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Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Educator and Youth Events

G4C Game Jam: Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Envision Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Game Jam is one of four game jams hosted by G4C for the 2018-19 school year, as part of the Games for Change Student Challenge, a citywide competition that invites students to make games about civic issues.

Game jams are all day workshops for NYC students in middle and high school, where students learn the aspects of game design from professional game designers and civic leaders. Students at this game jam will learn about this topic from experts at the NYC Mayor’s Office and create video games that celebrate NYC’s diverse landscape.

When: Saturday, January 26, from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Where: New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Professional Development: Mouse Create - Green Tech

New York City Council Member, Joe Borelli, is supporting a full-day of professional development for educators to discover more ways to teach sustainable technology to their students. Throughout the day, educators will build electricity generators, make batteries with everyday materials, and better navigate the science behind eco-friendly technology by hack electric toys with solar panels. Learn more >

When: Monday, January 28, from 8:30am - 3:00pm
Where: Mouse, 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Professional Development: Google CS First

Google and Mouse are proud to partner to offer CS First professional development events for educators across the country! CS First is a free, easy-to-use computer science curriculum that is designed to engage a diverse student population. Learn more: mouse.org/CSFirst

NYC Dates:

Saturday, February 9, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Monday, February 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday, March 2, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday, March 7, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday March 19, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

NYS Dates:

Wednesday, February 13: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Professional Development: Game Design with Scratch

Scratch is a powerful tool which promotes innovative learning through game making. Your students are playing games online, but with Scratch they can make their own games. Join us for this free PD so that you can leave with a full unit of lessons and activities that teach your students how to plan, design and code their own game in Scratch 3.0. This will be a hands-on workshop that will provide you with a variety of Computational Thinking activities. Recommended for grades 6 and higher. Lunch will be provided.

When: Saturday, March 2, from 9:30am - 3:pm
Where: Mouse, 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Mouse Maker Events

three students holding their DIY versions of the Operations board game created at Maker Night

Mouse Maker Events are the perfect place to explore STEM projects, make cool stuff, meet new people and more. Maker Events at Mouse are great for students new to creative computing and for those who want to advance their skills in STEM. Learn more and sign up to attend maker events at Mouse by visiting mouse.org/makerspace.

These events are free and open to all students. All supplies, including pizza, are provided.

2018 — 2019 Maker Event Dates:
Wednesday, February 13, 4pm - 6pm
Wednesday, March 20, 10am - 12pm [Elementary Grades only]
Saturday, April 13, 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday, May 22, 4pm - 6pm [Sponsored by BlackRock]

Opportunities

Start your Mouse Membership!

Mouse provides membership options to fit every budget in order to empower learning communities everywhere to reach and see their potential to create with technology and make meaningful change, locally and globally.

Your Mouse Membership will give you access to Mouse Create, our online learning platform designed for young people to build the skills they need to apply design and technology creatively to the world around them. Your membership includes STEM + computer science courses aligned to standards, online support, and digital badges for students to share their achievements.

Mouse Microprojects

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Microprojects are monthly, bite-sized challenges for members of our national network to get creative with free web tools and technology. Mouse MicroProjects are released throughout the school year and cover a wide range of topics, including creating your own font, animated name, avatar, and many more. Winners will receive a prize for their site and recognition on the Mouse Wire!

Learn about our newest microproject featuring our partnership with BrainPOP!

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