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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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Live:Web Streaming available

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.

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

  • Technology for Girls : Coding a Robot

    Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017 — 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Interested in robotics and learning how to code? Middle school girls with disabilities will learn about coding and will write their own code to guide a Finch Robot through a maze.
  • Special Events : The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Readers and Fast Thinkers

    Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 — 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Drs. Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., and Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, will speak about the paradox of intelligent individuals who have difficulty reading. They will discuss screening, diagnosis, evidence-based interventions, and new educational approaches. The Drs. Shaywitz will talk about the importance of recognizing the abilities of children with dyslexia, including examples of people with dyslexia who are at the very top of their career fields. The event costs $20. Copies of Dr. Sally Shaywitz’ award-winning, best-selling book, Overcoming Dyslexia, will be available for purchase, and she will sign copies after the presentation.
  • Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites

    Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 — 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create a website and publish it on the Internet as a way to learn about HTML tags, style sheets, and the basics of web hosting. Using Mozilla Thimble, students will get to experiment with code and see the results in real time. Students will then learn about web hosting by publishing their sites as a part of Snacks will be provided.
  • Tech for Teens Club : Open Lab

    Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 — 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Students are invited to practice the coding skills they developed in the Tech for Teens workshop series (Introduction to Coding and Video Games, Programming Robots, and Building Websites).

July 2017

  • Tech for Teens Club : Building a Robot

    Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 — 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    In this workshop, teens 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 Programming Robots in order to build a robot that can distinguish between different objects and interact with its surroundings. Snacks will be provided.
  • Technology for Girls : Become a Detective

    Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 — 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a detective? Join us to find out! In this workshop, middle school girls with disabilities will learn about areas of the brain, Morse code and fingerprinting. Participants will make brain hats, bracelets with their names in Morse code, and learn how to collect fingerprints.

August 2017

  • Tech for Teens Club : Open Lab

    Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017 — 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Students are invited to practice their coding and robot building skills from any of the previously attended workshops. Work with instructors to practice coding games, websites, Finch Robots, or build another EZ-robot from scratch. Snacks will be provided.

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