Professional Development Workshop Descriptions

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Biomimicry Workshop

Saturday September 27, 2014 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 24, 2014biomimicry

Biomimicry is a discipline with an extremely wide reach across multiple STEAM areas. Biomimicry is a vehicle to help teachers embed a strong engineering and design component into their curriculum. It also supports the teaching of 21st centuryskills, including critical thinking & problem solving, creativity & innovation, and the new focus on environmental literacy.This free, three-hour workshop will provide teachers with hands-on activities that model how biomimicry showcases innovation by nature and promotes sustainable engineering and design.Click here to see the Workshop flyer!

Population Workshop

Saturday October 4, 2014 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

With a population now over 7 billion and growing, Planet Earth is getting crowded! In this free, three-hour workshop, discover lively, interdisciplinary activities that help students understand the human ecological footprint and the challenges of sharing finite natural resources as demand grows. Engage in role-playing simulations, problem-solving challenges and critical thinking exercises and build students’ knowledge and skills in math, science and social studies.Teachers will receive classroom-ready curricula that emphasizes hands-on learning and balanced discussion of different viewpoints. All activities are matched to state and national standards. Click here to see the Workshop flyer!

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Raspberry Pi Workshop

Saturday October 18, 2014 8:30 AM-11:30 AMraspberry_pi

Registration Deadline: Friday September 26, 2014

This FREE three-hour workshop is designed to show teachers how they can use this cutting-edge technology which is taking the world of education by storm! Teachers will learn how to use the Raspberry Pi to develop integrated STEM activities for their students. Participants will have access to a kit of 10 Raspberry Pi workstations to use in their classroom as well as access to online modules that students and teachers can use to explore the Raspberry Pi. Click here to see the workshop flyer!

For more information on Raspberry Pi:
We will be giving away 1 Raspberry Pi to a lucky participant!!

Science Olympiad Workshop

Saturday November 15, 2014 8:00AM-5:00PM

Wilmington REgion b/c division Coaches will be given registration priority until november 1st, after which registration will be opened to all north carolina coaches

Registration Fee: $75

This workshop is designed to promote the North Carolina Science Olympiad and to provide insights on how to run certain Science Olympiad activities. Participants will partake in certain events and learn tips and tricks from the creators of the events and experienced coaches. This workshop will help make your Science Olympiad team the most successful it has ever been! This workshop is focused on B/C division events and is open to both experienced and new coaches! Workshop flyer coming soon!

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