Professional Development

Summer 2016 Innovative Educator Workshops

 

Nashville

devX Project-Based Learning Institute
June 23-24, 2016 at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville

Join a 2-day training structured to help teachers learn to design and implement authentic Project Based Learning across their entire curriculum.

Open to grades K-12.

Reservations required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-based-learning-tickets-25214395937

 

devX Computer Science for All Institute
June 2-3 at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville

Join a 2-day training designed to help teachers master the basics of coding, computational thinking, and computer science in such a way that they can integrate computer science in their K-8 classrooms.

Open to Grades K-8.

Reservations required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/computer-science-for-all-tickets-25214354814


Chattanooga

devX Integration of 1:1 Technologies in the Classroom
Join an intense, 2-day training designed to enhance your ability to integrate 1:1 technologies to increase instructional effectiveness.

June 3-4 at The Edney Building in Chattanooga

Reservations required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/11-classroom-tickets-21136706458

 

devX Computer Science for All Institute
Join an intense, 2-day training designed to help teachers master the basics of coding, computational thinking, and computer science in a such a way that they can integrate computer science in their K-8 classrooms.

June 10-11 at The Edney Building in Chattanooga

Reservations required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/computer-science-for-all-tickets-21136769647

 

3D Printing Series
Learn the basics of using a Makerbot 3D printers and practical classroom applications.  Sessions will be broken into areas of focus: Math, Science, and Humanities.

3D Printing for Science: June 14 from 9am-12pm

3D Printing for Math: June 14 from 1-4pm

3D Printing for Humanities:  June 16 from 9am-12pm

Public Education Foundation located at 100 E 10th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Reservations Required. Contact Kate Skonberg, kate@pefchattanooga.org

 

Robotics in the Classroom
Prepares educators to integrate robotics in their classroom.  Elementary, Middle, and High sessions will explore LittleBits, Cubelets, Sphero, and Ollie.

High School Robotics: June 16 from 1-4pm

Elementary School Robotics: June 29 from 9am-12pm

Middle School Robotics: June 29 from 1-4pm

Public Education Foundation located at 100 E 10th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Reservations Required. Contact Kate Skonberg, kate@pefchattanooga.org

 


Johnson City

Incorporating Open Source Statistical Computing into the Teaching of Statistics in the High School Algebra 2 Course

Dates:  June 13—17

Reservations required. Contact: Dr. Ryan Nivens NIVENS@mail.etsu.edu


Knoxville

Session Date
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry Session 1 5/31/2016
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry Session 2 6/1/2016
Barkitecture PBL 6/2/2016
Go to 2033 PBL 6/3/2016
Engineering Design & Coding in Elementary 6/16/2016
Engineering Design & Codding in Middle School 6/16/2016
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry Session 3 6/17/2016
Radiation and Radioactivity 6/18/2016
STEM at Y-12 6/21/2016
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry Session 4 6/22/2016
STEM in HVAC & R 6/23/2016
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry Session 5 6/24/2016
STEM at DENSO 6/27/2016
STEM in Architecture – UTK 6/29/2016

Reservations required. Contact: haley.holt@knoxschools.org


Memphis

Designing STEM Lessons on a Budget Utilizing the West TN STEM Hub’s Lending Library

Monday, June 20 – The University of Memphis; Memphis, TN

Tuesday, June 21 – The University of Memphis; Memphis, TN

 

Registration required. Contact alhall1@memphis.edu


Cookeville

Innovative Educators Workshop: Virtualization Tools and More
This 6-hour intensive workshop showcases new STEM educational teaching resources and participants will:

  • Explore Virtual Reality Technology using Google Cardboard, with each participant receiving a set of Google Cardboard for classroom use;
  • Learn 3-D Printing basics through hands-on activities in the TTU Maker Space
  • Experience a brief Introduction into Maya & Unity and explore how these can be used in classrooms
  • Test drive an in-development chemistry game, soon to be released, called US Army STARS Element
  • Take a deep dive into the inner workings of the human body with an immersion experience in the TTU VisBox

Dates: June 20 & June 21

Reservations Required. Contact: Dr. Sally J. Pardue, Spardue@tntech.edu,  931-372-3792