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STEM at Region 2

January 24, 2022
Monday

STEM

Our primary focus is to provide teachers and students with experiences that improve performance through engaging practices and investigate STEM career options while exploring new concepts and materials. We offer training and consulting services for clients in education, industry, and the community. Build your capacity and confidence in delivering STEM education to your students.

STEM Events- Sign up today!

1st Annual Drone Racing Competition-

High School March_10th

Middle School_March 9th

Overview

The first annual  Drone competition seeks to bridge student understanding of aviation and coding through team collaboration, critical thinking, and adaptability.  Our goal is to promote STEM education and offer students a chance to see what opportunities lie ahead for them in the field of STEM. 

STEM and Project Based Learning with Defined Learning at Region 2

Explore what Defined Learning has to offer with its PBL platform for core content along with CTE career exploration while also experiencing hands-on PBL activities during the workshop.  You will also have an opportunity to see the STEM opportunities at the ESC while exploring the STEM toolkit from TEA.  Also included with your registration, a light breakfast and lunch is provided courtesy of Defined Learning.  Applicable to grades PK-12. 

STEM Monthly Meetings at Region 2

Going us for 30 minutes a month to see what is happening in Region 2 and what is coming soon! Have an event you would like to promote or are you seeking some assistance? Join us during our zoom session.

 

Current Course Offerings


Creando Juntos/ Create together  Crear oportunidades/ Create Opportunities for your diverse populations to experience STEM, align high quality instructional materials with problem solving activities and concepts that will flow back into the classroom through scaffolded support leading to rigorous classroom experiences and community engagement connections.  Connect your EL, migrant, and diverse populations with family STEM engagement nights providing materials and resources to continue to develop the STEM fluency skills needed in the ever-changing classroom environment.   Applicable to grades K-12th.
Oh The Digital Places We Can Go- Digital Field Trips, Geocaching, and Digiwalks (Asynchronous Course)
Learn how to travel with your class anywhere you want to go.  Transcend time and space and bring students to destinations and time periods previously inaccessible to them.  Create your own digital experience to enhance your teaching and provide, not only a new experience, but develop new skills sets for your students with digital field trips.  Applicable to teachers grades K-12.
Don’t Leave Your Audience in the Dark - Shine a Light on Student Engagement with Interactive Whiteboards (Asynchronous Course)                Improve digital literacy and foster technology application in the classroom with Interactive Whiteboards.  Change the dynamics in your classroom through the use of Interactive Whiteboards to create a learner-centered partnership allowing students to engage with technology while mastering the curriculum. Applicable to teachers grades K-12.
Creating a Guide for Developing a STEM Camp (Asynchronous Course) Do your students need an exciting, hands-on, interactive and creative summer/intersession opportunity? Build a STEM camp on your campus! This workshop will provide a guide to build a customized STEM camp for your campus or district. Participants will be provided with templates and resources to support the integration of a STEM camp into your school plans allowing for student learning and access to content and materials that will build both 21st century and soft skills training. The information presented during this training can be implemented during the summer, at intersession or holiday break.      Applicable to teachers grades 6-10.
How to Build a Successful Robotics Club (Asynchronous Course)  When people think robots, they think robots crashing into each other in an attempt to destroy one another’s team build.  However, robotics emphasizes many STEM fluency skills to orchestrate a well-designed, well-built and programmed robot that is thoroughly documented by a cohesive team of a collection of individuals.  Robotics is for every student of every ability level; a team just needs guidance and support to show them what success looks like.  This training will take you through the processes to building a successful robotics club that will seamlessly integrate into your school culture and become a vehicle for STEM outreach. 
Create a Class Culture of Makers, Inventors, and Creators with Makerspaces (Asynchronous Course) Kickstart your makerspace with an understanding of what a makerspace is all about, suggestions to fill your makerspace, storage ideas, funding opportunities, resources to explore, and most importantly, developing the maker mindset.
Online Makerspaces: Create your virtual platform (Asynchronous Course)  Looking for ways to reach more students with STEM experiences and opportunities? Identify the characteristics of a virtual makerspace and determine ways to create a challenging and rewarding experience for your campus as they navigate your platform to build their maker mindset and move from consumers to creators. Help your campus build STEM fluency skills as students learn new tools that can be used to create products that demonstrate mastery of content and skills.  
Develop your own plan to implement an Engineering Olympics or STEM Field Day (Asynchronous Course)  Plan, prepare, and construct an Engineering Olympics or STEM field day that will create an environment of enrichment and competition building on content and skills learned in the classroom. Your classroom content will serve as the touchstone for engaging events and activities for your students. In this session, you will develop the outline for organizing personnel, creating the competition events, and identifying your competition brackets or advancement criteria. We will also look at evaluating your schedule for the day as you prep your school space for feeding your students, judging their work, and assembling for the culminating celebration. Applicable to teachers grades 3-12.
Insights into the STEM Toolkit- Community Tools edition (Asynchronous Course)  Utilizing the STEM Toolkit from TEA and resources developed from the Region 2 Texas EcosySTEM, Insights into the STEM Toolkit- Community Tools Edition looks to provide you an understanding of the tools available for your campus and district as you seek to find ways to connect with your community through STEM implementation on your campus.This course is designed to showcased the opportunities available in Region 2 and how to connect with your STEM leads at the Education Service Center.  Capping off the course, you will identify where your campus falls in the implementation levels of STEM and what you look to do moving forward to implement STEM on your campus and in your district.
Turn Students from Consumers to Creators: Showcase Your STEM Learners (Asynchronous Course) Give students a vehicle for creativity and creation. Help them move beyond consumption of content and learn to develop their own products and bridge their experiences to a realm of discovery and presentation.  Help students showcase their work and fuel their talents. Applicable to K-12 grade.
Prepare for the STAAR Test Question Redesign (Asynchronous Course) Build assessments for tomorrow- today!  Get your students prepared to think critically and adapt to the changing STAAR exam by identifying the different question types on the new STAAR exam.  Identify the different platform options to begin your quest to build more complex questions leading to stronger evaluation practices. Applicable to 3rd-10th grade.
Win your next proposal: Securing funding for STEM (Asynchronous Course) Find valuable opportunities to secure funding that will support your STEM implementation options. Expand your STEM program by winning your next grant proposal.  Learn from my experiences as I breakdown what I did to finally break through and get funded through my education foundation. Applicable to K-12 grade.
 
 
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