The Making in Education Community of Practice met at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum on April 27, for our third official on-site Meet-Up (and 5th Meet-Up overall)! Participants learned how to create a Zip-Line Racer, received 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. Additionally, educators from local school districts, informal educational institutions, non-profits, and even our friends Pete and Joost from Learn Deep stopped by to participate and chat about STEAM education.

Bill worked with educators to make Zip-Line Racers. This program connects all parts of STEAM and really gets kids (and adults!) thinking about how to best design something with intentional tools. You can check out the results in the photos below!

We had a great turnout of local educators, administrators, and informal educators! Thank you to all for participating, and we look forward to continuing the conversations at our next Meet-Up:

Thursday, May 25: 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Bay View High School.

Educator, artist, and Program Implementer Steve Vande Zande is hosting this COP Meet-Up (along with we here at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum) to showcase the great work going on at Bay View High School. The inclusive nature of Bay View High School lends itself to being a great hub for many cross-curricular student projects. Join us to check it out, and socialize a bit afterward!