIY Movement
  9. 9. City of Chicago Summer of Learning (2013)
  10. 10. City of Chicago Summer of Learning (2013) Video-Clip
  11. 11. MITx, EdX & MIT Alumni Association Contributions The MIT Office of Digital Learning has announced a collaboration between MITx, edX and the City of Chicago that will bring a six week MOOC-style course to that city's high school students during the Chicago Summer of Learning. The course, A Taste of Python Programming, was developed under the leadership of Professor John Guttag and is based on materials from the popular MITx offering 6.00x Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. A Taste of Python Programming will run from June 25th to August 2nd and covers the first four weeks of materials from 6.00x. The course is primarily for Chicago high school students, but students from other areas of the country will be welcomed. While the course does not offer credit or certificates, Chicago students will be able to earn digital badges for completing the course through the Chicago Summer of Learning Initiative. The MIT Alumni Association has recruited alumni volunteers who will support the initiative by participating in the course as Community TAs, engaging in coursework, and supporting students who pose questions in online discussion forums. school-students-mooc-style-learning.html
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  13. 13. MIT Student Externship: Jan 7-31 2014 NetworkwithAlumni/Externshi pProgram?destination=node/ 17159 The duration of externships can be one week to the entire length of IAP, depending on sponsor needs. … The Externship Program is free to participating alumni sponsors. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the extern; some sponsors do generously provide a stipend, housing, or transportation assistance. Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2013
  14. 14. Opportunities • Cost-Benefits • Prioritization FIRST Robotics • Space to hold stuff • OCPS: Inter-school teams? DIY/Maker Movement • Extended courses? Other Stakeholders (?) • City of Orlando • Orange County Public Schools Action Plans