What started out as a project of two MIT Media Lab students has quickly found itself at the forefront of the maker movement in schools all across the United States. Makey Makey is an invention kit that fuels our students' creativity as they are given an opportunity to make an invention that can change the world we live in. PAECT and Makey Makey are excited to join forces and bring you the official Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop!
Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world and featured in TED talks. This workshop is new and being delivered throughout the US. You’ll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when you train others or teach the students you serve.
"Staff continue to talk about what an incredible training the Makey Makey workshop was. You ignited the spark that has carried our staff from the workshop to the children. I have already had request for more Makey Makey and a couple folks who were unable to attend want to know when the next Makey Makey workshop will be held."
- San Jose workshop participant
"Incredible hands-on learning experience while also getting tons of the "science behind the magic" information."
- Orlando workshop participant
"The website used in the workshop is super valuable. I loved seeing how engaged all participants were as adults. I know K-12 students will be just as engaged if not more so. I also know that they will have much more creative ideas than I did! It was valuable to see all of the different uses of the Makey Makey, especially those that helped others and made a difference in the world!"
- Pittsburgh workshop participant