Makey Makey "Train the Trainer" Workshop

Sunday, April 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

12720 Merit Drive

Dallas, TX 75251-1206

(you do not need to attend the ATLIS Annual Conference to take this workshop)

$125, includes lunch and a Makey Makey to take home!

Watch Our Introductory Webinar!


ATLIS attendees who train colleagues or others are invited to participate in a fun, hands-on workshop in order to become certified as Makey Makey trainers for their schools or area organizations. ATLIS will be building a network of Makey Makey professional development sessions in the future and will draw on graduates of this program for its faculty.

Session Leaders:
Matt Dillon, Lower School Science Specialist, St. Mark's School of Texas, and Makey Makey Ambassador
Stacia McFadden, Director of Academic Technology, The Lovett School (GA)
Tom Heck, VP for Education Initiatives, Makey Makey (teleconferenced)

Workshop leaders will share the most recent workshop on teaching Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the Makey Makey invention kit used by educators around the world and featured in TED talks. This workshop has been updated with the latest resources. You’ll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when you train others or teach the students you serve.  You'll also build or expand your network of colleagues using Makey Makey with their students.


8:00 am - Check in and login to / test WiFi. Get ready for an awesome day of learning
8:30 am - 11:00 am - Morning session: Introduction to Makey Makey
11:00 am - 11:45 am - Lunch provided
11:45 am - 2:15 pm - Afternoon session: Makey Makey Inventions
2:15 - 2:30 pm - Break
2:30 - 3:30 Train-the-trainer, Q&A

Where: Westin North Park Central, Dallas

Who: This workshop is perfect for technology integrators, makerspace teachers, librarians, or afterschool professionals. Register early. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Cost: $125. Includes lunch. Register before April 1, 2019, and receive a FREE Makey Makey ($49.95 value) to take home.
This registration is separate from registration for the ATLIS Annual Conference. You can register for the Annual Conference here.

Bring Your Laptop & Charging cable: Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug -- these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply his or her own adaptor (“dongle”).

  • NOTE: If you're using a school-issued laptop, make sure you're able to access the internet outside of school. Make sure you can access all websites (for instance, YouTube). Sometimes school-issued laptops are "locked down" or have some kind of restriction placed on them.

Lunch: Provided. Please note dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Register Here:

Makey Makey Train the Trainer Workshop registration

More Info: Susan Davis, [email protected]