2013 STEM Scale-Up Professional Development

A World In Motion (AWIM)

Chris Ciuca, SAE Foundation – cciuca@sae.org
AWIM is a program that brings STEM education to life in the classroom for students in kindergarten through grade eight. The AWIM program incorporates STEM disciplines in a standards-based integrated setting designed to engage students in hands-on age-appropriate curricular experiences. AWIM professional development is designed in three separate offerings that correspond to distinct instructional levels. These levels include Primary (K-3), Elementary (4-6) and Middle School (7-8). During professional development sessions teachers engage in a hands-on workshop environment exploring the AWIM challenges first hand to prepare them for facilitating the program with the students. Professional development participants will also cover program logistics including materials request and engaging with local industry during instruction.

Professional Development Dates:

September 30 
Red Oak 
Southwestern Community College

October 1
Des Moines
Drake University

October 3 
Cedar Falls
University of Northern Iowa

October 4 
Coralville
Bioventures Center

October 28
Sioux City
Sioux City Office

October 29 
Ames 
Iowa State University

October 30 
Ames 
Iowa State University

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Camp in a Can Fearless Science Workshop

Monica Post, Camp in a Can – monica@campinacan.com
The Scale Up program: Camp in a Can Show & Tell is an exciting, hands-on, all inclusive nature curriculum, professional development workshop and live animal presentation designed for after school, out-of-school time programs and schools.
The purpose of Camp in a Can Show & Tell is to reintroduce the wonder of nature to generations who have lost the opportunities and incentives to explore the natural world around us. Through joint exploration, games and fun activities, Camp in a Can Show & Tell empowers after school leaders, engages participants and lays the foundation for future science inquiry into the natural world.
During the Camp in a Can Fearless Science Training, leaders discover that they can investigate and learn right along side their students, that they are expected to be explorers, not experts and that science is fun, not frightening.

Professional Development Dates:

July 15
Oelwein

August 7 
Johnston
Room 17, Heartland AEA, 6500 Corporate Drive

August 15 
Coralville
UI Bioventures Building, on the Oakdale Campus, 2500 Crosspark Road

August 22 
Ames
Iowa State 4-H Office, Iowa State University, Extension 4-H Youth Building

September 5 
Atlantic
Cass County Community Center, 805 W 10th St

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Carolina STEM

Dylan Briggs, Carolina Biological Supply Company – dylan.briggs@carolina.com
Carolina STEM professional development introduces participants to the concept and design of their new curriculum. Participants focus on topics, explore investigations, reflect on their learning, and apply to scenarios relevant to their classroom through guided and peer collaboration. STEM connections are modeled throughout and additional consumable sets are available for select participants to ensure sustainability of the program beyond 2013.

Professional Development Dates:

September 9 
Harlan

September 10
Council Bluffs

September 11
Creston

September 11
New Hampton

September 13
Dubuque

September 13 & 14
Iowa City

September 16
Sergeant Bluff

September 17 
Cherokee

September 18
Buffalo Center

September 21
Gilbert

September 23 & 24 
Heartland AEA

September 25
Great Prairie AEA

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Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)

Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation – joshua.remington@iowaffafoundation.org
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, develops curriculum utilizing science inquiry for lesson foundation and concepts that are taught using CASE, the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, develops curriculum utilizing science inquiry for lesson foundation and concepts that are taught using activity-, project-, and problem-base instructional strategies. The Project goal is to implement a curriculum for secondary agricultural education that provides a high level of educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) subject matter.

Professional Development Dates:

Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

June 10-21
Ankeny
Iowa FFA Enrichment Center

July 8-19
Ankeny
Iowa FFA Enrichment Center

Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal

July 8-19
Ankeny
Iowa FFA Enrichment Center

Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant

June 10-21
Ankeny
Iowa FFA Enrichment Center

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Defined STEM

Johnjoe Farragher, Defined Learning, LLC – johnjoe_farragher@definedlearning.com
Defined STEM combines a unique set of real-world themed resources to create a 21st century learning, web-based service. Our common core standard aligned performance tasks, literacy tasks, and real-world video enable students to see the relevance of K-12 topics through real-world careers and themes. Professional development is offered "face-to-face" regional training or online, web-based training. 

Professional Development Dates:

September 4 
Atlantic 
Cass County Community Center

September 5
Marshalltown 
Marshalltown Public Library 

September 6 
Atlantic 
Cass County Community Center

September 6
Des Moines
Drake University

October 2 
TBD

October 25 
Sioux City
West High School

October 28 
Spirit Lake
SAMI Bendell Center for the Performing Arts

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Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

Christopher Soldat, Grant Wood AEA Van Allen Science Teaching Center – csoldat@gwaea.org
The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project fosters engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE has created a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. 

Professional Development Dates:

October 3 
Cedar Rapids 
Grantwood AVA Vast Center

October 4 
Des Moines 
Drake University

October 11
Storm Lake 
Prairie Lakes AEA

October 18
Creston 
Southwestern Community College

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HyperStream

Tamara Kenworthy, Program Manager, Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) – tamara@technologyiowa.org
HyperStream, a partnership between business and education, is a program for 6th-12th graders created by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI). Hyperstream focuses on fostering real-world interaction and project-based learning through hands-on projects and competitions, engaging presentations, and action-packed technology clubs – all with technology professional mentoring. We will work with each school/LEA to structure the HyperStream program based on our program options and the interests of the students involved.  Our program tracks include:  game design, multimedia, robotics, cyber defense, and app development.  There is a virtual competition for middle school ages in the spring, and the IT-Olympics competition for 9th-12th graders in Ames, April 25-26, 2014.

Professional Development Dates:

August 5
Cedar Falls
AEA 267 Training Facility

August 7
Cherokee
ISU Extension

August 8
Des Moines
DMACC West Campus

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Project Lead The Way Gateway to Technology (PLTW)

Kimberly Glenn, Director of School Engagement-West Central Region (Iowa & Nebraska) kglenn@pltw.org
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM education curricular programs used in schools. PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high-quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities, and professionals.  

Professional Development Dates:

Iowa PLTW GTT Scale-Up Conversations -- Pre-PLTW Core Training Conference Calls

July 2

July 3

PLTW Core Training Institute -- GTT Design and Modeling (GTT-DM) / GTT Automation and Robotics (GTT-AR)

July 7-12
Ames
ISU College of Engineering

July 15-19
Ames
ISU College of Engineering

Iowa PLTW GTT Scale-Up GoToMeetings -- PLTW GTT School Implementation Discussions

August 6, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
August 6, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
August 7, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
August 7, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

2013 Iowa PLTW Teacher's Conference

September 30
Altoona
The Meadows

2013 Iowa PLTW Counselor's & Administrators Conference

October, date TBD
Ames
Location TBD