NOVEMBER  6, MONDAY:    

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM    CHECK IN AND REGISTRATION

8:30 AM- 9:50 AM    OPENING GENERAL SESSION

10:00 - 10:50 AM    CONCURRENT SESSION 1

 

1.01:  Let's LAUNCH Into PLTW K-5

Let's LAUNCH into PLTW K-5 curriculum with Launch Lead teachers tried and true suggestions.  Learn about ideas for organization, record-keeping, resources and insights to successfully and effectively facilitate Launch in your classroom.  Whether you teach one or all of the Launch modules, join us as we share our ideas and strategies.  Participants will be able to apply our "add-ons" and "how-tos" in your own PLTW Launch classroom.  

Presenters: Jana Monzyk, PLTW Launch Lead Teacher, Michelle Bobo PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Washington School District

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 909

 

1.02: Connecting Missouri Learning Standards Curriculum (OER) to PLTW LAUNCH

An interactive workshop where you work with Liberty Public School Innovation & Learning Coaches to see how LPS designed and aligned curriculum, through the use of open educational resources (OER) and PLTW LAUNCH modules.

Presenters:  Dr. Jeanette Westfall/Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Staff Development,  Brandon Lewis, Ashley Duvall, Ashley Allen, Molly Henley, Dawn Shannon, Liberty Public Schools  Elementary Innovation & Learning Coaching Team

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 918

 

1.03:  Making Sense of Microarray

Medical Intervention teachers, do you struggle with microarrays? This presentation will help to better understand microarrays. We will go through the activity in more detail and at the end explore an extension activity.

Presenter:  Kevin McCormick, LSR7

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,  Room 1010

 

1.04:  Gateways New and Old!

Learn about adding supplemental projects and alternate projects to the existing gateways curriculum. DM, AR, and MD will be covered.

Presenter Eric Brown, Ferguson Florissant

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 1015

 

1.05:  Linking the PLTW courses site to an existing LMS - Customizing your Classroom

Attendees will learn how to manage their classroom via the new PLTW courses online system through a personal Canvas learning management account.

Presenter: Mark McAllister, Rockwood School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 1018

 

1.06:  CTE, the Community College, and the Workforce

This session introduces a unique arrangement between high school programs and a community college to create a pathway to the workforce. Using college coursework in a career and technical education field is one way to add direct industry connections to a project-based learning classroom. We lead you through an exercise to help identify possible collaborations, unique ways to meet both high school and college course competencies, and hurdles to overcome in the process. Additionally, we explore the benefits of this type of collaboration.

Presenter: Brett Richardson; Manager of CTE Partnerships, St. Louis Community College

Audience: A- Administrator,  Room 917

 

1.07:  Creating Excitement for STEM through Coding and Robotics Competitions

Learn how we generated buzz for incorporating STEM thinking by hosting our 1st Annual District Wide Coding Competition (Code A Palooza) and Robotics Competition (Robot Fest). We will share our processes, rubrics, ad campaign and criterion.

Presenters: Angie Brewer- Assistant Superintendent, Joyce Pacheco and Shannon Matthews, McDonald County.

Audience: C- Computer Science, E- Engineering, A- Administrator,  Room 1020

 

1.08:  Middle School Recruitment:  CSI Springfield

Help Wanted: computer scientists!  To get more students interested in CS, we need to attract students to the subject earlier in their academic careers.  For this reason, Jarrett Middle School hosted a middle school computer science conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, called Computer Science Inspires Springfield.  Students attended an opening session with a keynote speaker, several breakout sessions with hands-on activities, and a career fair focused on local tech businesses and education programs.  The post-conference survey supports the premise that students are interested and willing to study computer science and are excited about computer science opportunities.

Presenter: Maxcy Dimmick, Gateway to Tech Teacher, Springfield

Audience:  GA- Gateway,  Room 103

 

1.09:  The Ideal Medical Detectives Class – Challenging, Professional, and Fun!

This workshop will give you ideas on how to increase the professionalism of your middle school PLTW classes.  These changes can empower your students and allow them to become enthusiastic independent learners.  Topics include the following: an idealized routine that can apply to any topic, document aesthetics, professional laboratory notebook standards, high school vs. middle school students.

Presenter: Nathan Fleming - MD, PBS, and HBS PLTW Instructor at West Plains High School

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 107

 

1.10:  STEM Education Planning - Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway

The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway initiative is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments, or individual teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach.  Designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education.
The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a self-assessment instrument, through which participating schools and school districts first evaluate themselves in six areas:  Teacher Qualifications , Curriculum, Instructional Practices , Assessment and Demonstration of Skills, Family Engagement and Real-World Connections.

Presenter: Martha McCabe, Director KC STEM

Audience: A- Administrator,  Room 912

1.11:  Let's GIT Serious!

One of the non-negotiable requirements for getting hired as a software developer is "familiarity with a Version Control System".  PLTW introduces us to GIT, the original, and blueprint for, pretty much every other VCS out there.  But, the activity that incorporates GIT is somewhat contrived.  Some don't even use it. Learn how GIT can be easily incorporated into your entire program, giving your students (and yourself) access to a powerful development tool not just for software development, but Knowledge Creation in general.

Presenter: Thorin Schmidt / CS Instructor, St Charles School District

Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 1011

 

1.12:  Adrian Schools - Building a K-12 PLTW Program at a Small School

Adrian R-III has the entire PLTW Curriculum for our students. Please join us as we discuss how we have implemented the Launch, Gateway, and all three high school programs into our curriculum. We are a small school, but we want every opportunity for our students.

Presenters: Abe Lewis, Matt Sears and Jim Hogan, Adrian School District

Audience:  A- Administrator,  Room 914

 

1.13:  Biomed Teacher Externships

As part of a collaborative, regional effort in Kansas City, biomed teachers were able to participate in teacher externships this summer at three facilities; MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute, Children's Mercy Hospital and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centerpoint. This opportunity was created by a regional effort and partnership with DESE, the local Career Ed Consortium and the Independence School District. Teachers were able to experience the following over three days: lab simulations, virtual hospital, genome labs, pharmacy, radiation, infusion centers, etc.  At the end of this experience, they had time to create a PBL to use in their classes this fall.

Presenters: Aaron Smith, Independence School District,  Linda Washburn, Director Career Ed Consortium, Ann Starling-Horner, DESE Pathways to Prosperity

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,  Room 1012

 

1.14:  Professional Based Learning in PLTW Classrooms

This session will include:
• How to acquire business partners in appropriate industry pathways related to their classroom content areas
• How to communicate with partners
• How to integrate content expectations, while facilitating professional based learning, through industry partnerships
Presenters:  Stephanie Amaya/Director of Professional Studies, Sarah Haferkamp, Professional Studies Facilitator, Park Hill School DIstrict

Audience: All,  Room 1013

 

1.15:  What to Expect as a First Year Launch Teacher

Attendees will learn what to expect during the first year of PLTW Launch.  We will discuss how to implement Launch in the classroom, how to save money on projects, and tips and hacks to making Launch go smoothly.

Presenters: Teresa Cordry, 6th grade Teacher,  Stacy Harlan, 3rd grade teacher, South Nodaway School District

Audience: L-Launch,  Room 1016

 

1.16:  Importance of STEM in Elementary Education

Open discussion on how teachers are implementing Launch into their districts, schools, or classrooms. Discussion items to include: Time management, Student Notebook Organization Supplement Materials, Student Assessment

Presenter: Nicole Cooper, K-5 STEM & Technology Specialist , Visitation Academy

Audience: L- Launch, A- Administrator,  Room 1017

 

1.17:   Enhancing Student Work Through Local Experts & Online Engagement

The incorporation of medical designs in the new Design & Modeling unit provides additional opportunities. In this session, you will identify ways to reach out to local experts who can partner with your classroom, providing students with professional feedback and learning. We will also identify strategies to further engage students through online content creation, class websites, and social tools.

Presenter: Jeff Campbell, Design & Modeling Master Teacher, St. Joseph School District

Audience:  GA- Gateway,  Room 915

 

1.18:  PLTW Sub-Plans, What I do. What do you do?

Scenario: You have to be gone (coach, sick, just need a sub!), you've already shown "the engineering video" and you don't want to leave the kids alone in the PLTW room with "that project" and "that sub"... what do you do? I will present alternate sites, programs, YouTube videos, and ideas you can use that tie directly to the PLTW curriculum, and are “Sub-Friendly”. These plans also reinforce real world application, show possibilities, and the end product of the opportunities we are exposing them to. Time for Q&A, Google classroom link, and your ideas at the end.

Presenter: Michael Broyles, Carrollton Middle School, Science teacher/PLTW teacher.

Audience: GA- Gateway (Emphasis: DM,AR,MD, can adapt)  Room 913

 

1.19:  Growing Your PLTW Program By Recruiting Girls!

This session will go over several proven strategies to help grow a PLTW program, particularly the number of female students. These strategies were used in a program that grew to a point where the girls actually outnumbered the boys! Come hear how we did it!

Presenters: Ashley Gregory, Wentzville School District and Jennifer Strathman, Wentzville School District (both formally with Ritenour School District)

Audience: E- Engineering, GA- Gateway,  Room 1009

 

1.20:  IED Automata - Construction and Implementation

Hear from two IED teachers that piloted the Automata unit last year and learn from their successes and mistakes. We will go through the entire project, but most of the session will focus on implementation, timelines, best practices, and physical construction.

Presenters:  Brett Kisker - Liberty North HS (Liberty, MO) and Greg Thiel - Center for Academic Achievement (Shawnee Mission, KS)

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 101

 

1.21:  Relevance of Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Engineering Pathway

Attendees will learn the importance and relevance of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) into the pathway to engineering program.  We will discuss how easy it is to implement, and its very relevant tie in to a new, or already existing program.

Presenters: Ryan Stobaugh and Jared Hook, St. Joseph School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 106

 

1.22:  Teaching Troubleshooting to Future Engineers

Troubleshooting problems is an important skill for anyone who is designing and building. This presentation will present instructional methods and resources that can be used to help students develop the ability to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot their circuits, computer programs and/or build projects.  

Presenter: Lydia Spoor,  Wentzville School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 105

 

1.23:  Differentiating Design and Modeling

This session will focus around differentiating the materials of Design and Modeling for all students. This will include ideas for enrichment, including a culminating activity related to the TV Show Shark Tank, as well as strategies to make Design and Modeling work in a co-teaching or class-within-a-class environment. Attendees will walk away with strategies, graphic organizers, and assessment ideas to help them better meet the needs of all their students. Although this class will be geared towards design and modeling, any PLTW course could implement these strategies to help better meet their students’ needs.

Presenters: Caleb Clawson, 6th Grade Teacher; Brook Filis, 6th Grade Teacher, Pleasant Hill Intermediate School

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 108

 

1.24:   Building Test Banks for PLTW Engineering Classes

In a project based class with a written end of the year exam, it’s a constant challenge to figure out how to assess your students in a way that will reinforce concepts, all while preparing them for the PLTW National End of Course Exam.  This session will be a start in developing test banks for each class written by you, the current classroom teachers.  There will also be other teachers doing the same and then we’ll all share our homemade questions which will provide a new community of assessment support!

Presenter: Jodie Fowler, Lafayette High School and current Aerospace Master Teacher

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 110

 

1.25:   Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Product Ideation, Creation, Enhanced Curriculum

Teachers and Administrators will learn about Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), another PLTW elective class, as it is part of the enhancement of student Inventor, Vex, and programming skills.  If you currently teach CIM and want to share or listen about possible enhancements you might make, you should definitely come to collaborate.  Have questions?  Interested in offering CIM or have difficulty filling the class, come to the session for help.

Presenter: Eric Walters, Summit Technology Academy

Audience:  E- Engineering,  Room 109

 

1.26:   You Need HOSA for Your Biomed Program. Get one. Be Awesome!

In this session, we will discuss everything you need to know about starting a successful HOSA chapter at your school. Purpose, mission, goals, logistics, competitions, funding and things to do will all be topics of discussion.  

Presenter: Matthew Riffee - Teacher Francis Howell School District

Audience: B- Biomedical,  Room 102

1.27:   DESE UPDATE

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to support PLTW Programs across the state.  This session will update information on PLTW related topics such as Career and Technical Education (CTE), program approval, grant funding, MSIP 6, TSA, HOSA, and after school programs.

Presenters: Tom Schlimpert, Director of Engineering and Technology Education DESE  and  Shelly Wehmeyer, Director of Health Science Education, DESE

Audience: All,  Room 916

 

1.28:   Computer Hardware and Software in PLTW

This presentation will cover this year's PLTW hardware/software requirements and some of the reasoning behind them.  It will also cover some migration / setup methods from older hardware.

Presenter: Allen Wilkins - Innovation Support Manager - Missouri S&T

Audience: A- Administrator, C- Computer Science,  Room 104

11:00 - 11:40 AM    CONCURRENT SESSION 2

 

2.01:  Let's LAUNCH Into PLTW K-5

Let's LAUNCH into PLTW K-5 curriculum with Launch Lead teachers’ tried and true suggestions.  The focus of this presentation will include ideas for organization, record-keeping, resources and insights to successfully and effectively facilitate Launch in your classroom.  Whether you teach one or all of the Launch modules, join us as we share our ideas and strategies.  Participants will be able to apply our "add-ons" and "how-tos" in your own PLTW Launch classroom.  This presentation will offer successful, tested, ready to use practices.

Presenters: Jana Monzyk, PLTW Launch Lead Teacher, Michelle Bobo, PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Washington School District

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 909

 

2.02:  Connecting Missouri Learning Standards Curriculum (OER) to PLTW LAUNCH

This interactive workshop will allow participants to work with Liberty Public School Innovation & Learning Coaches to see how Liberty schools designed and aligned curriculum, through the use of open educational resources (OER) and PLTW LAUNCH modules.

Presenters: Dr. Jeanette Westfall/Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Staff Development, Brandon Lewis, Ashley Duvall, Ashley Allen, Molly Henley, Dawn Shannon/ LPS Elementary Innovation & Learning Coaching Team

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 918

 

2.03:  Making Sense of Microarray

This presentation is for teachers of Medical Interventions who want to better understand microarrays. We will go through the activity in more detail and at the end explore an extension activity.

Presenter:  Kevin McCormick, LSR7

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,  Room 1010

 

2.04:  Gateways new and old!

Learn about adding supplemental projects and alternate projects to the existing Gateways curriculum. DM, AR, and MD will be covered.

Presenter:  Eric Brown, Ferguson Florissant

Audience:  GA-  Gateway,  Room 1015

 

2.05:  Linking the PLTW courses site to an existing LMS - customizing your classroom

Attendees will learn how to manage their classroom using the new PLTW courses online system through a personal canvas learning management account.

Presenter: Mark McAllister, Rockwood School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 1018

 

2.06:  Creating Excitement for STEM through Coding and Robotics Competitions

Learn how we generated buzz for incorporating STEM thinking by hosting our 1st Annual District Wide Coding Competition (Code A Palooza) and Robotics Competition (Robot Fest). We will share our processes, rubrics, ad campaign and criterion.

Presenters: Angie Brewer- Assistant Superintendent, Joyce Pacheco and Shannon Matthews , McDonald County

Audience: A- Administrator,  Room 1020

 

2.07:  Middle School Recruitment:  CSI Springfield

We need more computer scientists!  To get more students interested in CS, we need to attract students to the subject earlier in their academic careers.  For this reason, Jarrett Middle School hosted a middle school computer science conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, called Computer Science Inspires Springfield.  Students attended an opening session with a keynote speaker, several breakout sessions with hands-on activities, and a career fair focused on local tech businesses and education programs.  The post-conference survey supports the premise that students are interested and willing to study computer science and are excited about computer science opportunities.

Presenter:  Maxcy Dimmick, Gateway to Tech Teacher, Springfield

Audience:  G- Gateway,  Room 103

 

2.08:  The Ideal Medical Detectives Class – Challenging, Professional, and Fun!

This workshop will give you ideas on how to increase the professionalism of your middle school PLTW classes.  These changes can empower your students and allow them to become enthusiastic independent learners.  Topics include the following: an idealized routine that can apply to any topic, document aesthetics, professional laboratory notebook standards, high school vs. middle school students.

Presenter: Nathan Fleming - MD, PBS, and HBS PLTW Instructor at West Plains High School

Audience: G- Gateway, Room 107

 

2.09:  STEM Education planning - Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway

"The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway initiative is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments, or individual teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach.  Designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education.”
The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a self-assessment instrument, through which participating schools and school districts first evaluate themselves in six areas:  Teacher Qualifications , Curriculum, Instructional Practices , Assessment and Demonstration of Skills, Family Engagement and Real-World Connections.

Presenter: Martha McCabe, Director KC STEM

Audience:  A- Administrator, Room 912

2.10:  Let's GIT Serious!

One of the non-negotiable requirements for getting hired as a software developer is "familiarity with a Version Control System".  PLTW introduces us to GIT, the original, and blueprint for, pretty much every other VCS out there.  But, the activity that incorporates GIT is somewhat contrived.  Some don't even use it. Learn how GIT can be easily incorporated into your entire program, giving your students (and yourself) access to a powerful development tool not just for software development, but Knowledge Creation in general.

Presenter: Thorin Schmidt / CS Instructor, St Charles School District

Audience: CS- Computer Science,  Room 1011

 

2.11:   Exploring the co-curricular link between PLTW and TSA, and How to Start Up your Chapter!  

Attendees will learn about Missouri Technology Student Association (TSA), one of nine nationally recognized Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) that effectively aligns with PLTW.   Learn how to start a middle level and/or high school local chapter that reinforces PLTW classroom activities through state and national competitive events, team building, community service, and leadership development (through LEAP exercises).  TSA is a natural fit for the PLTW Gateway curriculum and the high school Engineering/Computer Science curriculums.  Hear from practicing local Chapter Advisors and board members to understand how PLTW and TSA support each other and enhance student development.

Presenters: Louis Breinin, Jim Hogan, Ted Wilkinson, Tom Schlimpert

Audience:  E- Engineering,  Room 914

 

2.12:   Integrating Chromebooks with Vernier Technology

Participants will use Vernier sensors with Chromebooks to conduct hands-on experiments from the PLTW Biomedical Science Curriculas (PBS, HBS, MI and BI). Teachers will participate in hands-on examples, discuss pedagogy, and make plans for implementation.

Presenters: Dr. Christina Hughes, Science Curriculum Coordinator,  Bobby Hughes, Hazelwood East High Science/PLTW Teacher

Audience: B- Biomedical Science, A- Administrator,  Room 1017

 

2.13:  Using CodingBat To Help Computer Science Students Build Their Muscles

"CodingBat is my students' favorite tool to practice writing code.  This workshop will introduce you to CodingBat and show you ways to utilize it within your CS courses for Java and Python practice.  Specific topics include...
1.  Keeping track of student progress
2.  Authoring your own problems
3.  Utilizing CodingBat within a testing (or contest) environment

Presenter: Vince LaVergne, Shawnee Mission Schools

Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 108

 

2.14:  Canvas Basics for new PLTW instructors

New PLTW teachers have access to the Instructure Canvas LMS and need some help with how to utilize it for their classrooms.  This session will provide them with ideas and practical knowledge whether they have canvas or some other LMS in their school.  Grade-book, testing and assignment help will be addressed.

Presenter: Michael Gurley, POE instructor, Joplin Schools

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 916

 

2.15:  PLTW + AVID = College & Career Ready Students

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. AVID also impacts the entire student body by bringing research?based strategies and curriculum to elementary, secondary and post-secondary classrooms. Combining AVID with PLTW creates a complete college and post-secondary education preparation package. PLTW brings hands on, real world problem solving and engineering activities to the classroom and AVID gives students the academic skills they need to tackle challenging courses in high school and beyond. Both offer unique and proven career preparation skills, as well. AVID combined with PLTW offers a platform for life-long success.
Presenter: Renee Freers/ Director of College & Career Readiness, North Kansas City Schools

Audience: A- Administrator, G- Guidance,  Room 110

 

2.16:  Enhancing Student Work Through Local Experts & Online Engagement

With the incorporation of medical designs in the new Design & Modeling unit comes new opportunities. In this session, you will identify ways to reach out to local experts who can partner with your classroom, providing students with professional feedback and learning. We will also identify strategies to further engage students through online content creation, class websites, and social tools.

Presenter: Jeff Campbell, Design & Modeling Master Teacher, St. Joseph School District

Audience:  GA- Gateway,  Room 915

 

2.17:  Starting a PLTW program in your district- Years 1-3

This session will discuss starting a new PLTW program in a district. We will outline the process from beginning through certification. We will look at gaining board approval, teacher training, purchasing, student recruitment, EOC exams and the certification process. This training will be for administrators, counselors, teachers in all fields. Emphasis on High School and Middle School.

Presenters: Thom Alvarez/Principal, Heather Stoecklein/Biomed, Phil Stone/Engineering, Maryville School District

Audience: A- Administrator,  Room 917

 

2.18:  Growing Your PLTW Program By Recruiting Girls!

This session will go over several proven strategies to help grow a PLTW program, particularly the number of female students. These strategies were used in a program that grew to a point where the girls actually outnumbered the boys! Come hear how we did it!

Presenters: Ashley Gregory, Wentzville School District and Jennifer Strathman, Wentzville School District (both formally with Ritenour School District)

Audience: E- Engineering, GA-  Gateway,  Room 1009

 

2.19:  IED Automata - Construction and Implementation

Hear from two IED teachers that piloted the Automata unit last year and learn from their successes and mistakes. We will go through the entire project, but most of the session will focus on implementation, timelines, best practices, and physical construction.

Presenters:  Brett Kisker - Liberty North HS (Liberty, MO) and Greg Thiel - Center for Academic Achievement (Shawnee Mission, KS)

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 101

 

2.20:  An Academic Performance Assessment of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) students with Project Lead the Way Experience
This study of academic performance over the spring and fall semesters for the 2015 and 2016 academic years provides tangible evidence that Missouri S&T students with PLTW course experience attained higher average course grade results in 34 of the 41 Missouri S&T courses.   Subject areas included math, speech, English, statistics, chemistry, economics, physics, freshman engineering, and seven engineering programs.     
Presenters: Joe Stanley and Stuart Baur, Associate Professors, Missouri University of Science and Technology   
Audience: E- Engineering, G- Guidance, A- Administrator,  Room 106

 

2.21:  Assessing Students in PLTW Engineering

Attendees will discuss strategies for using effective formative and summative assessments in the PLTW classroom. A variety of assessment formats will be discussed and examples of quizzes, tests, and rubrics will be shared. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their own assessment during the presentation. Bring a laptop!

Presenter: Jennifer Ewan/PLTW Engineering & CS Teacher, Blue Springs School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 1012

 

2.22:  Promoting PLTW through Partnerships

Why partner?  How can you leverage others to help expand PLTW Launch or secondary courses?  Learn how to expand partnerships within your district and the community.  Learn about specific examples such as Medical Careers Night, Library Media partnerships through makerspaces and the STEAM bus.

Presenters:  Colleen Jones - Liberty Public Schools - CCR Director, Julie Simpson - Liberty Hospital - PR Director, Katie Fisher - Liberty Public Schools - LMC Specialist

Audience: All,  Room 1013

 

2.23:  Unconventional Career Pathways. It's a new day!

Career pathways for great paying careers and no student debt. Did you say pathways for great paying jobs and no student debt? Sources tell us student loan debt is reported at $1.4 trillion plus. To add to the dilemma, many students choose programs not suited for them. They either change majors or withdraw completely emerging sometime later to realize there might be an alternative path. What would it look like if, with little to no college, a company hired a student? Then paid their way to completion.  A living wage before the age of 20? No student loan debt- that on average is equal to a new car payment for 10 years. How can my students sign up for this?"

Presenters: Joseph Roche, Dean of Instruction, Metropolitan Community College and  Steve Pankey, MCC BT Enrollment Manager

Audience: A- Administrator, G- Guidance,   Room 1016

 

2.24:  Teaching Troubleshooting to Future Engineers

Troubleshooting problems is an important skill for anyone who is designing and building. This presentation will present instructional methods and resources that can be used to help students develop the ability to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot their circuits, computer programs and/or build projects.  

Presenter: Lydia Spoor, Wentzville School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 105

 

2.25: Never accept NO!

Experiencing many different "no's" throughout my life in the educational realm, it seemed that I was always facing a brick wall. From being told by my high school counselor, that I shouldn't ever consider going to college, to a public relations college instructor telling me that I had too much of a southern accent and I should drop the class. In 2016, having heard about PLTW, and then the opportunity to introduce the classes in my school district, I feel that students having the PLTW classes will gain confidence, knowledge, personal strength to face challenges and experiences without any hesitation. From day one, students are introduced to PLTW by a simple exercise that allows them all to be critical thinkers using their soft skills, promoting differences and creativity in problem solving.  All participants will have the opportunity to experience the “day one” activity I plan for all my students.

Presenter: Janet Brewer, Doniphan R1 School District

Audience: All,  Room 112

 

2.26:  Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Product Ideation, Creation, Enhanced Curriculum

Teachers and Administrators will learn about Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), another PLTW elective class, as it is part of the enhancement of student Inventor, Vex, and programming skills.  If you currently teach CIM and want to share or listen about possible enhancements you might make, you should definitely come to collaborate.  Have questions?  Interested in offering CIM or have difficulty filling the class, come to the session for help.

Presenter: Eric Walters, Summit Technology Academy

Audience:  E- Engineering,  Room 109

 

2.27:  Body Building with Clay

Hands on approach to teaching anatomy and body systems. A proven method used from middle schools to medical schools that allows for learning, not memorization, how the human body systems work together. Learning workshop, participants will be involved in building, and discussion about how the system works in the classroom.

Presenter: Travis Hamilton, Educational Consultant, Anatomy in Clay Learning System Audience: B-  Biomedical Science,  Room 1022

 

2.28:  Computer Hardware and Software in PLTW

This presentation will cover this year's PLTW hardware/software requirements and some of the reasoning behind them.  It will also cover some migration / setup methods from older hardware.

Presenter: Allen Wilkins - Innovation Support Manager - Missouri S&T

Audience: A- Administrator, C- Computer Science,   Room 104

 

2.29:  Connecting PLTW Pathways to College

What do PLTW students need to know if they plan to pursue an engineering degree? Come learn how the engineering, computer science, and biomedical pathways transition to college. We will explore types of engineering degrees and what students can be doing right now to prepare.  We will also look at engineering careers and opportunities for students after they graduate.

Presenter: Leanne Reineman , Kansas State University- College of Engineering

Audience: G- Guidance, A-  Administrator, E- Engineering,  Room 102

 

12:15 -1:45 PM   CONCURRENT SESSION 3- ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION


Lunch and Learn- box lunches available at various stations around building-
eat in designated classrooms.

 

In this session, participants will be grouped based on their desired pathway of PLTW.  Facilitators will focus on best practices within each pathway, encourage collaboration, and promote the sharing of ideas for immediate implantation in the classroom.

 

Session 3.01 A:   Launch, Room 918

Presenter:  Stephanie Valli     L- Launch

 

Session 3.01 B:   Gateway, Room 915

Presenter:   Jeff Campbell    GA- Gateway

 

Session 3.01 C:   Biomedical Sciences, Room 1010

Presenters:  Jean Hammer and Jennifer Strathman    B- Biomedical Science

 

Session 3.01D:  Computer Science, Room 909

Presenter:  Kevin Clevenger         C- Computer Science

 

Session 3.01E:  Engineering, Room 1009

Presenters:  Ashley Gregory and Jim Kreyling     E- Engineering

 

Session 3.01F:   Administrators and Counselors,  Room 1012

Presenter:  Aaron Smith     A- Administrators, G-Guidance



2:00 - 2:50 PM CONCURRENT SESSION 4

4.01:  Girls in Tech KC Initiative

Girls in Tech KC encourages girls to explore opportunities in computer science through outreach, mentoring and hands-on learning. The movement addresses an increasing demand for a qualified and diverse workforce to fill tech jobs in the region.

The initiative follows a research-based approach that includes:
•  early hands-on exposure to computer science through the Hour of Code events and girls-only
   app camps
•  connecting female students with female mentors
•  a social media campaign to raise awareness, help girls interested in tech connect with each other and learn more about the types of work available by connecting with women already in the field.

Presenter: Martha McCabe, Director KC STEM

Audience:  C- Computer Science,  Room 912

 

4.02:  Can Elementary Students Really Code?

In this session, 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.

Presenter: Stephanie Valli - Middle School STEM Coordinator, Parkway School District

Audience: L- Launch, A- Administrator,  Room 918



4.03:  Launch Model for Small Schools

Adrian has incorporated a different model for Launch. Small schools could benefit from this model since it does not require a complete training of all elementary teachers in the program. Administrators could see a different approach to incorporating the program in their small schools to save teacher overload.

Presenter:  Jim Hogan, Launch Lead Teacher, Adrian R-3 Schools

Audience:  A- Administrator,  Room 914

 

4.04:  Using GitHub as an LMS in a CS Classroom

The successes and pitfalls of using GitHub as a substitute for a student learning management system will be discussed and attendees will be shown the ideal configuration of GitHub for use as an LMS in their classrooms.  The advantages of using this as an LMS in a computer science classroom will also be highlighted.  Session attendees will receive electronic materials to aide them in implementing GitHub as an LMS in their classrooms.

Presenter: Monte Davis, PLTW CS Teacher, Blue Springs South High School

Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 1011

 

4.05:  PLTW Computer Science Pathway

Overview of the PLTW Computer Science pathway as a whole will be presented with information of the new CSE course and information pertaining to the new Cybersecurity course coming in 2018-19 School year.

Presenters:  Kevin Clevenger, Blue Springs HS and Lewis McKenzie, Computer Science Teacher, North Kansas City

Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 909

 

4.06:  Integrating Chromebooks with Vernier Technology

Participants will use Vernier sensors with Chromebooks to conduct hands-on experiment from the PLTW Biomedical Science Curriculas (PBS, HBS, MI and BI). Teachers will participate in hands-on examples, discuss pedagogy, and make plans for implementation.

Presenters: Dr. Christina Hughes, Science Curriculum Coordinator,  Bobby Hughes, Hazelwood East High Science/PLTW Teacher

Audience: B- Biomedical Science, A- Administrator,  Room 1017

 

4.07:  Using CodingBat To Help Computer Science Students Build Their Muscles
"CodingBat is my students' favorite tool to practice writing code.”  This workshop will introduce you to CodingBat and show you ways to utilize it within your CS courses for Java and Python practice.  Specific topics include...
1.  Keeping track of student progress
2.  Authoring your own problems
3.  Utilizing CodingBat within a testing (or contest) environment

Presenter: Vince LaVergne, Shawnee Mission Schools

Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 108

 

4.08:  Biomed Teacher Externships

As part of a collaborative, regional effort in KC, Kansas City Biomed teachers were able to participate in teacher externships this summer at three facilities; MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute, Children's Mercy Hospital and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centerpoint. This opportunity was created by a regional effort and partnership with DESE, the local Career Ed Consortium and the Independence School District. Teachers were able to experience the following over three days: lab simulations, virtual hospital, genome labs, pharmacy, radiation, infusion centers, etc. At the end of this experience they had time to create a PBL to use in their classes this fall.

Presenters: Linda Washburn, Director Career Ed Consortium, Ann Starling-Horner, DESE Pathways to Prosperity

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,  Room 1012

 

4.09:  Professional Based Learning in PLTW Classrooms  

This session will include:
•  How to acquire business partners in appropriate industry pathways related to their classroom  
   content areas
•  How to communicate with partners
•  How to integrate content expectations, while facilitating professional based learning, through industry partnerships
Presenters:  Stephanie Amaya/Director of Professional Studies, Sarah Haferkamp, Professional Studies Facilitator, Park Hill School District

Audience: A- All,  Room 1013

 

4.10:  Intro to 3D Printing in the Classroom

Discover how you can incorporate 3D printing in your classroom and help your students design their own models to print.  Session will include ideas on incorporating Tinkercad to help students design their own prints , locating existing files on the web and incorporating 3D printing in a variety of content areas. Eric is a middle school classroom teacher who also serves as a Dremel 3D Printer Teaching Ambassador.

Presenter: Eric Langhorst, Liberty Public Schools

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 1010

 

4.11:  LAUNCH Lead Teachers, Empower your Classroom Teachers with these Tips and Tricks!

LAUNCH Lead Teachers, help your classroom teachers ease into PLTW with these tips and tricks for module implementation and instruction. This session will provide strategies and tools that enable teachers to be successful with integrating the APB Approach and LAUNCH modules into their curriculum. With added support that provides ongoing guidance and targeted practices, your classroom teachers will flourish with Project Lead the Way!

Presenters: Tracie Joiner, PLTW Launch Lead Teacher and K-5 Instructional Coach. Lori Shannon, Instructional Coach

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 1015

4.12:  Girls N2 STEM

Girls N2 STEM is a club I started last year that increases girls interest in STEM. I will share two units: Technology and Fashion and Engineering a City. In these units students unleashed their creativity through a variety of activities that introduced them to careers in engineering and technology. During Technology and Fashion, students learned how to use technology to create a one of a kind outfit. During our Engineering unit, students built a city model. Students created building codes, learned about weathering and erosion as they designed bridges and roads, stopped storm water runoff and created an electrical system that powered their city. These activities allowed students to see the different careers engineering and technology have to offer.

Presenter: Carly Coleman - Elementary teacher - Liberty Public School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 915

 

4.13:  Launch organization and journaling

PLTW Launch can have many materials to store and prep.  Let me show you some shortcuts I use for organization storage and management of materials, as well as journaling I use to synthesize and assess students learning.

Presenter: Christine Davenport-Launch Lead Teacher K-5 (specials teacher), West Platte Elementary

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 1018

 

4.14:  What to Expect as a First Year Launch Teacher

Attendees will learn what to expect during the first year of PLTW Launch.  We will discuss how to implement Launch in the classroom, how to save money on projects, and tips and hacks to making Launch go smoothly.

Presenters: Teresa Cordry, 6th grade Teacher,  Stacy Harlan, 3rd grade teacher, South Nodaway School District

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 1016

 

4.15:  Liberty North High School SWEnext Chapter

Liberty North's SWEnext (a high school version of the Society of Women Engineers) Chapter will be bringing projects created by SWEnext members in PLTW engineering classes. As an attendee, you will learn about how we connect with professional mentors, our outreach program for younger girls, and see some of our creations from various PLTW courses. The presentation will be run by SWEnext members who are current engineering students at Liberty North High School.

Presenters: Hannah Leonard  and Delaney Clawson, SWENext members, Liberty North High School

Audience:  E- Engineering,  Room 1020

 

4.16:  PLTW + AVID = College & Career Ready Students

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. AVID also impacts the entire student body by bringing research?based strategies and curriculum to elementary, secondary and post-secondary classrooms. Combining AVID with PLTW creates a complete college and post-secondary education preparation package. PLTW brings hands on, real world problem solving and engineering activities to the classroom and AVID gives students the academic skills they need to tackle challenging courses in high school and beyond. Both offer unique and proven career preparation skills, as well. AVID combined with PLTW offers a platform for life-long success.
Presenter: Renee Freers/ Director of College & Career Readiness, North Kansas City Schools

Audience: A- Administrator, G- Guidance,   Room 110

 

4.17:   A Twist on the Therapy Toy Project

In order to give students a real life experience with the PLTW curriculum, the toy project for the new Design and Modeling class was modified with the help of a special education teacher to create a real product, for a real student, with a real need. This has positively impacted my classroom environment, interdisciplinary practices, and student successes with this project. I will share my failures, successes, and student outcomes.

Presenters:  Britney Costanzo and Nahawon Saxon, Fort Osage School District

Audience: GA- Gateway--Design and Modeling,  Room 101

 

4.18:  PLTW Sub-Plans, What I do. What do you do?

Scenario: You have to be gone (coach, sick, just need a sub!), you've already shown "the engineering video" and you don't want to leave the kids alone in the PLTW room with "that project" and "that sub"... what do you do? I will present alternate sites,  programs, YouTube videos, and ideas you can use that tie directly to the PLTW curriculum, and are “Sub-Friendly”. These plans also reinforce real world applications, show possibilities, and the end product of the opportunities we are exposing them to. Time for Q&A, Google classroom link, and your ideas at the end.

Presenter: Michael Broyles, Teacher, Carrollton MS, Science teacher/PLTW instructor.

Audience: GA- Gateway (Emphasis:DM,AR,MD, can adapt),  Room 913

 

4.19:  Medical Detectives Extensions

This session is designed to provide teachers with supplemental resources to extend your Medical Detectives curriculum and explain how to find additional resources in the future.

Presenter: Jean Eckert/8th Grade Science/PLTW Teacher, Cameron Schools

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 103

4.20:   Starting a PLTW program in your district. Years 1-3

This session will discuss starting a new PLTW program in a district. We will outline the process from beginning through certification. We will look at gaining board approval, teacher training, purchasing, student recruitment, EOC exams and the certification process. This training will be for administrators, counselors, teachers in all fields. Emphasis on high school and middle school.  

Presenters: Thom Alvarez/Principal, Heather Stoecklein/Bio-Med, Phil Stone/Engineering, Maryville School District

Audience: A- Administrator,  Room 917

 

4.21:  Laser Scanning, Point Clouds and the Inventor Workflow

This presentation/demonstration will show how 3D scanning can interact with Inventor and other software packages.  It will include a tutorial on setting up and using a FARO Focus scanner with a pre-scanned point cloud; how to properly setup and prepare a site for 3D scanning and will use ReCAP Pro 2018 to demonstrate how to combine scans together automatically and manually to export into a design package.  Then lastly, we will show how to use Inventor Professional 2018 to import scan data to enhance the design process.
Presenter: Mike Cline, Metropolitan Community College

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 104

 

4.23:   DESE UPDATE

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to support PLTW Programs across the state.  This session will update information on PLTW related topics such as Career and Technical Education (CTE), program approval, grant funding, MSIP 6, TSA, HOSA, and after school programs.

Presenters: Tom Schlimpert, Director of Engineering and Technology Education DESE  and  Shelly Wehmeyer, Director of Health Science Education, DESE

Audience: A- All, Room 916

 

4.24:  Relevance of Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Engineering Pathway

Attendees will learn the importance and relevance of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CIM) into the pathway to engineering program, and how easy it is to implement, and have a very relevant tie in to a new, or already existing program.

Presenters: Ryan Stobaugh and Jared Hook, St. Joseph School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 106

 

4.25:  How do I teach Biology within the Biomedical Classroom?

Aligning Principles of Biomedical Sciences PLTW curriculum with state Biology Standards and preparing students for success on the state EOC and PLTW EOC.

Presenter: Jennifer Daubendiek, Fort Osage R1 School District

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,   Room 105

 

4.26:  Never accept NO!

Experiencing many different "no's" throughout my life in the educational realm, it seemed that I was always facing a brick wall. From being told by my high school counselor, that I shouldn't ever consider college to a public relations class instructor telling me that I had to much of a southern accent and I needed to drop the class. Having the privilege of hearing about PTLW and then the opportunity to introduce the classes in my school district. I feel that students having exposure to the PTLW classes will gain confidence, knowledge, personal strength to face challenges and experiences without any hesitation. PTLW allows for doors to open and young minds to explore in an accepting and challenging positive environment.

Presenter: Janet Brewer, Doniphan

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 112

 

4.27:  Body Building with Clay

Hands on approach to teaching anatomy and body systems. A proven method used from middle schools to medical schools that allows for learning, not memorization, how the human body systems work together. Learning workshop, participants will be involved in building, and discussion about how the system works in the classroom.

Presenter: Travis Hamilton, Educational Consultant, Anatomy in Clay Learning System

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,  Room 1022

 

4.28:  You Need HOSA for Your Biomed Program. Get one. Be Awesome!

In this session, we will discuss everything you need to know about starting a successful HOSA chapter at your school. Purpose, mission, goals, logistics, competitions, funding and things to do will all be topics of discussion.  

Presenter: Matthew Riffee - Teacher Francis Howell School District

Audience: B- Biomedical Science,  Room 102

 

3:00 - 3:50 PM CONCURRENT SESSION 5



5.01:  Girls in Tech KC initiative

Girls in Tech KC encourages girls to explore opportunities in computer science through outreach, mentoring and hands-on learning. The movement addresses an increasing demand for a qualified and diverse workforce to fill tech jobs in the region.

The initiative follows a research-based approach that includes:
• early hands-on exposure to computer science through the Hour of Code events and girls-only
  app camps
• connecting female students with female mentors
• a social media campaign to raise awareness, help girls interested in tech connect with each other and learn more about the types of work available by connecting with women already in the field.

Presenter: Martha McCabe, Director KC STEM

Audience:  C- Computer Science,  Room 912

 

5.02:  Using GitHub as an LMS in a CS Classroom

The successes and pitfalls of using GitHub as a substitute for a student learning management system will be discussed and attendees will be shown the ideal configuration of GitHub for use as an LMS in their classrooms.  The advantages of using this as an LMS in a computer science classroom will also be highlighted.  Session attendees will receive electronic materials to aide them in implementing GitHub as an LMS in their classrooms.

Presenters: Monte Davis, PLTW CS Teacher, Blue Springs South High School
Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 1011

 

5.03:   Exploring the co-curricular link between PLTW and TSA, and how to start up your chapter!  

Attendees will learn about Missouri Technology Student Association (TSA), one of nine nationally recognized Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) that effective aligns with PLTW.   Learn how to start a middle level and/or high school local chapter that reinforces PLTW classroom activities through state and national competitive events, team building, community service, and leadership development (through LEAP exercises).  TSA is a natural fit for the PLTW Gateway curriculum and the high school Engineering/Computer Science curriculums.  Hear from practicing local Chapter Advisors and board members to understand how PLTW and TSA support each other and enhance student development.

Presenters: Louis Breinin, Jim Hogan, Ted Wilkinson, Tom Schlimpert

Audience:  E- Engineering,  Room 914


5.04:  PLTW Computer Science Pathway

Overview of the PLTW Computer Science pathway as a whole will be presented with information of the new CSE course and information pertaining to the new Cybersecurity course coming in 2018-19 School year.

Presenters:  Kevin Clevenger, Blue Springs HS,  and Lewis McKenzie, Computer Science Teacher, North Kansas City

Audience: C- Computer Science,  Room 909

 

5.05:  Intro to 3D Printing in the Classroom

Discover how you can incorporate 3D printing in your classroom and help your students design their own models to print.  Session will include ideas on incorporating Tinkercad to help students design their own prints , locating existing files on the web and incorporating 3D printing in a variety of content areas. Eric is a middle school classroom teacher who also serves as a Dremel 3D Printer Teaching Ambassador.

Presenter:  Eric Langhorst, Liberty Public Schools

Audience: GA- Gateway,  Room 1010

 

5.06:  LAUNCH Lead Teachers, Empower your Classroom Teachers with these Tips and Tricks!

LAUNCH Lead Teachers, help your classroom teachers ease into PLTW with these tips and tricks for module implementation and instruction. This session will provide strategies and tools that enable teachers to be successful with integrating the APB Approach and LAUNCH modules into their curriculum. With added support that provides ongoing guidance and targeted practices, your classroom teachers will flourish with Project Lead the Way!

Presenters: Tracie Joiner, PLTW Launch Lead Teacher and K-5 Instructional Coach. Lori Shannon, Instructional Coach

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 1015

5.07:  Girls N2 STEM

Girls N2 STEM is a club I started last year that increases girls interest in STEM. I will share two units: Technology and Fashion and Engineering a City. In these units students unleashed their creativity through a variety of activities that introduced them to careers in engineering and technology. During Technology and Fashion, students learned how to use technology to create a one of a kind outfit. During our Engineering unit, students built a city model. Students created building codes, learned about weathering and erosion as they designed bridges and roads, stopped storm water runoff and created an electrical system that powered their city. These activities allowed students to see the different careers engineering and technology have to offer.

Presenter: Carly Coleman - Elementary teacher - Liberty Public School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 915

 

5.08:  Launch organization and journaling

PLTW Launch can have many materials to store and prep.  Let me show you some shortcuts I use for organization storage and management of materials, as well as journaling I use to synthesize and assess students learning.

Presenter: Christine Davenport-Launch Lead Teacher K-5 (specials teacher), West Platte Elementary

Audience: L- Launch,  Room 1018

 

5.09:  Canvas Basics for new PLTW instructors

New PLTW teachers have access to the Instructure Canvas LMS and need some help with how to utilize it for their classrooms.  This session will provide them with ideas and practical knowledge whether they have canvas or some other LMS in their school.  Grade-book, testing and assignment help will be addressed.

Presenter: Michael Gurley POE instructor, Joplin Schools

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 916

 

5.10:  Liberty North High School SWEnext Chapter

Liberty North's SWEnext (a high school version of the Society of Women Engineers) Chapter will be bringing projects created by SWEnext members in PLTW engineering classes. As an attendee, you will learn about how we connect with professional mentors, our outreach program for younger girls, and see some of our creations from various PLTW courses. The presentation will be run by SWEnext members who are current engineering students at Liberty North High School.

Presenters: Hannah Leonard  and Delaney Clawson, SWENext members, Liberty North High School

Audience:  E- Engineering,  Room 1020

 

5.11:  Importance of STEM in Elementary Education

Open discussion on how teachers are implementing Launch into their districts, schools, or classrooms. Discussion items to include: Time management, Student Notebook Organization Supplement Materials, Student Assessment

Presenter: Nicole Cooper, K-5 STEM & Technology Specialist , Visitation Academy

Audience: L- Launch, A- Administrator,  Room 1017

 

5.12:   A Twist on the Therapy Toy Project

In order to give students a real life experience with the PLTW curriculum, the toy project for the new Design and Modeling class was modified with the help of a special education teacher to create a real product, for a real student, with a real need. This has positively impacted my classroom environment, interdisciplinary practices, and student successes with this project. I will share my failures, successes, and student outcomes.

Presenters:   Britney Costanzo and Nahawon Saxon, Fort Osage School District

Audience: GA-  Gateway--Design and Modeling,  Room 101

 

5.13:  Starting a PLTW program in your district. Years 1-3

This session will discuss starting a new PLTW program in a district. We will outline the process from beginning through certification. We will look at gaining board approval, teacher training, purchasing, student recruitment, EOC exams and the certification process. This training will be for administrators, counselors, teachers in all fields. Emphasis on high school and middle school.

Presenters: Thom Alvarez/Principal, Heather Stoecklein/Biomed, Phil Stone/Engineering, Maryville School District

Audience: A- Administrator, Room 917

 

5.14:  Medical Detectives Extensions

This session is designed to provide teachers supplemental resources to extend your Medical Detectives curriculum and explain how to find additional resources in the future.

Presenter: Jean Eckert/8th Grade Science/PLTW Teacher, Cameron Schools

Audience:  GA- Gateway,  Room 103

 

5.15:  Growing Your PLTW Program By Recruiting Girls!

This session will go over several proven strategies to help grow a PLTW program, particularly the number of female students. These strategies were used in a program that grew to a point where the girls actually outnumbered the boys! Come hear how we did it!

Presenters: Ashley Gregory, Wentzville School District and Jennifer Strathman, Wentzville School District (both formally with Ritenour School District)

Audience: E- Engineering, GA- Gateway,  Room 1009

 

5.16:  Laser Scanning, Point Clouds and the Inventor Workflow

This presentation/demonstration will show how 3D scanning can interact with Inventor and other software packages.  It will include a tutorial on setting up and using a FARO Focus scanner with a pre-scanned point cloud; how to properly setup and prepare a site for 3D scanning, and will use ReCAP Pro 2018 to demonstrate how to combine scans together automatically and manually to export into a design package.  Lastly, we will show how to use Inventor Professional 2018 to import scan data to enhance the design process.
Presenter: Mike Cline, Metropolitan Community College

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 104

 

5.17: Can Elementary Students Really Code?

In this session, 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.

Presenter: Stephanie Valli - Middle School STEM Coordinator, Parkway School District

Audience: L-  Launch, A- Administrator,   Room 918

 

5.18:  Promoting PLTW through Partnerships

Why partner?  How can you leverage others to help expand PLTW Launch or secondary courses?  Learn how to expand partnerships within your district and the community.  Learn about specific examples such as Medical Careers Night, Library Media partnerships through makerspaces and the STEAM bus.

Presenters:  Colleen Jones - Liberty Public Schools - CCR Director, Julie Simpson - Liberty Hospital - PR Director, Katie Fisher - Liberty Public Schools - LMC Specialist

Audience: All,  Room 1013

 

5.19:  Unconventional Career Pathways. It's a new day!

Career pathways for great paying careers and no student debt. Did you say pathways for great paying jobs and no student debt? Sources tell us student loan debt is reported at $1.4 trillion plus. To add to the dilemma, many students choose programs not suited for them. They either change majors or withdraw completely emerging sometime later to realize there might be an alternative path. What would it look like if, with little to no college, a company hired a student? Then paid their way to completion.  A living wage before the age of 20? No student loan debt- that on average is equal to a new car payment for 10 years. How can my students sign up for this?"

Presenters: Joseph Roche, Dean of Instruction, Metropolitan Community College and  Steve Pankey, MCC BT Enrollment Manager

Audience: A- Administrator, G- Guidance,   Room 1016

 

5.20:  How do I teach Biology within the Biomedical Classroom?

Aligning Principles of Biomedical Sciences PLTW curriculum with state Biology Standards and preparing students for success on the state EOC and PLTW EOC.

Presenter: Jennifer Daubendiek, Fort Osage R1 School District

Audience: B- Biomedical Science, Room 105

 

5.21:  Differentiating Design and Modeling

This session will focus around differentiating the materials of Design and Modeling for all students. This will include ideas for enrichment, including a culminating activity related to the TV Show Shark Tank, as well as strategies to make Design and Modeling work in a co-teaching or class-within-a-class environment. Attendees will walk away with strategies, graphic organizers, and assessment ideas to help them better meet the needs of all their students. Although this class will be geared towards design and modeling any PLTW course could implement these strategies to help better meet their students’ needs.

Presenters: Caleb Clawson, 6th Grade Teacher; Brook Filis, 6th Grade Teacher, Pleasant Hill Intermediate School

Audience: GA- Gateway,   Room 108

 

5.22:  Building Test Banks for PLTW Engineering Classes

In a project based class with a written end of the year exam, it’s a constant challenge to figure out how to assess your students in a way that will reinforce concepts, all while preparing them for the PLTW National End of Course Exam.  This session will be a start in developing test banks for each class written by you, the current classroom teachers.  There will also be other teachers doing the same and then we’ll all share our homemade questions which will provide a new community of assessment support!

Presenter: Jodie Fowler, Lafayette High School and current Aerospace Master Teacher

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 110

5.23:  Assessing Students in PLTW Engineering

Attendees will discuss strategies for using effective formative and summative assessments in the PLTW classroom. A variety of assessment formats will be discussed and examples of quizzes, tests, and rubrics will be shared. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their own assessment during the presentation. Bring a laptop!

Presenter: Jennifer Ewan/PLTW Engineering & CS Teacher, Blue Springs School District

Audience: E- Engineering,  Room 1012

 

5.24:  Connecting PLTW Pathways to College

What do PLTW students need to know if they plan to pursue an engineering degree? Come learn how the engineering, computer science, and biomedical pathways transition to college. We will explore types of engineering degrees and what students can be doing right now to prepare.  We will also look at engineering careers and opportunities for students after they graduate.

Presenter: Leanne Reineman , Kansas State University- College of Engineering

Audience: G- Guidance, A- Administrator, E- Engineering,   Room 102