Agenda & Materials


Workshop Lesson Plans
Logistics

Day 1


8:00-9:00
Breakfast, Registration, and Pre-Survey

9:00-9:30
Welcome & Ice-breaker (Muddy City Activity)

9:30-10:30
Opening Discussion
- What is Computational Thinking (CT) in STEM?
- Present wiki: (existing tools/materials teachers can take advantage of, how to save material to/from the wiki)

10:30-12:00
Breakout Session: Discipline specific CT-STEM lesson plan (#1)

12:00-1:00
Lunch, with short CT-STEM careers movie(s)

1:00-2:00
Intro to NetLogo by David Weintrop

2:00-3:45
Breakout Session: Discipline specific CT-STEM lesson plan (#2)

3:45-4:15
Present homework & plan for tomorrow
Fill out Day 1 Questionnaire

Day 2


8:30-9:00
Breakfast

9:00-9:30
Warm-up activity (Sorting Activity)

9:30-12:00
Breakout Session: Discipline specific CT-STEM lesson plan (#3)
- Have one discipline group teach the other discipline group & vice-versa (build confidence, coverage of CT-STEM skills). Math w/ Bio. Chemistry w/ Physics.

12:00-12:45
Lunch (30 min: advertise full year CT-STEM course development)

12:45-1:30
Structured small group discussion (by discipline):
- Brainstorm what topics lend themselves to CT-STEM
- Come to consensus, if possible, on a topic to work together to create a CT-STEM lesson plan for, ideally using an existing tool (iLab,NetLogo, Concord Consortium, KCVS, PhET applets, etc.)

1:30-3:30
Discipline specific CT-STEM lesson plan development
Use this lesson plan template.

3:30-4:00
Closing remarks

4:00-4:30
-Post-survey
-Day 2 Questionnaire
-Overall Workshop Questionnaire
-Illinois State Board of Education, CPDU survey


New Lessons by teachers, note: Draft Form