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Become a STEM Champion
Recorded: 
November 15th, 2016
Description: 
In this webinar, Aaron Maurer shares his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a district level leader and champion for STEM Education. During the presentation, Aaron will offer the audience tips and tricks, funding ideas, and potential pitfalls to look out for when creating your own STEM program.

An avid fan of STEM, makerspaces, and project-based learning, Aaron has been in education for more than a decade teaching a variety of subjects and grade levels. Currently, he is an instructional coach for Bettendorf Middle School and mentors three robotics teams. Aaron recently launched a new engineering program called Young Engineers of Today and is a member of the Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert program. He was a finalist for the Iowa Teacher of the Year in 2014. You can find all of his work on his website, www.coffeeforthebrain.com.

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Makerspace: It Is About the Mind-Set, Not the Tools
Recorded: April 20, 2016
Description:
An avid fan of STEM, makerspaces, and project-based learning, Aaron Maurer presents how the pedagogical underpinnings of the maker movement can make any makerspace successful. Aaron has been in education for more than a decade teaching a variety of subjects and grade levels. Currently, he is an instructional coach for Bettendorf Middle School and coaches three robotics teams. Aaron has launched a new engineering program called Young Engineers of Today and is a member of the Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert program. He was a finalist for the Iowa Teacher of the Year in 2014. You can find all of his work on his website, www.coffeeforthebrain.com.

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Ideas for Implementing an Elementary Makerspace
Recorded:
April 20, 2016
Description:
Listen to a discussion between experienced makerspace panelists. Questions such as: "What type of space is required for a makerspace?", "What type of equipment should be used in a makerspace?", "What themes go well in a makerspace?", and "How do you fund a makerspace?" will be discussed.

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EV3 Programming Blocks for TETRIX® MAX
Recorded: October 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Description: This is an introduction to the new TETRIX® EV3 programming blocks for MINDSTORMS® users that want to combine the TETRIX MAX building system with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 intelligent brick and sensors.

Play the TETRIX EV3 Webinar.

  

Incorporating STEM into K-2 Classrooms
Recorded: October 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Description: Pitsco Education's K-2 Elementary STEM Units engage imagination through hands-on explorations. Two themes – Structures and Air – are available. Explore how these whole-class units apply the engineering design process and are adaptable for cross-curricular implementation.

Play the Elementary STEM Units Webinar.

 

STEM in the Gym™ – Kinesthetic Connections with Simple Machines
Recorded: April 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (CDT)
Description: Looking for ways to integrate STEM into elementary physical education classes? STEM in the Gym­™ is a fun way to learn core content in elementary physical education. Learn about setup, organization, and lesson plans correlated to national standards.

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Exploring STEM Connections with TETRIX® PRIME
Recorded: March 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m. (CDT)
Description: Do you want to implement a robotics program or expand your existing robotics program? Are you unsure how to make STEM connections with robotics? Want to learn more about TETRIX® PRIME? This webinar is an introduction to Pitsco's TETRIX PRIME robotics building system, demonstrating versatility and ease of use of the system and discussing STEM connections for the classroom.

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