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Summer Institute 2013

2013 UC Davis Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education

The C-STEM Center will host the 2013 UC Davis Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education on June 24 – July 5 for K-12 STEM and CS teachers. The two-week long Summer Institute will offer two one-week courses. The first week is on “Robotic Technologies and Computer Programming” and the second week is on “Pre-Algebra and Algebra Support with Computing and Robotics — Using 21st Century Skills To Strengthen Logical Thinking”.

This intensive summer institute is designed to train teachers on the principles of robotics and computing, their teaching pedagogy, how to teach computer programming and computer science with robotics, how to integrate computing and robotics activities into science and engineering curricula, how to teach Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and math labs using interactive computing, programming, and robotics.

After attending this summer workshop, attendees shall be able to integrate computing and robotics in their teaching of various courses, including three model curricula in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standard course list of the California Department of Education as UC/CSU a-g electives.

Teachers can take one or both courses to get started on integrating computing and robotics into their teaching. For teachers who have no any prior computer programming experience, we recommend that you attend the entire two-week summer institute.

Registration

Deadline for early registration: May 24, 2013.
Final deadline for registration to reserve your space: June 17, 2013.

  • Registration is available online here.
  • Space is limited; please sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • Please make checks out to “The Regents of the University of California”.
  • All registrations and checks must be received by the final deadline in order to participate in the Summer Institute.
  • All registrations and checks must be received by the final deadline in order to participate in the Summer Institute.
  • Housing will be available for attendees outside of the greater Sacramento Area through UC Davis Student Housing. For those interested in staying on campus for the Summer Institute, reservations can be made through UC Davis Student Housing on an individual basis. The rate is $83 per night.
  • Information about parking and training locations is available in the pdf form here
  • More information about the Summer Institute is available in pdf form here.

A Video for the 2012 C-STEM Summer Institute

Watch the video below about the 2012 C-STEM Summer Institute. The engineering teacher Deborah Terra said in the video that she had “no computer programming experience what so ever.” After attending the 2012 summer institute, her students participated in the 2013 RoboPlay Video Competition. The team won the Best Overall Video as shown here.