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Highlights and News from STEAM Educators
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Greetings from Make Create Innovate!
 
 
We hope everyone is settling into the Autumn season and enjoying your new classes, courses and projects. In this e-newsletter we include highlights from our recent activities as well as announcing some exciting opportunities. The deadlines are coming up so get in touch soon!

 

News
Updates and information on our events and activities!
School Excellence Fund Recipients
In April, we were awarded the School Excellence Fund together with a cluster of Educate Together Secondary Schools in Clonturk, Cork, Firhouse and Malahide-Portmarnock. We are excited to collaborate on the development of a makerspaces in each school leading to annual showcases of STEAM-based maker projects by students with the support of their teachers. We look forward to sharing updates on our progress!
 
A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity for Artists, Makers and Educators at NUI Galway
This year, we are delighted to bring this popular workshop on the road. In July, we delivered a one day workshop for Street Fest Ennis. In October we will host another on as part of the NUI Galway Digital Champions initiative. This hands-on, jargon-free workshop will introduce staff and students to physical computing and show participants how to develop and realise projects with interactive elements.
 
Everlasting Cycle of Lights Workshop at the Solstice Art Centre
On 30th November 2018, we will travel to Co Meath to facilitate the creation of light boxes using LEDs and original artwork at the Solstice Art Centre. A perfect workshop for a Winter evening! For more information, click here.
 
Science Week
We are looking forward to very busy Science Week! On Monday 12th November, we will return to Newtown Senior School in Waterford to work with Transition Year Students.

From Tuesday 13th until Thursday 15th you will find us in County Wexford where we will deliver workshops introducing Makey Makey and building mini speakers
in
Enniscorthy, Gorey, Bridgetown and Bunclody for WexSci with Wexford County Council Library Services. Click here for more information and booking details.

To finish up Science Week, we will host a workshop on Wearable Tech for teens at the Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire for 9-12 year olds. Click here for more details.
Listowel International Arts Festival
We will be delivering a range of exciting workshops for young people and adults at the Listowel International Arts Festival, Féile an tSolais, on 2nd-4th November. Workshops will include Wearable Tech for Junk Couture as well as
 Build Your Own Mini-Speaker. More details here.
 

Opportunities
How you can get involved in creative technology with us!
Launch of Tech-in-a-Box
Over the Summer we partnered with STEAM Ltd to develop Tech-in-a-Box, a 10 week module comprised of one hour lessons that introduces primary school students (10+ years of age) to programming and technology.  Each lesson incorporates all STEAM subjects through hands-on activities in circuitry, motors, the BBC Micro:Bit and MakeCode. By the end of the module, the students will have built up skills in these areas and completed a tech project that involves working in teams to build their very own radio controlled robot.  Tech-in-a-Box is now open for applications from interested companies so if you would like to bring it to your school, just get in touch with us to find out how!
 

Recent Highlights
Here is a taste of what we have been up to in the last few months!
 
Culture Night with NDCG
Make Create Innovate hosted a Scribblebot workshop for aspiring designers at the National Design and Craft Centre in Kilkenny on Culture Night 2018. We had lots of fun making new friends and crafting with technology in the beautiful Castle Yard. We had such a busy night we ran out of materials!
 
Innovation Workshops at UCD
In June 2018, we delivered a Scribblebot workshop for eighty 17 year olds participating in the Innovation Camp hosted by UCD Innovation Academy. Check out our video of the 'Scribblebot Showdown' from the day here.

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e have also been working with adults in various UCD departments such as educators and entrepreneurs at the Innovation Academy as well as staff at UCD Health Science and UCD Food Science. All workshops invite participants to look at their own particular practice in new and creative ways.

 
Future Creators Graduation and Showcase 2018
Kate Delaney of Make Create Innovate led the team on the Future Creators programme with The Digital Hub, NCAD and H2 Learning in 2017-2018. The programme for teens based in the Dublin 8 areas culminated in a showcase at The Digital Exchange featuring a full-size Makey Makey drum kit, robotics, LED art pieces, wearable tech, interactive videos and much more. Themes of the creations included bullying, gender equality and a whole range of issues important to young people.  Participants demonstrated their projects on the night for an audience of friends and family and were awarded digital badges and certificates by NCAD in a special graduation ceremony. For more info and images from the evening, click here.

 
At Make Create Innovate, we offer workshops that give learners an opportunity to make, build, create and explore. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to connect science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths. We work with young people and adults of all ages, at every educational level. If you would like to book a workshop with us feel free to get in touch.
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