May 2012 Workshop Offerings
Last Workshops Offered For STAR Teachers.
FREE Workshops! Open to all teachers
More information can be found at http://msp.swvtccc.org/
Go to http://goo.gl/NCXJp to sign up for a session.
iPads for Science (Bring your own iPad)
Thursday, May 17th 2012 3:30-7:30 at Fair HavenIf you have an iPad this will be a great presentation for you. The workshop will cover some iPad apps for science.
Staying Connected: Science Teacher Professional Learning Networks
Online Workshop 3hrs
Wednesday, May 30th - June 6th 2012
Presenter: Clarena RenfrowThis three hour online workshop will provide science teachers with resources to create their own professional learning networks. We will look at several different tools to stay connected with other professionals in order to share a collective wealth of knowledge that you can put to use in your classroom. Resources and activities are online.
Engineering is Elementary Workshop
Sponsored by the Math Science Partnership Grant STAR Teacher Program
PRESENTED BY: BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012 from 8:00 – 3:00
WHERE: Rutland Holiday Inn
WHO: Any K-6 Teachers; Teacher Leaders; Curriculum Coordinators
COST: $0 – Grant Funded; food and materials provided
REGISTRATION RSVP: http://bit.ly/EngElem
Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills
Science Topic: Wind and Weather
Engineering Field: Mechanical
This unit introduces students to mechanical engineering. Science concepts related to air and weather are reinforced as students learn how windmills perform work using the energy of the wind and engage in engineering design challenge focused on designing windmills.
Teachers will participate in the following unit lessons:
Preparatory Lesson: Technology in a Bag
Lesson 1: Lief Catches the Wind
Lesson 2: Who are Mechanical Engineers?
Lesson 3: Testing Sail Design
Lesson 4: Designing a Windmill
3:30 Registration and snacks
4:00 Introduction to July 2012 STEM Institute at Norwich
4:30 Presentation of STEM Institute Modules by NU Professors
6:00 Dinner and discussion
6:45 Breakout discussions by grade levels
7:30 Door prizes and full group Q and A
General Engineering ~ Peter Kjeer, Norwich University
Civil Engineering ~Dr. Edwin Schmeckpeper, Norwich University
Mechanical Engineering ~ Dr. Danner Friend, Norwich University
Electrical and Computer Engineering ~ Dr. Michael Prairie,
Date: March 21, 2012
Location: Holiday Inn, Rutland
The Southwest Vermont Curriculum Coordinators Collaborative Invites
you to enjoy dinner and learn about the STEM Institute we will
sponsor in partnership with Norwich University.
Attendees will learn about a one of a kind engineering opportunity that is being offered to our region’s grade 5-12 and Technical center
Don’t miss this event!
For more information contact Rob
Bliss at 773-1900 Or
Second Annual Science Technology Symposium
December 1, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Rutland
To Register, go to: http://goo.gl/xQys1
http://www.khanacademy.org/: Great video resources for science.
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
Everyone Can Learn…. Science: Adapting Standards-based Learning Opportunities and Assessments to Meet the Needs of All Learners
This set of simulations introduces the basic quantum mechanics concepts that are essential to understanding modern and future technology—especially nanotechnology that will be vitally important to the industry.