March 14 - 15, 2016
São Paulo, Brazil
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The goal of the STEM Institute is to provide opportunities for teachers to experience classroom STEM/STEAM lessons from a student perspective and develop STEM lesson facilitation skills. This multi-day workshop is designed for both fulltime STEM/STEAM teachers as well as teachers of other content areas interested in integrating STEM lesson activities and pedagogies into their curriculum. Teachers will learn the engineering design process in the institute by participating in a variety of hands-on, multi-disciplinary projects. Participants will learn how the design process, measurement, budgeting, coding, data collection and analysis, and prototyping can be combined in engaging student lessons.
The institute will also include a focus on developing student communication skills, including writing as well as oral fluency, using Angela Stockman's book "Make Writing" as a guide. 3D digital design apps and websites will be introduced which can be utilized for 3D printing. Participants will be introduced, through hands-on lessons, to the "constructionist" learning philosophy of Seymour Papert. In addition, strategies to encourage and support "computational thinking" in lesson activities utilizing coding will be explored. STEM Institute participants will learn a variety of specific, realistic strategies and project ideas to integrate into upcoming classroom lessons with students.
- Engineering Design Projects
- Green Screen Videos
- Electricity, Circuits and Jitterbug Robots
- Curiosity Links
- Building Catapults
- Building Prosthetic Hands
- 3D Digital Design and 3D Printing
R$540.00 / US$ 120.00 for a two-day institute with lunch included. Detailed schedule to come.
Questions? Ask STEM@graded.br
|Facilitated by Dr. Wesley Fryer|
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is an outstanding teacher, visionary educator, author and sought-after conference speaker. Wes shares dynamic, inspiring, engaging and practical keynotes, workshops, and other presentations (including videoconferences) for educators, librarians, school administrators, and community leaders around the United States and in other countries. He is the author of several books on multimedia, technology integration and coding. Wes’ presentations and advocacy efforts focus on how students can “show what they know with media,” digital literacy, digital storytelling, and authentic/differentiated assessment strategies. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City. In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma.