STEM WORKSHOPS

Andrews University is honored to join our institutional partners to offer quality STEM workshops and graduate courses to K-12 Adventist educators. Thanks to grant funding, scholarships and matching funds available. Apply for the opportunity that interests you most. Space is limited.

Chemistry: Principles from Food

July 12 - 14, 2022 (Tues/Wed/Thurs, half-day sessions)
Remote by Zoom
Non-Academic Credit Available: approx. 1.2 CEUs
Registration Deadline: May 31

Description: Learn chemical principles in the context of reactions with food (kitchen chemistry). A hands-on workshop primarily for teachers in K – 10th grade featuring chemistry/science activities that can be deployed in elementary/middle school classrooms. This would also provide helpful context and activities for academy chemistry teachers. This workshop will be delivered remotely by Zoom. By the end of the training, the participant will be fully prepared to implement these chemical experiments in their classroom. Participants must have mailing address within the United States in order to receive the lab kits.

Value: $415, plus $770 for the lab kits mailed to you
Includes: Lab kit, plus additional kits for classroom use
Scholarships and matching funds available.
$50 commitment fee at the time of your application, reserves your spot. Space is limited.

 

Apply

Neurobiology for Beginners

 

June 21 - 23, 2022 (Tues/Wed/Thurs, half-day sessions)
Remote by Zoom
Non-Academic Credit Available: approx. 1.2 CEUs
Registration Deadline: May 31

Description: This hands-on workshop primarily for 6th-10th science teachers will focus on activities aligned with the K-12 NAD science standards. It is designed to engage students in learning basic concepts of how nerve cells work. Participants will receive a neurobiology kit and learn how to perform experiments, as well as fun and easy ways to replicate and extend these activities. Participants must have mailing address within the United States to receive the lab kit.

Value: $600, plus $300 lab kit
Includes: Lab kit, mailed to you
Scholarships and matching funds available.
$50 commitment fee at the time of your application, reserves your spot. Space is limited.

Apply

Teaching the Physical Sciences

July 5 - 7, 2022 (Tues/Wed/Thurs, half-day sessions)
Remote by Zoom
Non-Academic Credit Available: approx. 1.2 CEUs
Registration Deadline: May 31

Description: Join us as we practice having fun doing science. Receive resources and materials you can use in your classroom. This workshop will contain interactive lectures, group problem-solving tasks, and hands-on activities. Topics will include motion, diffusion, radioactivity and more. Geared for teachers of 6th-12th grade. The lab kit you’ll need to participate will be mailed to you in advance, so you will have what you need to participate in the lab activities. Participants must have mailing address within the United States to receive the lab kit. 

Value: $362, plus $75 lab kit
Includes: Lab kit, mailed to you
Scholarships and matching funds available.
$50 commitment fee at the time of your application, reserves your spot. Space is limited.

Apply

Engineering, Inventing & Design Thinking

July 19 - 20, 2022 (Tues/Wed, half-day sessions)
Remote by Zoom

Non-Academic Credit Available: approx. 0.5 CEUs

Registration Deadline: June 30

 

Description: Live interactive training for K-12 educators who are interested in implementing basic engineering, inventing, and design thinking in their classroom. Teachers will be introduced to the Engineering Design Process through an example problem. Design thinking will also be a focus. Be prepared to contribute to your group, share your ideas, and take notes. By the end of the two-and-a-half-hour training sessions (each days), the participants will be prepared to implement basic engineering, inventing, and design thinking in their classroom.

Value: $300
Includes: Free resources and training
Scholarships and matching funds available.
$50 commitment fee at the time of your application, reserves your spot. Space is limited.

Apply

Coding for Beginners

July 25 - 27, 2022 (Mon/Tues/Wed, half-day sessions)
Remote by Zoom
Non-Academic Credit Available: approx. 1.2 CEUs
Registration Deadline: June 30

 

Description: Designed for K-10 teachers, this workshop provides the tools needed to teach beginner students coding with VEXcode Virtual Robots (VR). VEXcode VR lets the student code a virtual robot using a block-based coding environment. This type of coding environment meets students at their level. The intuitive layout of VEXcode allows student to get started quickly and easily. No installation required. Must have a device (iPad, Chromebook, Windows, or Mac) that has a browser with internet access.

Value: $300
Includes: Free resources and training
Scholarships and matching funds available.
$50 commitment fee at the time of your application, reserves your spot. Space is limited.

Apply

Questions

For more information or if you have questions, please contact: stemconnect@andrews.edu