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Webinar: Leading a Full Day Game Design Challenge with Makey Makey and MakeCode Arcade

October 20, 2022

What: A Webinar for STEM Teachers and Administrators


Why: Want to learn about how the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga, TN challenged 100 High school seniors to code games in Make Code Arcade and create Makey Makey controllers? Join us to learn how PEF and STEM School Chattanooga are transforming public education and working hard to encourage females and students of color to explore STEM education and careers in fields like engineering and computer science.




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Presentation Slides



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Michael Stone

Vice President of Innovative Learning at the Public Education Foundation (PEF)

Michael joined PEF in 2016, after concluding an appointment as an Albert Einstein Educator Fellow at the NSF. He began his career as a high school math and CS teacher before moving to STEM School Chattanooga where he served as their first Fab Lab lead teacher. In his current role, he has led the development of the largest school-based Fab Lab network in the world—currently 53 labs across the USA. This work has garnered international attention, allowing him to present in numerous countries and venues about how their team’s unique maker education model is transforming student learning. 

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Jim David

Assistant Principal at STEM School Chattanooga and a district Innovation Facilitator

Jim David has worked in public education since 2003 and is currently the assistant principal at STEM School Chattanooga and an Innovation Facilitator with his school district. Jim’s work specializes in helping teachers and administrators create Problem & Project Based Learning to maximize their schools learning environment. Jim’s current work revolves around utilizing makerspaces/fablabs in PBL’s with micro-credentials that lead toward industry certifications for students. 

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