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Monday, July 31
 

9:00am

Discovery Education STEM Academy: Connecting the Dots
Limited Capacity seats available

The Discovery Education STEM Academy has a focus on highlighting strategies to support STEM teaching and learning in all PreK-12 classrooms across all content areas. STEM is not about just teaching about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; it is a culture that needs to be cultivated to help develop skills critical to innovation such as problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking. Participants will be asked to have critical discourse, take part in immersive activities, and reflect on how to implement strategies in their own classroom and schools. This professional development provides: 1) An intense focus on instructional practices to successfully apply a STEM philosophy in their classroom and school; 2) A dive into practices and reflect on how to build them into their curriculum to maximize student engagement and achievement; 3) STEM instructional strategies connected to the demands of all content standards; and 4) Action steps for immediate application of their learning. Preregistration required. Please bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Gerlach

Jonathan Gerlach

International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education
Discovery Education



Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
JBWN 206

9:00am

Fundamentals in Computer Science K-8...Building a Foundation in Coding
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Code.org has developed a free curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of about 20 lessons. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate. The workshop will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-8. All lessons align to all relevant computer science standards, as well as to the ISTE standards. They additionally reinforce concepts and skills taught in other subject areas by integrating national Math, English Language Arts, and Science standards and Code.org’s Curriculum philosophy. Workshop attendees will receive a Code.org swag bag, PD certificate and printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans. You will also have the opportunity to order classroom supplies for the unplugged activities. Please remember to bring your own device as well as a charger. Preregistration required.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Jones

Vanessa Jones

Technology Design Coach, Austin Independent School District
Vanessa is a Technology Design Coach for Austin ISD. She has worked in the Dept of Technology for over 20 years. She has taught third through six grades. In 2017, she was a finalist for the TCEA Technology Special of the Year Award and was once recognized as Intel's Education 20... Read More →
avatar for Shelley May

Shelley May

Technology Design Coach, Austin ISD
Shelley grew up in Houston, Texas, graduating from Bellaire High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her B.S. in Education. She later attended the Lawyer's Assistant Program at Southwest Texas State University and after graduation, was a legal assistant... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
JBWS 361

9:00am

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming Through Dell
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dell Funded! JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. JASON is a (501)c3 organization dedicated to inspiring and educating students everywhere through real science and exploration. Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard after locating the RMS Titanic, JASON integrates the nation’s leading scientists into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging for students. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities. Through grade banded breakout sessions, participants will experience a sample of hands-on laboratory investigations and digital labs specifically aligned to the TEKS. Laptops recommended but not required. Preregistration required.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
JBWS 266
 
Tuesday, August 1
 

9:00am

STEMtales: Integrating STEM and literature with young children
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Young learners are natural scientists. STEM education sparks a child’s interest in science, technology and math. The good news is you are probably already doing it!!! Children explore, discover, build, experiment, predict, hypothesize and integrate knowledge as they try to make sense of the world. STEM encourages developmentally appropriate instruction as children explore the world around them. As teachers you provide the stimulation, materials, and freedom to explore. In an early childhood classroom, teachers can use picture books to link STEM activities and create fun challenges that promote collaboration and critical thinking.


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 265

9:00am

Bringing Hands-On Robotics and Real-Life Applications to the Classroom
The program provides equipment, software, curriculum and professional development to elementary and middle school educators (K-8) to enable them to teach their students to write computer code coupled with real-life applications of the engineering design process. The inquiry-based program focuses on discrete programming skills and engineering design concepts designed to improve computational thinking skills and promote mastery. The program is sustainable as schools can reuse the equipment allowing for continued participation. The focus on education (coding and engineering standards) coupled with the sustainability and the low cost of equipment,which includes activity mats, curriculum and professional development makes it easier to target all teachers and not just the STEM, gifted or technology teachers that traditionally participate in these types of activities.

Speakers
CG

Carol Goodgame

STEM + C Specialist, Kiss Institute For Practical Robotics
Carol Goodgame is a STEM Coordinator at the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. Mrs. Goodgame transitioned from teaching to a STEM Specialist at OU where she helped design and provide professional development for teachers. She volunteered for 7 years in the 6-12th grade Botball... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 264

9:00am

Eco-Schools USA - Action Plan to become a Green Flag Eco-School!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will discuss the Eco-Schools USA awards progression and incorporate PBL and science curriculum resources into a plan that will help teachers prepare to reach their desired award level by the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Participants will be asked to update their Eco-Schools dashboard (please bring a computer if possible) and work in teams to create their action plans. The teachers will come away with an action plan and timeline for success. This workshop is for current registered Eco-Schools only and multiple team members from each school are encouraged. If you would like to participate and are not currently a registered Eco-School, please contact the presenter at bishopk@nwf.org BEFORE registering.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bishop

Karen Bishop

Education Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
Karen Bishop has been an Education Outreach Coordinator with the National Wildlife Federation for the past two years. Her current work focuses on helping schools to build and maintain pollinator habitat through NWF’s Monarch Heroes program. Karen works with 60 schools across Austin... Read More →
avatar for Anne Muller

Anne Muller

STEM Team, Austin ISD
Anne Muller is the Outdoor Learning Specialist for the Austin Independent School District. She works to connect children to nature through supporting the district curriculum, facilities use for green schoolyard features, professional development, field trips to the district demonstration... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 262

9:00am

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming Through Dell on Force, Motion, and Energy
Limited Capacity filling up

Funded through Dell, JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. Sample hands-on labs and digital resources from JASON’s physical science curricula best supporting force, motion, and energy and scientific investigation/reasoning/processes in grades 5,6,8, and ICP and Physics HS courses. Engineering design challenges and problem-based learning inspire students to dig deep into concepts while developing skills. JASON is a nonprofit organization that integrates the nation’s leading scientists into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 226

9:00am

London Bridge is Going Up! Bridge Design and STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a focus on the structure, form/function, and materials used to build three various bridges. Through the use of inquiry-based design and the Engineering Design Process, participants will be engaged and challenged in classroom-based "stations" to help bring civil engineering to the classroom. This instructional sequence uses resources gathered from the Science Teachers Association of Texas and National Science Teacher Association conventions.



Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 222

9:00am

Makerspace Jumpstart Kit: Win It for Your Campus! (over a $15,000 value)

Please visit JBWS 165 to view and experience our Makerspace Jumpstart Kit sponsored by Ward's Science, WB Manufacturing, and the AISD Science and Mathematics teams. The space features customized furniture, 3D printers, Raspberry PIs, and more!!!. All the furniture and equipment on display will be donated to one lucky campus. To be eligible complete the Makerspace Jumpstart application form (requires your principal's approval and signature) and return in person to either JBWS 165 or the Information and Check-in Area outside JBWS 180 no later than 2:45 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd. Only AISD staff and campuses are eligible to apply.


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 2:45pm
JBWS 165

12:30pm

STEM Challenges - How To Engage Through Design
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this hands-on session, participants will learn about engaging students through problem-based design challenges. These STEM Design Challenges promote collaboration, creativity, and critical-thinking through the engineering design process. To demonstrate the process, participants will take part in a live STEM Design Challenge. Attendees will learn about implementing these at the classroom and school-wide levels. Come join the fun!

Our Prezi can be found at:  https://prezi.com/view/kX8l0Uct3YnPeICGJCAQ/


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWN 202

12:30pm

Livecode: Programming Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about an intuitive programming language called Livecode. Even elementary students can program. Participants who wish to use the program will need to bring a laptop; livecode requires a download.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Roth

Eric Roth

Teacher, Grade 4, Clayton Elementary School
I have taught elementary math and science in excess of 30 years, but I continue to look for innovative, creative, and effective ways to teach. Together with my co-teacher who specializes in language arts and social studies, we incorporate origami, classroom government, Greek Mythology... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 268

12:30pm

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming Through Dell on Life & Environmental Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Dell Funded- JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. Sample hands-on labs and digital resources from JASON Learning’s life & environmental sciences curricula best supporting watersheds, resource managment, organisms & environments, interdependence & interactions, impact of human activity on earth systems and scientific investigation/reasoning/processes. JASON is a nonprofit organization that integrates the nation’s leading scientists and their work into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging for students. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 226

1:45pm

STEMtales: Integrating STEM and literature with young children
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Young learners are natural scientists. STEM education sparks a child’s interest in science, technology and math. The good news is you are probably already doing it!!! Children explore, discover, build, experiment, predict, hypothesize and integrate knowledge as they try to make sense of the world. STEM encourages developmentally appropriate instruction as children explore the world around them. As teachers you provide the stimulation, materials, and freedom to explore. In an early childhood classroom, teachers can use picture books to link STEM activities and create fun challenges that promote collaboration and critical thinking.


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 265
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

9:00am

Learning how to make games with Scratch (Elementary)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Programming simple games with Scratch... and using them in your content areas.

Introducing Scratch to your students fosters 21st century skills you will want to develop in your classroom. And you can use this tool for all content areas too: students can create projects, explain facts, invent stories… using Scratch. In this session we will create some simple games we can use with our students to introduce the foundations of the Scratch programming language while we become familiar with the Scratch environment. These are the same games that our 3rd and 4th graders worked on during our Coding Club at McBee ES this year.

You may want to bring your own laptop to fully participate in the experience of basic game programming with Scratch!

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Alba Cascales

Rafael Alba Cascales

Teacher, Austin ISD


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 204

9:00am

STEMRangers - Citizen Action Science Night!
Limited Capacity seats available

Foster STEM citizenship! STEMrangers Science Night Curriculum is a mission to save and understand vital parts of our planet. Navigated by Philippe Cousteau, STEMrangers takes students, parents, teachers, and campuses on a guided journey to understand and find solutions to real-world STEM problems and help you find the tools to solve them across three events: recruitment, reconnaissance, and responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 268

9:00am

Another Slice of Pi – Hands-On with the Raspberry Pi Computer
Limited Capacity seats available

The Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a small, $40 computer that has sparked the imaginations of 13 million students, teachers, and hobbyists worldwide. This hands-on session will introduce secondary teachers to the joy of math and science applications for the Raspberry Pi using the beginner-friendly Python language. After a brief tour of the RPi and some coding basics, we’ll work through lessons to create custom polygons and a weather station. Student-programmed demonstrations will include robots, LED matrices, and a motion-triggered Tweetbot (for catching the class snake shedding its skin- in Python, of course). Participants, particulary new coders, will experience first-hand that coding can be learned in a problem-based setting alongside math and science core content, and not just in a separate “computer” class.
Even the International Space Station has 2 Raspberry Pis on board – your classroom is next!

Speakers
AJ

Anita Johnson

CS & Robotics Teacher, Kealing Middle School
Anita Johnson teaches computer science and robotics at Kealing Middle School. She has been coding since 1968, when she wrote her first FORTRAN program on IBM punch cards. Her long career spans academia, government, and industry, including 8 years as a marketing manager at Intel... Read More →



Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 366

9:00am

Introduction to 3D Printing
Are you fascinated by 3D printing, but a little unsure that you could really do it? Want to learn how 3D printing could be used in your classroom? These teachers are using 3d printing with students aged 5 and up. Come learn how to 3D print from start to finish. We will cover everything from printer setup, step-by-step usage,  different software, lesson planning and troubleshooting. This workshop will be hands-on so be sure to bring a fully charged laptop!

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Wood

Alexandra Wood

Instructional Specialist, Murchison


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 165

10:15am

EverFi: Critical Skills for 21st Century Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we use technology in the classroom to prepare students for the ever-changing world? Participants will learn about a library of online courses spanning a wide range of critical life skills that are provided to students (3rd-12th grade) at no cost. Courses cover skills and career exploration in field such as Financial Literacy, STEM, computer technology, and others. Attendees will leave ready to implement these user-friendly courses right away!

Speakers
avatar for Dakota Rubin

Dakota Rubin

Schools Manager, EverFi Inc.



Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 204

10:15am

NISE: Demystify STEM and Become a Certified STEM Teacher Leader
Limited Capacity filling up

When teachers transition from science alone to STEM in science many things change. The actions teachers select still meet the needs of their students, but now incorporate 21st Century skills, problem-solving, and the design practices of scientist and engineers. As you shift to STEM, why not earn a National Certificate for STEM Teaching? Come and learn how you can do it too!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes
avatar for Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Account Manager, Accelerate Learning: STEMscopes
I am Jamie Long and I am happy to serve Region 11 as your STEMscopes account manager! We have new features in STEMscopes and new products coming in time for the new 2017-2018 school year! Come see me about our new engineering program: DIVE-IN! Also, we have a new Science Night... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 268

12:30pm

DIVE-In Engineering - Create a MakerSpace in your Classroom!
Limited Capacity filling up

Having trouble finding ways to bridge the gap between the traditional engineering kits of today’s classrooms where students are simply told to build a standard product and lead students into a true Makerspace? See how its done - where your students experience a more flexible degree of freedom through the DIVE method. Deconstruct, Imitate, Vary and Explore. Join us and see what is all about!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 268

12:30pm

Say it! Know it! Show it! STEM Vocabulary Strategies
Limited Capacity filling up

Several vocabulary strategies will be shared, modeled, and discussed that improve student understanding of Algebra 1, Biology and other STEM based courses by focusing on vocabulary. Strategies range from individual work to group work; and interactive kinesthetics to technology. These strategies have been especially effective with special populations such as ELL and SPED.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ariel Taylor

Dr. Ariel Taylor

Educational Consultant, Elevation Station EDU
Hey Everyone!! I am a passion driven educator! I love what I do, and most of all who I do it for! My special areas of interests are Authentic Engagement, Student Data Tracking, Standards Based Instruction, and Positive Culture and Climate. Be encouraged to reach out if you have any... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 163

12:30pm

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming on Earth & Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a sampling of hands-on labs and digital resources from JASON Learning’s earth sciences curricula focused on weather, climate, and geology. Funded by Dell, JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard after locating the RMS Titanic, JASON Learning is a nonprofit organization that integrates the nation’s leading scientists and their work into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging for students. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities. Laptops recommended but not required.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 222

12:30pm

Makerspace Jumpstart Kit: Win It for Your Campus! (over a $15,000 value)

Please visit JBWS 165 to view and experience our Makerspace Jumpstart Kit sponsored by Ward's Science, WB Manufacturing, and the AISD Science and Mathematics teams. The space features customized furniture, 3D printers, Raspberry PIs, and more!!!. All the furniture and equipment on display will be donated to one lucky campus. To be eligible complete the Makerspace Jumpstart application form (requires your principal's approval and signature) and return in person to either JBWS 165 or the Information and Check-in Area outside JBWS 180 no later than 2:45 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd. Only AISD staff and campuses are eligible to apply.


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 165

1:45pm

ELLs in STEM Classrooms - Research-Based Strategies for a Fun STEM Class!
Limited Capacity filling up

Are your Grade 3-5 ELL students struggling in Science? Are you searching for an easy way to help these students? We can help you! With research-based Best Practices at your fingertips, you can differentiate for ALL students in your classroom while ensuring that your students are mastering all of their grade-level Science Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills. You will love how you will focus on helping your students with data without adding more to your already hectic day, and you will walk away with strategies to use in your classroom right away. Please sign up in advance for materials/supplies. We can't wait to see you!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 268

1:45pm

Camera, Lights, Action: Content and storytelling with Thinkery!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore technology integration in your teaching with Thinkery! Create your own stop motion video while learning how digital storytelling enables students to reinforce STEM concepts and communicate them to others. This session is a sample of EdExchange, Thinkery’s professional development partnership for elementary and middle school teachers, which provides hands-on training paired with classroom support to complete student projects. We will provide examples of great project ideas from the field and information on how to get involved with all of Thinkery programs for schools and educators. A few lucky participants will leave with a free HUE camera courtesy of AISD.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Lopez

Brenda Lopez

School & Gallery Education Manager, Thinkery


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 264

1:45pm

The Botball® Educational Robotics
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience. In January, February, and March, the Botball® Educator Workshops provide team leaders and mentors with technology training and introduce the details of that year's game. Then, after a build period of about 7 weeks, students bring their robots to their regional tournament to compete against other students in the current season's game challenge.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 186 (Carter Auditorium)

1:45pm

UTeach Maker: Support Making in STEM Education
Limited Capacity seats available

UTeach Maker is an endorsement program at The University of Texas at Austin that supports passionate students who are interested in bringing innovative practices and skills into their STEM classroom. This program focuses on bringing project-based, constructivist, and maker education to learning spaces with the goal of inspiring and empower students through Making. This session will explain the philosophy behind maker education and share progress from the first year of the UTeach Maker program. Passionate K-12 maker educators provide mentorship for students enrolled in this selective program as they develop their own Maker Showcase portfolio. By attending this session you will learn more about emerging trends in pre-service teacher education and about alternative methods of engaging in STEM education. This session is intended for those educators interested in emerging trends in teacher education and how hands-on learning can be integrated in STEM.

Speakers
avatar for Jason R Harron

Jason R Harron

PhD Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
Jason Harron is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin specializing in Learning Technology. For the past four years he has been working with the UTeach pre-service program as a teaching and graduate research assistant. He helped launch UTeach Maker, a micro-credentialing... Read More →



Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 161
 
Thursday, August 3
 

9:00am

Learning how to make games with Scratch (Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Programming simple games with Scratch... and using them in your content areas.

Introducing Scratch to your students fosters 21st century skills you will want to develop in your classroom. And you can use this tool for all content areas too: students can create projects, explain facts, invent stories… using Scratch. In this session we will create some simple games we can use with our students to introduce the foundations of the Scratch programming language while we become familiar with the Scratch environment. These are the same games that our 3rd and 4th graders worked on during our Coding Club at McBee ES this year.

You may want to bring your own laptop to fully participate in the experience of basic game programming with Scratch!

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Alba Cascales

Rafael Alba Cascales

Teacher, Austin ISD


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 204

9:00am

Mixing math and science: How we confuse students (Elementary Focus)
Limited Capacity filling up

Do your students seem confused when you use math terminology in science? Do they confuse science and math terms in genera? Do you? Come experience activities designed to end student confusion related to math and science terminology. Learn why Hertzsprung-Russell had to call it a diagram and not a graph, why functions can bring students to tears, and what the letter C really represents. Digital copies of handouts will be provided so you can share this session with your campus or district.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kaszuba

Jennifer Kaszuba

Graduate Research Assistant, UT Austin STEM Center
Jennifer works to find ways to engage all students in authentic science experiences to help them realize the wonders of science.



Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 222

9:00am

Storytelling with Automata
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop, participants will make a simple mechanical toy, or automaton, by using readily available materials such as cardboard, bamboo skewers, straws, and foam board. The automaton will then be used as a platform to tell a story as participants use a variety of materials to create a moving story automated by the toy mechanics. This simple project can be built upon to create a variety of movements that can be tied into several STEM related content including simple machines, mechanical advantage, energy, and Newton’s laws. 

 The model created in the workshop is a basic introduction to the wide world of automata. Additionally, the workshop provides a perfect example of how STEM related activities can be tied to literacy and other non-science related content for a true interdisciplinary lesson. Ancient automata were readily seen in ancient Greece as well as other ancient and modern cultures, and many times lead to the understanding and development of more elaborate inventions and machines that greatly impacted human society.


Speakers
avatar for J.E. Johnson

J.E. Johnson

Co-Founder, Maker Ready


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 206

10:15am

Mixing math and science: How we confuse students (Secondary Focus)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do your students seem confused when you use math terminology in science? Do they confuse science and math terms in genera? Do you? Come experience activities designed to end student confusion related to math and science terminology. Learn why Hertzsprung-Russell had to call it a diagram and not a graph, why functions can bring students to tears, and what the letter C really represents. Digital copies of handouts will be provided so you can share this session with your campus or district.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kaszuba

Jennifer Kaszuba

Graduate Research Assistant, UT Austin STEM Center
Jennifer works to find ways to engage all students in authentic science experiences to help them realize the wonders of science.



Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 222