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     STEM Professional Development

    Print or view our brochure to learn more about how we can help support your STEM initiatives. Whether it's hosting a STEM competition, offering a comprehensive professional development institute, or offering a student STEM camp for enrichment, intervention, or a summer bridge program, we can help...call us today! 

     
     
     

    Project Based Learning

     
    Project Based Learning Overview
    What is Project Based Learning or PBL? What does it look like in the classroom. The session will provide an overview of the essential elements of project based learning instruction and provide content-based examples for review. Participants will be placed on a path toward transformational teaching and deep learning for all students.
     
    Project Based Learning - Beginner Series (3 day)
    Learn how to craft rigorous projects with a comprehensive, multi-day, learning experience. The session will offer step-by-step guidance and support educators in designing a vision for a project-based experience that is (1) anchored to content standards, (2) promotes 21st century learning, and (3) is personally relevant for all students. Participants develop and leave with executable action plans for a project based learning experience. 
     
    Project Based Learning - Advanced Series (2 day)
    The advanced learning series includes opportunities for instructional modeling, disaggregation of content examples, grouping strategies, questioning techniques, formative assessment strategies, and much more. Participants develop and leave with refined action plans for project based learning implementation.
     

    Computer Science Endorsement Series    

     
    Introduction to Computer Science
    Learn the fundamentals of computer science through the exploration of programming languages, online platforms and apps for use in the STEM classroom. Examples of how to incorporate computer science in instruction for any grade level or subject by teaching logic, critical thinking and creative reasoning will also be shared.
     
    Coding for the Elementary Classroom
    Learn the fundamentals of writing code by breaking down large problems, working in sequence and critically thinking to create a working program. Discover how the skills developed by computer programming can be transferred into the STEM classroom in order to cultivate better problem solvers. No prior computer programming experience is required.
     
    Gamifying the STEM Classroom
    Learn how to incorporate game elements into a traditionally non-game setting in order to support motivation and engagement in the STEM classroom. Various platforms will also be assessed for delivering rigorous STEM game-based instruction. No prior gaming experience is required.
     
    Programming with Alice
    Apply the design process to help students create game animations using ALICE to engage in STEM concepts and career pathways. Learn a step by step method using challenging, project based problem scenarios that leads to the reinforcement of content and the development of technical skills such as coding, project builds and execution. No prior programming experience is required.
     
    Coding for the Secondary Classroo
    Learn the fundamentals of writing code by breaking down large problems, working in sequence and critically thinking to create a working program. Discover how the skills developed by computer programming can be transferred into the STEM classroom in order to cultivate better problem solvers. No prior computer programming experience is required.

    Engineering Endorsement Series

     
    Engineering and Robotics in the Middle School
    Learn how to incorporate engineering and robotics in the middle school classroom as an integral part of instruction or as an after-school program. Discover various robotics platforms that are currently being used in secondary education, including LEGO WeDo,NXT, EV3, TETRIX, and LabView, and how they may be used to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the future STEM student.
     
    Engineering Inventions and Innovation
    Learn how to incorporate engineering in the STEM classroom as an integral part of instruction or as an after-school program through the use of the Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey kits and 3D printing. Expand your knowledge of engineering practices and advanced system level engineering design, hardware and software integration, and advanced programming topics. Discover how these innovative tools may be used to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a project-based approach.
     
    Robotics in the Elementary Classroom
    Learn how to incorporate robotics in the elementary classroom as an integral part of instruction or as an after-school program. Discover various robotics platforms and apps that are currently being used in elementary education, including LEGO WeDo and OZOBOT, and how they may be used to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the future STEM student.
     
    Engineering in the Elementary Classroom
    Utilize research-based curriculum materials that integrate engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science lessons in order to promote STEM education in grades K – 5 and make connections between STEM instruction and literacy.
     
    Engineering Design
    Learn how to incorporate engineering in the STEM classroom as an integral part of instruction or as an after-school program through the use of various tools such as Arduino, SensorDAQ and MyDAQ. Expand your knowledge of engineering practices and advanced system level engineering design, hardware and software integration, and advanced programming topics. Discover how these innovative tools may be used to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a project-based approach.

    Health Science Endorsement Series

     
    Teaching STEM with Forensics

    Explore forensics in the STEM classroom through mock investigations that apply science and mathematics to law through the use of technology. A project-based learning approach will be used.

     
    Teaching STEM with Bioengineering

    Learn how to apply engineering principles to biological systems in the STEM classroom in order to develop products that may include elements of electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science, materials, chemistry, and biology. A project-based learning approach will be used.

     
    Teaching STEM with Biotechnology

    Harness biotechnology in the STEM classroom in order to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. A project-based learning approach will be used.

     


    STEAM Series

     
    Teaching STEAM Through Music & Music Production
     Put the ART in STEM education by learning strategies on how to teach music and music production through the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Explore various tools such as Garageband, Audacity and App based tools through a project-based approach.
     
    Teaching STEAM Through Art & Computer Graphic
    Put the ART in STEM education by learning strategies on how to teach art and computer graphics through the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Explore various tools such as Autodesk Character Generator through a project-based approach.
     
    Teaching STEAM Through Art Design & 3D Printing
    Put the ART in STEM education by learning strategies on how to teach art design through the use of 3D printing and integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Explore various tools through a project-based approach.
     
    Technology Tools for Global STEM Education
    Learn various technology tools for facilitating global STEM education in order to enable STEM students to be effective with other cultures in solving problems that are urgently confronting the world’s populations. Explore classroom tools including Skype in the Classroom, Global Edu Networks, iEARN, Global Nomads and Virtual Collaborative Forums.
     
     
Last Modified on April 11, 2018