January 22, 2016

Code.org

11:15  -  12:15
101A

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.

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Not Your Ordinary PD: Middle-School Students Take the Lead

11:15  -  12:15
102C

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, […]

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Creating Interdisciplinary Units with STEM: Amazon Rainforest Tour

11:15  -  12:15
101C

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 […]

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Incorporating Engineering in the Primary Classroom

11:15  -  12:15
102A

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 […]

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Implementing STEM Programs that Capture and Nurture Imaginations and Talents

11:15  -  12:15
105A

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 […]

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Orangewood STEM Robotics Club

11:15  -  12:15
STEM Club Student Showcase 1

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.  

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Aprende Robotics Club

11:15  -  12:15
Pre-Conference Area 2

Students from Kyrene Aprende Middle School demonstrate their student-created robots designed with VEX Robotics kits. Co-Presenters: Eric Santos Jessey Johnson

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Sheely STEM Club

11:15  -  12:15
Pre-Conference Area 2

Showcasing the activities that our STEM Club has participated in the last several years.

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Super Cool Kenilworth School

11:15  -  12:15
Pre-Conference Area 2

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 […]

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Bradshaw Mountain Bruin Builders

11:15  -  12:15
Pre-Conference Area 2

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.

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MESA Clubs

11:15  -  12:15
104A/B

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 […]

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Business Partner Relationships to Fix a Leaky STEM Pipeline

11:15  -  12:15
103A/B

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 […]

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