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Wednesday, June 12
 

9:00am

10:00am

Welcome and Introduction to our Sponsors
Speaker
avatar for Kate O'hara

Kate O'hara

STEMM Education Center
avatar for Heather Sherman

Heather Sherman

4, 5, 6, OSLN

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Wolstein Main Dining Room 4th floor

10:15am

Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Forest Clayton and Keynote Address by Andrea Lane
Andrea started her FABLab career as a founding class freshman in MC2 STEM High School where she gained knowledge and experience in fabricating. While traveling to regional STEM schools as one of the first few student volunteers in 2010, she displayed a passion for FABLab and leadership that granted her a manager position. In 2011, she traveled to Lima, Peru as one of the youngest students to attend MIT’s International FABLab convention. While staying connected to MC2 STEM High School, Andrea is a trainer and technology consultant for Fablab technologies teaching students, teachers and community members how to use a FABLab within a school. After graduating in 2012 from MC2 STEM High school, Andrea continues to represent FABLabs at community events and conferences. Currently Andrea attends Lorain County Community College with a Mechanical Engineering major where she works in the FABLab as a Lab Aid giving tours and offering FABLab support to community members. She plans to transfer to University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2014 to continue her education.

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Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Wolstein Main Dining Room 4th floor

11:15am

Cleveland State University Campus Tour
Campus tour guides will meet you in the lobby of Wolstein 4th floor.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:15am - 12:20pm
CSU Campus

11:15am

Leading an Excellent STEM School: Rapid Fire Talks
Three northeast Ohio STEM School Leaders will share the experiences of their teacher and students at their respective schools. Forest Clayton is the Assistant Principal at MC2STEM High School. MC2STEM High School was one of the first STEM schools in Ohio. MC2STEM High School is a year round, project based learning, mastery based assessment school with many community partners. Ms. Melissa Durkin is the STEM Coordinator North Ridgeville City Schools and Principal at Ranger Tech Academy. Ranger Tech is a grades 2-8 school where STEM is integrated through project based instruction. Ranger tech also incorporates 21st century learning skill development and utilizes growth mindset and applied learning.  Ms. Marjorie Gessner is the STREAM Coordinator at Gesu Catholic School. Gesu Catholic School is a preK-8 school where Ms. Gessner works with teachers to integrate STEM projects and incorporate the Gesu Educational Center for STREAM Learning. Come to this session to learn about the teachers and students experiences in three different STEM schools. The speakers will share information for ten minutes each and will take questions after the presentations. 

Speaker
avatar for Forest Clayton

Forest Clayton

Assistant Principal, MC2STEM High School
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Marjorie Gessner

STREAM Coordinator, Gesu Catholic School
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Debbie Jackson

Associate Professor, Cleveland State University
Dr. Debbie K. Jackson is an Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair, Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. Dr. Jackson taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in two different high schools before joining the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Sherman

Heather Sherman

4, 5, 6, OSLN

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Valerie Weimer

Gesu Catholic School
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Meslissa Durkin

Principal and North Ridgeville City Schools STEM Coordinator, Ranger High Tech Academy


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:15am - 12:20pm
Wolstein Main Dining Room 4th floor

11:15am

SOLE Workshop
STARTSOLE was started in 2014 through a multi-year philanthropic gift from the David and Barbara Jacobs Foundation intended to increase the practice of personalized, inquiry-based instruction in classrooms across America. A small entrepreneurial team, led by Dr. Jeffrey McClellan, designed and launched a web-based, mobile application to help educators create new inquiry learning atmospheres called self-organized learning environments.
The SOLE Center at CSU was designed to provide a platform within the University for STARTSOLE to connect and collaborate across the colleges, disciplines, and with K-12 and other outside education organizations interested in fostering 21st century learning for all students.
STARTSOLE has been adopted with some of the methods courses for pre-service teachers at CSU. CSU Faculty have also participated in the dissemination of STARTSOLE to local K-12 School thought the delivery of STARTSOLE based professional development.

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12:30pm

Lunch and Welcome from President Sands
Harlan M. Sands was appointed by the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees to serve as the University’s seventh President, effective June 1, 2018.
Sands is a highly regarded and widely respected higher education leader with extensive experience at urban research universities. He has a proven track record of advancing academic excellence, empowering faculty, championing research and aligning strategies and operations to meet the emerging needs of higher education in the 21st century. He brings 30+ years of experience as a higher education thought leader, academic administrator, business process transformer, teacher and student advocate.
Sands came to CSU from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Vice Dean of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Among his responsibilities were overseeing and administering divisions of finance/administration, budget, human resources, information technology, communications/marketing, internal audit/compliance, facilities and research data services.
At the University of Louisville, where he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, he strengthened financial reporting structures, attracted more than $100 million in new investments for student facilities and business services, managed and directed more than $200 million in capital projects, simplified business processes and integrated university operations.
During his seven-plus years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sands served as Vice Provost for Administration and Quality Improvement. As the Chief Operating Officer for the Provost, he was responsible for all academic IT operations, institutional research and analysis, enrollment management, student affairs and finance/budget, and led efforts to create new revenue streams, add important facilities and restructure administrative processes.
Sands also previously held several positions at Florida International University, including Executive Director of the FIU Applied Research Center, Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Urban Affairs, where he had a faculty appointment in the Department of Criminal Justice.
Prior to his career in higher education, Sands practiced law as an assistant public defender in Miami, where he litigated over 50 trials in state and county court representing indigent clients.
He also served on active duty for more than a decade in the U.S. Navy, including service as a surface warfare officer on the USS Guam (LPH-9) and several tours of duty as an intelligence officer. He received two Naval Commendation Medals during Operation Desert Storm and was a Department of Defense bone marrow donor.
He holds a B.S. in Economics (Finance) from The Wharton School, an M.B.A. with a major in Finance from George Washington University and a J.D. from George Mason University.
Sands is a native of Wantagh, N.Y. He and his wife, Lynn, have two sons, Samson and A.J. 
CSU President Harlan M. Sands

Speakers
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Sajit Zachariah

Dean of the College of Education and Human Services


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wolstein Main Dining Room 4th floor

1:30pm

Implementing Meaningful Passion Projects
Learn how to implement student driven passion projects into your classroom.  I will share how I have successfully allowed students to drive their learning.

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1:30pm

Think You Can't Code? You Can! And You Can Start Without A Computer. Applying APB Learning
Participants are provided an overview of how Project Lead The Way (PLTW) APB (activity-, project-, and problem-based) instructional approach can be used to scaffold student learning and develop relevant STEM learning experiences. APB learning engages students in hands-on activities as they build knowledge and skills that can be applied to real world problems. Projects give students an opportunity to make meaning of their learning and investigate concepts in ways that require them to assimilate the knowledge and skills developed through activities and also from their prior knowledge. Problems call for students to apply and transfer the knowledge and skills as they design a solution to an open-ended problem.

Participants will also have an opportunity to engage in Rosie's Runtime, an unplugged computer science activity from PLTW Launch, that gives students an introduction to computer science through an interactive game that rivals recess. Using a life-sized game board and code cards, students direct Rosie the Robotic Dog through a maze. This activity introduces them to the way computers think by putting precise commands into the correct sequence to create a working program. As they help Rosie jump over mud puddles and get her bones, students have opportunities to learn from failed attempts by finding and fixing bugs in their program.

Attendees can access a free download of the Rosie's Runtime activity to use in their classrooms right away and employ PLTW APB approach to learning.



Speakers
avatar for Autum Barry

Autum Barry

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Berkman Hall Room 420

1:30pm

"Cobotics" with Sphero Bots
 Participants will be introduced to the world of "cobotics" - coding with robots. Spheros are popular bots featured in many elementary/middle school classrooms across the world. Students will learn to code, program, and control these bots to perform a variety of tasks that could be beneficial in a computer science classroom, STEM club, or in core content classes like science or math. Participants will get to see examples for classroom use and have hands-on experiences with the bots.


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Shaun Spence

STEM Coordinator (K-8), Cardinal Local Schools


1:30pm

Are you Moody

In this hands on workshop teachers will code and build a digital mood ring. This mood ring activity is part of a series of free STEM projects that incorporate coding and engineering design starting with 10 minute activities and moving through multi-day projects that can be scaled for the classroom, after-school club or camp programs.

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1:30pm

Supporting Deeper Learning through Increased Authenticity in Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is successful because it engages students in rich content while providing a greater purpose for learning. In math courses at the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), we have found that the more authentic the project, the more engaged the students are, and therefore the more deeply they learn to "do" mathematics. In this presentation, DRSS math teachers will share examples of authentic projects that have increased student interest and efficacy and therefore have improved student learning and engagement in math. Attendees will walk away with inspiration to expand the authenticity of projects in their classrooms.

Speaker
avatar for Nancy Schaefer

Nancy Schaefer

High School Math Teacher, Dayton Regional STEM School
Nancy is a veteran teacher who has taught a range of courses from 8th grade math and Algebra I through Precalculus and Calculus. She uses inquiry methods and PBL in her mathematics classroom, and is currently interested in actively incorporating Growth Mindsets and mathematical modeling... Read More →
avatar for Amy Vazquez

Amy Vazquez

Middle School Math Teacher, Dayton Regional STEM School
Our school places emphasis on Project Based Learning and inquiry, as well as digital literacy across all content areas. We teach with full inclusion, and our curricula reflect these philosophies. Though I currently teach 8th grade math & Algebra I, I also have experience in Math 7... Read More →

1:30pm

Eureka! Connecting Literature & Scientists for STEM Purposes
The Eureka! series K-2, is intended to expand opportunities for elementary teachers to explicitly address the nature of science and the work of scientists in their science instruction. Eureka! will help elementary teachers organize science lessons that encourage students’ development of 1) confidence and skills in STEM processes and 2) knowledge and awareness of STEM career fields. In this session, participants will participate in two sample lessons from the book which  guides teachers’ explicit use of trade books to humanize and personalize children’s science learning. The biographical stories of real-world people who pursue science and engineering methods and aspire to make the world a better place are the basis for the lessons.  This understanding of STEM as a human pursuit to understand and manage the quality of life is fundamental to scientific literacy and STEM career aspirations.  




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Donna Farland-Smith

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Donna Farland-Smith is an Associate Professor of Science Education at The Ohio State University. She has over a decade’s experience in the classroom and previously taught science all grades K-12. She is co-author of two books for teachers through NSTA Press, Eureka! Science Alive... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Berkman Hall Room 418

2:45pm

Snack Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Wolstein and Berkman Hall

3:15pm

Create Your Own VR Field Trips with Google
Using the Google Streetview App, you and your students can create interactive virtual reality field trips of any space that you can take a picture using just a standard camera phone. No special equipment needed! Then share your custom tour with the class using Google Expeditions or view it on the web with Google Tour Creator.
In the 21st century classroom, it is imperative that teachers are striving to utilize the endless tools available to help enhance learning for students, making it more authentic and meaningful. This presentation is centered around utilizing VR in the classroom, empowering students to show their knowledge through creating. This presentation focuses on CoSpaces Edu, a free educational platform that empowers students to build their own 3D worlds, animate them with code and share their creations with their peers. Some of the attributes that students gain through utilizing this tool are collaboration, critical thinking, digital literacy skills and creativity.


Speakers
avatar for Amanda O'Mara

Amanda O'Mara

Tech and Engineering Instructor, Bio-Med Science Academy
Technology, engineering, art, design, all things creative and techie.


3:15pm

Beyond the Classroom | Creating a Truly Authentic Project
Creating a truly authentic project takes time, planning, and a careful balance between the big picture and individual lessons.  Beyond the Classroom will guide you through a series of previously taught projects, highlighting best practices for lesson scaffolding, co-teaching, and partnering with outside organizations.  Following the presentation, we will engage in a series of activities and protocols, developing our Project Planning Toolkit.

The following Google Slides will be used during the presentation: click here.  

Speakers
avatar for Jason Labovitz

Jason Labovitz

Visual Art Teacher, North Ridgeville City Schools
Jason Labovitz is a designer, educator, and musician; pursuing his continual interest between the perpetual interactions of physical and digital mediums. Jason’s undergraduate studies included: architecture, music, and recording technology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Technology... Read More →


3:15pm

Build a Race Car Faster than a Pit Crew
In this interactive session we engage you in a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) project you can integrate into a Science, Math and Engineering lesson for middle and high school students. Workshop participants will design and 3D print a snap-together, rubber band-powered race car.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of the uses and capabilities of Tinkercad, the operation of Makerbot 3D printers, some design skills and a sample project that can be tailored to suit the needs of your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ilona Jurewicz

Ilona Jurewicz

John Marshall School Of Engineering
I have been teaching Environmental Science and Engineering education for Cleveland Metropolitan School District for the past 3 years. I hold a 7-12 AYA Integrated Science License along with endorsements from PLTW to teach Engineering Design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing... Read More →
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Michelle Robb

Teacher, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Just finished my twelfth year of teaching in Cleveland. I have a 4-9 math and science license as well as a 7-12 math license. I am also a trained Project Lead the Way teacher for our engineering program. My school uses a nationally recognized project based learning model to incorporate... Read More →


3:15pm

Coding with Raspberry Pi, Python and Drones
Participants will use basic  Python programming language commands to control a quadcopter. Participants will measure distance and angles and transfer those measurements into code for the drone to follow. Coding skills used will be basic commands and control structures such as variables and while loops.

Speakers
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Lisa Suarez

Preceptor, Cuyahoga Community College
Dr. Lisa Suarez is a retired Cleveland Metropolitan School District mathematics teacher now teaching at Cuyahoga Community College in the Youth Technology Academy. Dr. Suarez teaches dual credit engineering classes that she has developed to Cleveland high school students. These classes... Read More →


3:15pm

Elementary STEM resources and lessons for grades
Attendees will explore standards-based science lessons for grades K-5 that have an engineering component. They will also have a chance to explore first-hand some high quality elementary resources (construction materials, books, websites, etc.) This presentation has been well received at the NWO conference at BGSU, the Science Educational Consortium of Ohio, and has been accepted for presentation at the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Claymier

Bob Claymier

elementary STEM consultant, STEM is Elementary
Hello. I am a retired elementary teacher from Delaware, OH and currently am an elementary STEM consultant. I help educators understand the importance of integrating STEM into their standards-based elementary classroom and help them select resources they can use to help bring about... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Berkman Hall Room 420

3:15pm

Extracting DNA from a piece of Banana
DNA is the critical blueprint of life; however, it actually looks like something that you blow out of your nose.   The purpose of this hands on experiment is to show educators/students how to easily and cheaply extract DNA from a small piece of banana.  Not only can you take this opportunity to teach students the basics of DNA (we share about 50% of our DNA with a banana), genes and heredity but the students can also actually visualize this important molecule.

I have used this extraction of DNA method with my undergraduate Biology classes. The UG students visit a local middle school and share a presentation about DNA and then walk students through the DNA extraction process. The extraction process takes about 10 minutes, but we normally go through it first before having the students do the extraction (stressing pounding the banana is not required). I also use this extraction in my upper level genetics courses. The extraction is easy and can be done during a lecture setting. Everything that is used for the extraction (water, salt, dawn dish soap, and diluted isopropyl alcohol is safe and a common household chemical). When we go into classrooms we have everything we need in a bag and we treat it like camping...everything that goes in comes out. Anything that is plastic, is reused. We initially used strawberries, but that can be cost-prohibitive. We have found bananas work better and require only a very small piece, so you can get by with one banana for about 20 students.


Speakers
avatar for Lynn Ulatowski

Lynn Ulatowski

Assistant professor of biology, Ursuline College



7:00pm

Nautica Queen Dinner Cruise (Optional)
Tickets need to be purchased in advance.  LOCATION:  West Bank of the Flats
1153 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

  • Boarding begins (1) hour prior to cruise time. Boarding Passes will be available at that time.  Cruise time is 7:00pm.  Please be there at 6:00pm.
  • Group boarding passes will be given to a single representative from your group. The BALANCE DUE and number of passes given will be based upon the 72 hour guarantee. The representative for your group can come directly into the ticket office to receive passes. All outstanding balances MUST BE PAID IN FULL before passes will be allotted. The group representative will be responsible for the distribution of passes. No guest will be permitted on board without a pass.
  • The dining decks of our ship are completely enclosed and climate controlled, therefore, the Nautica Queen can comfortably accommodate its passengers in the event of inclement weather. The Nautica Queen cruises rain or shine.
  • An ample parking lot managed by AMPCO Parking is located next to the Nautica Queen ticket office. Parking is not included, and may be purchased at the posted rates.
  • Cruise departures are on a strict schedule. The Nautica Queen will not be responsible for cruises missed due to traffic, parking, illness, etc.
  • Although we do not adhere to a strict dress code, we do request that our guests use their discretion in following our “Fine Dining /Business Casual” atmosphere.
  • The Nautica Queen cannot lawfully administer medication for any ailment including motion sickness. We strongly recommend, for the comfort of the group, that you provide for this possibility.
  • Guests will not be allowed on board with food or beverage (except wedding cake).
  • The Nautica Queen is not responsible for lost or stolen items



Wednesday June 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Nautica Queen 1153 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
 
Thursday, June 13
 

8:00am

Breakfast with Vendors
Thursday June 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Wolstein Main Dining Room 4th floor

8:45am

Welcome to Day 2
Speakers
avatar for Kate O'hara

Kate O'hara

STEMM Education Center


Thursday June 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am

9:00am

NASA STEM Touchdown Engineering Design Challenge
NASA is returning to the Moon.  This challenge will investigate about gravity, motion, and forces to design during entry, descent and landing.  The participants will practice use of the engineering design process to design to build a shock-absorbing system out of paper, straws, and mini-marshmallows; to protect two astronauts when landing.

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Susan Kohler

NASA Glenn Research Center


Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Berkman Hall Room 418

9:00am

"Drive" Your Students Crazy! (with Coding and TI-Rover)
Participants will successfully write their own programs to run on a handheld TI-nspire calculator like students can do in the classroom.  Bring your updated TI-Nspire handheld or laptop with software if possible.  (OS 4.5 or 5.0?)

Even a beginning coder can "DRIVE" the Rover! Using the TI-nspire handheld calculator, participants can drive a little blue car and perform a variety of tasks!




Speakers
avatar for Heidi Rudolph

Heidi Rudolph

I am a semi-retired math educator of 33 years, as well as a new grandma to a baby girl and a baby girl puppy!


Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Berkman Hall Room 420

9:00am

The Endless Possibilities of VR
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate virtual reality in your classroom curriculum? Come learn how easy it is to incorporate and access free VR resources to create meaningful and engaging lessons for your students. You will firsthand experience Google Cardboard to enhance your curriculum and see how to unlock student potential by motivating and challenging them to create VR and AR content. (Bring your smartphone and/or computer.) There will also be 360 cameras (Ricoh Theta and Vuze Camera) and the Microsoft Hololens to experience.


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Becky Stanek

STEM 8 Teacher, Kimpton Middle School


9:00am

Getting Little Feet WET and Project WET Sampler STEM Curriculum
"Getting Little Feet WET (GLFW) is Project WET's version of early childhood curriculum (covers Pre-k - Grade 2) released in 2017. This curriculum has activities for fine/gross motor skills, self-regulation, symbolic representation and People & the Environment.  


Third grade educator participants will receive a Project WET Sampler Curriculum Guide (Grade 3 - 12). This guide has 7 sampler cross curriculum activities from the Project WET 2.0 Guide with over 60 activities. At least one activity from each guide will be facilitated during this session.


Each participant will have the choice of only one guide, whichever is most relevant to the children/grades they teach. "



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avatar for Dennis Clement

Dennis Clement

EPIO 1, Ohio EPA
Project WET, HWHP, The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) and judging horses! See you at the conference.


9:00am

Transform Bacteria to Glow
This activity shows in one lab period how bacteria can be genetically modified. Genetic modification is a powerful tool wherein DNA from one organism is added to the DNA of a different species. The results of genetic modification
in agriculture have resulted in plants that can make their own pesticides and resist herbicides. In this lesson, green fluorescent protein (GFP) is inserted or added to non-virulent E. coli bacteria.

The source of GFP is a jellyfish, Aequorea victoria. This protein allows the jellyfish to fluoresce and glow in the dark. The mechanism to transform the bacteria is by the use of a plasmid. The kit comes with a plasmid that contains the GFP, antibiotic resistance and a gene regulation system that turns the production of the protein on in the presence of arabinose, a monosaccharide. The plasmid is added to the bacteria in solution, then conditions are created to encourage the bacteria to uptake the plasmid. The bacteria is then grown overnight on various media that act as controls, and/or select for transformed cells.

As always when using bacteria in the lab, sterile technique should be used when transferring materials by sterile pipette or sterile loops. The condition for uptake of the plasmid by the bacteria is critical for success in this lab. The process, called heat shock, can be compared to how skin pores close in extreme cold, open in warmth and close again quickly when exposed to cold once more. Bacteria also have pore spaces that will be closed in the cold, opened in the heat and closed again tightly to hold in the plasmid if it crossed the membrane. The transformation solution used with the bacteria also sets up a charge differential across the membrane that attracts the plasmid to cross the membrane. The colonies in suspension will be held on ice, then in a water bath at 42°C for 50 seconds, then immediately back on ice.

Once students complete the procedure, have them complete the table with their predictions about bacteria growth and fluorescence.


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Jeremy Grove

CTE Coordinator, Ohio Virtual Academy


9:00am

Ozobot Training 101
Ozozbot is a friendly pocket sized robot with infinite possibilities for instructional use. This introductory session will introduce you to the Ozobot. You will learn how Ozobot senses its environment and moves in it. You will also learn to give commands to Ozobot via OzoCodes, which are the color code language that Ozobot understands. The classroom applications are only limited by your imagination.

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10:30am

Turning a Dirty STEM Hallway into a Makerspace
When looking for a place to build a makerspace in our crowded school, we looked at the most unpredictable spot. This is the story of how we turned a dirty, dark, graffiti-ed hallway into a usable makerspace for our preschool through 8th grade school


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Terrina Fahnestock

STEM Coordinator, Bishop Flaget School


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Berkman Hall Room 420

10:30am

Healthy Water, Healthy People - adding funds and fun to environmental education
Need some new curriculum ideas for science? Need ways to fund equipment and supplies that goes along with that new curriculum? Jacki will give you a hands on test of "Healthy Water, Healthy People", the advanced Project WET curriculum and discuss local opportunities to become certified project based curriculum while earning graduate credit . She will discuss grant funding resources and how you can use grant funds to buy supplies and equipment. She will also discuss the free school programs available through CSWCD.


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Jacki Zevenbergen

Stormwater Education Program Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
As part of our Public Involvement Public Education program we help communities install pollinator, rain and native gardens and also do presentation about those topics.


10:30am

Phun Physics
We plan on giving an overview of the Phun Physics principles and how to incorporate engineering design challenges aligned with the Ohio content standards. We will model several STEM challenges and then facilitate as participants engage in one hands on activity.




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avatar for Michelle McGarry

Michelle McGarry

District Science coach, Euclid City Schools
Phun Physics are STEM challenges is used to expose students to physics related topics such as engineering, simulation, animation and art. These STEM activities engage students in challenges while at the same time reinforce the Ohio content standards of the corresponding unit. These... Read More →


10:30am

Picking Up STEAM with NASA BEST
This is an inquiry based hands-on STEM challenge lesson.  All participants can learn from this experience regardless of level.  These activities are dynamic by nature and incorporate cooperative learning and exploration.  The activities are versatile and can be used as stand alones or incorporated into complex units.

In this STEM workshop session we will complete one Engineering Design Challenge and overview all of the BEST Teaching Guide. They will see inspirational videos from NASA to encourage students to consider STEM space careers.
The participants will be introduced to the NASA BEST program and all of its resources. The teachers will participate in a complete Engineering Design Challenge from video clips and inquiry activity to assessment and extensions.
Build a Satellite To Orbit the Moon Engineering Design Challenge:
Design and build a satellite that will orbit the moon. It must carry a combination of cameras, gravity probes, and heat sensors to investigate the Moon's surface. The satellite will need to pass a 1-meter Drop Test without any parts falling off of it.
The PowerPoint will be available to all participants. The PowerPoint will include all of the videos and activities including the tips and pointers.

The teacher's guide is available on line at no cost on http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/#.V8Q5k_krJhE Guides include all of the activities, material lists, Instructional strategies, protocols, tutorials, assessments and cross-curricular implementation.


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Susan Kohler

NASA Glenn Research Center


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Berkman Hall Room 418

10:30am

Summer Slide
PLEASE BRING DEVICE OR PHONE TO ACCESS THE INTERNET

Using a picture book as an anchor, you can implement a sensory experience, a reading concept, a mathematics concept, and a STEM activity (ALIGNED TO THE CCSS) for students entering grades 1-4.
We will present various picture books and the sensory, reading, mathematics, and STEM activity to accompany them. We will provide the standards that are covered by each activity. Participants will work through an example of a STEM activity that correlates with the book for that day. Everyone in attendance will receive a handout that will provide the supply list and any resources needed to complete these activities. A PowerPoint will be used as a visual during the presentation.
Presenters will lead the table groups in a brainstorm for how they can do their own Summer Slide Activities based on a picture book that is provided at their tables. The presenters will collect information from the brainstorming activities in the wrap up discussion which will be emailed out to those in attendance. The session will end with any questions the participants have on creating a summer slide program in general.



Speakers
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Misty Dietrich

Classroom Teacher, St Paul School
avatar for David Pancurak

David Pancurak

Principal, Saint Paul School
I have a passion for infusing the STEM / STEAM / STREAM concepts into the curriculum. I believe the child should be the center of their learning experience, and through the use of Project Based Learning through the use of STEM they will own their learning experiences. There are no... Read More →



10:30am

12:00pm

Lunch
12:00 Heather Sherman with announce the Design Challenge Winner OSLN

12:15 Betsy Kling will give update on GIRLS IN STEM and announce the Basket Raffle Winners

Please fill out the evaluation - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cleSTEM2019

Speakers
avatar for Heather Sherman

Heather Sherman

4, 5, 6, OSLN
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Betsy Kling

News Anchor, WKYC Weather Cleveland


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wolstein Main Dining Room 4th floor

1:15pm

The Makey Makey device and ways to incorporate it into your class.
The Makey Makey is a device designed to make computing interactive. When it is paired with the block-based programming tool, Scratch, students can touch items and give or receive immediate feedback.  In this session, you will see examples of ways teachers have integrated the Makey Makey in their classrooms.



Speakers
avatar for Karen Plaster

Karen Plaster

Assoc. Prof. of Practice, The University of Akron
Karen Plaster is an Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Urban STEM Center at The University of Akron. Her primary focus is developing K-12 pre-service teachers in STEM areas, particularly math and engineering, and K- 16 engagement in STEM through FIRST robotics, Girls... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Pachnowski

Lynne Pachnowski

Professor, University of Akron


1:15pm

Coding with Raspberry Pi, Python and Drones
Participants will use basic  Python programming language commands to control a quadcopter. Participants will measure distance and angles and transfer those measurements into code for the drone to follow. Coding skills used will be basic commands and control structures such as variables and while loops.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa	Suarez

Lisa Suarez

Preceptor, Cuyahoga Community College
Dr. Lisa Suarez is a retired Cleveland Metropolitan School District mathematics teacher now teaching at Cuyahoga Community College in the Youth Technology Academy. Dr. Suarez teaches dual credit engineering classes that she has developed to Cleveland high school students. These classes... Read More →


1:15pm

Engineering is Elementary: What is Technology?
Calling all teachers Pre-K-5, come explore the project-based curriculum designed by the Museum of Science, Boston. Engineering is Elementary provide engaging engineering design challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge, and 21st Century skills in meaningful ways. This hands-on workshop will take you through one introductory activities common to all EiE units giving you a foundation to explore and implement. This is 1 of 2 introductory lessons. Participation in both is encouraged but nor necessary.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Sisson

Tim Sisson

Director, Northeast Ohio STEM Ecosystem
Timothy L. Sisson is an experienced educator committed to bringing access and equity to students who lack exposure to and use of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and computer science (CS). He has diverse educational and career experiences as a laboratory researcher, a... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Berkman Hall Room 418

1:15pm

Using relevant contexts to develop and deepen understanding of exponential functions
Participants will spend time engaged in a sample of relevant situations that can be used to help students review and deepen their understanding of percentages, rates, and ratios, as well as launch into exponential growth and decay functions. Participants will work with recursive functions (with tools like google sheets) to help with complex and repeated calculations and to model these various situations. Contexts include medication levels, investments, loans, and credit cards. Access to a laptop or device with MS Excel or Google Sheets will be helpful to participants.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd

Associate Professor, Wright State University
The Dayton STEM Hub connects STEM schools in the Miami Valley to share best practices and support initiatives that engage students in rigorous, authentic learning.


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Berkman Hall Room 420

1:15pm

Computer Science is for Everyone!
This session will offer hands on activities for teachers from K-12 to share computer science concepts that tie into the standards and build critical thinking skills. Engaging students with resources that are easy to use gives all students the opportunity to learn about the variety of computer science careers. Teachers will gain confidence in their knowledge of computer science and how it can be woven into any subject with creativity and innovative activities.

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1:15pm

Keep Them Engaged / Keep It Relevant
One of the many challenges Educators have today is keeping their students engaged.  Even though this has been researched and discussed from many different angles, two of the "elephants in the room" are distractions, and information overload.

Data Science tells us that nanotechnology knowledge is doubling every two years and clinical knowledge every 18 months. But on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months. According to IBM, the build out of the "internet of things" will lead to the doubling of knowledge every 12 hours. "Apr 19, 2013, Industrytap.com"

How do we keep our students current with technology and keep them engaged? What skills will they need to thrive  -- in just a few short years?
Better yet, how do we go from engaged to compelled to thrilled? What makes anything thrilling? Focus and efficiency. In other words, take what we hear and what we think we know about LEAN Thinking, especially Continuous Improvement Processes, and apply that to teaching --and learning, and now both the teacher and their students are thrilled.

Everyday there are businesses that are being disrupted by new technology. The top jobs of the future will be shaped by technology; eradicating some jobs while creating others.  The top emerging jobs all use technology and devices, in conjunction with human interaction. Technology, like drones, robotics, automation, and IoT, (Internet of Things) will become an integral part of the way many jobs are delivered and enhanced.  Honestly?  They already are.

Our Presentation discusses how to engage students, be nimble, be compelling, and be relevant.


Speakers
avatar for Ted Hanson

Ted Hanson

President, Brownstone