Core Element provides K-12 math and science teachers with the tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom. Core Element’s teacher professional development programs ensure that students receive the rigorous and enriched classroom instruction they need to encourage critical thinking and ultimately foster student proficiency and interest in STEM subjects and careers.
2018 CORE ELEMENT HANDS-ON STEM SUMMER CAMPS PRESENTED BY SHELL
Core Element’s unique summer camp model engages students and teachers as they discover how to build and program robots and learn to code using popular web-based technologies, and more! Core Element’s Hands-On STEM Summer Camp sessions help students develop critical skills in reasoning, analytical thinking, leadership and team building. Students also meet local STEM professionals who help them equate their interest in math or science with possible STEM careers.
Teachers who attend the camp work and learn as “students.” This hands-on professional development opportunity will help teachers integrate Louisiana’s new science standards and create hands-on, minds-on STEM experiences for the classroom. During robotics camp sessions, teachers also learn how to develop a robotics team at their school to participate in robotics competitions.
The Core Element Hands-On STEM Summer Camp fee is $350 per student for a week-long session with a $25 non-refundable deposit required at the time of registration. Final payment of the balance ($325) will be due by May 25, 2018. Students can register HERE.
A limited number of full and partial, need-based student scholarships are also available. To complete and submit a scholarship application, click HERE.
There is no cost for teachers to participate, however a $25 registration fee is required. The teacher registration fee will be returned to teachers at the completion of the camp(s). Teachers can register HERE.
To learn more about Core Element’s Hands-On Summer STEM Camps, contact Andrea Walker at 504-280-5715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORE ELEMENT 2018 SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE
New this summer! Core Element will offer a series of content and grade-related workshops for teachers in grades 3-8 to help teachers understand and implement Louisiana’s new Student Science Standards. Sessions will be offered for grade bands 3-5 and 6-8. Teachers may choose as many workshops as they would like to attend!
Core Element will also offer workshops to train teachers in robotics, physical science and inquiry, and proven ways to integrate STEM concepts into lessons across curriculum.
All workshops take place daily from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the University of New Orleans TRAC Center. Core Element Summer STEM Institute workshops are free to teachers. A $25 refundable fee is required at registration, however the fee is refunded at the completion of each workshop.
Teachers can choose from a variety of topics including:
June & July, 2018
Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model as a Framework for Science Lesson Design | Middle School Sessions | 12 Contact Hours Each Session
Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model as a framework for lesson design, teachers will delve into the new Louisiana Student Standards for Science focusing on the practice of science, the 5E Instructional Model, and how to help students develop models to explain scientific phenomena. Teachers should bring full charged laptops to the session.
Sessions are offered in 3-5 and 6-8 grade cohorts. Please choose the appropriate grade cohort(s) and desired content(s) when you register, HERE.
|June 12 & 13||Physical Science||Grades 3-5|
|June 19 & 20||Physical Science||Grades 6-8|
|June 21 & 22||Earth Science||Grades 3-5|
|July 9 & 10||Earth Science||Grades 6-8|
|July 17 & 18||Life Science||Grades 3-5|
June 25 & 26, 2018
LIGO Presents: Physical Science and Inquiry Classroom Activities | Middle School Science Teachers | 12 Contact Hours
LIGO’s (The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) teacher workshops concentrate on inquiry, interactives, and the physical sciences. LIGO-Science Education Center staff includes three former teachers who have been trained by the San Francisco Exploratorium on inquiry methods and science education. Day 2 of the workshop is a field trip to the LIGO Education center in Livingston.
Completion of this workshop will qualify you for priority booking for your class at the LIGO facility and financial support for bus transportation for your students to the Livingston, LA Science Center for an extraordinary hands-on science field trip experience.
June 27 & 28
LEGO® EV3 Robotics: Grades 4-8 | Grades 4-8 | 12 Contact Hours | Taught by Drs. Annette Oertling & Michelle Sanchez
Learn how to build and program robots using LEGO bricks and a simple icon-based, drag-and-drop software. This session is specifically designed to introduce a hands-on approach to science, math, technology, and literacy to young learners.
Participants will get instruction and hands-on practice with activities that will show them how to build and program robots using LEGO bricks and the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Software.
Learn how to engage student teams to research a challenge topic’s obstacles and then suggest ways to improve to solve a challenge. Teams build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® software and the EV3 robot.
- Design, build, and program a robot using the LEGO® EV3® robots.
- Explore and see how robotics can be used to promote student interest in STEM subjects.
- Find available on-line resources to use robotics in classroom and other alternative learning environments.
- Gain information that will help start or advance an existing FLL Robotics team.
- Get information, tips and ideas on how to start a robotics team at their school and how to enhance their FLL team competition experiences.
July 11 & 12, 2018
Easy STEM Integration in the K-5 Elementary Classroom | K-5 | 12 Contact Hours
Not enough time to do science and other STEM content in your busy day? Want to find activities that will help you incorporate STEM topics into your everyday curriculum? This session will help you to find activities that will integrate STEM concepts into lessons across your curriculum.