Circuit Block Workshop

When: October 7, 2023 9AM-Noon

Where: Building For Kids Museum, Appleton, WI

Cost: $25 supply fee

We will kick off Teacher Studio 2023 with an in person workshop! Circuit Blocks are a fun and engaging way to tinker with basic electrical components. They can also be used to explore problem-solving, creativity, and iteration

In this workshop, you will learn how to build your own Circuit Blocks and use them to create simple circuits. You will leave with a basic set of Circuit Blocks to take back to your classroom or program, as well as the skills to make additional blocks at home.

This workshop is perfect for educators of all levels and subjects interested in hands-on making and tinkering. 

Register by October 1!

Teacher Studio is a hybrid learning community for formal and informal educators interested in hands-on, maker-based learning.

Each month, participants will make something together and share ideas for supporting maker-based learning experiences with their learners. You can join online via zoom or in person at one of our three hub locations. The Teacher Studio is made up of school-based and out-of-school-based educators from a variety of content areas, grade levels, and experience levels with making.

The Teacher Studio is a partnership between UW-Madison PLACE, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Building For Kids Children's Museum, and the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement.

2023-2024 Workshop Schedule

Topics for each workshop will be announced a few weeks before the gathering.

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30PM CST

October 18, 2023

November 15, 2023

January 17, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 20, 2024

April 17, 2024

May 15, 2024

Art bot mural.

Teacher Studio Organizers

Beth Vanderloop

Building for Kids

Bill Pariso

Betty Brinn

David Wells

Independent Rogue

Mari Oates


Peter Kirschmann


Peter Wardrip


Rebecca Millerjohn

Madison Public Library

Tori Pagel

Betty Brinn