Arkansas Tech STEM Institute
Please join us for our PLTW State Conference!
To register, please click HERE!
Submit your nominations for the following awards to be announced on January 30, 2018 at the AR PLTW State Conference.
Arkansas PLTW Teacher of the Year
Arkansas PLTW Administrator of the Year
Arkansas PLTW Program/School of the Year
2017 - 18 Math Opportunities
For more information please contact Sarah Burnett
VEX Robotics (Grades 5-10) 2018
Do you have what it takes to program a robot? Participants will explore text-based programming with the VEX IQ robot. VEX utilizes a free text-based program called Robot C. This session is designed for all levels of programming learners.
Math Minis: November 2017 - April 2018
- Number Talks (Grades 4-10) January 24th 4:30pm – 7:30pm Registration HERE
- Explore purposeful problem sets that will get your students productively talking about mathematics.
- Fostering Geometric Thinking (Grades 5-10)February 28th 4:30pm - 7:30pm Registration HERE
- Utilize the geometric habits of mind to create to support your students’ geometric thinking.
- Fostering Algebraic Thinking (Grades 5-10) April 19th 4:30pm - 7:30pm Registration HERE
- Discover activities and rich tasks to develop your students’ algebraic habits of mind.
2017 - 18 Science Opportunities
For more information please contact Corey Adaire
Science PLC’s (cooperation with Arch Ford ESC)
Participating teachers will become active partners in building and revising lessons, designing student-centered instruction, and increasing students’ ability to reason and solve complex problems. K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. 18 hours of ADE-approved PD will be provided over 3 sessions.
Starlab:Portable Planetarium Training Feb, 9th 2018
This half-day training at the Hickory Lodge at the Lake Point Conference Center (12 PM - 3 PM) will provide teachers with basic setup/take down procedures for the STEM Institute’s portable Starlab, as well as pre-lesson and a 30 min presentation format for rotating groups of students through the planetarium. This teacher training is required for anyone wishing to check out Starlab.Three hours of ADE- approved PD will be provided.re
Register for the training HERE!
Earth Science in the Physical Science Classroom, March 29, 2018
Designed to assist the physical science teacher investigate the various options for incorporating the earth science standards into the physical science classroom. Six hours of ADE-approved PD will be provided.
Physics in the Chemistry Classroom, April 19, 2018
Designed to assist the high school chemistry teacher better understand how to teach the physics based standards that are included in the new Arkansas Chemistry-Integrated course. Sample lessons and an example pacing guide will be presented. Six hours of ADE-approved PD will be provided.
Check here often for updated listings of our Professional Development Opportunities.