Electronics Instruction Simplified - A Breakthrough Learning System Combining Virtual & Hands-On
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free for ITEEA Members, $45 for Non-Members
Imagine teaching electronics with greater ease while simultaneously providing your students with a fun yet industry realistic learning experience. In this workshop taught by Tom Heck, a national leader in STEM education, you’ll get hands-on experience with a new learning platform designed to help educators teach electronics - it’s called www.Patchr.io This unique teaching website will guide you step-by-step as you design a circuit on a virtual Printed Circuit Board (PCB). When you’re ready, you’ll hit “print” which will result in your unique PCB and components being shipped right to your door (FREE for workshop attendees). Then you can assemble your PCB and components with a soldering iron. Be among the first educators in the US to experience this! Special offer for those who attend.
Eric Schneider is the Founder & CEO of Patchr.io. Leveraging his background in designing and building interactive hardware and software experiences, Eric hopes to inspire the next generation of creators and innovators through Patchr’s lessons and online curriculum. Before Patchr, Eric worked in research and development constantly pushing the limits with his innovations, from wearable technology to cutting edge products. Eric holds a number of patents that have been featured in more than 800 publications worldwide and in videos amassing over 15 million views.
Tom Heck is the VP for Education Initiatives at Patchr.io. Tom is an award winning presenter and educator. He's spoken on the TED stage and has been a keynote presenter at many education events. Prior to his work at Patchr, Tom worked at Makey Makey for five years as the VP for Education Initiatives. He has also worked at Purdue University in the engineering department where he led a team that was charged with growing an award winning K12 program that taught students about Human Centered Design through Service Learning. Tom is a former high school STEM educator, juvenile corrections officer, and YMCA Senior Director. He's authored multiple books, has invented and successfully licensed multiple products, and is an award winning banjo player.