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You must register in advance for the session you wish to attend!  Registration Form

Participant registration begins September 9, 2013.  Please call 812/228-5022 to register or complete and return the participant registration form.

Date & Time:   Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:   University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee:   $20 per teacher/ $10 per pre-service teacher


Below, you can find information regarding the extended workshops available at this year's conference.  For questions regarding workshop content, please contact the instructor.

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Session Title/Grade Level


Session Description

Introduction to SeaPerch

Course 13FSTEM200A

Grade Level:  3-12

Location: SC1205

Maximum Enrollment: 24


Building a SeaPerch ROV teachers basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles.  It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts and tool safety and technical procedures.  Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to many exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine< engineering.  Participants of this workshop will learn to lead their students through the SeaPerch build process.

Instructors:  Brandy Frady & Tina Closser Contact:  -or-

Raspberry Pi

Course 13FSTEM200B

Grade Level:  4-12

Location:  BE0029

Maximum Enrollment:  14


This workshop will have hands-on activities assembling a computer, and developing computer programming skills.

The Raspberry Pi® is an inexpensive ($35) computer that fits in your hand. It can be connected to a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to make it fully functioning computer. The operating system on the Raspberry Pi® is Linux. Its graphic interface is similar to Windows®. There are several built-in applications for teaching computer programming for grades 4 through college freshman.

There are two ways to attend this workshop:

1) The first teachers registered can choose to use SwISTEM provided Raspberry Pi® computers and accessories. The teachers may use the Raspberry Pi® computers during the workshop only. (Accommodates 7 teachers, 14 when paired)

2) The second option is to purchase your own Raspberry Pi®, with case, mini-keyboard, mouse, and cables. (Monitor not included).  This option costs $140. SwISTEM will place the order for you. The teacher can keep this Raspberry Pi® bundle.

Using Vernier Probes in the Science Classroom (Postponed

Course 13FSTEM200C

Grade Level:  4-8

Location:  SC2249

Maximum Enrollment:  20


During this workshop, teachers will learn how to use the Vernier sensors probes while performing several experiments. The lab activities will include the use of temperature, pH, O2 gas sensor, and colorimeter/ spectrometer probes to record data as well as different methods to process and report the data. Most activities will use household chemicals to allow easier incorporation into the K-12 setting.

Instructor:  Dr. Jeff Seyler

Using Tools in the Math Classroom (Postponed)

Course 13FSTEM200D

Grade Level:  3-5

Location:  SC3203

Maximum Enrollment:  20


When students are actively engaged in doing mathematics, learning is more likely to take place. Thinking tools, such as math manipulatives, engage students and support their learning of mathematical concepts and procedures. This session will focus on some of the many math manipulatives that are available on the STEM truck. You will leave with some ready-to-use activities that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and also the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP). 

Instructor:  Dr. Doris Mohr


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