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Presenters, Co-Presenters Name(s) and Titles

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Session #

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David Vernot, Science Curriculum Consultant, Butler County Educational Service Center

A Survey of K-12 Engineering Programs: Presenting Options  (Repeated Sessions)

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers  (Grade Level: K-12)

There is a growing recognition of the need to provide opportunities for students to explore engineering across the K-12 spectrum, yet one challenge is how to begin the search for options that meet the specific needs of a teacher, school or district. This session presents over 40 programs, varying by grade level, flexibility, ease of use and cost. Most of the details are taken from the recently published 3 volume "Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula: Choosing and Using the Best Instructional Materials for Your Students" (Corwin Press, 2015).

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) and (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 425

Carolyn Watkins, Chief, Office of Environmental Education, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Connecting Students with Local Environmental Scientists and Engineers   (Repeated Sessions)

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations  (Grade Level: 6-12)

Learn how to access local environmental professionals who have volunteered to make classroom presentations, participate in career exploration days, host field trips, and provide internship and shadowing opportunities for your students.  Ohio EPA, the Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio have recruited more than 300 Environmental Career Ambassadors interested in helping local schools.  Session will also include a middle school/high school classroom activity introducing 41 different environmental careers in Ohio. 

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) and 4 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 417

Dr. Lon Stettler, Executive Director, Program Development and Strategic Partnerships at Lakota Local School District, Jim Topich, Kinetic Vision and Carol Lucio, Junior Achievement

Partnering for Student STEAM Internships and Job Shadowing

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade Level: 8 -12)

This session will provide an overview of how the Lakota Local Schools has partnered to implement its high school Student Internship Program and 8th grade Job Shadowing Day with area businesses and organizations in STEAM2 pathways (i.e. engineering, biomedical, IT).  A district administrator and two business partners will share (1) the internship models and STEM partnerships in operation, (2) the process the district uses to create internships, (3) highlight successful internships, and the successful partnership with Junior Achievement to provide the 8th grade Job Shadowing Day.  Attendees will receive a “how to” guide on creating partnerships for student internships.

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 427

Bev Ketron Education Director at iSPACE

iSPACE - Lunar Research Base Project

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade 5)

In 2013 and 2014, iSPACE conducted the Lunar Research Base (LRB) project for 5th grade students at Fairfield Intermediate and Hyde Park Elementary with Procter & Gamble funding through the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC). The LRB project used an inquiry-based learning approach that fosters team building and standards-based activities. It encouraged students to build cooperative learning, design, and engineering skills. The project also included Professional Development workshops and concluded with a STEM career awareness event for students and parents hosted by iSPACE’s industry partner, Ethicon.

(8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 419

Ronnda Cargile, Innovation Lab Director, and Melissa Sherman, Technology Facilitator, Hughes STEM High School

Social Emotional Learning: supporting an Urban STEM Program

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations

Hughes STEM has at the heart of its design a true commitment to the whole child and the community in which they belong. Critical to the development of the school and its core instructional program is cynosure on social-emotional learning for students. Hughes STEM has developed four key components as part of its SEL program: (1) STEM Advisory Program (2) Student-Led Conferences (3) STEM Summerbridge  (4) Intersession Program. Our multifaceted approach to teaching SEL takes advantage of countless formal and informal learning opportunities for both students and teachers. Learn how to impact school culture by utilizing Social Emotional Learning to support student achievement and success.

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 415

Anant Kukreti, Civil Engineer and Director for Engineering Outreach for the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) and Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Julie Morrison, Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH)

An Exemplary “Teacher Training Teacher” Program Model for Promotion of STEM through CBL and EDP

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 7-12)

The Teacher Leadership program presented in this session is a successful model for providing effective and comprehensive professional development (PD) on Challenge Based Learning (CBL) and Engineering Design Process (EDP) teaching pedagogies.  In this model for secondary math and science teachers, experienced teachers "teach the teachers."  Teacher Leaders who had participated in CEEMS and received extensive training in CBL and EDP pedagogies, became the trainers and provided a support network for a group of 6 teachers without previous experience in teaching CBL and EDP.  Learn about the key  components of the program model that made it successful.

(8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 423

David Clark, Curriculum and Technology Specialist, Butler County  ESC and Andrew Wheatley, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Sycamore Community Schools

Building a Game Design and Entertainment Technology Academy

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade Level: 7-12)

Madison, Monroe, and Talawanda school districts, in conjunction with the Butler County Education Service Center, Zulama, and Miami University, were awarded an Ohio Straight A grant to collaboratively design and implement an Entertainment Technology Academy in each respective school district. This program uses  curriculum that is based on Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Masters Degree program.  Each school district is implementing two new courses each year over the next five years that will not only engage students at a higher level, but will also prepare them for innovative university degree programs and for the 21st century workplace. The engaging, rigorous, and motivating curriculum will help to keep students engaged, increase attendance rates and enrollment, and provide students with skills that will apply to the jobs of the 21st century.  Students are challenged in both collaborative project based learning environments, as well as provided with the technical skills that will allow them to stand out.  

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 400C

Madhura Kulkarni, Assistant Director, Northern Kentucky University, Center for Integrative Science and Mathematics (CINSAM), Patricia Bills, STEM Outreach Specialist (NKU - CINSAM), Reeda Hart,  Outreach Director (NKU - CINSAM) Carrie Holloway STEM Outreach Specialist (NKU - CINSAM) and Lila Brindley, STEM Outreach Specialist (NKU - CINSAM)

The Next Generation STEM Classroom Project: PD for NGSS and Beyond

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade Level: K-7)

The Next Generation STEM Classroom (ngSC) project, funded in 2013 by the Toyota Foundation, takes master teachers from Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics into 19 school districts across Northern Kentucky for embedded, sustained, professional development (PD) in STEM teaching and learning. The master teachers model best practices in real classrooms with real students for a group of in service and pre-service teachers, then retreat to another room for the second part of the PD, where participants explore and discuss the lesson in depth. Participants take their learning and resources back to their own teams in a teacher-lead model. Since its inception in Fall 2013, the ngSC has offered direct PD to over 500 teachers and 100 pre-service teachers, with considerable improvements in participants’ self-reported knowledge and understanding in several areas that they are evaluated upon by their own districts. In this session, presenters (including the ngSC’s three master teachers) will discuss the project, lead the audience through some ngSC activities and answer questions.

(8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 400B

Jay Phillips, Director of Curriculum, K-12 at Deer Park Community City School District, Dean Kuroff, Partner, IBM Global Process Services, IBM, Kelsey Folkert, Math Teacher, Deer Park Junior Senior High Schooland Matt Seeman Math Teacher, Deer Park Junior Senior High School

Deer Park Schools and IBM eMentoring Partnership

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations    (Grade Level: K-12)

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School and IBM are currently in the 2nd year of their eMentoring program.  Deer Park targets 25 at-risk 7th - 9th graders to partner with 25 IBM employees to create a mentor/mentee partnership.  Using an online based curriculum, IBM mentors are able to help Deer Park at-risk youth navigate through the social, emotional, and academic problems many middle school students face.  At the same time, these students are being exposed to STEM careers through their mentor’s experiences with IBM and through many of the activities provided by the online curriculum. 

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

TUC 400A

Jean Bolte, Outreach Director, iSPACE

iSPACE presents FIRST LEGO League Robotics

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers,  Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 4-8)

Learn how you can use FIRST Robotics to spark interest in STEM, promote STEM career awareness and provide students with authentic experiences that allow them to apply STEM content and skills. iSPACE coordinates three levels of FIRST programs including Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) for grades K-3, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) for grades 4-8, and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) for grades 7-12. This session will focus on all the elements judged in a FIRST LEGO League tournament including examples of student demonstrations. Participation in FIRST programs is affordable and accessible to all students and some funding is available for under-served students/schools.

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

Swift 619

Devan Mathie and Hannah Mann, Students at Bio-Med Science Academy and Stephanie Lammlein, Chief Administrative Officer, Bio-Med Science Academy

The Creation and Application of an Outdoor Lab Space

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 6-12)

This presentation focuses on how an outdoor lab space, big or small, can be used to teach STEM disciplines to students and expand those opportunities to the community. Bio-Med Science Academy currently houses a 22 acre outdoor lab space consisting of wetlands, marshes, a forest area, and 2 retention ponds. This space can be used for field lessons in biology, engineering, personal fitness, team building, and many more. We have already taken several steps to turn this unused natural space into a STEM-based learning environment for the students and surrounding community.

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

Swift 608

Amanda Sopko, Math Department Chair and Coordinator of STEM Program, Indian Hill Middle School, Kelly Hartings, Science Teacher, Indian Hill Middle School, and Kim Given, Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades 6 -8, Indian Hill Middle School

STEM: A Blocked Math and Science Middle School Approach

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade Level: 3-8)

Math and Science teachers at Indian Hill Middle School teamed together to provide a blocked (double period) approach to STEM during students' math and science classes.  This session provides insight into these teachers' experiences with planning and implementing a student -driven, problem-based curricula focused on the principles of the engineering design process and collaborative problem solving.  Teaming with local business partners will be discussed as well as the strength of having two core curricular teachers teaming together to plan and instruct students.

1 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

Swift 520

Kylie Johnson, Green Learning Station Coordinator at Civic Garden Center of greater Cincinnati and Jack Broering, Chemical Engineer

High School Students Go Green with STEM Community Engagement

STEM Initiative Models (1 hr. session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade Level: 10-12)

The Green Learning Team enrichment program brings a group of students from area high schools together one Saturday a month to engage in STEM experiences around local environmental issues. Students work together to conduct scientific inquiry, engineer solutions to rainwater and composting systems, engage with local professionals and build 21st century skills. Hear from a panel composed of the program coordinator, a retired engineer who serves as a curriculum advisor and mentor, and a Green Learning Team student participant. Take away ideas for increasing student engagement through real-world projects and share this exciting program with students you know who may be interested. 

(8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

Swift 519

Kevin Metzger, College Prep Integrated Math 2 and Math 3 Teacher, Milford High School, and Tyler Styons, 7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher , Winton Woods Middle School

Challenge Based Learning with Students with Learning Deficiencies

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, and Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations   (Grade Level: 7 -10 )

This presentation involves a general high school math teacher as well as an intervention specialist who incorporate Challenge Based Learning (CBL) in their classrooms.  The first teacher will describe his engineering design lesson on building bridges.  The second teacher will describe his lesson on engineering wheelchair ramps.  Both teachers will interactively show the audience how these lessons appeal to a variety of students with learning deficiencies.  They will also share results of the overall lessons.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

TUC 417

Andrew Bridges, STEM and Technology Education Teacher, Princeton High School, Halla Shteiwi, Algebra II Teacher, Hughes STEM High School, and Tiffany Stanton, Pre-Calculus Teacher, Hughes STEM High School

Projectile Motion: It's More Than Just a Fling!

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 9-12)

In this workshop, participants will observe the various components of projectile motion. After determining which factors can be changed and how to change them, participants will use Algebra to make some predictions for a projectile.  Next, participants will break into small groups to build a catapult and then test it by collecting data.  Once the data has been collected, groups will analyze the data, compare predictions and results, and draw relevant conclusions using concepts from both math and science.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

TUC 415

Ted Fowler, Co-director, South West  Ohio Hub of Ohio STEM Learning Network

STEM Conferences of the Future: Developing a Sustainability Plan

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, and Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations

This session is devoted to engaging STEM education stakeholders in a discussion on sustainability of future STEM Conferences beyond the duration of the CEEMS grant. Representatives from organizations that support STEM education are invited to join the discussion.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

TUC 423

Amy Gunderman, Physics Teacher , Finneytown High School, Bob Leugers, Geometry Teacher, The School for Creative and Performing Arts  Joanne Baltazar Vakil, 5th - 8th Grades, Math and Science, Algebra I, Dayton Islamic School

Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and the Engineering Design Process (EDP)in Action:  Three Unit Examples from High School Geometry, Physics, and Middle School Math and Science Teachers

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers   (Grade Level: 6 - 12)

Improve achievement in your classroom by implementing Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) with the Engineering Design Process (EDP).  Learn how implementation of CBL and EDP work and see examples of how three teachers have successfully provided this for their students.  Gain techniques to integrate science with math, and offer engaging, collaborative activities for your students within a contextual base. 

(9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

TUC 400C

Amy Weiskittel, Principal Researcher, LyondellBasell Industries and Dr. Susan Matz, Retired Analytical Manager, LyondellBasell Industries

Puzzling Polymer Properties

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers,  Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 2 - 8)

Why can’t all plastics be recycled? Do all plastics repel water?  Find the answer to these questions and more as you “explore and experiment” in a hands-on workshop designed to investigate puzzling polymer properties.    The session will provide students (teachers) with experiences that build on their natural interest in and stimulate their curiosity about their environment.  Hands-on activities will investigate the physical properties of polymers (plastics).  These activities will aid students in appreciating that science and technology influence people and our environment.  Biodegradable plastic, recycling, waste reduction efforts and litter prevention including increased efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover used plastics will also be discussed. 

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

TUC 400B

Jerran Orwig, Advanced Inquiry Program Manager - Education, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Joan Hall, Zoo Education Staff, and Katie Campbell, Zoo Education Staff

Life Science Concepts with Inquiry Investigations

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers,  Curriculum Managers  (Grade Level: K-12)

Zoo education staff will guide you in how your classroom lessons and Zoo visits can dive into inquiry-based investigations.  Spend time exploring the QUEST methodology and meet a couple of our inquiry animal all-stars as well. 

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

TUC 400A

Kelly DeNu, 8th Grade Math Teacher, Goshen Middle School, Samantha McConnaughey, 8th Grade Science Teacher, Goshen Middle School,  Jake Ohnmeis, 8th Grade Math Teacher, Goshen Middle School

I Challenge You to Engineer a Design! (Cross-Curricular STEM)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers    (Grade Level: 6-10)

Want more participation in your class?  How about ideas to integrate Math and Science together using an engineering approach?  Challenged-Based Learning (CBL) along with the Engineering Design Process (EDP) have been proven ways to engage students in the classroom.  These practices have motivated even the lowest performing students to become more engaged and successful.  In this session, participants will be given a hands-on STEM challenge to complete while the EDP is demonstrated.  The challenge theme will connect Earthquakes and building structure.  The presenters will share a ready-made, cross-curricular math and science unit that was taught in a team setting.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Swift 619

Eryn Ruder Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy,  and Physiology Teacher, Northwest High School, and Elizabeth Carlson, Biology Teacher, Hamilton High School

Breathing Life into the High School Biology Curriculum with CBL and EDP

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Curriculum Managers  (Grade Level: 6-12)

How can I implement Challenge Based Learning (CBL) and  the Engineering Design Process (EDP) with my Biology students?  Presenters will share research experience and two Units of instruction that utilize CBL and EDP to teach standards regarding the characteristics of life and the properties of water in traditional and advanced biology classrooms.  Presenters will share short Power Points and then engage participants in EDP activities related to the units of instruction.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Swift 608

Barbara Doppes, Middle School Science Teacher, Williamsburg Middle/High School, Karen McDonough, 8th Grade Science Teacher, Batavia Middle School, Mindy Muddiman, 7th and 8th Grade Science, Aiken High School

Water, Water, Everywhere

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers and  Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 7-8)

Learn how STEM activities are implemented through the context of water as the content.  Join 3 CEEMS teachers for an interactive STEM math and science session on different aspects of water. Topics include water testing, purification, water cycle and erosion.   Lessons are geared to middle grades but have the capacity to be adapted for higher or lower grades.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Swift 520

Kevin Tucker, AP Calculus (AB), IBSL, CP Calculus, Algebra 3, Teacher, Princeton High School and Moussa Ndiaye, Algebra II, Calculus, Statistics Teacher, Shroder High School

Calculus and Challenge Based Learning

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers   (Grade Level: 9-12)

This workshop is designed for upper level, high school math teachers who want to apply Challenge Based Learning (CBL) and  the Engineering Design Process (EDP) in their classes.  Examples in teaching derivatives will be presented using units taught over the past school year.  One unit involves rock climbing and the use of auto delay systems as a way to protect construction workers in a fall (derivatives and rates of change.)  Another unit explores how drug delivery systems supply medications to the body.  Discussion of how to manipulate the units for other courses will be included.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Swift 508

Dr. Jordan Crabbe, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash

Strategies to Employ to Prepare the Underprepared STEM Students for Excellence

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers (Grade Level: 10-12)

Abstract: The objective of this presentation is to share strategies that will better prepare the underprepared students in the STEM disciplines for success. Several recommendations will be outlined which will increase the level of engagements with the underprepared students in the STEM disciplines and subsequently prepare them for success.   These include:  • increase relevance  • group work  • real-life project based assignments  • some flip classroom 

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Swift 519

Angela McMurry, Science Curriculum Coordinator, Darke County ESC

Engineering Design Experiments for Elementary Classrooms   (Repeated Sessions)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers,  Curriculum Managers  (Grade Level: K-4)

Discover ideas on how to integrate design experiments that align to state content into your elementary classroom. Learn how to also integrate  children's fiction and non-fiction texts to engage students in the inquiry process and engineering design.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM) and 3 (12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

TUC 425

Lillian Sims, Physical Science Teacher, Shroder High School

A Concrete Decision:  Understanding Matter Using Concrete Mixtures   (Repeated Sessions)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 8 - 11)

 The presenter will share her experience having students employ the  Engineering Design Process (EDP) in developing their recipes for  concrete  and redesigning their mixtures based on what they learned about its properties. The properties of matter became the focus as students explored ways to improve the strength of concrete.  Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to devise and test their own concrete mixtures. Be prepared to participate in a fun and messy lab.

2 (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM) an 3 (12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

Swift 516

Michelle Shafer, Science Teacher and Chair of Science Department, Mount Notre Dame High School

E in STEM: Virtual Modeling    (Repeated Sessions)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers,  Curriculum Managers (Grade Level: 6-12)

Explore the "E" in STEM with virtual modeling software! Allow students to experience the engineering design process by designing prototypes with 3D drafting, simulations and building physical models. This interactive session take you through the process of building a virtual glider.

2 ( 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM) and (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 419

Beth Francis, 3rd - 8th Grades Gifted Teacher, Felicity Franklin Elementary and Middle School,  and Barbara Kenney, Algebra Teacher, Amelia High School and Part-time C and  I  Administrator, West Clermont School District

Integrating Outside Resources in Challenge Based Learning

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers and Administrators   (Grade Level: 7-8)

Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of authentically integrating outside resources into Challenged Based Learning (CBL) projects, as well as, guidelines for obtaining resources, and examples of how outside resources were used in both a CSI and Logistics CEEMS unit.  These CEEMS teachers will give a brief overview of each of the two units and provide information on how to access them.  Participants will then have an opportunity to be actively engaged in a portion of each unit, and in addition, brainstorm/collaborate resource ideas for personal use.   

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

TUC 419

Lakisha Edmondson, Algebra and Geometry Teacher, Withrow High School, Carla Bullock, Geometry Teacher Withrow High School, and Glen Ragan, Math Topics and Algebra Teacher, Batavia High School

From Building Bridges to Designing Desks to Shaping Signs: Challenge-Based Learning in the Geometry Classroom

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Curriculum Managers   (Grade Level: 9 - 12)

This presentation will focus on three high school mathematics teachers' implementation of the Engineering Design Process (EDP) in the classroom.  The speakers will share their personal experiences with Challenge Based Learning (CBL.) They will discuss their individual perspectives, including both the challenges and benefits they've experienced.  Each teacher will present an instructional unit taught this school year based on high school Geometry concepts.  The units, which stem from Common Core standards, also include CBL and EDP.

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

TUC 417

Brandi Foster, 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher, Aiken New Tech High School, and Patty Garner, 6-8th Grade Science Teacher, Roselawn - Condon School

Angry Falcons

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers   (Grade Level: 6-9)

Angry Birds is a very widely known smartphone and electronic tablet application game that has been downloaded over 500 million times across platforms. It's a simple game to learn, but mastering it takes time and practice! But did you know that this widely popular game is based on some very fundamental rules of physics?  Yes, Physics!   It's the idea of the sling shot or in a larger scope, the CATAPULT!   How can I measure the amount of force and energy stored in an object? During this project we will discover the rules of projection and forces and examine how force can change motion and direction.

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

TUC 415

Gary Greenberg, Director of Educational Technology, CET

Makers & Shakers: Making Things for Deeper Learning

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers    (Grade Level: K-12)

 Building on a widespread movement toward using hands-on activities to cement learning new concepts, Makers & Shakers will guide you in developing strategies for hands-on learning in STEM content areas.  Learners will:   1) Get excited about the new strategies and tools for making and hands-on learning as ways to engage more students.  2)Learn the basics of creating a school makerspace.  3) Discover where the pedagogy of hands-on learning comes from.  4) Design a maker activity to support your teaching. 

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

TUC 400C

Deon Edwards, Engineering                                                                   Teacher, Aiken New Tech High School

3D Printing and Challenged Based Learning

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 5-12)

The workshop will open with a hands-on activity working in groups of three to four to create and test a front impact protection system for a model car.  During this session, we will examine the use of 3D CAD software to create projects that use the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and 3D printing to create a solution to a real world problem.  We will discuss various options for free CAD software and overview different 3D printer.  As the cost of 3D printing continues to decrease, it is becoming a more realistic option for any classroom.  It is great teaching tool that offers students a chance to have a hands-on engineering experience by designing their own products.

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

TUC 400A

Brian Lien, Technology and Engineering Education Teacher and Andrew Fishback, Physical Science Teacher, Princeton High School

Design your own Toothpaste: a High School Interdisciplinary Approach

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 7-12)

The presenters will share an interdisciplinary lesson taught in a 9th grade science lab, Algebra 1 math class, 9th grade social studies, 9th grade English class, and a 9th grade Technology Education class. The science teacher who taught a unit on Acids and Bases  wanted make it interdisciplinary. After discussion with the team, they decided to make it a lesson about toothpaste. The social studies teacher taught the students about the history of toothpaste during her lesson on World War 1; the period when toothpaste was invented. She also taught them how to use Movie Maker so the students would be able to create a commercial for their toothpaste. The English teacher taught the students how to create a story board for the commercial.  The Technology Education teacher supervised the creation of the toothpaste and allotted time for the students to make their commercials.

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

Swift 619

Kelly Hartings, Science Teacher and Ashley Morrison, Math Teacher and Department Chair, Indian Hill Middle School

Teaching Energy Through Roller Coasters and the Engineering Design Process

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 6-12)

Students explore the Engineering Design Process as they design and build their own working roller coaster model.  Teams of students work through a series of tasks designed to increase knowledge of how energy influences the roller coaster's success and failures.  Prototypes are developed given limitations of time, space, materials, and cost.  The project culminates in a display that illustrates their understanding of the Ohio sixth through eighth grade science standards and Common Core seventh, eighth, and Algebra 1 standards.

(12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

Swift 520

Reeda Hart, STEM Outreach Director, Northern Kentucky University, Center for Integrative Science and Mathematics (CINSAM), Carrie Holloway STEM Outreach Specialist (NKU - CINSAM) and Lila Brindley, STEM Outreach Specialist (NKU - CINSAM)

“Stick to It” with Science and Engineering Companion Lessons (Elementary K-5)   (Repeated Sessions)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: K-5)

In this exciting, hands-on series of 2 companion lessons, participants will explore NGSS Science and Engineering Practices that use magnets to explore an engineering problem.  Along the way, literature to integrate the lessons with ELA Common Core will be highlighted.  Included will be many resources for developing student friendly learning targets, science notebooks, formative assessments, and more!  Participants will be given a CD of all of the resources grades K -5 so that the lessons can be used in class this week!

3 (12:30 PM - 2:15 PM) and (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Swift 519

Kathleen Jones, AP Biology, Honors Physics, Physical Science Teacher, and Kathryn Blankenship, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry and Societal Issues Teacher, Oak Hills High School

The Engineering Design Process and The Scientific Method in the High School Science Classroom    (Repeated Sessions)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 9-12)

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to work in teams to complete a  high school science challenge using the  Engineering Design Process (EDP.) Time will be provided to reflect upon the similarities and differences between the (EDP) and the scientific method which is more commonly applied in labs performed at the high school level.  Assistance is provided, as participants are guided through the process of modifying and transforming a traditional classroom lab activity of their choice, into an engineering design challenge. 

3 (12:30 PM - 2:15 PM) and (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 400B

Jamie Dicks, 7th Grade Math Teacher, Delhi Middle School,  and Christopher Dicks, 7th Grade Math Teacher, Delhi Middle School

Integrating the Engineering Design Process into Math and Science Classrooms by Incorporating the Use of Technology   (Repeated Sessions)

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers and  Curriculum Managers (Grade Level: 6-12)

 In this workshop, come and interact with two current middle school teachers as they share their experiences with implementing the Engineering Design Process (EDP) in the classroom while incorporating the use of technology. Walk away from this session with ready-to-use lessons that tie into the common core for 7-12 mathematics and science classrooms. Be prepared to experience the EDP for yourself within a short challenge activity using web tools that you will be able to implement as soon as you are back in the classroom. Support will be provided as we use free services such as Schoology, Google Drive, ShareMe, and Screencast-O-Matic to bring the Engineering Design Process to digital life.

3 (12:30 PM - 2:15 PM) and (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Swift 608

Thomas Haas, Algebra II, Integrated Math II and Foundations of Engineering Teacher, Norwood City Schools

Quadratics in Stunts

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 10-12)

Participants will explore how to make Algebra II standards in the Common Core seem more relevant to students by creating engaging instructional modules incorporating the Engineering Design Process (EDP.) Specifically, they will investigate how to enhance students' understanding of quadratic equations as they are applied to real life situations. Participants will apply the EDP to solve a stunt movie challenge. The challenge encompasses collecting data to determine if the stunt follows a line/curve of best fit in order to find a solution using the two developed equations.

4 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 415

David Macmorine, Pre-Calculus and Calculus Teacher, The School for Creative and Performing Arts

Make Noise !  CBL Using Trigonometry and Logarithms

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 9-12)

The two CBL Lessons presented have been used to grow interest in the study of trigonometry and logarithms.  Both of these topics, covered in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus can be challenging and confusing to students.  These two CBL units make these topics useful, interesting, and concrete.

4 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 400C

Charlene Pollitt, 6th Grade Science Teacher,  Felicity Middle School and Brandon Williams, STEM Foundations Teacher, Hughes STEM High School

Windmills

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers   (Grade Level: 2-12)

Windmills have been used for thousands of years. They catch the power of the wind and help make our work easier.  In this presentation, teacher participants will utilize the Engineering Design Process (EDP) to design a windmill blade that optimally catches wind power to do work.  Teachers will have the opportunity examine grade level standards to determine how they can incorporate this challenge into their content.

(2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

TUC 400A

Valecia Kelly, Biology Teacher, Shroder High School, and James Copeland, Biology Teacher, Hughes STEM High School

Challenged Based Learning with Gizmos in the Biology Classroom

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers, and Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations  (Grade Level: 7-12)

Participants in this session will be guided through the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) process through the use of the Gizmo: Seed germination. Attendees will perform experiments with several seed types to see what conditions yield the highest germination (sprouting) rate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Three different types of seeds can be studied, and the temperature, water and light in the germination chamber can be controlled.  The challenge: What is the best seed type for growing a green roof in Cincinnati, Ohio? All portions of STEM will be incorporated in this session.

(2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Swift 619

Melanie Carr, STEM Teacher, Lead Teacher and Department Chair, Indian Hill Middle School; Amanda Sopko Department Chair and Coordinator of STEM Program, Indian Hill Middle School

It’s All About That Base- Exploring Simple Machines Through the Engineering Design Process

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Managers  (Grade Level: 6-8)

Students explore the engineering design model as they design a pulley system that will keep their food off the ground and safe from wild animals.  Teams manipulate a series of pulley systems and an online simulation to test ideas and draw conclusions for their research.  Designers plan their prototypes given limitations of time, materials and cost.  Groups engage in a build, test, re-design, test model.  Finally, students compare the scientific method and engineering design model in a debate continuum. 

(2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Swift 520

Brian Pollock, STEM Discovery Lab Coordinator, Cincinnati Museum Center

Nanoscience In the Classroom

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers  (Grade Level: 6-10)

Nanoscience doesn't have to break the bank. We'll show demonstrations that you can do in the classroom that highlight the strange world of the very small without a very large budget.

4 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Swift 516

Katie Doyle, Middle School Math Teacher, James M. gamble Montessori

Google SketchUp and Engineering Design Process

Interactive Workshop Session  (1.5 hour session)

K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Managers, and Representatives from Business/Industry/Organizations (Grade Level: 7-12)

Have you ever used the 3D modeling program, Google SketchUp as instructional tool? The presenter will demonstrate how  a unit of instruction entitled, Building Benches, integrates the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and Google SketchUp to teach students math concepts involving proportionality and  measurement.  Participants will work through several tutorials to learn the basics of Google SketchUp in preparation for utilizing it to enhance classroom instruction of math concepts. *Please note that attendees need to bring their own laptops. This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

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Swift 508