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Highlights and News from STEAM Educators
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Greetings from Make Create Innovate!
 
 
The Summer may be nearly over but our Autumn programme is just getting started. This is the third in our 2017 quarterly e-newsletter when we will share some highlights from our recent activities and let you know about upcoming events and training with us. We also have some exciting opportunities but the deadlines are coming up so get in touch soon!

Connect with us on Twitter @MCreateInnovate for news.
Funded Opportunity for Collaborative Project
Are you an art teacher interested in a STEAM-based approach to creative projects? Will you be working with Transition Year students in 2017-2018? Would you like to work on a funded Arts and Technology Project with us? If so, get in touch asap!

We would like to apply with a school to produce a STEAM project for students (integrating Arts with STEM subjects Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) funded by Arts in Education Creative Engagement. Outcomes will be exhibited in IMMA in Autumn 2018.

 
Technology for Young People at The Digital Hub
Our partnership with The Digital Hub continues in the Autumn as we design and deliver hands-on workshops exploring different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths to young people from Dublin 8 and surrounding area. Keep an eye on our upcoming events page for more details
 
A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity for Artists, Makers and Educators with The Digital Hub
Following the popularity of our April workshop, we will host another on 7th & 8th of October 2017. This hands-on, jargon-free workshop will introduce you to physical computing and show you how to develop and realise projects with interactive elements.

A limited amount of Early Bird tickets are available. For all tickets, click here

 
Join our Team!
We now inviting expressions of interest to join a panel of freelance facilitators from which to we will draw upon
for our upcoming series of workshops 2017-2018.

Candidates must demonstrate interest and expertise in at least two of the following three categories: Art, Technology and Education. They must also show commitment to ongoing, self-directed learning that can enhance Make Create Innovate’s educational content.  For more information and how to apply, click here

Recent Highlights from 2017
Here is a taste of what we have been up to in the last few months!
 
Make Create Innovate at Dublin Maker
Make Create Innovate hosted ‘Electro Lab’ at DublinMaker 2017, packed with interactive entry-level activities facilitating hands-on experimentation with conductivity and robotics. Our stall generated all kinds of bizarre and wonderful whirrs, clicks, beeps and even animal sounds as visitors got the chance to build Scribblebots from scratch and create their own set of interactive sound triggers using Makey Makey. Special thanks to Frank Prendergast for co-facilitating on the day with our youth mentors Jairo and Ruth.
 
Workshop Series at Educate Together, Bray
Teachers at Educate Together Bray teamed up with Make Create Innovate to develop a 10 hour workshop series for students introducing them to interactive design using Makey Makey. Students responded to the project brief by creating involved many imaginative prototypes such as an interactive poster of affirmative statements, musical stairs, a maths activity incorporating responsive pressure plates and more.

 
Temple of Treasures
Make Create Innovate worked with artists-in-residence Rachel Tynan and Siobhán Clancy (also Make Create Innovate’s Head Creative) at Temple Street University Children’s Hospital on ‘Temple of Treasures’, a unique live game event developed as part of the Helium Arts ‘Fireflies’ project.

In collaboration with the artists, Kate Delaney and Shane Byrne developed a set of touch responsive units as navigation tools for the game.

      "The highlight for me was seeing what can be done with technology to teach kids life skills." – Adult Visitor

 
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