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Designed for new and veteran SmartLab™ Facilitators, the Advanced Facilitator Development Conference prepares STEM K-12 educators to support and facilitate student learning and skills development for career and college readiness. AFDC participants gain experience and knowledge of instructional strategies and the principles of project-based learning, develop expertise with a variety of advanced technologies, participate in authentic STEM practices, and learn to integrate cross-cutting concepts and content. Don’t take our word for it, hear about the experience from our Facilitators and Trainers in this video!

Workshop Outcomes:
Increased expertise with project-based, student-driven learning. Development of performance-based assessment rubrics and methodologies.Ability to integrate STEM disciplines and practices along cross-cutting concepts. Demonstrated advancement in proficiency with STEM technologies.

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Do not hesitate to call us at 800-458-2880 option 2 or email support@clsonline.com

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Monday, June 20
 

10:40am

Making the Most of Makey Makey
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Monday June 20, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

1:00pm

Using Bridge Designer
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

2:40pm

Scratch
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Monday June 20, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

10:40am

Introduction to Programming
I'm not a computer programmer, but I've learned a ton this year!  And I designed a short unit in my classes (Grades 5-9).  A description, reflection, and discussion on my unit and the bigger picture of coding and computer science in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Shawver

Lee Shawver

Instructor, Taos Academy Charter School
I facilitate SmartLab classes from grades 5 to 11. I'm really interested in getting a robust and engaging computer programming unit into my classes. Also looking to interface about 3D modeling and printing.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

1:00pm

Building a Digital Hub with Google Sites
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

2:40pm

Introduction to Arduino
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.
JW

Jeremy Wortman

Creative Learning Systems


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

10:40am

Lego EV3 - Featuring Lego Education
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

1:00pm

Lego WeDo - Featuring Lego Education
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

2:40pm

Low Cost Simulation Software to Enhance your SmartLab
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)
 
Thursday, June 23
 

1:00pm

Programming your Lego EV3 Robot
Speakers
avatar for Liz Hutto

Liz Hutto

Smart Lab Facilitator, Jenks Public Schools


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1
 
Friday, June 24
 

9:00am

Science Simulations
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

10:40am

3D Printing (TinkerCad)
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.
JW

Jeremy Wortman

Creative Learning Systems


Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)