Thursday, April 3, 2014

UC Davis C-STEM Opportunities

CDE Sponsored 1 Day Professional Development
The upcoming FREE workshop sponsored by the California Department of Education and the Alameda County Office of Education on Monday, April 21, 2014 aims to integrate computing and robotics into Mathematics & Career Technical Education to help prepare students for college and career. Teachers will learn how to apply computer programming in C/C++ interpreter Ch and the Barobo Linkbot in STEM classes with integrated learning. Participants will get two supplementary textbooks, teaching materials, one software license, one Linkbot, and more for free. Application ends Monday, April 14, so apply soon! Spaces are limited!

$1.5M CaMSP Grant, C-STEM+ Project
The Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) in partnership with the UC Davis C-STEM Center received a $1.5 million over three years from the California Department of Education CaMSP program for the C-STEM+ Project. The project provides intensive and follow-up training in mathematics, technology, and engineering. The project represents both a countywide professional development model with all five Yolo County school districts participating and a regional model including rural, suburban, and urban high need school districts serving students in Re gion 3. Over fifty highly qualified math and CTE teachers in grades 6-12 are recruited to participate in the project. This only marks the beginning of a strong partnership between the YCOE, local school districts and the UC Davis C-STEM program!

C-STEM Summer Institute:
The 2014 UC Davis Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education is on June 30 – July 11, 2014, for K-14 STEM teachers. The first course (Common Core Mathematical Concepts with Computing and Robotics), from June 30 to July 3, will focus on teaching computing and robotics in a Math classroom setting, particularly Math 7 & 8, Algebra 1, and Integrated Math 1, and also the basics on computer programming in Ch and robotics. The second course (Robotic Activities and Computer Programming for Solving Applied Problems), from July 7 – 11, will focus on expanding teachers’ knowledge of computer programming and robotics. Early registration ends May 9, where the cost will be $499/course or $799/both courses. Final registration ends June 6, where the cost will be $599/course or $899/both.

C-STEM Youth Summer Camps:
In partnership with UC Davis Campus Recreation and the School of Education, we will be hosting C-STEM summer camps! In the C-STEM Exploring Mathematics with Robotics camp, the students will learn the basics of how to use computer programming to move single Linkbots through certain obstacles. The C-STEM Exploring Computer Programming with Robotics camp will teach students to program movements for several Linkbots, in which the program will conclude with a short video that contains robotic choreography with a musical score, which can also be submitted to the C-STEM RoboPlay Video Competition. The C-STEM Exploring 3D Printing with Robotics camp will teach campers basics of computer-aided design, 3D modeling, and 3D p rinting. They will lean how to identify and solve problems, and turn ideas into 3D printed parts.

Options: Grades 4-6: C-STEM Exploring Mathematics with Robots - August 4-8

Grades 6-8: C-STEM Exploring Computer Programming with Robotics - July 21-25

C-STEM Innovation Academy and Exploring 3D Printing - July 14-18

C-STEM Exploring 3D Printing with Robotics - July 28-August 1

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