SAM: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop
Tuesday, February 19 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Grades 5 - 8
Explore a unique stop-motion animation software created by educators for educators. Developed by Tufts University, SAM Animation provides flexible and creative ways to engage students in science, math, and engineering explorations. By capturing a series of still images frame by frame, stop-motion technology allows learners to represent their thinking in the form of a movie—kind of like a digital flip-book.
Create an animation you can share with your students, and leave with ideas about how this software can support your students' learning. Our staff will also provide an overview of the services and programs available in the Educator Resource Center in the Lyman Library, emphasizing support for teachers as learners.
Participants will receive a complimentary single license and/or iPad app. Please bring your laptop or iPad. (Laptops will be available for those unable to bring their own device.)
SAM animation software is compatible with both Mac computers and PCs. A demo version of the software is available. Co-presenters are from iCreate to Educate, a company started at Tufts University that offers professional development and support to teachers.
More about the Teacher Partner Program:
To become a Teacher Partner or to renew your partnership, visit mos.org/teachers to create an online login and register for the program. If you are registering for the first time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your Teacher Partner number. You will need this number to register for the event.
Not Eligible for the Teacher Partner Program?
There are a limited number of spaces available for participants that are not eligible for the Teacher Partner Program. Please email email@example.com. One of our staff members will assist you.
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers." For more information, visit mos.org.
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