Sample Workshops from 2016
$30 each

 

Beginner Inventor Techniques- Instructor: Mark Mendoza- Room 258

This workshop is for teachers who are just beginning to use AutoDesk Inventor or who would like refresher training.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer with Inventor software installed.

 

Advanced Inventor Techniques- Instructor: Mark McAllister-  Room 260

This workshop is for teachers who want/need to move beyond the elementary use of AutoDesk Inventor. Advanced/Complex techniques will be introduced to attendees.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer with Inventor software installed.

 

CANCELLED:      Learning Management System (LMS) for Launch Teachers- Instructor: Brandon Lewis

 This workshop will help elementary teachers involved with the Launch program better understand the LMS and how to use it to improve student learning.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer capable of accessing the LMS.

 

Learning Management System (LMS) for Secondary Teachers- Instructor:  Jared Hook-  Room 209
This workshop will help middle and high teachers involved with the Gateway, Engineering, Biomedical Science and Computer Science programs better understand the LMS and how to use it to improve student learning. Attendees must provide a laptop computer capable of accessing the LMS online. The workshop will cover management assessment, classroom management, course access, courses home, calendar, OT courses, PLC courses, using the LMS as an instructor, teaching with the LMS, training students to use the LMS, advanced features of the LMS, building and administering quizzes.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer with RobotC software load.

 

VEX Robotics for Launch- Instructor: Stephanie Valli-  Room 213
This hands-on workshop will help 4th and 5th grade elementary teachers in the Launch program gain a clear understanding of how to build and manipulate mechanical systems (such as robots) using VEX equipment.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer with RobotC software load.

 

VEX Robotics for Gateway- Instructor: Brian Nikodym-  Room 275
This hands-on workshop will help middle school teachers in the Gateway program gain a clear understanding of how to build and manipulate mechanical systems (such as robots) using VEX equipment.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer with RobotC software loaded.

 

VEX Robotics for Engineering Programs- Instructor: Steve Beauchamp -  Room 217
This hands-on workshop will help high school engineering teachers gain advanced knowledge and skills working with VEX equipment.
**Attendees must provide a laptop computer with RobotC software loaded.

 

Engineering Design and Development Best Practices- Instructors: Ashley Gregory and Aaron Parsons-  Room 226

Current EDD instructors, how is EDD going for you? Have you had some successes? What are some issues that have come up as you have taught the course? Join EDD Master Teachers to have a round table discussion on the EDD course and how it is going in your classroom. We will discuss and share best practices including engineering notebook standards, presentation opportunities, and grading. We can also discuss areas of concern and help brainstorm possible solutions. 

 

New Design and Modeling Update- Instructors: Rhonda Jones -  Room 205

 This workshop has DM Master Teachers presenting and demonstrating the rewritten/new Design and Modeling curriculum activities, projects and problems to those trained in DM prior to summer 2016.  This will help prepare teachers for the required update in 2017-2018.  Participants will work along with the DM Master Teachers.

 

End of Course Exam Preparation Instructors: Jamie Jobe and Meghan Sullivan-  Room 238

What can I do to make my students successful on the EOC? This question is on the minds of PLTW teachers daily. This session will give all PLTW teachers ideas to use in your classroom to get your students prepared for the EOC from the first day of school. A round table discussion format will allow sharing of ideas to help all teachers at the event expand their “bag of tricks”. Come with an open mind and ready to share ideas!” 

  

Computer Science for Elementary Teachers- Instructor: Stephanie Valli -  Room 213

What do you think of when you hear the words Computer Science?  In this workshop, you will deepen your knowledge of computer science through hands-on experiences that illustrate computer science in both unplugged and plugged experiences.  You will walk away seeing how these experiences connect to the MO Learning Standards and how we can teach computer science to even our youngest students all the way up through 5th grade.

 

Trouble Shooting and Best Practices for Human Body Systems- Instructor:  Jadee Lauer-  Room 266

Having trouble getting students to show true understanding when answering questions?  Does the enzyme lab make you want to scream?  Looking for a better way to monitor and grade group work?  This session will engage and immerse you in opportunities for hands-on trouble shooting and best practices that will positively impact the implementation of this curriculum as well as student performance in your classroom.  

 

CANCELLED:  Engineering Notebooks Best Practices - Instructors:  Ashley Gregory and Aaron Parsons

 This workshop will focus on how to incorporate engineering notebooks into every course in the PLTW Engineering pathway. Participants will see how the notebook is introduced to an IED class, and how the expectations progress until the students get to the EDD capstone class. Numerous exemplars will be showcased, and participants will be able to take examples back to their classroom.