2016 STEM Teacher National Workshop

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 | Thursday June 2, 2016 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)  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. | 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.| 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. |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

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