Full STEAM Ahead!

About This Course

Gain valuable insight into the synergy of traditional STEM learning and an arts curriculum. Attendees learn
about STEAM course content and technology integration in the STEAM classroom. They are also given valuable resources, including: curriculum, online tools, hands-on projects, and apps used as part of our STEAM workshops.

This two-day workshop offers attendees the choice of the following STEAM topics:

Raspberry Pi + Mobile Device = STEAM Awesomeness!
The Raspberry Pi is a small, powerful credit card-sized computer that has taken the world by storm since its release in September 2012. During this interactive session, participants are guided through some of the useful, powerful iOS apps that can be used to control, interact with, and greatly extend what the Raspberry Pi can do in practically any subject area. Participants are given examples and resources, and will complete simple projects on their own Raspberry Pi to see how this amazing combination can bring modern “maker movement” computing to the classroom and beyond!
This course is designed for sixth through 12th grade science, technology, engineering, fine arts, and math teachers.

Nearpod: Students Can be Engaged in Math
With a mobile device deployment program, students tend to wander off and not focus on the lesson being taught. However, with Nearpod, teachers can control the use of the mobile device during a lesson without having to continuously re-direct students. During this session, a presentation will show participants how Nearpod is used in a math class—in particular for quizzes. It puts teachers in students’ seats so they can see firsthand how Nearpod works. The session also includes a hands-on opportunity to use Nearpod to build personal presentations.
This course is designed for seventh through 12th grade math teachers.

Hacking the Humanities: The Mobile Device, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Critical Thinking
This session demonstrates how iOS and other technologies can enhance instruction and promote interdisciplinary studies. Participants will explore how students in interdisciplinary classes are currently using educational technology to apply critical thinking toward all academic areas.
This course is designed for ninth through 12th grade humanities teachers.