Makey Makey Workshop

ATLIS attendees who are responsible for training colleagues or others can participate in a fun, hands-on workshop led by Tom Heck, VP for Education Initiatives for Makey Makey.

Tom will share the most recent workshop on teaching Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the Makey Makey invention kit used by educators around the world and featured in TED talks. This workshop is new and up to date with the latest resources. You’ll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when you train others or teach the students you serve.  You'll also build or expand your network of colleagues using Makey Makey with their students.


8:30am - Check in and login to / test WiFi. Get ready for an awesome day of learning
9:00 - 11:30am - Morning session: Introduction to Makey Makey
11:30am - 12:15pm - Lunch (provided in the session room)
12:15 - 2:45pm - Afternoon session: Makey Makey Inventions
2:45 - 3:15pm - break
3:15 - 4:30 Train-the-trainer, Q&A

Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA.

Who: This workshop is perfect for technology integrators, makerspace teachers, librarians, or afterschool professionals. Register early. Space is limited to 25 participants.

Cost: $125 ($100 if also registering for ATLIS) per person (lunch included). Register before April 1, 2018 and receive a FREE Makey Makey ($49.95 value) to take home

Bring Your Laptop & Charging cable: Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug - - these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adaptor (“dongle”).

  • NOTE: If you're using a school issued laptop make sure you're able to access the internet outside of school. Make sure you can access all websites (like youtube). Sometimes school issued laptops are "locked down" or have some kind of restriction placed on them.

Lunch: Provided. Please note dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Register Here:

Complete ATLIS2018 Registration or

Makey Makey Workshop stand-alone registration

More Info: Susan Davis, [email protected]

Workshop Leader: Tom Heck, VP for Education Initiatives at Makey Makey