Virtual Workshop: Integrating Literacy, Math, and Coding in Grades K-2 Using Sphero Indi
A Collaboration Among Sphero Education and CAIMS
Workshop Dates & Times
* Sphero Indi Classroom Set Pick Up Day: November 3, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm
** Virtual Workshop: November 8th and 15th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm
Who is Eligible?: Full time grades PreK-2 educators who teach or oversee STEM/STEAM activities in a public Pennsylvania school district (teachers working with large populations of female and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply)
Applicants selected for the program will receive a classroom set of Sphero Indi robots (a $1,200 value), access standards aligned curriculum, 4 hours of online professional development on how to utilize the Sphero Indi to teach various STEM concepts, and personalized support from Sphero for up to one year.
Eligible for 4 Act 48 Continuing Professional Education hours.
To apply please complete this following survey
Note: Limited to 30 schools, one kit per school building. Please contact [email protected] to request multiple workshop seats per school building. Selection dependent upon meeting the eligibility criteria above and the order of survey submissions.
*If you are unable to attend the pick up day you may indicate who will be picking up your kit, or arrange alternative plans with CAIMS to obtain your kit. For safety reasons this will be a drive by pick up at Penn State Harrisburg where staff will be wearing PPE/sanitizing materials and you will not need to get out of your vehicle.
**Selected participants must attend both virtual workshops on November 8th and 15th.
Additional questions? Please contact us at [email protected]
Teaching Mathematical Modeling through 3D Printing
Date: October 12, 2021
Location: Lancaster Lebanon IU13 Intermediate Conference Center
Intended Audience: Limited to 12 school districts from Lancaster County. Recommended attendance as a school team consisting of 1 middle school math and 1 middle school T&E or STEM teacher.
What Will Schools Receive?: A 3D printer, class set of math cubes, standards-based instructional resources, and 6 Act 48 Continuing Professional Education hours.
How to Sign Up: Contact Dr. Lauren Beal, Supervisor of STEM Curriculum and Instruction for IU13
This workshop was made possible thanks to grant funding from the Lancaster County STEM Alliance.
CAIMS is planning to offer additional opportunities this academic year. Please check back periodically for those postings.
To be added to our contact list and learn about future opportunities as soon as they are released, please email Dr. Tyler Love, Director of CAIMS: [email protected]