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Makey Makey STEM Education Kit to Teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking - STEM CTL Webinar - April 10, 2018 4:00 pm EST

03/21/2018 10:11 AM | Anonymous

ITEEA's specially designed professional development webinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.

Makey Makey STEM Education Kit to 

Teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking

April 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST

Presenter: Tom Heck

This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.


Invented by two graduate students at MIT Media Lab just five years ago, the Makey Makey is now used by K12 educators in all 50 states and around the world to teach art, engineering, and everything in between. In this webinar led by a former Technology Education classroom teacher, you’ll learn what the Makey Makey is and why it’s such a powerfully versatile tool to teach Design Thinking, Making, and Invention Literacy for beginners and experts alike.

Watch the original video used during the Kickstarter campaign. It’s been viewed over 7 million times!

MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

PRESENTER: Tom Heck is the VP for Education Initiatives at Makey Makey. In this role Tom travels throughout the US leading workshops and building strategic partnerships with STEM education Professional Development providers. His efforts have resulted in a nationwide network of Makey Makey training "hubs" that provide PD for K12 educators.


Tom is an award winning presenter and educator. He's spoken on the TED stage and has been a keynote presenter at many education events. Prior to his work at Makey Makey, Tom worked at Purdue University in the engineering department where he led a team that was charged with growing an award winning K12 program that taught students about Human Centered Design through Service Learning.


Tom is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is a former teacher of Technology Education. He’s also worked as a juvenile corrections officer and Senior Director with the YMCA. Tom has authored several books and multiple articles and he’s invented and successfully licensed over 10 products. Tom lives in Asheville NC with his wife and two children.


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