[Michlib-l] Free maker/intellectual property workshops this summer at (ahem) MSU

Kristin Fontichiaro font at umich.edu
Mon Mar 21 15:08:07 EDT 2016

Hello, colleagues!

As you know, the University of Michigan School of Information is offering
statewide PD around the maker movement this summer. Registration will open
in a few weeks, but you can find a list of dates and locations -- with a
few more being added soon! -- here

Additionally, the US Patent and Trademark office is offering free PD around
intellectual property and making at MSU this summer. Details are on the
attachments and on the forwarded email from our friends in Washington.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

*Subject:* RE: Connected Science Learning Journal--Request for help to
spread word about USPTO Summer Teacher Institute

Dear ISE colleagues,

Please help us pass the word about this “free” professional development
opportunity for K-12 formal educators.  The date for accepting applications
for the USPTO Summer Teacher Institute has been extended.     The
application deadline is now *Monday, April 18, 2016.*   All other dates
remain the same.  That is, we still expect to notify individuals selected
to participate by early May.

*Request:*  *Please help us get the word out about the extended opportunity
to apply for the 2016 program.      * Flyers with links are attached for
your convenience and distribution.  Thanks for your help to get the word
out about the extension.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is offering its 3rd. annual
free, multi-day professional development training for elementary, middle,
and high school teachers in July 2016. "Making," invention, and concepts of
intellectual property (IP) will be explored as a means to inspire and
support STEM learning in the classroom.   We will be in Michigan this year
on the campus of MSU.  MSU has several Maker Space labs on campus,
including the Engineering Maker Space Lab and The Hatch, participating
teachers will have access to these spaces during the course of the
Institute to facilitate hands-on making, design thinking, and innovation
based projects.  Projects within these Maker Space labs will allow
participants to have practical experience in understanding concepts of IP
and an immersion experience that allows them to translate lessons learned
to their own classrooms.

 Space is limited, apply today for the USPTO National Summer Institute on
Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property (NSTI).  The deadline for
teachers to apply is March 15. *Click here *to learn more.

 General Information



Please let me know if you have questions or need additional information.
Thank you.



Joyce Ward, Director

Office of Education and Outreach

United States Patent and Trademark Office

--an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce

600 Dulany Street, Madison Building

Alexandria, VA  22314

(571) 272-8424 [office]

(571) 721-9703 [cell]


Kristin Fontichiaro
University of Michigan School of Information
4427 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Blog <http://fontichiaro.com/activelearning>  | Michigan Makers Project
<http://umsi.info/makers> | Book an Appointment
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