Intro to AI in the Classroom

Fri. June 28, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL, United States

Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and how we can use AI platforms to personalize student learning and help you in the classroom.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

Canva in the Classroom

Fri. June 28, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL, United States

Join us to discover the "magic" of Canva, one of the most popular graphic design tools used by professionals and amateurs alike. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, teachers will learn how to create eye-catching graphics, select appropriate fonts and colors, and manipulate images and text to create visually appealing presentations and digital teaching materials. Along the way, they'll also discover how to use templates and pre-made graphics to save time and effort on every lesson plan.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

Snap into STEM with Tactile Circuits & Snap Circuits

Mon. August 5, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | $20
CU Community Fab Lab 1301 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Come learn how at the Champaign Community Fab Lab, where we'll explore building tactile circuitry using Snap Circuits. These colorful, user-friendly kits allow students to explore electricity, circuitry, and wiring without the hassle of soldering or jumper cables.

Emilie Butt
Emilie Butt
Informatics Instruction and Engagement Coordinator, University of Illinois

Stitching in Creativity with Digital Embroidery & SewArt

Mon. August 5, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm | $20
CU Community Fab Lab 1301 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Digital embroidery and SewArt can brighten up your STEM curriculum, one stitch at a time. Come discover how to get started with both at the Champaign Community Fab Lab, where we'll dig into the advantages of using different digital embroidery software to spark creative, maker-centered projects.

Emilie Butt
Emilie Butt
Informatics Instruction and Engagement Coordinator, University of Illinois