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Spring 2015 – CDE Sponsored Professional Development

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Integrating Computing and Robotics into Mathematics, Science & CTE to Close the Achievement Gap & Preparing Students for Career and College

Free introductory workshops, sponsored by the California Department of Education

Topics Include:

  • Integrating Computing & Robotics into Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Integrated Math I & Career Technical Education
  • Developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Providing computing education utilizing computer programming in C/C++ interpreter Ch and the Barobo Linkbot
  • Implementing new teaching strategies and opportunities for personalized and collaborative learning through hands-on activities
  • Adopting common core compliant curricula using computer programming
  • Work to close the achievement gap and prepare students to be career and college ready

Registration covers:

  • instruction
  • two supplementary textbooks (per pair of teachers)
  • teaching materials
  • one software license per teacher
  • one modular robot Linkbot (per pair of teachers)
  • UC Davis C-STEM Center support for implementation of the program during the academic year
  • lunch

Requirement:

  • Each participant must be able to bring their own Windows laptop with XP or higher.  
  • Implementation at school sites requires access to a Windows computer lab at least 2-3 times per week.  
  • For critical mass, 2 teachers from the same school are required to apply.  No singleton applications from a site will be accepted.
  • Teachers must be in math, science and CTE subjects in grades 5-12.

Optional $100 for 1 Continuing Education Unit quarter credit from UC Davis Extension. Credit request forms available first day of class.

Cost:  There is no application fee, as all expenses are covered by grants from the California Department of Education and National Science Foundation. However, attendance is limited to 40 participants per workshop. 

Follow-up Professional Development:  To learn more about integrated computing and STEM education using the C-STEM curriculum, you may participate in the C-STEM Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education or on-site professional development.

 

Southern CA:

Northern CA:

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San Diego County Office of Education

Thursday, February 26, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm

Qualcomm
5880 Oberlin Drive,
San Diego, CA 92121, room AO

 

flier for the workshop 

 

*Past Event*

 

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Santa Clara County Office of Education

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm

Silicon Valley CTE, MetroED – room 109
760 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA

 

flier for the workshop 

Please login to apply before the deadline Monday, March 23, 2015.*  After you submit your application, you will receive confirmation of your submission.  If you do not receive that email, please contact us.

This is a competitive application.  Participants will be notified by Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 if they have been accepted.

 *Attendees must be in pairs from school sites, applications must be completed jointly.   Applications from single teachers will not be accepted.  (For all C-STEM events, you must first register as K-12 or post-secondary educator  for the site before you can register for the event.  Once registered for the website, then log-in and go to the“Professional Development” tab.)

 

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Los Angeles County Office of Education

Friday, April 3, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm

Alhambra Unified School District,  room Marengo West, 1515 W. Mission  Road, Marengo Building, Alhambra, CA 91803

 

flier for the workshop 

Please login to apply before the deadline Monday March 23, 2015.*  After you submit your application, you will receive confirmation of your submission.  If you do not receive that email, please contact us.

This is a competitive application.   Participants will be notified by Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 if they have been accepted.

 *Attendees must be in pairs from school sites, applications must be completed jointly.   Applications from single teachers will not be accepted.  (For all C-STEM events, you must first register as K-12 or post-secondary educator for the site before you can register for the event.  Once registered for the website, then log-in and go to the“Professional Development” tab.)

Sponsored by:

cde                          nsf