STEMAZing Workshops

These hands-on, minds-on workshops put educators into the seats and minds of their students. Workshops range from a few hours to multi-day events and include the equipment and supplies teachers need to implement these activities in their own classrooms.

Paper or Plastic?

Environmental Economics and Science for Grades 6-12

The new Arizona State Standards for both Science and Social Studies emphasize analyzing and using data to make informed decisions. To help you teach those skills, the Thomas R. Brown Foundation is teaming up with The STEMAZing Project to offer a one-day workshop in environmental economics and science. Integrating both science and economic content—using hands-on activities—we will help you team up with another teacher in your school to create interdisciplinary lessons for students. This workshop will be appropriate for middle and high school classrooms.

We will cover:
• Resources used to make paper and plastic containers (natural resources and polymers)
• Energy required to create and transport paper and plastic
• The costs of paper and plastic to users and the environment
• The costs of change
• Civic engagement: How your students can advocate for change

Since TRBF and STEMAZing are teaming up, we would like you to do the same. If you are a social studies teacher, invite a science teacher from your school to join you at the workshop, and if you teach science, find a social studies teacher. You will end up with half the work and twice the fun, and your students will benefit from seeing an inquiry using two types of information. A win-win!

Social studies and science teacher teams will each receive books/equipment/supplies to immediately implement and expand lessons back in your classrooms. (Kit valued at more than $50.)

Thanks to the generous support of the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundations, this workshop is being offered for FREE. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. You must register as a team – one social studies and one science teacher from the same school.

Audience: Most appropriate for 6th-12th Grade Teachers (Asking for social studies and science/math/technology teachers to register as a team!)

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office - 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: FREE - breakfast, lunch, and ~$50 of STEMAZing loot included!

SPECIAL THANKS to our partners in presenting this workshop - the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation!

Are you tired of your students snoozing to rock videos? Join us for a day of hands-on, minds-on discovery as we explore Stability and Change through the fast paced world of erosion (Irony at its finest). Get your hands dirty as we navigate the new AZ Science Standards and Crosscutting concepts in an inquiry investigation that you will be able to implement across the curriculum in your classroom. You will walk away with a kit worth $50 PLUS a copy of the new Science Standards. This workshop will rock your world!

Audience: Most appropriate for 2nd-5th Grade Teachers

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office - 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$50 of STEMAZing loot included!

or FREE for First-Time EVER Participants (must be a classroom teacher in Pima, Cochise, or Santa Cruz Counties)

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor -

Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation!

Take your Edison use to the next level! If you have already met Edison and you are looking at how to better engage students with the various levels of coding and engineering options, then this is the right follow up workshop. Bring a laptop and ONE Edison robot with you to learn more about EdBlocks and EdScratch coding apps. There will also be a chance to explore coding with Python for those that want to jump to the highest level of coding with Edison. Then, you can engineer with Edison using the EdCreate kit which allows you to build EdTank, EdDigger, EdRoboClaw, EdCrane, and EdPrinter. (https://meetedison.com/edcreate/) The STEMAZing Kit (valued at about $80) for this workshop includes a SECOND Edison Robot and an EdCreate kit!

Audience: K-12th Grade Traditional Classroom Teachers ONLY

NOTE: Teachers can only attend this workshop one time EVER.

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$80 of STEMAZing loot included!

 

FULL - but register on the wait list if you would like us to repeat this class again this semester!

How are rockets, energy, and STEM connected? How do you integrate other subjects into rocketry? This workshop will focus on the effect energy has on rockets. Participants will explore various types of energy and how it relates to different types of rockets. Investigation of the new AZ Science Standards and Crosscutting concepts, along with the integration of history, literature, and math, will be woven throughout the day.

Audience: Most appropriate for 3rd-8th Grade Teachers

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office - 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$50 of STEMAZing loot included!

or FREE for First-Time EVER Participants (must be a classroom teacher in Pima, Cochise, or Santa Cruz Counties)

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor -

Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation!

NOTE WORKSHOP LOCATION in Nogales, AZ

In the newly adopted 2018 Arizona Science Standards there are 12 standards related to adaptation and heredity before high school. Many students hold persistent misconceptions about adaptation and inheritance. Come to this workshop to deepen your understanding of this important content and receive materials (worth $50.00) to lead hands-on activities to help 3rd-8th grade students understand the role of time, natural selection, and randomness in how plants and animals change in response to their environment. You’ll leave better acquainted with the new standards and well prepared to teach these concepts. Join us for ‘allele’ good time!

Audience: Most appropriate for 3rd-8th Grade Teachers

Location: Santa Cruz County Complex - 2150 N Congress Drive, Nogales, AZ 85621

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$50 of STEMAZing loot included!

or FREE for First-Time EVER Participants (must be a classroom teacher in Pima, Cochise, or Santa Cruz Counties)

SPECIAL THANKS to our host - Santa Cruz County Superintendent

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor - Alfredo I. Velasquez.

Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation!

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Got robots? Join our Robot Generals, Sherrie Dennis and Michael Griffith, for a Saturday morning filled with sharing, collaborating, and learning together. All robot platforms are welcome: Edison, Ozobot, Cubetto, Sphero, Lego Mindstorm, Vex - you name it! The goal of STEMAZing Robot Roundups is to establish a professional learning network of educators using robots to engage students so we can share ideas, best practices, successes, and work out challenges. Watch for STEMAZing Robot Roundups every quarter of the school year! A certificate for up to 4 hours of professional development credit will be provided.

Audience: Any PreK-12th Grade (Formal or Informal) Educator with Robots!

Location: University of Arizona, College of Education

Date and Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00 am to Noon

SPECIAL THANKS to University of Arizona - College of Education for hosting!

Join our Robot Generals Mike and Sherrie to take your Edison coding skills to the next level. In this workshop, you will learn about and use advanced coding techniques in both the EdScratch and EdPy programming platforms. Take your game to the next level to understand the full range of possibilities with our favorite little robot - Edison.

Audience: Teachers who have already attended a Coding and Engineering with Edison STEMAZing Workshop and/or those who already have Edisons and feel very comfortable using EdScratch and EdPy at a basic level.

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast and lunch

Learn how to look at the design of common products through reverse engineering to see how they work. Then, take your new knowledge to design your own solutions. We will use the crosscutting concept of Structure and Function to show how fun it can be to let kids be destructive… in the name of science. You will walk away with the lesson plans, experience, and $50 worth of supplies to do the projects in your classroom right away.

Audience: Most appropriate for 3rd-8th Grade Teachers

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office - 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$50 of STEMAZing loot included!

or FREE for First-Time EVER Participants (must be a classroom teacher in Pima, Cochise, or Santa Cruz Counties)

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor -

Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation!

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