2017 STEM Teacher National Workshop

2017 STEM Teacher National Workshop Photo

The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS)

Announces 

Transportation in the Classroom:

K-12 STEM Teacher National Workshop

Date:  June 3, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 
The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) 
1201 W. University Drive
EENGR 1.300 (Auditorium)
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
Phone: (956) 665-8878

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

The 2017 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 one-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

Saturday June 3, 2017

Welcome from UTCRS

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1 Exploring with MagLevs

  • Explore the STEM concepts 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, with emphasis on transportation-related engineering and technology applications.

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch 

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2 Exploring with Lego Robotics

  • Explore STEM concepts 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, with emphasis on transportation-related engineering and technology applications.

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.

A registration fee of $55 USD will be required to complete your registration. This fee will provide you with the following services:

  • Enrollment in the one-day STEM workshop,
  • All levels of the developed UTCRS K-12 STEM Curricula,
  • Lunch and snacks throughout the day,
  • A University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) t-shirt,
  • All supplies needed for the one-day workshop,
  • A certificate of competition issued by the UTCRS. 
Register early, space is limited. Register by submitting an online application at:
 
K-12 STEM Teacher National Workshop - ONLINE APPLICATION
 
Continuing Education Teaching Credits
 
Anyone interested in obtaining continuing education teaching credits issued by the UTRGV Continuing Education (CE) Office will need to register at the following link and pay a separate fee of $30 for a total of eight (8) continuing education teaching credits.
 
Continuing Education Teaching Credits Registration Link:    
For more information, please contact:

 
The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS)
1201 W. University Drive
EENGR Portable 1.100
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
Phone: (956) 665-8878