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STEM/NGSS [clear filter]
Saturday, September 30
 

9:00am PDT

Bring the World Into Your Classroom with My Maps and Google Earth
Engage and challenge your students by using My Maps and Google Earth in a variety of ways. Science, Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies lessons can all be enhanced and deepened by using maps. Learn how to use Tour Builder in Google Earth to help students design a virtual tour of areas that they are studying. Students can go from filling in a Google form to integrating the data generated from the Google sheet into My Maps so they can plot places quickly. Adding pictures, text, and links to places on the map is quick and easy. Students love being able to create their own maps, complete with all sorts of added information, and then share them with their fellow students. What a great way to liven up reports, lessons, and have students learn independently.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Reetz

Patty Reetz

K-8 Instructional Support TOSA, Twin Rivers USD


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Room R11

9:00am PDT

STEAM Sisters
In an effort to promote success for women and underrepresented groups in STEAM education, Rocklin Elementary sponsors the after-school club “STEAM Sisters.” Our Mission is to empower our female students to make positive educational and social decisions along with expanding STEAM learning opportunities. This session will describe how we founded the club, highlight projects from our club meetings, and share successes and failures that we experienced in our pilot year, and how we’ll improve things for next year.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth  Carr

Elizabeth Carr

Teacher (K-6), Rocklin Unified School District


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Room K6

9:00am PDT

If You Give a Kid a Camera
Warning: Patience required ahead. Video can transform a lesson into an EduAwesome Adventure. Imagine what happens when you hand a camera to a student? Let them capture what they see and watch as it makes learning even more fun and amazing! Will include samples, experiences, and brainstorming ideas of how to let kids take the proverbial wheel in learning. We will also discuss video tips, tricks, and tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Remkiewicz

Rebekah Remkiewicz

Educator
Rebekah has worked in education for 20 years. She taught adult ed for five years and middle school for seven in that time. She is also a mom of two school-aged children. Embracing herself as a #TeacherMom she enjoys exploring and sharing the #eduawesome #adventure with everyone.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Room R9

10:00am PDT

Coding in K2 with Ozobots, BeeBots & More
Come play with Robots! See how Ozobots can be used to learn coding with our youngest learners. You will also see how to integrate these engaging robots into your standards based teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Block

Jessica Block

Kindergarten Teacher, Westlake Charter
avatar for Katie Sanchez

Katie Sanchez

1st Grade Teacher, Westlake Charter School


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Room L2

10:00am PDT

Elementary Makerspaces: Why and How (In that order)
Makerspaces are the hot thing in education. But why even have one? The learning goal is the key. Do you need a space? Or even a budget?

Speakers
avatar for Mark Loundy

Mark Loundy

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cupertino Union School District
Mark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Room R11

10:00am PDT

Manageable Makerspaces & STEAM Integration
Scared that a Makespace will take over your classroom? Worried you’ll spend all of your free time buying supplies? Learn how to incorporate these essential components into your classroom, get awesome kid-tested projects, and learn how to help your students build GRIT!

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Hardcastle

Whitney Hardcastle

2nd Grade Teacher, Gridley Unified School District
avatar for Carrie Wilson

Carrie Wilson

STEM & EdTech Teacher, Wilson Elementary


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Room J5

11:00am PDT

Empowering Scientists by the Power of Zero and Ones
Turn your classroom into a dynamic and powerful team of scientists and engineers. With the power of simple programs we can harvest and navigate large sets of data and recognize patterns not imaginable just a few years ago. In this workshop we will demonstrate how to collect data such as heat data from thousands of points in the environment, track animal and human behaviors with smart phone apps and build a sensor which can be relay data for up to 12 miles back to your classroom. All of this will allow us to engage in authentic inquiry as scientists as outlined in the practices in the NGSS.We will also quickly highlight how to contribute this data into larger bodies of data of other citizen scientists who are also eager to explain phenomenon across the planet.  Resource link here.


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Room R9

11:00am PDT

The Magic of 3D Printing
Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this lightweight introduction to 3D printing, you'll learn what you need to know to design and 3D print your own creations. We'll learn tinkercad, an awesome 3D modeling and printing program.


Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Room R11

1:40pm PDT

Wait is this Reality? Playing with VR
Want your own Google Cardboard? Lots will be given away as we explore the world using Google Expeditions. One of the many VR apps now available, you can take your students on a guided virtual field trip to Washington DC, the deep ocean, Mars, or the Pyramids or anywhere in between. Learn how to create your own VR content with apps and 360 cameras and then see those in virtual reality.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Johnstone

Tyler Johnstone

Teacher, Folsom High School


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room K4

1:40pm PDT

Toy Hacking
Toy Hacking - Dissect, Diagram, Reimagine. As a teacher did you ever consider an old toy as a teaching tool? We will explore what is inside a toy, and make discoveries about their inner parts. We will present a safe lesson for all using screwdrivers and other tools to dissect a toy, explore the mechanisms, circuit boards, computer chips, lights, and wires you find inside. Once you have taken your toy apart and identified your pieces, use your imagination to create a new original toy.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Sangwin

Donna Sangwin

Founder and Executive Director, Recreate
Making possibilities, sparking students passion for learning, maker education, the social value of making in a community.


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room L5

1:40pm PDT

Computer Science and Engineering & Manufacturing classroom visit.
In this session you will have the opportunity to walk through and visit two classes here at Rocklin High which demonstrate the culmination of a STEM in education. Each of these classes have opened their doors and you will be able visit the classroom, talk with the teacher and see the students in action in both a Computer Science and an Engineering & Manufacturing class. Meet outside of J-2 to start your tour. 

Engineering & Manufacturing You will see students creating with 3D printers and manufacturing with CAD & CAM.

Computer Science You will see students programming Parallax Robots and creating a micro:bit-controlled selfie booth with a Raspberry Pi and Micro:Bit.

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm PDT
Outside of J2

1:40pm PDT

Planning to Fail- NGSS Engineering with Intermediate Students
Brief introduction to the engineering process and why's of engineering in the upper elementary classroom.  Followed by build time.

Speakers

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room R17