WASHBURN ACADEMY: Don't Break the Bank: STEM Inquiry and Growth Mindset with Junk Drawer Engineering


Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Nicole Cooksey
Agency Assistant: Emily Nelson 6087864832
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: All Rooms
8/8/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration & light breakfast will begin @ 8:00 am.
8/9/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration & light breakfast will begin @ 8:00 am.
8/10/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration & light breakfast will begin @ 8:00 am.

***ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Register by July 21st to reserve your spot!***

This workshop is designed to offer participants the opportunity and learning environment to build STEM inquiry learning opportunities in their classrooms. Participants will learn how to integrate NGSS, STEM Inquiry, and Engineering Standards in their classrooms, in both low-tech as well as more sophisticated makerspace learning environments. Participants will explore how to incorporate growth mindset while utilizing materials found in a “junk drawer.” Participants will exercise higher order thinking skills as they experience Junk Drawer inquiry and design challenges in order to bring back and model for students. Participants will also link literacy STEM inquiry through lesson planning. This workshop is designed for elementary and middle school classroom teachers, gifted and talented educators/coordinators, after-school program educators (CLCs), and library media specialists/instructional resource coaches.




Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.