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The Special Interest Group CREATE (Formerly SIGMM – Special Interest Group of Multimedia). The purpose of SIG CREATE is to foster creativity and innovation in the classroom, empower teachers to develop classroom communities that design, create, and problem solve.

Focus Areas:

Design thinking process
Engineering Process
Maker-centered learning
STEAM centered learning
Digital creation

Upcoming Events:

2019 MACUL Conference
March 20 – 22, 2019

This is the 43rd annual conference at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI.

Making Meaning Through Making
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Bill Van Loo, Technology & Engineering teacher at A2STEAM, Ann Arbor Public Schools and Sarah Van Loo, PLTW/STEAM Educator, Ann Arbor Public Schools

Merge Cube: It’s best Apps, Tips, Tricks, Insights and Stories from the Classroom
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Leslie Fisher, director of

There’s Nothing Micro About the Micro:bit!
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
John Phillips, Educational Technology Consultant, Berrien RESA

Virtual Reality. Creating Virtual Reality
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Leslie Fisher, director of

Space is limited for the workshops, so be sure to register early! They are not included in the main conference package and must be registered for separately.

Register Now

For More Ways to Connect

  • Follow SIG CREATE on Twitter: @SIGCREATE_MACUL
  • Contact one of our officers listed on the right hand side of the page.

Teacher Feature

Our fall/winter SIG CREATE Teacher Feature is showcasing the work of Olga May-Henley from Flint, MI. Olga teaches third grade Science and Social Studies and tells her students, “We are Scientists and Explorers, and we get to use our minds and hands every day.” Olga has been teaching for 24 years and still loves the smiles on her student’s faces when they are learning!

She enjoys using storytelling and music and engages students in taking learning challenges. Examples of this include students build pumpkin chunking devices to code a Sphero ball and using Vex kits to design a robot. Her classroom encourages comfortable work spaces that allow students to ask questions and touch and feel learning objects. Flexible seating and plenty of floor space allow for building and experimenting in Olga’s classroom. We applaud this very passionate educator!

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