Transforming Our State of Classrooms

Putting IT All Together:

Saturday, March 16

Focus: Teachers can select to participate in one of our two workshops available: Code.org and SMART training.

We also invite our education leadership members to join us for another discussion on bringing the vision of makerspace and/or fab labs to life within your district. If you haven’t heard of “Instant Challenge” or participated in one, this a must attend event.

Admin Agenda

8:00 – 8:10: Welcome

8:10 – 8:20: WTI Resources:

Dennis Rockhill of the Einstein Project in Green Bay
Steve Yahr of the Fab Lab Academy at Three Lakes School District

8:20 – 9:00: Process vs. Project Based Learning Environments: What do we know?

9:00 – 12:10: Examples From Around the State

9:00 – 9:45: Florence Community support & Fab Lab overview
9:50 – 10:35: Tomahawk Makerspace
10:35 – 11:20: Oostburg/Random Lake Cooperative
11:25 – 12:10: Mosinee Fab Lab Business

12:10 – 12:45: Lunch

12:45 – 1:45: Instant Challenge

1:55 – 2:15: Tech Ed Fest scholarships (attendance to UW Madison event and criteria)

2:15 – 2:45: Open discussion on who/what resources do we want to come to WTI’s spring conference on May 31 and June 1 at UW Madison, and what do we want them to address (based on what we don’t know).

2:45 – 3:00: Reflection/Closing

Teacher Agenda

8:00 – 8:10: Welcome

8:20 – 3:00: Workshop Sessions

SMART Training: Lead by Cathy Grochowski, Make the Grade Training Solutions

Learn to more effectively engage students using your interactive whiteboard. We’ll focus on improving lesson organization and delivery skills by exploring resources, features, and techniques of SMART Learning Suite and SMART Lab to help you create and deliver lessons to every student with or without a personal learning device. Take a stroll with us and have fun learning!

Code.org: Lead by Kyle Gregerson, Menominee School District

Code.org’s CS Fundamentals workshop will prepare you to teach “Introduction to Computer Science: Courses A-F” in your classroom. Not only will you learn introductory computer science concepts such as loops, conditionals and functions, you’ll learn how to teach computer science skills such as critical thinking, logic, persistence and creativity in problem-solving. These skills will be addressed through hands-on “unplugged” activities and online activities, including computer programming and coding. Curriculum provided by Code.org aligns to the CSTA Computer Science Standards with multiple connections to content standards in ELA, Mathematics and Science.

12:10 – 12:45: Lunch (provided by WTI)

Date: Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16

Location:
CESA 8
223 W. Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124
Driving Directions

Cost: FREE!

Hotel Information

If you are coming in Friday, March 15 and will need a hotel room, here is the information for the WTI block of rooms.

SpringHill Suites Green Bay Bay
Address: 1011 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI 54304

Phone: (920) 569-8500

Rooms will be held at the WTI room rate until 2/21/19. Book your room today!

Click here to Book your group rate for WTI 2019