Ten80’s flagship programs, Driving STEM (formerly named Math2Go) and the Student Racing Challenge, were developed initially as tools to support educator STEM professional development. Ten80’s engineer-educator teams provide the following professional development opportunities.
Coffee & Conversation at Ten80 STEM Expos
STEAM … STEM … Project Based Learning. Acronyms and buzz terms come and go, but the concepts behind these have been around for more than a decade and have staying power for the long-haul. Join these morning gatherings at each Ten80 STEM Expo to discuss the fundamentals of successful “project based learning that doesn’t forget the learning.” Participants engage in discussion, share best-practices and learn about Ten80’s curriculum and regional support initiatives.
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Summer 2016 PD Institutes
- Portland, OR (July 20-21)
- Alexandria, VA (June 28-29)
- Saratoga Springs, NY (July 21-22)
- Miami, FL (August 17)
- Boston, MA (August 18-19)
Contact us to learn about daily, weekly, monthly and annual sessions in Portland, OR.
K-2 STEAM Start!
Build foundations for a lifetime of data driven problem solving. Introduce scientific methods and the engineering design process while developing numeracy, place value, literacy, and measurement. Participants take away a STEAM unit plus STEAM planning materials for use with their current curriculum options. Any investigation can become STEAM with a few small changes!
Driving STEM for Grades 3-5
Students have increased scores and developed deeper understanding of data driven decision-making in the context of physical science with “Driving STEM.” The workshop introduces physical science as a springboard for project based learning. Educators transfer knowledge directly back to the classroom with resource materials included in the workshop.
First-Use Training, Web
Every educator and mentor implementing the Student STEM Challenge curriculum is required to attend a 90 minute webinar. Open the calendar of events to search for upcoming sessions or contact support to request additional times.
First-Use Training, Face-to-Face
These 1 to 3-day sessions are offered to Ten80 Program Providers. Open the calendar of events to search for upcoming sessions or contact us to schedule one at your facility.
STEM Educator Corp.
These weekend sessions are for educators and mentors who have implemented Ten80 programs for 1 or more years and who are seeking to enhance their own understanding of STEM principles and the concepts behind Enterprise & Innovation that are a common tie throughout all of Ten80’s secondary education programs. Graduates are invited to work with Ten80 at events and conferences.
This summer institute is for educators and mentors who have implemented Ten80 programs for 2 or more years and who are interested in becoming trainers and presenters of other educators and mentors.