Spring 2019 Offerings
- Be inspired
- Enhance your skills
- Learn the latest teaching methodologies for incorporating STEM into your lessons.
Topic: Media Matters
Workshop Leader: Professor Jody Gaber and Cynthia Simpson
Date: March 2, 2019
Students are immersed in media from the moment they wake up until they pry themselves from their devices to go to sleep, but they have limited awareness of the role media plays in their perception of themselves and the world around them. Topics of this workshop will include media usage, “Fake News”, ethics in media, and global citizenship. Humanities, psychology, social science, history, language, economics, and media instructors engage in Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) activities to facilitate a deeper understanding of Media’s role in our perception of reality. Instructors will also learn creative ways to include media technology in their curriculum.
Topic: Design and Technology
Workshop Leader: Professor Lilian Crum
Date: March 23, 2019
The Design and Technology workshop for K-12 teachers asks students to design a mobile application. Working in teams, students will bring a concept into fruition by creating a functional prototype. The workshop is broken down into segments that can be adapted to different levels and areas of focus, such as concept development, visual design, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), and implementation from a paper prototype to a digital prototype.
Topic: Active and Collaborative Pedagogies in STEM Classrooms
Workshop Leader: Dr. Andrew Gerhart
Dates: April 5-6, 2019
During the workshop, participants will be introduced to Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) and Problem-based Learning (PBL) techniques which are proven as highly effective pedagogies to develop both content and process skills for students at any age-level.
Topic: Hands-on Science: Introduction to Forensic Science
Workshop Leaders: Professor LaVetta Appleby and Dr. Fauzia Siddiq
Dates: May 17 -18, 2019
This workshop will introduce basic ideas of Forensic Science. The following concepts will be covered: Acid/Base Analysis, Blood analysis, Fingerprint, Shoe print analysis, Fiber Analysis, and DNA analysis. These topics will be explored via hands-on investigations.
Topic: STEM Design Impact Workshop
Workshop Leader: Professor Keith Nagara
Dates: May 31 – June 1, 2019
During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Product Development Process used in a variety of industries that can be applied to student education and how STEM courses can be applied to various professions to inspire the next generation of leaders.