Cultivating Inquiry and Innovation Cohort - Five-day Series - 687-765

Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 26

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Beth Clarke
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
11/28/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
1/23/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
2/27/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
3/19/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
4/26/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Please note: this event is a five-day series - Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 26

Come partake in a series of innovative practices that will foster inquiry and creativity in your educational setting. Workshops are based on STEM/STEAM design.  You will gain knowledge and skill to share with your students and staff!

Nov 28:  Programming with Scratch
Are you looking for a way to teach programming skills to students?  Scratch could be your answer.  Whether you are looking to develop an elective course or an after school program, come and learn what Scratch has to offer.  Scratch is a free, child friendly program that is designed for kids ages 8 to 16+, that allows users to program interactive stories, games, and animations.  Scratch is a flash-based program that works equally well on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.

Jan 23:  Lego EV3 Robotics
Robotics is a great way to introduce students to engineering and technology.  LEGO EV3 robotics combines the familiarity of building with LEGOS, and a drag and drop programming language (similar to MIT’s Scratch) to create functional robots.  No prior technology or programming experience is required.  Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving.  Robotics combines engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts with skills, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication, boosting 21st-century learning skills. You will leave the training feeling more confident about teaching students engineering and programming skills through the use of the EV3 kits.

Feb 27:  3D Printing
This workshop will demonstrate different projects that require students to apply knowledge in technology, engineering, and mathematics to complete each assignment.  Using the curriculum to be shared, I was able to use a single Makerbot replicator 3D printer to teach a class of just over 30 students.  Each project requires the students to create a 3D .stl file.  All 3D CAD files are created with a free online program that functions on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.  Teach your students how to become creators and contributors of 3D content, rather than simply consumers.

March 19:   Virtual Reality - Google Expeditions  
This workshop will be a hands-on experience learning how to integrate virtual reality into your educational setting.  Participants will learn about virtual reality, experience Google Expeditions, and build student experiences that can be enhanced by virtual reality.  Each experience will be fostered by inquiry and discovery.

April 24:  Breakout EDU  
Join this workshop based on inquiry and problem-solving.  Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.  Participants will engage in a breakout, research sites for breakouts already created, match or create a breakout to your educational environment, leave energized!

Attend the entire series for comprehensive understanding of possibilities for inquiry and innovation, OR attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.

Three grad credits available through Edgewood College for $180/credit.
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on November 28.

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $525, includes lunch all days. 
Team Pricing: Teams of three for $1500.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke |

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