Mouse is proud to offer professional development events for educators across the country!
About Mouse Create Professional Development
Mouse has designed several courses as recommended learning sequences for groups that want to focus on competency areas that complement one another thematically.
Learn more about each of the courses available on Mouse Create is listed below:
Circuitry & Electronics
The Circuitry & Electronics course encourages teams to design, create, tinker, and build with technology.
The Coding course allows groups to get familiar with one of today’s most valuable 21st century skills.
Design with Purpose
In the Design with Purpose course, youth learn to research, brainstorm, prototype, and share their own technology innovation.
The Digital Portfolios course is aimed at helping students design digital learning portfolios that will allow them to track successes that embody the full breadth of their interests whether in school or out.
The Green Tech course turns groups into sustainable technology leaders in their community.
Intro to Design
The Intro to Design course gives youth the skills they need to begin creating original graphics, visual displays, animations, and models.
The IT Admin course is a follow-up to the IT Essentials course for youth to learn the structure and design of networks and the internet while exploring interfaces through peripherals, operating systems and app design.
The IT Essentials course is an introduction to working with technology in hands-on and innovative ways.
Scratch Creative Computing
The Scratch Creative Computing course features projects that have been adapted, edited and expanded on from the curriculum released under a Creative Commons license by the ScratchEd team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to promote further student engagement. The course focuses on skills that learners will need to engage in creative computing and design their own programs on Scratch.
The Serious Games course introduces youth to the building blocks of game design and the world of socially responsible gaming.
The Sewable Tech course combines STEM learning with artistic expression and crafting.
The Tech Team course is for groups looking to provide technical and user support at their site as a help desk.
The Video Creator course aims to equip students with the basic skills and insights needed to navigate today’s multimedia landscape.
The Web Literacy course transforms youth from casual web users to savvy participants who can think critically, participate safely, and demonstrate good citizenship online.
About Mouse Create
Mouse Create is 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. Mouse Create provides hands-on, interactive projects that include everything from web literacy and fixer skills, to innovative content areas, like circuitry, game design, coding, and green technology.
If you would like to request a professional development event or have any questions about these programs, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.