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Engineering Summer Program for Teachers - 2019

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Final Report due May 31st, 2019

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Teddi Freedman, Project Coordinator, Senior, tfreedma@uwyo.edu

General ESP4T Assistance, esp4t_tech@uwyo.edu

The ESP4T is a weeklong professional development workshop in Laramie, WY, focusing on the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi as teaching tools to engage k-12 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The 2019 edition of Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) is offered with significant changes from previous years, including:

 

Workshop Participant Information:

Participants will receive a UW stipend, UW credit and/or PTSB credit. This is a competitive application process. Applications will be accepted starting on January 4, 2019 through March 31, 2019.

 

Participant Eligibility:

All teachers are welcome to participate in this summer’s program regardless of the number of years you have participated in the past.

 

ESP4T, 2019 Workshop Dates:

Online Pre-workshop Training: June 24th – 27th, 2019 (via Zoom sessions)

Session I: July 8th - 12th, 2019 (Session open to all skill levels)

Session II: July 15th - 19th, 2019 (Session open to all skill levels)

01/22/19: We have exceeded the capacity of the applicant pool and any additional applicants will be added to the waiting list.

Submit Application Here 

 

Workshop Participant Expectations:

  • Complete online Pre-workshop training on Scratch, C and Python programming and classroom integration before 2019 summer Workshop (20 hrs)
  • Attend 1 week Summer workshop (40 hrs)
  • Implement a lesson plan developed during the summer session, submit a final report, and present to your school peers and administration about the ESP4T lesson implementation (20 hrs)

Workshop Participants will receive the following items:

  • UW credit and/or PTSB credit on successful completion of 80 hr. expectations.
  • Stipend 1: Participants who attend the summer one-week workshop will receive $700. Participants who also complete the online pre-workshop training will receive an additional $300.
  • Stipend 2: $500 will be awarded to those participants who implement lesson plans developed during the summer session, submit a final report, and present the ESP4T lesson implementation to your school peers and administration
  • Materials: Participating Teachers will receive Arduino and Raspberry Pi loaner kits to use in their classroom.
  • Lodging: Participants can choose to use free lodging (UW dorms), or commute.
  • Food: All non-commuting participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the workshop days. Commuting participants will be provided with lunch.
  • Travel: Participants will be eligible to apply for a travel scholarship.

 

 

Workshop Coordinator:

Teddi Freedman, Project Coordinator, Senior, tfreedma@uwyo.edu

Workshop Instructors:

UW Faculty:

  • Suresh Muknahallipatna, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Robert F. Kubichek, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jeffrey R. Anderson, Associate Academic Professional Lecturer

Teacher Mentors:

  • Miken Harnish, BS, MBA, 6-12 Science/STEM Education, Wheatland Middle School, Wyoming.
  • Cindy Amundson BS Zoology-Physiology/BA Elementary Education/MA Teaching and Learning Elementary/Computer Coding, West Elementary, Wheatland, Wyoming
  • Gary Duquette, BS Mathematics, M.A.Ed, 9-12 Mathematics/Engineering Teacher, Jackson Hole High School, Wyoming.
  • Leah Ritz, A. in Geography and Environmental Science, Macalester College, M.S. in Natural Science and Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Certificate in Maker Education, Sonoma University

 

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