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All workshop times are listed in the central time zone (CST) unless otherwise noted.

In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If you are registered for a workshop, we will contact you about cancellations. Also, please check this site the day of the workshop for a possible cancellation due to weather problems.

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Workshops with this notice means that this workshop offers an off-site attendance option: a video-streaming service will broadcast the workshop live over the Internet so people who can’t attend the workshop in person can view the presentation live on their computer or tablet. The link to the Livestream channel is in the workshop confirmation you receive after you register. All events are free. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded events. You can sign up for a free account if you would like to receive notifications when we go live or when we post new events.

Links to the handouts will be posted on the event page. Certificates of attendance are available for attending the live event stream and can be accessed by completing a workshop evaluation after the event.

PACER Center offers free workshops throughout Minnesota to parents of children with disabilities and the professionals working with families.

Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-21 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, and many more!

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February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

  • Tech for Teens Club Code Workshop: Programming Robots (Robots 1)

    Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    In this three-hour hand-on workshop, teens (boys and girls) with disabilities will learn some of the fundamentals of robotics by programming a Finch robot to interact and respond to its environment. Students will expand upon the topics from Intro to Coding as they use Scratch, an online software tool, to program a Finch robot to move and react to obstacles. As a final challenge, students will work as a team to program a robot to see which one can navigate through a maze the fastest. Snacks will be provided.
  • Tech for Teens Club Code: Open Lab

    Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
    Students are invited to practice the coding skills they developed in the Tech for Teens workshop series (Introduction to Coding, Web Coding, and Robotics). They can expand new levels of their games, write sequels to their interactive stories, continue to develop a website, practice coding Finch Robots, or code something completely new.

July 2017

  • Tech for Teens Club Code Workshop: Building a Robot (Robots 2)

    Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    In this three-hour hands-on workshop, teens (boys and girls) with disabilities will assemble a robot and program it to respond to the environment. Using the EZ-Robot kits, students will expand on their knowledge from the Tech for Teens Club Code Workshop Robots 1 in order to build a robot that can distinguish between different objects and interact with its surroundings. Snacks will be provided.

August 2017


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