Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for K12 Educators

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.

Workshop Details


Monday June 11th, 2018


Monday August 20th, 2018


Monday September 24th, 2018


8:30am - Check in and login to / test WiFi. Get ready for an awesome day of learning

9:00 - 11:30am - Morning session: Introduction to Makey Makey

11:30am - 12:30pm - Lunch

12:30 - 3:00pm - Afternoon session: Makey Makey Inventions

Where: The Children’s Museum 2 West 7th Street Bloomsburg PA 17815

Who: This workshop is perfect for K12 classroom teachers as well as afterschool, homeschool and community organizations that service youth. Register early. Space is limited. Act 48 credit will be provided.

Cost: $60/person. Register up to one week before each session and receive a FREE Makey Makey ($49.95 value) to take home!

Bring Your Laptop & Charging cable: Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug - - these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adaptor (“dongle”).

NOTE: If you're using a school issued laptop make sure you're able to access the internet outside of school. Make sure you can access all websites (like youtube). Sometimes school issued laptops are "locked down" or have some kind of restriction placed on them.

Lunch” Will be provided. We can not accommodate special dietary requirements.

Register: Call the Museum to register - 570-389-9206

Cancellation: If you cancel at least two weeks before the workshop, you will receive a 50% refund minus processing fees. No refund will be provided if you cancel

less than two weeks prior to the workshop date.

More Info: Ginny Weibel, Education Coordinator email: Phone 570-389-9206

Testimonials from teachers who've attended the workshop:

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

Greatly appreciated the scaffolding of instruction and the opportunity to apply the skills to actual inventive creative design and engineering practice.

- Roanoke workshop participant