STEM Education Collaborative

 

 

 Professional Development

Robotics, Science, and Math Master List

Summer 2019

 

Robotics

 

VEX IQ for Beginners
During this session we will cover the basics of building, coding and an overview of the 2019-20 game. Lunch will be provided each day.
When:  July 22-23, 2019
Cost
 - $100 - You must supply your own kit for the session.
 - $450  - ATU STEM Institute will purchase a competition super kit for you.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ XWckHBGzr9scswcMA
 

VEX IQ Advanced Programming and Builds
During this session we will cover the more advanced programming and builds and an overview of the 2019-20 game. Lunch will be provided each day. You will need to bring a completed clawbot to the training alone with the rest of your super kit. If you need the clawbot pre-shipped to you, please let us know via email (sburnett6@atu.edu).
When:  July 24-25, 2019
Cost
 - $150 - You must supply your own kit for the session.
 - $450  - ATU STEM Institute will purchase a competition super kit for you.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ i1Rpq5b4XUtKEDPW8
 

Introduction to VEX Coding Studio (2 Sessions available)
An overview of how to use the most common features of Vex Coding Studio and Vex V5 systems in both the classroom and in competition.
 - Setting up the motors and sensors in Vex C++
 - Using a V5 Controller
 - Accessing and using the competition templates
 - Using logic expressions in code 
 - Standard Coding Conventions 
 - Utilizing the Vec Coding Studio API
 - Debugging Techniques
 - Autonomous and User Control Programming 
No coding experience required. Coaches will need to bring a V5 clawbot with a bump switch and line follower and a laptop. Register as early as possible, space will be limited. Each registered coach will be allowed one student participant to attend for free.
When: June 10-11, 2019
Cost: $100
 
When: July 15-16, 2019
Cost: $100
 
 
VEX VRC Building Mechanisms 101
Building mechanisms geared towards the 2019-20 Game. During this training you will explore different drive train options, lifting mechanisms and other possible build solutions will be explored. Coaches will need to bring their own V5 system, and other building parts. We will be more specific on what you need to bring after the 2019-20 game has been released. 
Register as early as possible, space will be limited. Each registered coach will be allowed one student participant to attend for free.
When: June 12-13, 2019
Where: Arkansas Tech University. Specific classroom location to be determined. 
Cost: $150
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ fSVshJ8e4hDuH6nb6

 

Advanced Vex Coding Studio Programming
Complex programming for Vex Robotics using Vex Coding Studio to allow teams and instructors to do more with the V5 systems. This builds upon the information in the introduction to Vex Coding Studio.
 - Using sensors in autonomous programming - The use of functions in Vex Coding Studio - Multitasking  - Vision Sensor Programming - VexCodeCoaches will need to bring a V5 clawbot with a bump switch and line follower.
When: July 17-18, 2019
Cost: $150
 
 

 

 

Science


Geology of the River Valley: Nebo and Petit Jean

June 4th & 5th

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This is a two day workshop that explores rock types, fossils, structures, and weathering processes in the Arkansas River Valley.  On the first day, we travel to Mt. Nebo State Park and conclude in the afternoon with a visit Petit Jean State Park. The second day includes class lecture with activities to support the topics seen in the field. Presented with Arkansas Geological Survey. Moderate physical activity will be required for the field visits

Location: ATU Main Campus, Rothwell Building/Nebo and Petit Jean State Parks


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Science Investigations (Pre-AP certification)

June 25th

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How can engaging in Science and Engineering Practices contribute to student success?  Participants will use strategies, tools, and resources to learn how to support students in planning and carrying out investigations.  This practice supports student success as measured through the reporting category, “Scientific Investigation” of the Science ACT Aspire. 6 hour session  Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Location: ATU Main Campus, Rothwell Building

 

Project Learning Tree and Project WILD STEM Workshop

August 1st

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Come join us for this fun, interactive, and educational day and learn how to implement STEM activities into your own classroom, camps, or educational programs. This 6-hour workshop will feature STEM-related activities from Project Learning Tree and Project WILD that can be used as standalone activities or incorporated into existing lesson plans. Participants will earn 6-hours of ADE-approved Professional Development credit. Participants are asked to please bring a sack lunch.

Location: ATU Main Campus, McEver 101

 

Math

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Please use the contact information below for specific professional development requests.

Sarah Burnett

Director

sburnett6@atu.edu

 

 


 

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