Engineering and Design

Introduction to Active Learning in STEM During this one-week introduction to the principles of active learning in STEM, we’ll introduce several strategies such as facilitating student discourse, modeling, multiple representations in problem solving, and curriculum design. We will explore these ideas by investigating content from several cross-cutting-concepts within the physical and life science contexts at middle and high school levels. You'll
NGSS and Phenomena-Based Learning Experience learning from a phenomenal perspective! In this workshop, participants will learn how to use phenomena to engage students in Next Generation Science Standards, which integrate science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Phenomena are observable events that occur in the world and something educators can use to inspire discussion and understanding of key
Design, Engineering and Maker Cultures Interested in learning more about the engineering and design process, and how to incorporate it into your classroom? This workshop is designed to show how you can infuse engineering and design thinking into your curriculum. Drawing from the NGSS Engineering Design standards we'll explore how students can use design and affordable makerspace technologies to ask
Phenomena First: Engaging Students in Next Generation Science Standards

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use phenomena to engage students in Next Generation Science Standards, which integrate science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.

Culturally Responsive STEM Teaching

In this workshop, explore various approaches to Culturally Responsive Teaching in the STEM classroom.

Investigating Mechanics with Mobile Devices

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll model mechanics concepts such as kinematics, free fall, projectile motion, rotation and oscillations through the use of various small, mobile bluetooth sensors as well as through the application of various Apps.