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.

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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