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.

Meet Edison and take him back to the classroom with you! (meetedison.com) Edison is a little robot, with lots of potential. From pre-programmed barcodes to drag and drop graphical programming, Scratch, and even the ability to use Python (a real line code programming language), there are lots of EdVentures this starter robot can take your students on. You can even program Edison to be controlled using a television remote! We are certain you will get hooked on this small but powerful robot. Each participant will get an Edison robot along with the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and accessories to go along with their new robot including LEGO compatible building bricks! Kit valued at nearly $100.

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: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$100 of STEMAZing loot included!

What stories are hidden in the rocks? Think like a scientist and make connections to our past through fossil hunting, the geological column, and fossil reconstruction. Learn to interpret the past using systems thinking and geological evidence. Break the cycle of silo thinking by integrating ELA and math standards into your science lessons. Be the first to adopt lessons using the new state science standards for earth science. Leave with all the materials to make a simulated rock column with real fossils to excavate and help your students become expert geologists and paleontologists.

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: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

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

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor -

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, January 26, 2019 - 8:00 am to Noon

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

Join us for a fun, interactive workshop designed for primary teachers. Discover ways to help students make sense of wind and its renewable capabilities. Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices, navigate the new Arizona Science Standards and apply them through the inquiry of wind. Get hands-on experience with wind turbines and even physics that can be implemented immediately. You will leave with everything you need, including over $60 in materials, to bring a whole new perspective on wind to your students.

Audience: Most appropriate for PreK-3rd Grade Teachers

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

Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - breakfast, lunch, and ~$60 of STEMAZing loot included!

SPECIAL THANKS to Tucson Electric Power for providing funds to give each teacher a simple generator.

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor -

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

SPECIAL THANKS to STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program Sponsor -

Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation!

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