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May 2019

Collab Lab 28: Re/Connect

Thursday May 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
City Lights Brewing Co., 2200 W. Mt Vernon Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Join us at City Lights Brewing to re/connect with fellow Collab Labists May wraps up the 3rd season of our Collab Lab Series. Since we started, we've had more than 400 inspired educators and community partners from non-profits, higher-ed, and industry join us to explore ways we can collaborate to engage K-12 students across greater Milwaukee in meaningful, authentic work. Our May Collab Lab will move to City Lights Brewing with an earlier start time. This is your chance to…

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October 2019

Collab Lab 29: Building skilled trades talent

Thursday October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ward 4, 313 Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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What experiences arm students with the talents and dispositions that allow them to step successfully into the skilled trades? Milwaukee area firms are desperate for talent in the skilled trades.  Not simply talent that has a given set of technical skills, but talent that can work as part of a team, with integrity, to get a job done.  Join us for a discussion focused on the opportunities students need to build these talents and dispositions, and what we can do…

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November 2019

Collab Lab 30: Green Infrastructure

Thursday November 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ward 4, 313 Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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How can we leverage green infrastructure projects to create authentic learning experiences for students? Whether they are in place or in design, green infrastructure projects offer opportunities for student explorations across a broad range of issues. Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from higher ed, industry, and non-profits to share ideas, and explore options where collaborative efforts could help move things along. Register Now Buy Tickets on Eventbrite var exampleCallback…

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December 2019

Collab Lab 31: Student run enterprises

Thursday December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ward 4, 313 Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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What opportunities can we create for students, schools, and the community through student run enterprises? Student run enterprises can provide an on-going framework for authentic work that engages students in collaborative problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking.  How can we leverage these as opportunities for both cross-disciplinary learning and to engage students in the broader community? Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from higher ed, industry, and non-profits to share ideas…

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February 2020

Collab Lab 32: Teacher-centric PD

Thursday February 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ward 4, 313 Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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What if professional development for teachers looked more like the kinds of learning experiences we want to create for students? Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from higher ed, industry, and nonprofits to share ideas and explore options where collaborative efforts could help move things along. Agenda 5:30 – 6:00 Grab something to eat and drink, say hello 6:00 – 6:30 Introductions 6:30- 8:30 Let’s work through some ideas Food…

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March 2020

Collab Lab 33: Career interviews project

Thursday March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ward 4, 313 Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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What if high school students thinking about college or career options could hear the stories of how people doing interesting work in Milwaukee recognized the opportunity and developed the skills they now rely on? We’re working with high school teachers and faculty in UWM’s English department to develop and pilot a process to collect and present these stories. This fall UWM students conducted one hour interviews with folks in careers that touch on healthcare.  This semester, UWM students will be…

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April 2020

Twitter Chat: Collab Lab 34: Tapping industry expertise

Thursday April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twitter: #CollabLabChat WI United States

Collab Lab 34 will run as a Twitter chat at #CollabLabChat Schools want to connect their students to industry expertise.  Industry wants to develop and recruit talent.  What gets in the way of making these connections?  What needs to be in place to build effective partnerships? Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from industry, higher ed, and non-profits to share ideas and explore possibilities where collaborative efforts could help move…

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October 2020

Collab Lab 35: Re/connect

Thursday October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting United States

Time to re/connect with educators and partners who what to help make great things happen for your students! The challenges of distance learning are back. How have you adapted to keep students engaged, build classroom culture, deal with the stress the pandemic places on students, families and teachers? Join us for a discussion on Zoom to share what's working for you and where you could use some help. Register Now Buy Tickets on Eventbrite var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order…

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November 2020

Collab Lab 36: Experiments for Distance Learning

Thursday November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting United States

How might students become part of the solution for distance learning? We're working with schools on two experiments for the Covid 19 era. The first is to understand what it takes to enable student-led tech support for distance learning technology. The second is to explore how a student led effort might tap upcycled material from industry to create kits and manipulatives for hands-on engineering and math at home. For this session we'll give a quick overview of each effort and…

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December 2020

Collab Lab 37: A Lending Library for STEM Resources

Thursday December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting United States

Resources for hands on STEM activities can get expensive.  At the same time, they may only be used for part of a semester.  What would it look like if you could borrow the resources you need from a STEM Lending Library?  You may already have acquired resources that often sit idle.  What would make it worthwhile to loan those to colleagues?  In this session our discussion will focus on what this might look like for resources to support robotics in K-12.  Come share your thoughts and ideas. Let's see if we can make something happen!

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