We are pleased to announce a newly developed Maker Bar and Teacher Resource Center at Oakland International High School, 4521 Webster Street. This space will host weekly hands-on workshops, a teacher fellowship, and coaching meetings. Check out the upcoming workshops below! Unless otherwise noted, no RSVP is necessary. Coffee/tea and snacks will be served. 

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

MEASURABLE LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Tuesday, 10/17, 4-6pm
with Jen Kelly-Dewitt & Brooke Toczylowski, Coaches in Curriculum & Instruction, Oakland International High School

How do we design concrete and measurable language objects for our English Language Learners? How do these connect to and support our content objectives? In this workshop participants will work with coaches from OIHS to examine example objectives and lesson plans from OIHS teachers as well as have time to craft their own. RSVP here. 

THINKING ROUTINES 101
Monday, 10/30, 4:30-6:30pm
with Brooke Toczylowski
at The Teacher Resource Center at Oakland International High School

What kind of thinking do you want your students to master? Why are thinking routines powerful tools for the classroom? In this hands-on workshop participants will try out four thinking routines from Project Zero, a research institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 
-10 x 2: to support observing & describing
-Parts, Purposes, Complexities: to explore the complexity of an idea, object, or system
-Think, Feel, Care: to develop empathy and explore other perspectives
-Connect, Extend, Challenge: to compare and connect ideas
RSVP here

TAKE APART and RE-DESIGN
Thursday, 11/9, 4-6pm
with Francisco Nieto
at the Teacher Resource Center at Oakland International High School

Work with Francisco Nieto from the Meaning Maker Studio at Alameda County's Office of Education to take apart motorized toys, develop an understanding of how they work, and re-design them into new objects. Through a series of hands-on activities participants will develop their capacity to envision, look closely, tinker, brainstorm, and re-design. RSVP here

PHYSICAL COMPUTING
Tuesday, 11/28, 4-6pm
with Aaron Vanderwerff and Cicely Day
at the Teacher Resource Center at Oakland International High School

Join us as we delve into Physical Computing,  where programming and the physical world meet! Have your own device, but haven't used it yet? You are not alone - bring it along and we will dive in together! We will have technologies to try out on-site including Hummingbird, micro:bit, Makey-Makey, and Lego Robots. RSVP here

OPEN MAKER BAR HOURS: PLANNING FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Thursdays, 11/30 and 12/14, 4-6pm
with Brooke Toczylowski
at the Teacher Resource Center at Oakland International High School

Bring your curriculum ideas and challenges, consult with a coach, and use the maker bar to create prototypes for your learners’ spring semester projects. Need a specific material or tool on hand? Email brooke.toczylowski@ousd.org in advance. 

TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER FULL SCHEDULE

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The Agency by Design Oakland Maker Bar and Teacher Resource Center are supported by Educate78, the Abundance Foundation, and Oakland International High School