Iowa 1:1 Institute has ended
The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
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Aaron Maurer

Mississippi Bend AEA
Bettendorf, Iowa
Aaron Maurer, also known as “Coffeechug” is the STEM Lead for 21 school districts in Iowa helping to expand STEM, Computer Science, Makerspace, and Purposeful Play into classrooms K-12 for the Mississippi Bend AEA 9. He is on a quest to bring more wonder and play into the learning process in schools to further develop lifelong learners.Modeling being a lifelong learner, Aaron recently published a book, Smart Robotics with LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor: Learn to play with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor kit and build creative robots. He has a second book coming on 2022 titled, Design Innovative Robots with LEGO SPIKE PrimeHe is an avid fan of STEAM, Makerspaces, and Project Based Learning. Last, he is an avid coffee consumer searching for that perfect cup of joe while enjoying 90's cartoons, LEGO, and comics. You can find all of his work on his website www.coffeeforthebrain.com.