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.

Upcoming STEMAZing Workshops...

Saturday, January 25 - Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference (Presented by CRR with STEMAZing sessions) - FREE to most

Saturday, February 1 and March 14 (must commit to BOTH Saturdays) - Embracing Inquiry STEM Community of Practice - FREE for ECE teachers

Saturday, February 29 - Robot Roundup - FREE Gathering for Practicing and Aspiring Robot Educators - All Robots Welcome, No Robots Required

Tuesday, April 21 - Code and Engineer on the Ranch: Escape with Robots Edison and Roz

Tuesday, May 5 - Itching Snakes: Advanced Scratch and Python Coding Using Edison Robots

 

Save these dates for the STEMAZing Institute in June 2020! Which strand will you attend?

June 9-11, 2020 - No Mousing Around! Device Free Coding for Young Learners

June 9-11, 2020 - Notice, Wonder, Nourish: Cultivating Critical Thinking in School Gardens

June 9-11, 2020 - LEGO Molecules: Using Building Blocks to Understand Every Day Chemistry and Biology

June 16-18, 2020 - Robot Hootenanny: Coding, Engineering, and Exploring with Edison and Roz

June 16-18, 2020 - Fold This, Build That! Geometric Sense Making with Origami and Zometools

June 16-18, 2020 - Biology Central Dogma Done Right: MIT DNA/RNA/Protein Kits

FREE for most teachers! Check if your school or district is a partner with the CRR.

Join hundreds of teachers who participate in this one day conference! All sessions will use active learning strategies to keep you engaged and exploring. Come and learn from your practicing classroom educators peers and enjoy a great lunch and keynote speaker. The 2020 keynote speaker: Dr. Michael Flynn, Director of Math Programs at Mount Holyoke College and author of Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematics Practices with Young Children.

Audience: PreK-12th Grade Teachers

Location: Tucson High School

Date and Time: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: FREE for most - includes continental breakfast, lunch, and PD certificate

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The Embracing Inquiry STEM Community of Practice is a pilot program made possible with funding from the Organization of American States Inter-American Teacher Education Network. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the STEM identities of early childhood educators and support them to engage our youngest learners to make sense of the world around them. Participants will receive breakfast, lunch, a full day of hands-on, minds-on professional development, and $50 of equipment/supplies/books to immediately implement ideas in their learning spaces. Participants also commit to scheduling and participating in two coaching sessions, one after each full-day workshop. These coaching sessions are meant to last about an hour. They will be conducted by experienced STEM educators who will provide constructive feedback related to the implementation of lessons from the workshops.

Audience: Early Childhood Educators working with children ages 3-5 years old

Location: SAACA's CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space (inside the Tucson Mall)

4500 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

Date and Time: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: FREE - includes breakfast, lunch, $50 of STEMAZing Loot each workshop, and

15 clock hours for Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

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Got robots or none? Any teachers using robots already in PreK-12th grade classrooms or interested in using robots to teach coding and engineering, should 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, Botley, Robot Mouse, Lego Mindstorm, Vex - you name it! Bring your bots and/or bring your brain! The goal of STEMAZing Robot Roundups is to let educators using robots share, inspire, and learn from each other and to let educators considering robots weight the pros and cons of different robot options. Join the STEMAZing Robot Army!

Audience: Any teacher interested in using robots with students. NOTE: This is a professional educator meeting meant for educators ONLY. Please make arrangements for childcare, if necessary.

Location: SAACA's CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space (inside the Tucson Mall)

4500 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

Date and Time: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:00 am to noon

Cost: FREE - includes continental breakfast and PD certificate

The wild robot, Roz, continues her adventures in Peter Brown's book The Wild Robot Escapes, as she tries to return to her island. Take your Edison use to the next level as you engage in challenges inspired by Roz's daring story. Learn new ways to cultivate STEM minds using Edison's various levels of coding and engineering options. 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. Finally, 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 Teachers with an Edison robot already (contact us to purchase one if necessary) 

Location: SAACA's CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space (inside the Tucson Mall)

4500 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - you get breakfast, lunch and ~$80 worth of STEM loot!

Do you want to get serious about coding Edison robots? Join our Robot Generals for this advanced coding with Edison workshop to take your coding game to the next level. With challenges inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's book Jumanji and Zathura, you will learn about and use advanced coding techniques in both the EdScratch and EdPy programming platforms. Go on out of this world EdVentures and start to grasp the full range of possibilities with our favorite little robot - Edison. The $50 STEMAZing Kit for this workshops includes both picture books, a building brick lion, and more!

Audience: Any teachers with Edison robots ready to learn more!

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office

200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: Just $25 - you get breakfast, lunch and ~$50 worth of STEM loot!

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