$75 – $360

2019 STEM Summer Professional Learning Opportunities - 5 Topics / 5 Days (R...

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Location

City of Rock Hill Operations Center

757 S. Anderson Rd.

Rock Hill, SC 29730

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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Description

The Upcountry S²TEM Center is providing opportunities for educators in the region to participate in professional learning related to specific STEM topics.

Each session will provide small group learning specific to grade bands and content areas. This will be designed to meet the needs of the group.

  • Monday, July 29th, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: STEM 101: It's more than an acronym!

  • Tuesday, July 30th, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: Engineering Design Process & You

  • Wednesday, July 31st, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: Project-Based Learning: Where do I begin?

  • Thursday, August 1st, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: Early Childhood Literacy: Making STEM Connections

  • Monday, August 5th, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: Makey Makey® - Invention Literacy Workshop

Join us for one session or for any combination of multiple sessions. Sessions are $75/each. The Makey Makey® session is $95/each and includes a Makey Makey kit ($49.95 retail value). Sign up for 4-5 sessions and receive discounted rates. Discounted group rates for 10 or more participants are available. Contact dquinn@s2temsc.org for details.

Registration includes all needed materials.


Session Details

Session One: STEM 101: It's more than an acronym!

Participants will:

  • explore the what, why and how of STEM Education.

  • discover content and instructional strategies to support and extend STEM learning.

  • understand the essentials of a STEM lesson.

  • examine the STEM learning continuum.

  • collaborate with peers to design STEM lessons aligned to their academic standards.

  • identify Engineering Design as an approach to STEM teaching and learning.

Focus will be on understanding what STEM is and how to create multi-disciplinary content lessons. Recommended for K-8 Content Teachers and Education Leaders.

Session Two: Engineering Design Process & You

Participants will:

  • identify Engineering Design as an approach to STEM Teaching and Learning.

  • engage in a STEM learning experience and examine how design challenges can be connected to multiple content areas.

  • explore how the design process connects to the Profile of the SC Graduate.

  • collaborate with peers to design a lesson incorporating the Engineering Design Process and aligning with the academic standards.

Focus will be on creating learning experiences where students explore their natural engineering, problem solving, and collaborative abilities. Recommended for K-8 Teachers and Education Leaders.

Session Three: Project-Based Learning: Where do I begin?

Participants will:

  • identify the essential elements of Project-Based Learning (PBL).

  • identify projects vs PBL.

  • examine planning tools for developing a PBL.

  • collaborate with peers to plan a grade level PBL aligned to academic standards.

  • examine PBL as a path for personalized learning.

Focus will be on learning what PBL is and how to plan effective lessons including developing a driving question. Recommended for K-8 Teachers and Education Leaders who have not yet taught PBL or those needing a refresher.

Session Four: Early Childhood Literacy: Making STEM Connections
Participants will:

  • experience literacy-based STEM lessons

  • identify the components of a STEM lesson and how to use a read aloud and the engage activity

  • design a lesson integrating multiple content areas and making purposeful connections with ELA, math and science academic standards as well as inquiry and science and engineering practices.

Focus will be on experiencing a literacy-based STEM lesson and then designing a learning experience for students. Recommended for K-3 teachers, Literacy Coaches and Education Leaders.

Session Five: Makey Makey® - Invention Literacy Workshop

Participants will:

  • learn how to teach invention literacy, making and design thinking using the award winning Makey Makey® invention kit.

  • explore how to teach basic circuits and conductivity including building switches from cardboard

  • use paper and pencil to create drawings that speak

  • make clever inventions that solve real world problems.

This a fun hands-on learning experience. Each participant takes home a free Makey Makey® (retail value of $49.95) and will receive a certificate of completion. Recommended for K-12 teachers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Lunch

You will receive a one-hour break for lunch. Lunch is on your own.

Bring your device.

Please bring your laptop and charging cable.

For the Makey Makey® session Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug - - these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adapter (“dongle”).

Payment

You will have the option to choose a payment method of credit card, check, or invoice. If you select "pay by check" you will receive instructions in your confirmation email on sending payment, we will NOT send you an invoice. If you select “pay by invoice” an invoice will be emailed to the buyer to remit payment upon receipt.

Changes to Registration

You have until Friday, July 12th at 5pm to make any changes to your registration. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another participant. Refunds are only offered if the session does not meet the minimum of 20 participants.

Questions?

For additional quesitons or to inquire about group discounts for 10 or more participants contact dquinn@s2temsc.org.

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Location

City of Rock Hill Operations Center

757 S. Anderson Rd.

Rock Hill, SC 29730

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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