Make the Most of Your Professional Learning in 2023 with an ITEEA Workshop or EbDLab

January 21, 2023

ITEEA’s Workshop and EbDLab offerings at the 2023 Conference offer a chance to take a deeper dive into topics important to your professional growth. 
 
Here's the full slate of 2023 Workshops and Engineering byDesign (EbD) Labs:
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023; 1:30-5:30pm CT 
Preconference Workshops
 
Conf - 2023 - WorkshopExploring Renewal Energy and Hydrogen Fuel Cells with Project-Based Learning 
Split water and create electricity? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll do that and more as you create your own miniature hydrogen-powered kart using recyclable materials and a small hydrogen fuel cell. Participants will be provided with all the materials they need. You’ll begin by constructing a kart chassis with recycled materials and then incorporate components like wheels, axles, and a motor along the way. Next, participants will outfit their chassis with a hydrogen fuel cell system and learn a bit about how the cell is able to turn hydrogen and oxygen gas into electricity. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with their own functioning hydrogen-powered kart and some ideas for applications in the classroom. Presenter: Dr. Jason Roark, Curriculum and Outreach Specialist, STEM Education Works.

 

Building an Elementary STEM Program

Integrated STEM is a powerful way to engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving learning experiences.  With a seemingly endless supply of resources, it can be hard to know where to start. This workshop focuses on proven strategies and highlighting effective resources to implement STEM in elementary schools and to build a sustainable STEM program. Julie and Tracy will share their years of experience in the STEM field to engage the participants in hands-on activities that can easily be carried out in the elementary classroom. In addition to discussing integrating STEM, participants will complete several activities that are STEL-based and cross-referenced to national standards, including NCTM and NGSS. Presenters: Julie Sicks-Panus, STEM Teacher, Plymouth Elementary School, NH and Tracy Young, STEAM Specialist, Little Falls School District, NY

 
 
EbD TEEMS Coding byDesign (Grades PreK-5) NEWLY DEVELOPED! 
This workshop will demonstrate how the introduction of coding and robotics accentuates the EbD TEEMs NxtGen curriculum. The courses align with NxtGen themes and science concepts. Age-appropriate lessons build from previous lessons yet can be taught individually. Classes PreK-2 will use Scratch and Grades 3-5 use VEX VR. Presenter: Scott Weiler, Director of Innovation, ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning  

 

EbD Exploring Technology (Grade 6) Engineering and technology impact every individual and society as a whole. Design and technology exist to solve problems through the use of creative solutions that work best by demonstrating careful selection of resources to generate the best outcomes. Exploring Technology has four knowledge skill builders (KSBs) that focus on Meeting Engineering and Technology, Design and Engineering, Project Revive, and Manufacturing the Masses. During this workshop, you will engage in hands-on projects, and problem-based learning to best understand the Exploring Technology courseware. Presenter: Blaire Thrasher, Technology and Engineering Teacher, East Coweta Middle School, GA

 

EbD PTC Onshape Associates Certification Course (Grades 9-12) NEWLY DEVELOPED!

ITEEA’s STEM CTL developed the Engineering byDesign™ (EbD) Industry Certification Pathway to encourage more students to work toward a selected industry credential while in high school. The EbD™ Industry Certification Pathway includes the following courses: Foundations of Technology, Technological Design, and Engineering Design. Alternatively, a standalone Onshape Associate Certification Course is available. At the end of the course, students take the Onshape certification exam. This workshop will prepare educators to use this course in its entirety as a standard computer-aided design course or to strengthen Onshape currently being taught in classes. Presenters: Brad Fessler, Technology Integration Specialist, Pine Grove Area High School PA and Norman Coloma, Technology and Engineering Teacher, Oxon Hill High School, MD


 

Thursday, April 13, 2023; 2:00-3:50pm CT
Engineering byDesign Labs
 
EbD TEEMS Coding byDesign (Grades PreK-2) NEWLY DEVELOPED

This lab will demonstrate how the introduction of coding and robotics accentuates the EbD TEEMs NxtGen curriculum. The courses align with NxtGen themes and science concepts. Lessons are age-appropriate and build from previous lessons yet can be taught individually. Classes PreK-2 will use Scratch with premade programs. Presenter: Scott Weiler, Director of Innovation, ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning  

 
EbD PTC Onshape Associates Certification Course (Grades 9-12) NEWLY DEVELOPED

ITEEA’s STEM CTL developed the Engineering byDesign™ (EbD) Industry Certification Pathway to encourage more students to work toward a selected industry credential while in high school. The EbD™ Industry Certification Pathway includes the following courses: Foundations of Technology, Technological Design and Engineering Design. Alternatively, a standalone Onshape Associate Certification Course is available. At the end of the course, students take the Onshape certification exam. This lab will prepare educators to use this course in its entirety as a standard computer-aided design course or  to strengthen Onshape currently being taught in classes. This lab is a two-hour “crash course” of the similar four-hour preconference workshop. Presenter: Brad Fessler, Technology Integration Specialist, Pine Grove Area High School PA and Norman Coloma, Technology and Engineering Teacher, Oxon Hill High School, MD


 

Friday, April 14, 2023; 9:00-10:50pm CT
Engineering byDesign Labs
 
ExCITE/ITEEA AP Computer Science byDesign (Grades 9-12)
Rigorous and engaging, this new EbD™ offering is built directly upon the success of the NSF-supported Beauty and Joy of Computing curriculum, with the goal of attracting students in groups that are historically underrepresented in computer science. The lab will prepare educators to teach this course, including the following units: Introduction to Programming, Abstraction, Data Processing and Lists, How the Internet Works, Algorithms and Simulations, and How Computers Work. Aligns with the framework for the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles exam. Presenters: Ryan S. Novitski, Director of Learning, ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning and Norman Coloma; Technology and Engineering Teacher; Oxon Hill High School, MD 

 

Technological Systems (Grade 8) NEW RE-WRITTEN

This lab introduces educators to Technological Systems, a course intended to teach students how systems work together to solve problems and capture opportunities. The course consists of four units/knowledge skill builders (KSBs) that build upon one another over the course of 18 weeks, including: Explaining How Technological Systems Work, Introducing Coding Concepts with Hands-on Applications, How Technological Systems Interact, and Applying Technological Systems in the Designed World. These KSBs are built in a format that enables teachers to teach in a physical, hybrid, and/or virtual format. Presenter: Blaire Thrasher, Technology and Engineering Teacher, East Coweta Middle School, GA


 

Saturday, April 15, 2023; 9:00-10:50am CT
Engineering byDesign Labs
 
EbD TEEMS Coding by Design (Grades 3-5)
This lab demonstrates how the introduction of coding and robotics accentuates the EbD TEEMS NxtGen curriculum. The courses align with NxtGen themes and science concepts. Age-appropriate lessons build from previous lessons yet can be taught individually. Grades 3-5 use VEX VR. Scott Weiler, Director of Innovation, ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning

 

Invention and Innovation (Grade 7) NEWLY REVISED
Learn about the core concepts of technology and the various approaches to solving problems, including engineering design and experimentation. In this lab, discover how you can teach students to apply their creativity in the invention and innovation of new products, processes, or systems as well as how various inventions and innovations impact our lives. Blaire Thrasher, Technology and Engineering Teacher, East Coweta Middle School, GA and Ryan S. Novitski, Director of Learning, ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning
 
Saturday, April 15, 2023; 1:30-5:30pm CT
Post-Conference Workshops
 
Connecting CTSO-TSA with Integrative STEM Curriculum/EbD
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) published a list of standards that act as a governing framework when running, developing, and implementing Career and Technical Education programs. The Technology Student Association is a national CTSO that engages students in STEM-based middle and high school competitions. ITEEA has established has several different crosswalks clearly indicating how the curricula taught in the classroom can best support the students with competitively competing in TSA. This session will highlight the connections between what is taught through the CTE completer program Engineering byDesign, and how the content/pedagogy taught within the classroom further supports and connects to competitions within TSA. Presenter: Ryan Novitski, Director of Learning, ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning
 
AeroEducate: Overview and Interactive Teacher Training

Looking for new ways to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math? Enhance your existing K-12 curriculum with FREE, fun, and standards-aligned grab-and-go aviation-themed activities designed to cultivate students’ passion for careers in flight and STEM. Developed by EAA to encourage curiosity and invite youth to explore pathways to careers in aviation, you can create a new spark for your students by using the fascination of flight as a framework and a source of inspiration. Presenters: Kevin Sutton, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University and Sharon Bowers, Senior STEM Education Specialist and Associate Director, Center for Integrative STEM Education National Institute of Aerospace.

 
All workshops and EbD labs are ticketed events with an additional fee and limited space. All Workshops and EbD Labs include consumable supplies, and EbD Workshops and Labs include enrollment into relevant coursework for one month. EbD Labs are free to registrants in consortium states; contact your EbD state consortium director for a complimentary registration code.
 
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