Crafting, Coding, & Circuitry – ADVANCED (Workshop)

This workshop will build on the fundamental concepts developed in the Basic Coding, Crafting, and Circuitry workshop. The course is designed for K-8 In-service teachers who want to expand their practice of integrating more engaging, hands-on engineering principles & projects in their classroom. Teachers will apply the engineering design process to create classroom units through engineering and making technologies. Projects will range from constructing interactive physical computing devices with the micro:bit to building a Bluetooth-enabled robot to constructing mechanical cardboard contraptions.

Teachers will design a self-directed project to showcase at the end of the course. An emphasis on equity and inclusion will be threaded through the course. All engineering devices required will be shipped to the participants to conduct hands-on projects. Supplemental materials such as paper, scissors, cardboard tubes, etc. will be supplied by the participants.

*The following materials are supplied in this course: 

  • Computer Science:Microbit 2.0 Go Bundle
  • Computer Science:Microbit Buggy Car Kit
  • STEM Kits:Makey Makey Classic

*Subject to change based on inventory and availability.

Prerequisite: Previous STEM experience is recommended and/or attendance in the Basic Crafting, Coding, & Circuitry workshop or EDUC 597 Teacher Engineering Education Course.


University of Indianapolis

Instructor: John Somers, Ph.D.

Mary Rinehart

Kim Brand

Credit Hours: 30 PGP

Date: 6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021
(9 am – 4 pm each day)

Location: Online via Zoom

Teacher Level: K-8

Advanced Crafting, Coding, & Circuitry – Advanced Learning Outcomes and Overview

In order to register for this workshop, teachers have to apply and be accepted into the STEM Teach program. If you are interested in this workshop and have NOT already applied, please contact Christel Cater for more information.  Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis and registration may fill quickly. Please click here to learn more about the STEM Teach program and how to apply.