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Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers: June 6-9, 2016

You’re invited to join Amy Loeffelholz (@AmyLoeffelholz), Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) and I this summer for our third STEMseeds PD Camp for teachers. This year we’re offering a 4 day, hands-on STEM experience, and calling the workshop “Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers.” Our audience is all K-12 classroom teachers as well as STEM teachers. The cost for 4 days of hands-on learning is $400 per teacher. We will hold the workshop at Casady School in Oklahoma City, where I now serve as the Director of Technology. This workshop not only builds on our STEMseeds PD camps in 2013 and 2014, but also the March 2016 STEM Institute I led last month in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Graded School.

Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers” (CC BY 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 

We’ve created a 1 page printable flyer (PDF) which summarizes the activities and projects of STEMseeds Camp. In case you’re unable to view this image in your location or on your device, I’ll include these details below. Registration is online now via EventBrite. We have 40 spots, and you can pay via credit card, PayPal, or school purchase order. Please share this outstanding STEM professional development opportunity with other teachers you know. If you can’t travel to Burlington, Vermont, for the 5th annual “Create, Make and Learn” STEM Conference August 1-5, 2016, our STEMseeds PD Camp is the next best professional development event for STEM learning I know about!

2016 Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teach by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
2016 Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teach” (CC BY 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 

Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers

Capacity: 40

Goal: The goal of the 2016 Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers is to provide opportunities for teachers to experience classroom STEM lessons from a student perspective, and develop STEM lesson facilitation skills. Camp provides opportunities for STEM teacher networking, idea sharing, and collaboration.

Audience: Our PD camp is designed specifically for regular K-12 classroom teachers interested in integrating STEM skills and activities into the curriculum, as well as fulltime STEM teachers. Writing teachers, math teachers, social studies teachers, science teachers, art teachers, and others are welcome and will find many ways to immediately apply camp lessons in the classroom.

Cost: $400 per person

Elements of STEM Camp include

  1. Engineering design projects
  2. Integrated STEM Projects
  3. Curiosity Links
  4. Makers Studio Projects
  5. Field Trips to Local STEM Resources
  6. Sharing Student Work with SeeSaw
  7. Videoconferencing to NASA Experts

Light breakfast provided each day. Lunch provided 3 of 4 days, participants are responsible to pay for their own lunch on field trip day.

Integrated STEM Project Options will include:

  1. Robo-arm
  2. 3D Design & Printing
  3. Mars Rover Design
  4. MinecraftEDU Mars Challenge
  5. Mars Rover Team Maze
  6. Drone Flight Challenge
  7. Water Rocket Egg Drop
  8. Coding with Scratch
  9. Jitterbug Martian Robot
  10. Kitchen Chemistry
  11. Meals on Mars

We’ll be adding more links and resources on our June 2016 STEMseeds PD Camp website in the weeks ahead!

Brazil STEM Institite by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
Brazil STEM Institite” (CC BY 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 

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