2016 STEM Teacher National Workshop

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The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS)

Announces 

Transportation in the Classroom:

K-12 STEM Teacher National Workshop

Date:  June 2-3, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 
The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS)
1201 W. University Drive
ENGR Portable 1.100
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
Phone: (956) 665-3070

Workshop Registration Available at:   K-12 STEM Teacher National Workshop - ONLINE APPLICATION

The 2016 UTCRS K-12 STEM Teacher National Workshop is an excellent opportunity for K-12 Educators, STEM Learning Coordinators, CTE Directors, Transportation and Railway Safety Educators, and Summer Camp Coordinators to learn how to incorporate Transportation Engineering in the classroom as a way to deliver STEM concepts to students of all grade levels.                                                                     

During the two-day workshop, participants will be introduced to Railway Safety STEM - Elementary, Middle School, and High School curricula developed by UTCRS faculty and staff. Participants will learn to implement all the UTCRS curricula activities through hands-on training using Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) Kits and LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kits. Our goal is to provide participants with hands-on experience, grade appropriate UTCRS curriculum and preparation to develop their own unique challenges for use within their classrooms, day-camps, and summer camps.

Workshop Agenda

Thursday June 2, 2016

Welcome from UTCRS

Session 1 - Elementary School STEM Workshop

  • Explore the STEM concepts introduced in the workshop with the developed Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) Kits curriculum.
  • Make the connection between STEM concepts and hands-on experiences and ways to implement in the classroom.

Lunch

Session 2 - Middle School STEM Workshop

  • Explore the STEM concepts introduced in the workshop with the developed Lego Mindstorm Robotics Kits curriculum.
  • Make the connection between STEM concepts and hands-on experiences and ways to implement in the classroom.

Friday June 3, 2016

Session 3 - High School STEM Workshop

  • Explore the STEM concepts introduced in the workshop with the developed MagLev and Robotics Kits curriculum.
  • Make the connection between STEM concepts and hands-on experiences to implement in the classroom.

Lunch

Session 4 - Raising the Bar - Challenge-Based Instruction

  • Learn to develop engaging, relevant challenges for K-12 students with real-world applications.
  • Learn how to implement effective STEM design challenges.

To better introduce participants to themes related to Transportation Engineering and Railway Safety in an interactive manner, all workshop sessions are hands-on. Please wear comfortable attire.

Registration Fee:

A registration fee of $50 USD will be required by Friday May 27th, 2016 to complete registration. This fee will cover the following services:

  • Enrollment in all four sessions over the two-day workshop,
  • 16 Continuing Education Teaching Credits (Texas),
  • All levels of UTCRS K-12 STEM Curricula,
  • Lunch for the two days, and
  • A UTCRS t-shirt.

 

Register early, space is limited. Register by submitting an online application at:
K-12 STEM Teacher National Workshop - ONLINE APPLICATION
For more information, please contact:

The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS)
1201 W. University Drive
ENGR Portable 1.100
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
Phone: (956) 665-3070
railwaysafety@utrgv.edu