The Making in Education Community of Practice met at Shorewood High School on February 21, for the first ever off-site Meet-Up! Ted Knight, Shorewood School District's Chief Advancement Officer, introduced the evening's presenters and Joe Dorn, the Manager of Maker and Educational Programs at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, started things off. Information about the Betty Brinn Children's Museum's Be A Maker space, the Making in Education Community of Practice, Maker Faire Milwaukee, and the Museum's outreach and maker initiatives were on the agenda.

Derek Larson, Shorewood High School's Project Lead the Way teacher (and generous lender of his Maker Space classroom for the Meet-Up) presented about the work that his students are doing with modeling software and 3D printing. Ted and Derek also spoke about Shorewood High School's new maker space, Project Lead the Way, and workshops and activities sponsored by Shorewood Recreation, including FIRST Lego League and other programming.

Kevin Kane, Shorewood High School teacher, presented on the BUILD Motorcycle program and showed us the motorcycle built by his students during the 2015 - 2016 school year (which currently resides in his classroom)!

It was another successful and educational Community of Practice Meet-Up! Thank you to all who attended, and be sure to click on a photo below to view the slideshow.

See you on March 9th at Brenner Brewing Company for our next off-site Meet-Up, all about kitchen chemistry!