Sparking STEAM Interest: STEAM Learning with Electronics

Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM

Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator 

Description: In this workshop, students will gain hands-on experience participating in and designing STEAM activities using electronics tools or kits. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to choose between making a Makey Makey musical instrument, an Arduino musical light show, or an electronic textile pillow. They will also learn about other electronics tools and kits available in schools for STEAM learning. They'll be provided with additional resources and ideas for activities they might facilitate in their classrooms, and they'll have an opportunity to try designing their own STEAM activity using electronics tools or kits. 

Learning Objective:   

1. To become familiar with a variety of makerspace tools, technologies, and materials. 2. To develop the necessary skills and mindsets for facilitating integrated STEAM learning experiences for students. 3. To learn how to design and facilitate interest-driven, inclusive, and culturally sustaining STEAM activities. 

By registering for this event, you agree to be photographed or filmed for promotional purposes.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please email  and we will work with you to make any accommodations. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Lindquist Center
Professional Development Area (PDA), North 110 Lindquist Center
240 South Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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