Tech Camp Portage

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Come enjoy a day of learning at our Portage Public Schools Technology Camp!

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Registration is FREE for Portage Teachers and attending educators will receive Professional Development Credit!

  • When: August 15-17, 2017. Come for one session, or stay for them all!
  • Where: Portage Central High School
  • Who: All PPS teachers, administrators, and staff, as well as any visiting teachers who want to explore and learn with us.

Course descriptions for the great sessions being offered at Tech Camp are now available. Schedule is still tentative with new classes being added daily.

This two and a half-day long camp will allow you to explore many different areas of using technology in your classroom. We will be offering two-four 90 minute sessions Tuesday - Thursday with multiple options at each time block. Choose the classes that peak your interests and dive into learning.

Also, back by popular demand... PPS Tech Camp Maker Space! Grab your kids, grandkids, nieces/nephews, neighbor's kids, or just come with your PPS friends! This family-friendly event is sure to be the highlight of Tech Camp. Come explore circuits with Makey Makeys, and Little Bits. Build your dream home or a space ship with Legos and K'nex. Program Ozobots with nothing more than markers and your imagination. Duct tape and cardboard, markers and glue, will all be waiting for you to explore your creative side, design a solution to a problem, or just have fun! Thursday afternoon, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.

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Tentative Schedule

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15 and 16, 2017

  • 8:00 - 8:15 Registration and Check In
  • 8:15 - 8:30 Welcome
  • 8:30 - 10:00 Session 1
  • 10:10 - 11:40 Session 2
  • 11:40 - 12:40 Lunch
  • 12:40 - 2:10 Session 3
  • 2:20 - 3:50 Session 4

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • 8:00 - 8:15 Registration and Check In
  • 8:15 - 8:30 Welcome
  • 8:30 - 10:00 Session 1
  • 10:10 - 11:40 Session 2
  • 1:00 - 3:00 Maker Space

Tech Camp is more than just sessions. Don't miss these unique spaces and opportunities.

  • Pin, Create, and MAKE! Do you have hundreds of things on your Pinterest Board that you want to make for your classroom, but never have time to do? Need a brain break and want to let your creative side have a chance to shine? Want to try out some new craft projects you could use for your classroom? Then head on over to this unique space where you can work on labels and posters, classroom organization projects, and other fun crafts. These special space will be open throughout camp for you to make great things for your classroom.
  • Open Lab Need some time to process and/or try out the cool tools or teaching techniques you are learning about at camp? Have a project you have been excited all summer to start, but haven’t been able to find the time to get started, or you wanted some tech support to get going? Need a quiet place to think, plan, create, share? The Open Lab is OPEN for business throughout camp!
  • The Collaboration Station Need a room to collaborate and share ideas with your colleagues? Come to the Collaboration Stations! Spread out and enjoy the time you need to talk with your peers about topics that are important to you, or just get work done. This is your space - use it as you need it.