STEM Opportunities and Events:
4th Annual H2O Hackathon
Attention San Joaquin County high school and college students and teachers. Come be a part of this exciting app development content! Only the first 20 teams will be selected. Each team consists of one instructor/teacher and four students. Get your team together, create a team name, and apply today. The top award winner will receive the California Water Service sponsored Golden Spigot Award of $5,000!
Robotics with BlocklyProp Course
Free Professional Development for Middle/High School STEM Educators
February 1, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Manteca Unified School District, Room 101
22701 W. Louise Avenue
Manteca CA 95337
The Robotics with BlocklyProp course is an engaging one-day STEM Professional Development course featuring Blockly graphical programming and the ActivityBot 360° robot. Join Parallax's education team for a hands-on, immersive experience with robotics, sensors, and block-based graphical programming (compatible with C).
Apply Today! Visit: parallax.com/events
Girls Coding Collaboration - Free Event!
February 12, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
SJCOE is partnered with Girls Who Code to encourage girls' interested in an exciting STEM career. Teachers interested in getting girls coding at their school should come and bring students. Food will be provided by Code Stack Academy and students will get to participate in fun and creative hands-on coding activities at the SJCOE FabLab. Join the movement at Girlswhocode.com/clubs
Girls Who Code is an organization providing curriculum and support for girls in grades 3-12 to learn computer programming. For more information please contact Steve Callahan at 209.468.9247 or email@example.com
California Environmental Phenomena Summits
Spend two days collaborating with a local science expert and other educators from the region. Learn about local, environmentally-focused phenomena. Deepen your understanding of Phenomena and the Environmental Principles and Concepts. Contribute to a resource that will be shared with other CA teachers who are looking to get started with phenomena-based NGSS lessons.
March 27-18, 2019
Tilden Regional Park
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April 2-3, 2019
Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center
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The Fab Lab is an engineering classroom designed to "WOW." The idea is for kids to learn NGSS engineering design standards, while being amazed at their own ability to use math, science, and technology to invent something new.
The lab has tons of high end equipment (laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling, robotics arenas, vinyl cutter and more than 100 computers from 3D augmented reality zSpace workstations to tiny Arduinos) to give an amazing science and engineering experience to students who come for field trips and teachers who come for training.
Visit the FabLab website for more details
Questions? Please contact Stephen Callahan at 209 468-9247.
Teachers College of San Joaquin STEM Masers Degree Program
The masters degree program at Teachers College of San Joaquin has a focus on preparing candidates for the 21st century, linked through four organizing phases: Experience, Exploration, Implementation, and Inquiry. Candidates successful in this program understand and have the ability to work collaboratively with others, apply theory and knowledge, and pursue the development of their own expertise as it relates to teaching, learning and school development. M.Ed. candidates bring their own unique academic experiences and work with an advisor to ensure the connection of those experiences to their Masters Core coursework.
SETI Institute's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors
The SETI Institute is seeking high school science teachers for participation in the NASA Science Mission Directorate Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) program providing content training, STEM immersion including a flight on the world's largest flying observatory, and 3-dimensional lessons for the high school classroom. Please refer to the flyer for eligibility and expectations. Applications for cycle 6 will open during late summer/fall 2018. Program information online: https://www.seti.org/AAA