Modern technology plays a critical role in scientific disciplines. Participants in this workshop will experience how students in The STEM Institute at Roland Park learn to use the programming language, SCRATCH, to create various computer models for exploring a variety of aspects of the natural world. We'll also learn how to teach students to create programs to model magnetic fields, to manipulate variables to study seasonal change, and to study the impact of distractors on short term memory. Please bring your digital device and download SCRATCH in advance. (Freeware available at https://scratch.mit.edu). Participants may also use the online version during the workshop). Applicable Grades 6-12. Lunch is included.
Presenters: David Brock, Bill MacDonald, and Amy Popp, Roland Park Country School
David Brock is a nationally recognized leader in science education and the Director of The STEM Institute at Roland Park. Bill MacDonald is a lead teacher in Maryland for the College Board’s development of AP Computer Science Principles. Amy Popp is the AP Chemistry teacher at RPCS and a founding member of and lead teacher at The STEM Institute at Roland Park.
Campus Location: Trustee Seminar Room; Use Visitor Parking - if full, Use Senior Parking Lot.
School Link: http://www.rpcs.org/pages/about-rpcs/about---directions-to-rpcs
Registration Deadline Date:11/27/2015 (no refunds after this date)
AIMS Member Fee: $80, $105 after 11/27
Non AIMS Member Fee: $120, $145 after 11/27