2017 Session: “Paper Planes & Flying Machines: a STEAM Activity”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM  If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for students in middle-school, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! They will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.   Presenter: Nova Hall, […]

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2017 Session: “RAIN Lunchtime Meetup”

Track: Community STEM Action & Volunteerism  If you are a part of the RAIN Grant (the Rural Innovation and Activation Network), or are interested in meeting up with your STEM leaders in the rural parts of Arizona, bring your lunch and join them in this Lunchtime Meetup!    Host: Kalman Mannis, Project Director for Rural Activation and […]

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2017 Session: “Paper Planes & Flying Machines: a STEAM Activity”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for 5-10 year olds, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! Children will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.   Presenter: Nova […]

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2017 Session: “Advanced Paper Planes & Flying Machines: a STEAM Activity”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM  If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for middle school & high school, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! Children will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.  Presenter: […]

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2017 Session: “Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Workshop”

Track: Computer Science & Engineering This CAD workshop aims to inform attendees of the process, importance, and applications of computer-aided drafting, a skill widely used in the field of engineering. CAD involves the three-dimensional design of models such as cars, buildings, electronic devices, and robots. This workshop will be instructed by Diego Miranda and Alfredo […]

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2017 Session: “Bioinformatics in the Classroom – Mining the Information in Genomes”

Track: STEM Instruction  Bioinformatics gives students the unprecedented opportunity to mine DNA and protein sequences while working with the same computer tools and data that genome scientists use. Come and learn how to use freely available online tools to guide your students to consolidate their knowledge of biological concepts and discover the connectedness of all […]

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Conference Session: “‘Underwater Dreams’ Screening”

Track: Computer Science and Engineering  Come watch a free screening of Underwater Dreams, a documentary inspired by our very own Arizona local Fredi Lajvardi and his students from Carl Hayden High School. Then, listen to a Q&A session after the screening ends.  =====  “Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, […]

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2017 Session: “The Impact of Emerging Technologies in Arizona”

Track: STEM Careers & Business  Learn from local experts on how Arizona is positioning itself as a hub for 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles, embracing Ai, and implementing IoT technologies in pursuit of becoming a SMART City.   Presenters:  Simulation – Product Development – 3D Printing: Eric Miller, Principal, PADT, Inc., www.PADTINC.com, eric.miller@padtinc.com      Register […]

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2017 Session: “Experience It -By Doing-STEM Experiential Learning”

Track: STEM Instruction  Teacher’s and student’s experiences affect their interest in STEM which creates ones STEM Identity. Since most learning is done experientially (83%), come and learn how to combine STEM with experientially learning to enhance student’s interest and identity in STEM. This can lead to increase STEM engagement. Outcomes 1) Learn specific education skills […]

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2017 Session: “Creating 360-degree Tours for VR, Mobile, and Desktop”

Track: STEM Instruction  WebVR is an exciting new technology that allows developers to create VR experiences that anyone can use as long as they have a browser with internet access. During this workshop, we will show you how to use HTML code and a software framework called A-Frame to create 360-degree tours that work on […]

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2017 Session: “The DISCOVERoom and its Invention Bin”

Track: STEM Education  The DISCOVERoom is a science and engineering playroom started by parents in 2 schools in the Kyrene School district. It’s aim is give kids more opportunities for self-directed science and engineering inquiry (i.e. scienc and engineering ‘play’). It also seeks to be the hub of a STEM echo-system with the student and […]

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2017 Session: “Drones in the Classroom”

Track: STEM Instruction  STEM Revolution brings a comprehensive, proven program to schools, school districts, and communities around the globe. Our company offers a full methodology with entry points that include world-class STEM Teacher Training, a mobile classroom (the STEM Bus), cutting-edge camps, after school workshops, and strategic STEM planning roadmaps for schools. Designed by Stanford […]

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Conference Session: “First LEGO League for Your Classroom”

Track: STEM Instruction  Come learn about how your students can become involved with First LEGO League, a premiere program challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers! What is First LEGO League?  Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research […]

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2017 Session: “Change Lives and Open Doors by Teaching Coding (Even If You Don’t Know How)”

Track: Computer Science and Engineering  Students are entering a world where the ability to work with computers is the number one technical skill. You can help them learn to code! Even if you have no computer skills yourself, come learn how AZ kids are getting a great start with coding. Panelists have all had direct […]

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Conference Session: “Video Game Design Expo”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM  The student winners of the 2017 National STEM Video Game Challenge were just announced last month at the Games for Change Festival in New York City. Be among the first to play the games made by some of the country’s emerging middle and high school students.    Learn how you […]

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2017 Session: “Video Game Design Workshop for STEM Teachers/Mentors”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM  E-Line Media, the company that helped bring the National STEM Video Game Challenge, MinecraftEdu, and Gamestar Mechanic to thousands of schools and out-of-school time organizations worldwide is a leading a hands-on session for STEM educators and mentors.   Workshop Goals: Help educators spark an interest in STEM learning among their students […]

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2017 Session: “Educator STEM Innovation Swap”

Track: STEM Instruction  Educators, are you looking for resources, takeaways, ideas, contacts, and more to bring back to your school and classrooms? Look no further as we have brought the pros to you! Whether you are looking for free STEM materials for your classroom, want to learn ways to integrate the A into STEM, are […]

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2017 Session: “STEM/STEAM Projects for Homeschoolers”

Track: STEM Instruction  Home-schooled students are traditionally unable to access the computing equipment and instruction that is typically available in regular schooling environments. However, at the Immersive Teaching STEAM Academy, we have found that the home-schooled students perform better with these technologies because they are independent thinkers and are taught to do research and self-learning. […]

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Conference Session: “Arizona STEM School Community of Practice” [Closed to CoP Members Only]

Track: STEM Instruction  *This session closed to Registered AZ STEM School Community of Practice members only.  Sixty-one Arizona schools are preparing for their second year of learning and growing together in the Arizona STEM School Community of Practice, the state’s first of its kind.  Developed by:  Last year, each participating school formed a cross-sector team […]

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2017 Session: “Educator Lunch-Time Meet-Up”

Track: STEM Instruction  Educators: Are you interested in meeting up with other educators and having an informal lunchtime discussion about what is happening in other schools? Come to the Educator Lunch-Time Meetup, a place to connect and expand the STEM Educator Ecosystem!  All grade-levels, K-college, invited!    Moderator: Bruce Jones (Mesa Public Schools)    Register […]

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