STEM News

Opportunity to Partner with UCA STEM Institute

PD for K-4 Grade Teachers to Implement New K-12 Science Standards
 Math and Science Partnership Grant

 

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CURRENT/UPCOMING EVENTS FOR TEACHERS

 Computer Science PD and Workshops

 

Essentials of Computer Programming for High School Teachers

Collaboration between UCA STEM Institute, and the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics
Dates:
June 9 – 11, 2015 12:00pm – 4:00pm
June 16-18, 2015 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Information and Registration

Code K-5 Curriculum Workshop

Dates:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
  

Math PD and Workshop opportunities

 

Fraction Concepts and Operations

 

Equal sharing Grades 1-6

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – Thursday, June 18, 2015
9:00am – 4:00 pm
Information and Registration
 
Partial Groups Grades 4-7
Dates:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – Thursday, July 30, 2015
9:00am – 4:00pm
Information and Registration
 
 
 

Science PD and Workshop Opportunities

 

Geospatial Technology Education

 

Bentonville, Arkansas
Dates:
Saturday, May 9, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 
Jonesboro, Arkansas – ASU
Dates:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 
Conway, Arkansas
Dates:
Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 

STEMulate Engineering Academy Professional Development

 
Conway, Arkansas
Dates:
Saturday, June 6, 2015
9:00 – 4:00
Information and Registration
Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18, 2015
1:00 – 4:30
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:00 – 7:30
Information and Registration
 

STEM EDA

 
Conway, Arkansas
Dates:
Wednesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 25, 2015
8:30 – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 

Transitioning to New Arkansas Science Standards

 

Planning for New Science Standards: K-12 Intro to 3D Learning, Conway, AR
Dates:
Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 
Putting Practices in Place for Grades 5-8, Conway, AR
Dates:
Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, July 7, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 
Targeted Support for Elementary Teachers
Dates:
Wednesday, July 8 – Friday, July 10, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 

Grant Projects

 
Connecting Core Instructions (CCI) (Grant)
Spring
Saturday, april 25, 2015
Summer
June 22 – 25, 2015
July 13 – 17, 2015
 
Blending Mathematics and Science (BMS): Grades 5-8
 Dates:
June 29 – July 2, 2015
July 6 – 9, 2015
Two Saturdays in the Spring of 2016, dates TBD
Information and Registration
 
 
 

CURRENT/UPCOMING EVENTS FOR STUDENTS

 

UCA STEM Power for Girls

Date:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Open to female students in high School (10th, 11th, and 12th grades) and female college students (Freshman and Sophomores).
8:30am – 3:30pm
Information and Registration
 

Students and Teachers in Action!!

Robotics for Students!

Students came to UCA on February 28th for an exciting time learning basic coding and robotics using the LEGO NXT robot software. Pictures from the event can be found here!

6th and 7th grade students from Greenbrier school visited Stem Institute. They saw the Math and Science resources that are available for their teachers to check out for free. Students were engaged in STEM activities. They used proscope to look at microscopic structures, conducted a chemical reaction experiment and separated colors of a black ink using chromatography.

Students doing STEM

All UCA STEM Institute videos are being moved to a centralized Youtube page. You can find it here!

STEM Center activities: Pictures up from the Arkansas Curriculum Conference and Science and Engineering Institute workshops!
ACC and SEI