The two professional development workshops to support the start of this project will focus on 4th and 5th grade integration of the Edison robots into all subject areas when rich, deep connections can be made to enhance learning. Beyond learning how to use the Edison robots and their various coding apps, teachers will also have time to experience how to use the robots for engineering prototypes. An engineering design challenge will be the foundation of their classrooms connecting quarterly throughout the school year. The final engineering projects and Edison-enabled prototypes could be entered into the SARSEF Science & Engineering Fair with support provided throughout the process for teachers and students.
Audience: 4th and 5th Grade Teachers from Copper Creek Elementary, Painted Sky Elementary, Wilson K-8, Coronado K-8, Donaldson Elementary, Harelson Elementary, Dove Mountain CSTEM, and Oyama Elementary
STEMAZing Facilitators: Sherrie Dennis - SARSEF Manager of STEM Curriculum and Instruction, STEMAZing Robot General, and retired 4th grade teacher.
Robyn Yewell - 5th grade teacher at Harelson Elementary, STEMAZing Teacher Leader, and Presidential Award Finalist
DaNel Hogan, the Director of The STEMAZing Project
Location: CATALYST at the Tucson Mall
Course Dates: Saturday, September 11, 2021 and Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: Doors will open and continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 am. The workshops will start promptly at 8:30 am and end at 3:30 pm. Lunch will also be provided.
Cost: Thanks to the generous support of Lisa Bayless and Jeffrey Stitt, there is no cost to participants. Additionally, each teacher who attends both sessions will get the opportunity to purchase $100 in school/STEM supplies of their choosing.
This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
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