Register for the MOUSE Conference Before Spring Break!
Don't forget to register for the 5th Annual MOUSE Squad Educators Conference on April 30th with special guest Douglas Rushkoff, a leading thinker, writer and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture, currently teaching Media Theory at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. If you are traveling to MOUSE from outside of NYC, contact us about travel stipends before the 15th.
Check out a few of the conference workshops below:
//Programming for the ‘Sort-of’ Interested: A beginners’ primer on languages and their use//
How are computer programs developed in the workplace? What are the differences between programming languages and their application? Does someone need a degree in computer science to be a programmer? What is “application development”? This seminar is a primer and introduction to popular programming languages that can be found in almost any workplace or casual computing environment (Visual Basic, SQL, HTML, XML, C, Python, Java, C#). The objective of the session is to provide an overview of what languages are commonly-used in the workplace and elsewhere in modern computing, and how students and teachers can build software applications that develop transferable work skills.
//Playing 4 Keeps: Civic Engagement through Game Design//
In this workshop, Global Kids will conduct a hands-on introduction to its Playing 4 Keeps Capacity Building program. The program, currently being used in libraries, museums and community centers, trains and provides curriculum to educators who have a desire to expose their students to global issues while teaching them game design and twenty first century skills at the same time. Participants in the workshop will become familiar with the Playing 4 Keeps curriculum, learning objectives and basic game design skills. Bringing a laptop is encouraged.
Participants will engage in activity/talk/discussion with facilitator about what media literacy is, how developments in media and communication technology have changed, how our uses of them have changed, and how we continue to change with them. Presented by Katherine Fry of The Lamp (Learning About Multimedia Project).
Also at the conference: Robotics workshop by Vision Education & Media, Geek Squad Training Techniques, Grantwriting & Donor's Choose. Full agenda is here: http://mouseconference.wikispaces.com/Agenda