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

 


 

UIL Robotics Training FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

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) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). 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

 

 

STEM for Middle and High School Teachers

This one week training for middle school and high school teachers will be exposed 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. Teachers will learn what it takes to become experts on Quad Copters, Rockets, Weather Balloons, Solar Cars, Electric Cars, Robots and more. Teachers will be provided curriculum materials to do all these projects. Teachers will also be introduced to some essential tools they will need for all of these STEM projects. They will learn about Raspberry Pi microcontrollers, 3D Printers, CAD, electronic sensors, soldering, and other power tools. They will also be given the opportunity to use the tools to develop their own STEM project for their classroom.

Cost: $600

Dates: June 5th - 9th, 9am - 4pm