Professional Development Workshop Descriptions

If you do not see the workshop that you are looking for, feel free to still register or email with questions!

Recycling Workshop

Saturday September 13, 2014 8:30 AM- 11:30 AMrecycling

Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it leaves your home? Enter the world of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) - the centers that sort and separate our recycling. In this FREE, three-hour workshop, teachers will learn how to navigate their way through the sorting process, learning about the technology and tools used to turn yesterday's trash into tomorrow's treasures. Workshop activities and lessons will give teachers and students the chance to use their science, technology, engineering, and math skills in a new, and sustainable way! Click here to see the Workshop flyer!

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

Coming soon!



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