The Scratch@MIT Conference is your chance to explore the creative ways that people around the world are programming and learning with Scratch.
The three-day conference will start with an evening reception on August 6 and continue through lunch on August 9.
Join us to share ideas, discuss strategies, and participate in hands-on workshops with educators, developers, and researchers in the worldwide Scratch community.
Discover how students are using Scratch to animate scenes from Shakespeare plays. Make a chain reaction using Scratch, LEGO WeDo robotics, and everyday objects. Discuss the challenges bringing Scratch to under-served communities. Program your own musical instrument and play in a Scratch Orchestra!
The conference is sold out, so we are no longer accepting registrations. Sorry.
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel 50 Broadway, Cambridge MA (5 min walk from conference) Conference rate: $259/night (available until July 15th) Note: Lower rates might be available by booking directly at http://marriott.com
Hyatt Regency Cambridge 575 Memorial Drive (20 min walk from conference) Conference rate: $209/night
MIT Dormitories Sorry, MIT dorm rooms are all sold out.
If you are looking for lower-cost options, check out MIT’s expanded list of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. Note: Some of the options outside of Cambridge and Boston are quite far from MIT, without access to public transportation.
Are the Maker Movement and Coder Movement transforming the ways people think about literacy? Should coding and making be viewed as new forms of writing? Dale Dougherty (MAKE Magazine), Elyse Eidman-Aadahl (National Writing Project), and Mitchel Resnick (MIT Scratch Team) discuss the role of making, coding, and writing in 21st-century learning.
Meet three long-time Scratchers who have played active roles in improving the Scratch online community. Sarah Otts (scmb1), Joren Lauwers (JSO), and Linda Fernsel (LiFaytheGoblin) will discuss why they started Scratching, how they became more involved, and what they have learned in the process. Facilitated by Natalie Rusk and Eric Schilling from the MIT Scratch Team.