Arduino Microcomputer Programming (Grades 6-11)STEM Institute: Using the 5E Instructional Model | Life Science Grades 3-5Introduction to EV3 Robotics (Grades 4 – 8)STEM Institute: Easy STEM Integration in the K-5 ClassroomSTEM Institute: Using the 5E Instructional Model | Earth Science Grades 6-8STEM Institute: Lego EV3 RoboticsJunior STEM Camp (Grades 3-5)STEM Institute: LIGO Presents/Physical Science and Inquiry Classroom ActivitiesSTEM Institute: Using the 5E Instructional Model | Earth Science Grades 3-5

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June 2018

STEM Institute: Using the 5E Instructional Model | Earth Science Grades 3-5

June 21 - June 22
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model as a framework for lesson design, teachers will delve into the new Louisiana Student Standards for Science focusing on the practice of science, the 5E Instructional Model, and how to help students develop models to explain scientific phenomena. Summer STEM Institute is held daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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STEM Institute: LIGO Presents/Physical Science and Inquiry Classroom Activities

June 25 - June 26
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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LIGO teacher workshops concentrate on inquiry, interactives and the physical sciences. Day 2 of the workshop is a fieldtrip to LIGO Education Center in Livingston. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.

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Junior STEM Camp (Grades 3-5)

June 25 - June 29
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Campers will utilize different STEM applications to introduce engineering and programming skills and develop teamwork and critical-thinking skills. WEDO™ Robotics Campers will use LEGO™ WEDO robotics kits to explore robotics while they build working models that incorporate working motors and sensors; program their models to complete specific tasks, and explore theme-based activities as they develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. littleBits™ Campers will explore electronics, circuits and creative design with littleBits electronic modules. The littleBits platform of electronic building blocks is comprised…

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STEM Institute: Lego EV3 Robotics

June 27 - June 28
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Learn how to build and program robots using LEGO bricks and a simple icon-based, drag and drop software. Session is designed to introduce a hands-on approach to science, math, technology and literacy to young learners. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

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July 2018

STEM Institute: Using the 5E Instructional Model | Earth Science Grades 6-8

July 9 - July 10
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model as a framework for lesson design, teachers will delve into the new Louisiana Student Standards for Science focusing on the practice of science, the 5E Instructional Model, and how to help students develop models to explain scientific phenomena. Summer STEM Institute is held daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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STEM Institute: Easy STEM Integration in the K-5 Classroom

July 11 - July 12
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Find activities that will help you incorporate STEM topics across your daily curriculum.

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Introduction to EV3 Robotics (Grades 4 – 8)

July 16 - July 20
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Campers will learn how to build and program autonomous robots using LEGO™ EV3™ robots and MINDSTORMS™ Education Software. Participants in this weeklong session will get instruction and hands-on practice with activities that will allow them to build and program robots. Campers will get information, tips, and ideas on how to enhance their team competition experiences and work in small teams to promote FIRST© Lego League’s signature set of Core Values.

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STEM Institute: Using the 5E Instructional Model | Life Science Grades 3-5

July 17 - July 18
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model as a framework for lesson design, teachers will delve into the new Louisiana Student Standards for Science focusing on the practice of science, the 5E Instructional Model, and how to help students develop models to explain scientific phenomena. Summer STEM Institute is held daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Arduino Microcomputer Programming (Grades 6-11)

July 23 - July 27
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Core Element’s Hands-On STEM Arduino Camp will take a in-depth look into electrical engineering and hardware code to pursue automation using the Arduino electrical engineering prototyping platform. Campers will use controllers to operate lights, motors and LEDs, and then test engineering skills in a series of competitive challenges to discover how engineering and programming work together to make new and exciting inventions a reality. Plus, campers will also learn to work with printed circuit board design and fabrication, surface mount…

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October 2018

Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model for Science Lesson Design: Grades 3-5 Physical Science

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model as a framework for lesson design, teachers will delve into the new Louisiana Student Standards for Science focusing on the practice of science, the 5E Instructional Model, and how to help students develop models to explain scientific phenomena.   

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UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70122
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Tracey Zelden, M.S., Ed.S.
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