Northwest K-12 Educator Programs

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Using Makey Makey to Target Invention Literacy

November 19, 2019

Join us for a day of exploration and invention using a device called a Makey Makey! With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as a computer keyboard. Because it comes preprogrammed, students with no coding experience can use it and experiment with it as they start to learn coding. Capitalize on the maker movement in your classroom to enhance any curriculum. Teachers joining us will be able to check out a classroom set of Makey Makey kits to use in their classrooms! Participants will register before 11/1/19 will receive their own Makey Makey kit! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: STEM To Your Doorstep

November 20, 2019

STEM To Your Doorstep! The Science House, NCSU, is conducting a STEM To Your Doorstep Professional Development session for K-16 STEM teachers at The Science House's Northwest Outreach Office located at the NCCET in Hickory, NC! Sign up now to be trained so that you can check out equipment for free from our extensive loan program! This program qualifies for Digital Learning competencies!

SAFETY SENSE: Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer ( Mountain Office)

December 4-5, 2019

Join The Science House for our "Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer" Professional Development Opportunity which will take place on December 4-5, 2019 at the Mountain Horticulture Research Station (455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759). Time 9 am - 3 pm. Come prepared to create or improve upon your school science safety program or Chemical Hygiene Plan. Receive free resources and information so that YOU can train other teachers in your school or science department.

NCSO Build Clinics

December 7, 2019

Calling all NC Science Olympiad coaches, parents, and students!!! Need some help or hints in the NCSO building events? Bring your materials for your event to the NCSO Build Clinics in Hickory, NC and receive assistance and tips from our expert leaders! Build clinics will be held for the following events: Ramp and Roll, Bottle Rocket/Ping-Pong Parachute, Boomilever, and Pasta Tower. Once they are built, you can test them!

The Science Behind Making – for Caldwell County Teachers Only

February 20-21, 2020

For CALDWELL County teachers only: Participating teachers will be trained in wireless data collection and Makerspace technologies as they participate in Project-Based Learning (PBL) units. Teachers will develop PBLs of their own which will be implemented in their classrooms during the year. Teachers will also receive a Makey Makey and be able to check out any technology used in the PD from The Science House. Substitutes will be paid as well.