Teacher Professional Development


Classroom Robotics for Teachers Grades 4th - 8th

This one week training provides an introduction to using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 System in a classroom setting or on a FIRST LEGO League team. Participants will learn the basics of EV3 programming and building. They will receive curriculum materials to use in the classroom and be introduced to strategies for running and managing a robotics team.

Cost: $600

Dates: July 10th - 14th, 9am - 4pm

Registration is closed.


 

UIL Robotics Training FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

Robotics is now an UIL activity! During this one week training you will learn about the fundamentals of coaching a robotics team in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Teachers and coaches will learn how to organize your team, understand project management for the season, implement the most effective ways to build and program a robot. We cannot promise you a winning team, but we will promise you will learn a lot in this training that will make you a better coach and give your team a leg up on the competition.

Cost: $600

Dates: July 10th - 14th, 9am - 4pm

Registration is closed.  

 

STEM PD for Secondary Teachers

This one-week training for secondary teachers will expose them to a STEM and PBL (Project Based Learning) based pedagogical framework that includes multiple hands-on examples and curriculum materials for integrated projects that can be translated into practical ideas for their own classroom. Examples of mechanical and electrical engineering projects in robotics and rocketry include the application of Quad Copters, Rockets, Weather Balloons, Solar Cars, Electric Cars, LEGO Robots and more. Teachers will receive curriculum materials for these projects and they will receive an introduction to some essential tools needed for all of these projects.  Teachers will learn about Raspberry Pi microcontrollers, 3D Printers, CAD, electronic sensors, soldering, and other power tools. This professional development will also give teachers the opportunity to use the tools to develop their own STEM projects for their classroom. 

Cost: $600

Dates: July 24th - 28th, 9am - 4pm

Registration is closed.