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TechFest 2015 Teacher Workshops

Affiliate Societies Council & AFA

Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Dayton, Ohio

TechFest 2015 Teacher Workshops

Registration Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
Session 1a Beginner's Google Earth Sold Out Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Waitlist Session 1a Beginner's Google Earth 10 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 1b Beginners' WORD 3 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 1c Engineering...Infared Technology 14 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 1d Evolution of Aircraft 29 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 2a Engineering Design Process 7 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 2b Beginners' Excel 1 Registration Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 2c Ohio Means Jobs 15 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 2d Exploring Space Through Demos 20 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 3a Coding in K-12 Sold Out Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Waitlist Session 3a Coding in K-12 9 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 3b Beginning PowerPoint 1 Registration Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 3c Cyberpatriot 18 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 3d Rolling Things 24 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 4a On-line Resources 4 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 4b Basic Publisher 3 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 4c Bernoulli, Newton & You 11 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  
Session 4d FIRST Lego League 30 Registrations Feb 6, 2015 Free  

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Event Details

 

Session 1          8:30 am – 10:00 am

Register for only 1 class from this Session

Room 372     Beginner’s Google Earth     Presented by Jason Streiff, Starbase

Come explore the world in 3D and bring geography to life!  Learn how to manipulate a virtual globe to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and elevation profiles.

 Room 374     Beginners’ WORD        Presented by Anita Gilkey, Business Information Systems Dept., Sinclair

Participants will learn how to type and format text, change font styles and color, use bullets, justification and more.  They will gain experience with text boxes, pictures, cover pages and table of contents.

 Room 262     Engineering an Understanding of Our Universe using Infrared Technology    Presented by Heidi Steinbrink and Tom Jenkins

Starting from familiar uses of infrared detectors to the uses of space-based detectors (SOFIA), this hands-on workshop will share effective demonstrations and activities designed to assist learners in understanding how we can use the electromagnetic spectrum in general, and infrared energy more specifically to answer questions. Handouts and materials will be provided to participants and clear links to standards in engineering, waves, and the universe and its stars will be made.

 Room 282     Evolution of Aircraft: Propellers to Scramjet       Presented by Annette Drake      

Here’s your chance to familiarize students with the history of aircraft propulsion beginning with the modeling of a vehicle using a propeller as a means of propulsion. Students will design an aircraft using specific materials that utilize air propulsion from a balloon as a means to travel. Students will apply math and science skills to measure, record, and evaluate their design process. They will analyze data collected and observed to make design improvements to their initial aircraft, vying for their aircraft to travel the fastest in the class.


Session 2          10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Register for only 1 class from this Session

Room 372     Integrating the Engineering Design Process (EDP) in the classroom.  Presented by Kathy Tipps and Angel Callahan, Starbase

 Learn several activities/projects to teach students about the EDP cycle, along with adaptations for differentiation.

  Room 374     Beginners’  Excel       Presented by Ryan Murphy, Business Information Systems Dept., Sinclair

 Want to excel with Excel?  Come learn how to create, edit, format, filter and sort a spreadsheet.  Here’s your chance to gain experience working with formulas and creating charts.

  Room 262     Ohio Means Jobs: Career Connections     Presented by Susan Lengerich

 Children need to see a link between what they are learning and future work. Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers and families to show students, as early as in kindergarten, the types of jobs possible for them. The goal is to foster connections between what students learn in the classroom and workplace expectations like critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, leadership, innovation and creativity.  This session will focus on using OMJ with grades 7-12.

 Room 282     Exploring Space Through Demos     Presented by Cindy Henry, National Museum of the USAF

Teachers will learn a variety of fun and educational science demos that will allow students to grasp the concepts of gravity, freefall, orbit, neutral buoyancy, Newton's Laws of Motion and more! 

Session 3          1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register for only 1 class from this Session

Room 372     Coding in K-12. Teaching Students to Code  Presented by Maggie Veres, WSU Faculty

Coding is the latest push in K-12 education. Participants will receive hands-on experience with simple methods of teaching students to code.

 Room 374     Beginning PowerPoint    Presented by Brad West, Business Information Systems Dept., Sinclair

Let us help you add “power” while making your “point”.  Learn how to choose a theme, work with backgrounds and animation as well as graphics.      

Room 262     Cyberpatriot     Presented by Debbie Smith

Experts in cyber-security are among the most sought-after professionals in the tech sector; with demand for workers in that field outpacing other IT jobs by a wide margin. In this workshop you will hear from a teacher who has had students competing in the Cyperpatriot program for the past 5 years as well as this year. We will share how to start your own team, train a team, and show you all the things the Air Force Association provides for you to train students (and yourself).  For grades 7-12.

 Room 282     Rolling Things       Presented by Krista Gerhardt, WPAFB Educational Outreach

Rolling Things will have you exploring the momentum of toy cars. Through the use of hands-on materials, explore why things roll or slide down inclines, which cars crash the best? How does the height of a ramp change the results? How does the weight change the results? Come see how this K-3 science lesson relates to your literacy standards.

Session 4          3:00 pm –4:30 pm

Register for only 1 class from this Session

 Room 372     On-line Resources to Encourage Collaboration and Creativity    Presented by Maggie Veres, WSU Faculty

 Participants will explore applications which can be used to encourage collaboration and communication.

  Room 374     Basic Publisher      Presented by Cheryl Reindl-Johnson, Business Information Systems Dept., Sinclair

 Learn how to create newsletters, brochures, calendars and more! Gain experience creating a page with text and pictures, inserting pages and manipulating the layout.

  Room 262     Bernoulli, Newton & You        Presented by Richard Hughes, USAF 

 Educators will learn how to use Bernoulli’s Theorem and Newton’s Laws to enhance the study of flight in the classroom and beyond.  Potential applications for STEM curriculum as well as in the social sciences will be demonstrated.  An explanation and discussion on how to use aerospace examples and the study of flight in exciting ways in the classroom will be given.

  Room 282     FIRST LEGO League in the Classroom   Presented by Brenda Ronnebaum, Director, Ohio FIRST LEGO League Robotics , WPAFB Educational Outreach

Educators will learn about FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics, the principles of FIRST, and how to utilize FLL as a curricular tool integrating science, math, and language arts.

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When & Where


Sinclair Community College
301 West Fourth St., Building 12
Ponitz Center
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)


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