HISI teachers met on Saturday January 30,2016, from 8:30am- 2:30pm at Humboldt State University. Links to the materials used at the session are available below.
Agenda for the Day
- 8:30-8:45 – Discuss modules, lesson study, future plans (Del Norte), and year three dissemination, April 23rd, and time commitments for the remainder of this year. (Michael & Dale)
- 8:45-1:00 — Micro-Hydro with Lonny Grafman and Beth Eschenbach
Outline for the Day
Review yesterday and address feedback
Time to prepare for evening presentations
Presenting to Engineers and Children
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Inspiration for the Day
We got inspiration from Sheryl Steiner’s experience working with middle school children who ended up winning a national transportation design competition.
We watched the Build a Tower, Build A Team to learn that Kindergartners are great designers when working on teams. Continue reading
Participants shared ideas about how they help students learn how to work in groups. Some themes were team building, strategies for selecting teams, roles on teams. In addition participants designed parachutes and tested water filters. Continue reading
Beth then presented an overview of why it is important to teach engineering to K-12 students. We tied engineering to local needs as described by the Decade of Difference project, based on the Targets of Opportunity. We discussed the difference between science, engineering and technology. Continue reading
DYF participants meet the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
The second followup for the DYF Teacher Institute II occurred on May 23, 2010 from 8am- 4pm… Continue reading
Errin and Forrest with a Can You WorKIT
The first Followup for the DYF Teacher Institute II occurred on May 16, 2010 from 8am- 4pm at Humboldt State University. Links to the materials provided at the institute are available below.
Seven DYF teachers attended Brooks Franklin, Ellen Osten, Rebecca Schuler… Continue reading
Team Aero works with Marty to develop wind belts for DYF teachers.
In preparation for the Sunday workshop, Team Aero members Andres Pineda, Elisabeth Johnson, Holly Leopardi, and Nathen Theobald worked with CNRS Equipment Tech Marty Reed to build ten… Continue reading
Lonny was honored to present to the Humboldt State University Business Partners Steering Committee Meeting. He presented on his service learning based, engineering courses as well as leveraging Appropedia. The presentation highlights many Engineering 215 projects.
The HSU Engr215 Rube Goldberg Inventions demonstrations of Fall 2009 were a great success. We had a variety of celebrity judges including teachers (thank you Dustin Poppendieck and Jessie Misha Cretser-Hartenstein), past students and a 9 year old (his birthday was last week).
Here are some of the Rube Goldberg photos:
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All of the projects went great, with each team completing… Continue reading
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