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STEM Ed Announcement: Project STREAM Robotics Workshop
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Project STREAM Robotics Workshop
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:49:01 -0400
This is a UMass Amherst program.
Contact information is below.
There are still openings in this robotics workshop and we don't want
you to miss out! Please use this link for more information!
The University of Massachusetts Lowell and iRobot invite you to
participate in the STREAM interactive workshop for K-12+ educators.
This two-day workshop will focus on integrating robotics into STEM
education. STREAM 2012 will be held at iRobot in Bedford, MA on June
27 and 28, 2012 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
What is STREAM?
STREAM is a workshop to help K-12 educators utilize robotics as they
teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects.
This two day workshop will provide educators the opportunity to
explore how they might use robotics in their own STEM instruction
through interactive sessions as well as through presentations by
other educators currently using robotics as a way to teach STEM.
The Artbotics program will be covered during this workshop, new and
returning educators are welcome! Participants will experience the
structure and process of Artbotics, which offers interactive art and
robotics as a means of attracting students to STEM. In the first
workshop day participants will experience the structure and process
of the Artbotics program, which is typically run in semester or
The first day of the workshop will introduce kinetic art concepts, a
variety of sensor and motor types, and computer programming with
Cricket Logo. Participants will create interactive art which will be
presented in a short exhibition at the end of the day. You are
welcome to come to this day of the workshop even if you have taken
another Artbotics workshop in the past.
The second day of the workshop will be focused on best practices,
featuring talks by teachers who have already adapted the Artbotics
materials to their curriculum. Participating teachers will be asked
to share their methods of implementation and outcomes of using the
materials. We will also have breakout groups focusing on Artbotics at
different age levels (e.g., middle school, high school, and college)
and different types of programs (e.g., one week camps, after school
programs, and integration into the curriculum).
Participants are encouraged to register for both days, but can
register for just one of the days.
All classroom teachers interested in integrating robotics with STEM
education are encouraged to attend! Please feel free to forward this
invitation to area educators.
More details on the workshop, including information on PDP's is found
at the registration site. To register for this event, or to see all
the information, go to: http://tinyurl.com/stream-artbotics-2012
Registration closes June 15, 2012 and the workshop will be filled on
a first-come, first-served basis. Important: If you attended a prior
STREAM or Artbotics workshop, you can still register for STREAM 2012.
After you fill out the online form, you will be given a link to a
confirmation and payment form. Please print and mail the form with
the $50 registration fee. Your registration is not complete until
this is received. Checks may not be cashed right away. We will
confirm finalized registrations by email on a periodic basis. If you
need to cancel your reservation, please let us know right away. Fees
are refundable, if we are notified before June 15, 2012.
If you have any questions on this workshop, please direct them to:
For additional information on STREAM: http://stream.cs.uml.edu/
For additional information on Artbotics: www.artbotics.org
Adam Norton, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Holly Yanco, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lisa Freed, iRobot Corporation
Dave Matheson, Split Rock Partners, Inc.
This event is co-sponsored by BostonSIM, iRobot, and the Commonwealth
Alliance for Information Technology Education
(http://www.caite.info/), an NSF-sponsored project.
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