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STEM events of interest

Star Trek-Themed Science Convention Coming to Indy

A Star Trek-themed Science Convention will be held at the Wyndham West Hotel, Indianapolis, IN, on Thanksgiving Weekend: 11/24 – 11/26, 2017.  Hosted by Starbase Indy, the event will include STEM Workshops, Maroom (a puzzle room to test your STEM skills), robots, special guests, and lightsabers.

For more details, including registration and schedules, go to www.starbaseindy.org.

Engineering in the K-12 Classroom Workshop

Teachers are invited to participate in a 1-day Engineering in the K-12 Classroom workshop event, hosted by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference in Indianapolis, on Saturday, Oct. 21st (fie2017.org). There are two tracks of workshops, elementary/early middle school and upper middle school/high school.

FIE Engineering in the K-12 Classroom Teacher Workshops
There are spaces available for 6 workshops that will take place during three timeslots on Saturday. There will be two concurrent sessions (one aimed at elementary/early middle school, and one aimed at upper middle/high school) running during three timeslots (see schedule here). The goal is for these to be highly interactive, hands-on sessions that empower teachers to pursue teaching engineering in their classrooms.

More information about the Frontiers in Education conference can be found here.

Purdue Invites 6th- to 8th-Graders to Free Engineering Program

Registration is open for a free after-school program providing hands-on engineering and science activities for students in sixth through eighth grades.

Innovation to Reality (I2R), sponsored by Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program, will focus on the theme of “Engineering Your Everyday World.” Students will explore how everyday items and systems are engineered to make people’s lives better. The program will include presentations, lab tours and hands-on activities coordinated by Purdue faculty and students.

The program will run 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 15, on the Purdue campus. The deadline to register is Wednesday (Sept. 27). More information and online registration are available online.

Additional questions about the program may be directed to the Women in Engineering Program office at 765-494-3889 or wiep@purdue.edu.

National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit October 16-17, 2017

The National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit will be held at Purdue University on October 16-17, 2017. Nationally there has been incredible progress in the areas of STEM and STEM education over the past decade. This event is designed as a forum for STEM education researchers, as well as those enacting best practice in STEM education K-20 to come together and share their collective knowledge and experiences. The Summit will start on the evening of October 16th at 6 p.m. with an opening reception. The second day of the conference (October 17) will begin with sessions starting at 9 a.m. and running through the day with an approximate end time of 4 p.m. EST.

There are three strands in the National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit.

Strand 1: STEM Education Research
Strand 2: Best-practice in K-20 STEM Education
Strand 3: Resources for STEM Education

The schedule of presenters and sessions is available online now. Registration slots are filling up quickly. Please register soon to attend the event.

http://www.cvent.com/events/national-stem-education-research-and-practice-summit/event-summary-f666e56740cb478aa7963f7728df20d5.aspx

Registration is now open for Indiana STEM Taskforce Meeting May 2 at Conner Prairie

Registration is now open for the Spring 2017 Indiana STEM Education Taskforce Meeting to be held on May 2, 2017 at Conner Prairie in Fishers.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10AM EDT and should end at 3PM.  The theme for this meeting is College and Career Readiness: Building Learning Ecosystems Across Indiana.  The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Indiana Department of Education.

Please register for this event (no cost!) and indicate any dietary requirements also.  An updated agenda is available at the registration site too.

Please click on this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indiana-stem-education-taskforce-tickets-33190356249 .

 

Young Innovators Summer Program Accepting Applications

The Young Innovators Quest (YiQ) summer program provides opportunities for high school students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and medicine to conduct research and explore ways to enhance their creativity in a motivating, hands-on environment.  Click here for more information.

Now Accepting Applications at:
www.scienceinnovations.org/yiq/apply-now/
Application Deadlines:
Early Bird: March 10, 2017 | Regular: April 30, 2017

High school students, teachers can register for 2017 Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

Registration for the sixth annual Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is now open to high school juniors and seniors and secondary teachers. The 2017 program runs June 18-24 on the Purdue University campus.

Each year, 42 students and 42 teachers are selected to participate in the week-long academy focused on the energy sciences and engineering. Participation is free of charge, and teachers will receive a $400 stipend upon program completion.  For more details click here.

The registration deadline is Jan. 16 for the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue. Those interested in applying can visit http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/energy/energyacademy for more information.

Project Based Learning Professional Development for K-16 Educators, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators Coming in June 2017

This June Magnify Learning will offer three 4-day open enrollment sessions on Project Based Learning professional development for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators. Sessions will be held June 19-22 in three Indiana locations:  Columbus, Indianapolis, and Plymouth.  At each of the workshops, the daily hours will be from 8 am to 3 pm. School groups (including administrators) are encouraged to attend in order to work together toward the establishment of collaborative PBL systems designed to meet their particular school culture and needs. Upon the successful completion of each 4-day workshop, participants receive a certificate for earning 28 Professional Growth Points.

You can register at: http://tinyurl.com/MagnifyLearning2017

Workshop Locations

PBL Academy

Columbus Signature Academy HS  
2205 25th Street
Columbus, IN 4720

PBL Institute

Indianapolis, IN (TBD)

PBL Northern Workshop

Riverside Intermediate
905 E. Baker Street,
Plymouth, IN 46563

Workshop Costs

The cost to participate in the 4 day session is —
$350-Individuals
$315- Groups of 5 or more
All members of a school team of 5 or more, including at least one administer, attending the workshops will receive a 10% reduction in their fees.

Workshop Pathways

Participants have the opportunity to choose between various workshop pathways:

PBL 101

  • Experience a Project Based Learning environment while you learn the nuts and bolts of PBL.  You will leave the four day workshop with a fully vetted PBL unit you are ready to implement with confidence!

PBL 201/301

  • If you have already been through our PBL 101 workshop, you will enjoy this next step as you drive your own process through Need to Knows to help create deeper learning experiences for students, a year long curriculum map, and the basics of earning PBL Certification.

PBL for Administrators/Instructional Coaches

  • For our classroom environments to change, we have to support our teachers in different ways.  Come learn how to help your teachers create classrooms that are student-centered by creating professional development that is teacher-centered.

PBL Certification

  • Educators with at least two years of PBL experience will work with a PBL Certified facilitator who will guide and support their work during the four day process.  This four day process will provide applicants with immediate support and clarification of all materials needed to validate authentic PBL classroom work and required to complete the PBL certification process.  There will also be an opportunity for applicants to interact with other participants during the four day PBL event.  For more information your can click on PBL Certification located on our website:  www.magnifylearningin.org