If you love technology and learning and kids, then you’ll want to check out this awesome event happening next week. High Desert Career Technical Education is partnering with Skyview Middle School to launch Innovate Oregon’s Make-a-Thon program in Central Oregon. And they are seeking community professionals to participate on teams with students to make the event a success.

Make-a-Thon details:

What it is: At the Make-a-thon, teams comprised of a middle school student, an educator, and an industry professional will learn about and collectively create solutions using an electronic circuit board. No experience (or expertise) necessary! All materials will be provided; fun is guaranteed! This video from Yamhill County shows more about what the event will look like.

Why it’s important: Make-a-thons are a fun, hands-on introduction to Agile learning; middle school is a key time for students to explore and try out their ideas and interest in electrical engineering, design, and programming. The Make-a-Thon model brings together a diverse set of perspectives (students, educators, professionals) in a non-typical environment where teams are challenged to learn, design, and create a solution together.

When it isApril 29th 8:30 am.  to 3:30 p.m.

Where it is: Sky View Middle School – Bend

How to participate: Sign up here!

More Information: Contact Angie Mason-Smith ([email protected]); 541-693-5681

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

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