January 22, 2016
This session will share resources, professional development and training available through Code.org. It is led by a Code.org affiliate who is also part of Arizona’s first school district to partner officially with Code.org. This session will also share about Paradise Valley Unified School District’s journey with integrating coding and computer science into the curriculum.
Short of tech professional development resources? Use your best resource: your students! Middle-school students and a mentor teacher show how the iTEAM KiDS provide tech support and professional development to teachers at 5 Yuma District One middle schools supporting district expansion from technology infusion to one-to-one personalized learning. Learn about organizational options, funding options, pitfalls, […]
A classroom teacher and teaching artist share video clips, photos and other documentation from our interdisciplinary Amazon Rainforest Tour project, implemented with grades 4-6. We discuss project objectives, curriculum design, standards, assessments, and how we came to work on this project together. Attendees brainstorm topics for integrated STEM units using current curriculum. To close, our […]
This session will provide participants with ways to incorporate engineering concepts into the primary classroom using the Design Process. Students need to be challenged to solve problems in different and creative ways. They also need to see that to fail is to learn and working collaboratively is vital to success. Participants will leave with several […]
In this session, four STEM projects implementing the Scientific Village approach( three funded by NSF and one by Helios) that were conducted by the PRIME Center at ASU will be described along with their goals, design characteristics, recruitment strategies, methods of implementation, and results from the external evaluation. Those will provide the basis for discussion […]
Students from Orangewood School’s STEM Robotics Club, competing in the VEX IQ Challenges as the Robocougars, will be demonstrating the various types of robotic formats with which they are involved. Co-Presenter: Dianna Bonney, Ed.D.
Students from Kyrene Aprende Middle School demonstrate their student-created robots designed with VEX Robotics kits. Co-Presenters: Eric Santos Jessey Johnson
Showcasing the activities that our STEM Club has participated in the last several years.
The students of our Super Cool Kenilworth school began developing a STEAM identity for our campus this school year. One of the efforts to build our STEAM identity is our after school STEAM clubs. Included in our Session 1 of the STEAM clubs were 40 students in grades 5th-8th grade. Our presentation today includes some […]
Bruin Builders is an after-school STEM group at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School. We focus on engineering projects. During first semester, we designed and built a Pumpkin Chunkin machine which was entered in the Mortimer Farms annual contest. We were the youngest team to complete. Despite our age, our machine took third in accuracy.
We will be presenting information and tips about building and sustaining an award winning MESA Club (Math, Science, Engineering, Achievement). Topics include, alignment of district resources and vision, appropriate support, and innovative ideas / practices of dedicated teachers to act as advisors for the teams. The presentation will include interactive data gathering and analysis through […]
The Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s STEM Role Model program brings working professionals into school districts throughout Maricopa County to talk about Science, Technology Engineering and Math with students in grades 6-8. MCESA’s STEM Role Model program encourages students to build their confidence and competence in these areas and boost their persistence in STEM education […]