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Makercamp @ South Park Middle School


A makerspace can be anything from a repurposed bookcart filled with arts and crafts supplies to a table in a corner set out with LEGOs to a full blown fab lab with 3D printers, laser cutters, and handtools.  No two school makerspaces are exactly alike, nor should they be.  Makerspaces are as unique as the school cultures they represent.   There is no such thing as one form of making being more valid or better than the other.  Makers are artists, crafters, knitters, seamstresses, builders, programmers, engineers, hackers, painters, woodworkers, tinkerers, inventors, bakers , graphic designers and more.

REGISTER BY MAY 12 (Click Here)

  • Learn more about the makerspace movement
  • Explore creative stations on robotics, coding, writing, and more
  • Develop curriculum connections through roundtable discussions
  • Fee $25 Due May 19 (Cash / Check South Park Middle School)



7:30 - 8:00Registration

8:00 -11:55

Exploration Stations, Curriculum Connections & Project Definition
11:55 - 12:25 Lunch
12:25 - 3:30 Exploration Stations, Maker Mindset & Project Definition



NEWScI:  Northeast Wisconsin Science Institute

The Northeast Wisconsin Science Institute is a two-year professional development project for middle and high school science teachers.  The project is a partnership between UW Oshkosh, Green Bay Public Schools, and the Oshkosh Area School District.





  • Work directly with UW Oshkosh science faculty in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.
  • Time to collaborate with teachers in your discipline on classroom instruction
  • Learn how to use the NGSS Crosscutting concepts
  • Integrate the science and engineering practices in your classroom instruction - with a focus on modeling and use of evidence in year one and data analysis in year two.
  • Classroom crosscutting concept poster set!
  • Autographed book from Michael Bowen - a real Canadian!
  • $1250 stipend, + $300 mileage reimbursement each year!
  • Credits available ($200 Per credit, up to 9 credits per year), Masters Degree option!


Orientation Meeting

Willingness to use what you are learning in your classroom

Attend 1 Saturday during each school year

January 28 (In Green Bay)

Attend 2 Spring seminars each year

March 28 or 29 AND May 16 or 17 (Green Bay)

March 20 or 22 AND May 8 or 9 (Oshkosh)

Attend 2 week summer institute each year

June 19-23, 2017 (In Oshkosh)

August 7-11, 2017 (In Green Bay)

June 18-22, 2018 (In Oshkosh)

August 6-10, 2018 (In Green Bay)






NGSS & Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Science Comparison


Wisconsin Model Academic Standards of Science and the Next Generation Science Standards Content Analysis (pdf)

This document provides a standard by standard comparison of the current Wisconsin science standards to the recently released Next Generation Science Standards.  This document is not an official report from either the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or Achieve, Inc.


Other NGSS Resources




STEM: Science-Technology-Engineering-Math

by brillm — last modified Apr 11, 2017 03:02 PM

Developing sustainable partnerships focused on raising STEM awareness in the community, enabling innovations in STEM education, and improving STEM teacher preparation.