Northwest K-12 Educator Programs

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

February 27, 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 2/11/19 will receive their own Makey Makey kit! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

Infusing Makerspace Technology into STEM Content

March 27, 2019

Join The Science House for an innovative STEM Professional Development program that infuses Makerspace technology and engineering practices with the NC science and math core objectives for grades 6-12! The program uses Project Based Learning (PBL) activities to help students develop problem solving skills, tenacity, and resiliency as they apply grade level content in a cohesive and integrated STEM-based project. This program will focus on the wireless Vernier technology. Once teachers have completed this PD session, they are eligible to borrow class sets of equipment from The Science House for free! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Citizen Science 101

April 5, 2019

Citizen Science allows you and your students to participate in current research on various topics. This session will introduce you to current Citizen Science projects and you will leave the session with a plan to incorporate them in your classroom!

SAFETY SENSE: Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer 2019 – Raleigh

May 9-10, 2019 (9 am - 3 pm)

Join The Science House for our "Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer" Professional Development Opportunity which will take place on May 9-10, 2018 at The Science House in Raleigh, NC. Time 9 am - 3 pm. Come prepared to create or improve upon your school science safety or Chemical Hygiene Plan. Receive free resources and information so that YOU can train other teachers in your school or science department.

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Literacy & STEM (Part I)

May 16, 2019

STEM activities help student build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Integrate literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines. Participants will be able to check-out supplies for free after the workshop!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: More Literacy & STEM (Part II)

May 17, 2019

During this session we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM.The day will be a combination of STEM learning experiences infused with literacy strategies. 5.0 Contact Hours