At the Digital Harbor Foundation we offer a variety of hands-on, intensive workshops for educators who want to learn the foundations of making, 3D printing, programming, and electronics. Our workshops are designed for all types of educators, formal or informal, including teachers, after-school instructors, science center staff, librarians, and any other educators interested in helping students to “learn by making.”
Each workshop is designed to teach the basics so that educators can return to your own learning spaces and confidently run projects and workshops. Participants receive a kit of physical supplies that they learn how to use during the course, and then take home to use in their own makerspace or classroom. In addition, participants have post-workshop access to an extensive collection of online materials that support and extend what they have learned.
Making for Educators
In this two-day workshop, you’ll get hands-on experience with basic makerspace tools and projects. After the workshop you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to start your own makerspace or integrate making into your existing curriculum.
In addition, you’ll receive a kit of key makerspace supplies that you can use to jumpstart your program as soon as you return home.
3D Printing for Educators
Want to get started with 3D printing but aren’t sure where to begin? Take this multi-day intensive workshop and learn everything you need to know to comfortably control a 3D printer and incorporate 3D printing into your own curriculum.
In this workshop you will receive and get hands-on experience with your own 3D printer! You’ll also get post-workshop support through our 3D Assistance program.
Advanced 3D Printing for Educators
Take your 3D printing to the next level with both the hardware and software component of 3D Printing. This workshop will be designed around assembling a printer. Participants will explore slicing software and take a deeper dive into G-Code than in our 3D Printing for Educators Workshop. Some previous 3D Printing experience is recommended.
Arduino for Educators
Arduino is a great union of hands-on projects and computer programming. In this workshop, educators will learn how to connect devices to the Internet through sensors that collect and interact with data.
During the workshop, you’ll get training and materials for step-by-step projects about monitoring, interacting with, and collecting data about the real world.
Interactive Games for Educators
Learn to program basic game mechanics that integrate physical components in order to create fully interactive gaming experiences. After this workshop, educators will be prepared to teach youth the skills they need to know to start making their own games, instead of just playing games.
In this two-day workshop, you’ll receive training, equipment, and a variety of additional resources for creating games that integrate hardware and software for unique experiences.
New Workshops: Raspberry Pi & Advanced 3D Printing
Pre-register for our newest workshops and be part of the first class in Raspberry Pi and Advanced 3D Printing. Both workshops need to hit a minimum of 15 participants for us to proceed, so once you register, please share!