A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

2017 EXSEED Summer Conference: Workshops Schedule

Overview of June 20-22, 2017 Workshops

Below is the schedule for the quarter-day and half-day workshops.  Click on a title for presenter and workshop information.

Please note:

  • 10:15-10:45 AM = Check-in for workshop-only groups

Use this Workshop Schedule Planning Worksheet (PDF) or (Excel) to help you in selecting workshops and avoid conflicting schedules.

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Workshops: 1/4-day
(1 hour 45 Mins)
Tuesday, June 20 Wednesday, June 21 Thursday, June 22
 

10:45 AM
-
12:30 PM

1:30 PM
-
3:15 PM

3:30 PM
-
5:15 PM

10:45 AM
-
12:30 PM

1:30 PM
-
3:15 PM

3:30 AM
-
5:15 PM

10:45 AM
-
12:30 PM

 Adios, "I hate math"          
 Advanced iPad Essentials: A Guide to         
 Pushing the Limits of Learning
  
       
 An Interactive Tour of the Brain        
 Culinary Arts Integration: Project-Based
 Learning Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into
         
 Engineering In Flight: The STEM of  
 Planes, Rockets, and Missiles
           
 Faith Integration Strategies for STEM
 Teachers
           
 How Much is That in Real Money?
 Converting Units From Dead Weight
 to Trail Blazers
            Cancelled
 Inquiry Science: Asking Questions, Seeking
 Answers
         
 Intro to Computer Coding - Grades K to 5              
 Introducing Critical Thinking Skills
 Through Research: An Active
  Learning Strategy
           
 Invention Education-Lemelson-MIT Grant
 Program  
   
  Cancelled      
 iPad Apps in the Classroom          
 Lego Robotics: First Tech Challenge (High
 School)
         
 Leonardo Da Vinci in the classroom:  Using
 Renaissance Thinking to Inspire STEM
 Education
 
       
 Neuroscience Concepts in the Classroom:
 How it affects learning and behavior
 
         
 Practical iPad Uses For Teachers &       
 Students
         
 Salmon Migration:  Up a Creek Without a
 Paddle!
    
       
 Science Demonstrations: Kicking it Up a
 Notch (Or, How to Keep an Audience
 Without Losing a Finger)  
      
       
 Sea Turtle Research From the Field in
 Roatan Honduras
 
           
 Service-Learning and the importance of
 Community Engagement
   
           
 Short and Sweet: Debriefing Made Easy               
 Technology in Science Lab               
 The E in STEM            
 Using Animal Behavior to develop Critical
 Thinking: Observation, Data, Analysis
   
         
 Using Free Computational Tools to
 Teach Big Data Analytics
  Cancelled     Cancelled    
 Using Games and Puzzles to
 Motivate Love for Mathematics
           
 Who Can I Blame for This?            
Workshops: 1/2-day
(4 hours)
Tuesday, June 20 Wednesday, June 21  
  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
 A Simple, Inexpensive Photometer
 Built by Students (Elementary through
 College)
   
 Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour: All
 of STEM in 1 Million Square Feet
   
 Arduino Workshops    
 Arduino Worklshops Advanced   Cancelled  
 Biotechnology: From the bench to the
 classroom 
Cancelled    
 Building STEMthusiasm      
 BY DESIGN Science Labs
 Debugged! Grades 1-4
       
   
 BY DESIGN Science Labs
 Debugged! Grades 5-8
     
   
 Catching Rainbows with Pizza Boxes    
 Creating Space for Learning: Virtual
 and  Augmented Reality, 3D Printing
 and Drones
   
 Deadly or Curative? Venomous
 Animals and Their Venoms 
 
 
 Faith and Science    
 I Can Make an iBook  
 I Never Learned to Do it That Way!    
 Lego Robotics: First Lego League
 (Middle School)
 
 Never Loose Ground    
 Teaching Through Tinkering  
 The Chemistry of Cuisine    
 Where the Dead Teach the Living  

Descriptions

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

A Simple, Inexpensive Photometer Built by Students (Elementary through College)
Richard Clark, PhD                 
Professor of Chemistry
Union College

Wishing you had a spectrometer for your lab?  Have your students (elementary through college) build their own working absorption photometer.  Participants will learn the components and principles of spectrometry and colorimetric analysis as they build and use their own working colorimeter. (Seats: 20)

June 21 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

Adios, "I hate math"
Denine Matsuda, MA                  
Grade 6 Teacher, Redlands Adventist Academy
Adjunct Professor, La Sierra University 
Stanley Matsuda, MS, Loma Linda University School of Medicine 
Paige Matsuda, Student, La Sierra University   
Ane Matsuda, Student, Mesa Grande Academy

Participants will learn activities and games that will enhance their current math programs. Participants will actually play the games and do the activities. Participants will also learn how to provide advanced math for their math savvy students.  (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 10:45AM - 12:30 PM
June 21
/ 10:45AM - 12:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Thrice

Advanced iPad Essentials: A Guide to Pushing the Limits of Learning 
Peter Gleason, PhD Assistant Professor   
Daniel Handysides,DrPH                            
School of Public Health                                  
Loma Linda University

A team of faculty recently trained by Apple will share the many ways an iPad can be used to create polished videos, organize storied learning activities, and engage students. We will share how popular apps can be easily used for many purposes. For example, Pages can be used to quickly used to create a script for narration, while Keynote serves as a storyboard, and GarageBand easily mixes a custom soundtrack. All of these tools work together to engage through storytelling, the most ancient and effective form of teaching. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and practice the use of these apps and more as we discuss the most cutting-edge strategies for engaging students of all ages. (Seats: 40)

June 20 / 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
June 21 / 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
June 22
/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Amazon Fullfillment Center Tour: All of STEM in 1 Million Square Feet

The Amazon Fulfillment Center combines Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the process of filling thousands of orders every day. From predicting which products should be in inventory to loading on the delivery trucks, STEM is everywhere at Amazon. From predicting products to inventory, and to loading delivery trucks, this tour & discussion will show how everything happens you click ‘buy’. Tour includes demonstrating everything from data analysis to computer automated labeling, sorting, complex engineering design and application.  (Seats: 30)

June 21 / 1:30 AM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Thrice

An Interactive Tour of the Brain
Sheri Harder, MD, FRCPC                                
Assistant Professor, Neuroradiologist                                                    
Loma Linda University

Visit the MRI machine and manipulate 3D, multilayer images. Take guided tours of normal and abnormal brains (including diseases such as stroke, tumor, multiple sclerosis and trauma). Watch the brain "think" on functional MRI (fMRI) studies! (Seats: 10)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
June 21 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
June 22
/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Arduino Workshops
Felipe Villasenor       
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University

These workshops will show others how easy it is to build real-world solutions via the most amazing microcontroller today. The Arduino and related devices have revolutionized the way we custom-build technology solutions. The applications are endless and the more people learn about these devices, the more solutions we find. The workshops will cover basic programming and building of the devices. Using inexpensive kits that are widely available, we can learn about basic robotics, sensors, and internet connected devices that can solve problems in the home and school. Workshop kit fee $50.(Seats: 20)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Arduino Workshops Advanced
Felipe Villasenor       
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University

This will be a more advanced use of Arduino devices and solutions for everyday use. Workshop kit fee $50. (Seats: 20)

June 21 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - CANCELLED

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Biotechnology: From the Bench to the Classroom
Sara Solak, Principal Laboratory Assistant        
Loma Linda University

In this workshop participants will be introduced to staple biotechnology techniques that can be performed in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to try hands-on lab activities that students are sure to enjoy. This workshop will provide resources, ideas and activities that can help integrate biotechnology into a middle school and high school curriculum. (Seats: 20)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - CANCELLED

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Twice

Building STEMthusiasm
Dan Wyrick, Science Specialist          
Connecting Waters Charter School  

Workshop focuses on helping teachers develop a school-wide STEM program designed to involve all students in STEM related activities that extend over several days. Participants will gain an understanding of how to set up and implement a multiday STEM program and will get hands on experiences with a variety of STEM activities that they can take back to their own classrooms and schools. (Seats: 24)

June 20 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 21 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

BY DESIGN Science Labs Debugged! Grades 1-4
Nikki Gonzalez, MA, Science Consultant   
Beverly Bucknor, MAT, Associate Superintendent                                                   
Terri Vasquez                                     
Southeastern California Conference

New to By Design and intimidated by the labs? Already using By Design but finding some difficulties? Want to build confidence for explaining lab results? What if you can’t afford to buy the bins from the publisher? Wondering how to do all those labs on a limited budget and limited time? Each participant will have fun practicing labs from all 4 units for each grade with a veteran science educator. We’ve debugged a number of labs for you with tips for success: more complete instructions, sensitivity to multi-grade settings, alternative inexpensive materials, and purchasing tips. Bring your questions, successes, and problems to share. (Seats: 20)

June 20 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

BY DESIGN Science Labs Debugged! Grades 5-8
Nikki Gonzalez, MA, Science Consultant   
Beverly Bucknor, MAT, Associate Superintendent                                                   
Terri Vasquez                                     
Southeastern California Conference

New to By Design and intimidated by the labs? Already using By Design but finding some difficulties? Want to build confidence for explaining lab results? What if you can’t afford to buy the bins from the publisher? Wondering how to do all those labs on a limited budget and limited time? Each participant will have fun practicing labs from all 4 units for each grade with a veteran science educator. We’ve debugged a number of labs for you with tips for success: more complete instructions, sensitivity to multi-grade settings, alternative inexpensive materials, and purchasing tips. Bring your questions, successes, and problems to share. (Seats: 20)

June 21 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Catching Rainbows with Pizza Boxes
Richard Clark, PhD                 
Professor of Chemistry
Union College

Participants will explore the world of spectra after building a simple but amazingly precise spectrometer from inexpensive materials.  (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Creating Space for Learning: Virtual and Augmented Reality, 3D Printing and Drones
Pegi Flynt, PhD, Director of Online Campus  
Ryan Harrell, MA
Southern Adventist University

Come see how 3D space is intersecting our learning spaces, with hands on experience in some of the most promising emerging technologies for the classroom. We'll examine virtual and augmented reality on mobile devices through tools such as Nearpod, BlippAR and other promising apps.  We'll also explore how increasing ease of use and a dramatic reduction in the cost of 3D printing makes it easily accessible in the classroom. And we willl demonstrate how drones offer a large range of educational opportunities across multiple applications and grade levels.  This emerging technology has the capacity to significantly increase the level of engagement in our classrooms, and we'll offer some first-hand experience in its implementation, all from the uniquely Christ-centered perspective of the "Our Creator's Space" initiative. (Seats: 30)

June 21 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Twice

Culinary Arts Integration: Project-Based Learning Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into   
Sarah Henderson, English Teacher                                              
Lori Holm, Culinary Arts Teacher                                                        
Loma Linda Academy

Join high school English teacher Sarah Henderson and high school culinary arts teacher Lori Holm for a fun and delicious session as we discuss culinary arts integration. Like all arts integration, this approach involves student research, creativity and execution, but with a little extra engagement and motivation because, well, food! Culinary arts integration is also ideal for cross-curricular application and public speaking opportunities as students defend their creations to the class in persuasive speeches. Watch as we demonstrate sample activities that can be easily incorporated into your curriculum. (Seats 35)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: Twice

Deadly or Curative? Venomous Animals and Their Venoms
William Hayes, PhD  & Team                       
Loma Linda University

Venomous animals often sport dazzling colors and extraordinary adaptations that ensure their survival. Because of their deadly brew of toxins, they often inspire extreme emotions: fear and loathing, or intense fascination. Although many venomous animals are killed when encountered, they comprise an essential part of the natural environment and help to maintain balanced ecosystems. In doing so, nature's toolbox has carefully shaped their chemical weaponry via countless ongoing experiments to yield an extraordinary diversity of compounds that interact in highly specific ways with physiological systems. In this seriously cool workshop, you will learn the basic biology of venomous animals and the complex ways in which humans interact with them. You will get to see live animals, watch how venom is extracted from them, and discover how many venoms have been converted to cures for human ailments. You will even get your hands on some state-of-the-art equipment to get acquainted with the techniques researchers use to explore the various components of venom, such as high-pressure liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, quantitative PCR, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. (Seats: 8)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 21 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Engineering In Flight: The STEM of Planes, Rockets, and Missiles     
Everett Roper, Adjunct Professor          
Oakwood University

Airplanes fly because they are able to generate a force called lift which normally moves the airplane upward. Lift is generated by the forward motion of the airplane through the air which is produced by the Thrust of the engine(s).  We will show that the lift is due to wing diversion where we'll use everyday tools to explain this phenomenon. Lift is easier to understand if we start with Newton and Bernoulli Principles which will be fully explained. (Seats: 25)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: Once

Faith and Science
Monte Fleming, PhD                              
Loma Linda University

This seminar will cover several of the most important topics raised in discussions of faith and science. It will give educators tools to tackle the interplay of faith and science in the classroom, and point them to the best resources for further study. Many fields have contributed to discussions of faith and science; special attention will be given to issues in biology, paleontology, and geology. (Seats: 50)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Faith Integration Strategies for STEM Teachers
Richard Clark, PhD                 
Professor of Chemistry
Union College

Are you uncomfortable explaining some common ideas of science in your faith based classes?  Do you avoid certain topics because you might confuse or alarm some students? Do you feel pressure from your school or your community about how and how not to include evolution in your classes? This workshop will give you information and techniques to be confident that you can be both an honest creationist and an honest scientist. (Seats: 24)

June 21 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

How Much is That in Real Money? Converting Units From Dead Weight to Trail Blazers
Richard Clark, PhD                 
Professor of Chemistry
Union College

Learning and using the proper units in science labels and calculations is critical for accurate results. Students who understand why and how to always include the proper units will make fewer errors in Science and Math calculations. Americans shouldn’t continue being embarrassed because they don’t understand the metric system. Converting units, including from Metric to SAE requires proper labeling of units at each step of the calculation. How many moles of rice are needed to cover the state of California? How long to I push the red laser pointer button to deposit a mole of photons on the screen? (Seats: 24)

June 22 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM - CANCELLED

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: Twice

I Can Make an iBook!
Willie Davis, PhD                                              
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Science
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

During this workshop, you will learn how to make an interactive iBook that can be used for teaching in your class. (Seats: 15)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 21 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: Once

I Never Learned to Do it That Way!
Lesa Kean, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Union College

Modern curricula often calls for teaching multiple strategies for each mathematical concept. It's hard to teach them if we never were taught them ourselves. Further, it's hard to know if we even should! In this session we will learn/use several strategies each for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will discuss their possible merit in classroom use and discuss when, if ever, they may be beneficial. Workshop kit fee $ 8.00. (Seats: 24)

June 21 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

          ¼-day           (1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

Inquiry Science: Asking Questions, Seeking Answers
Dan Wyrick, Science Specialist          
Connecting Waters Charter School

Inquiry-based science teaches science by doing science. Inquiry science engages students in the processes of science as well as exciting them about science and motivating them to learn more. This workshop focuses on techniques and activities that promote inquiry-based science experiences. Teachers will develop and take away several inquiry-based lab activities. (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
June 21 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

          ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

Intro to Computer Coding - Grades K to 5
Richard Morita                                               
Diana Morita                                               
Foothill Adventist School

This is an introductory class to the world of coding and computer science.  We will be introducing you to code.org.  You will get hands-on experience coding and practicing teaching lessons you will use in your class.  This seminar is geared for grades K-5. (Seats: 16)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
June 21 /   3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

          ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Once

Introducing Critical Thinking Skills Through Research: An Active Learning Strategy
Eugene Joseph, PhD                                   
Associate Professor of Biology                           
La Sierra University

This workshop is designed to provide practical suggestions regarding how to introduce critical thinking skills to students through research (in and outside of the classroom). Participants will utilize the scientific method to develop a research mini-proposal and participate in hands-on implementation of key portions of the proposal. (Seats: 30)

June 22 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

         ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Thrice

Invention Education-Lemelson-MIT Grant Program
Rosemarie Bechtel, STEM Advisor/Department Chairperson    
Blue Mountain Academy

Participants will practice the modes of product design and engineering in order to understand the steps and processes involved in invention education. An activity in reverse engineering will be used as well.  An introduction to the Lemelson-MIT Grant Program will be presented as well as clips from our L-MIT InvenTeam in action.  Participants will be given help in writing their initial grant proposals which is due in March of each year, as well as follow-up help if their school is wins the EXCITE Award (Which gives the lead educator an opportunity to go to MIT, learn more about invention education, and attend Eureka Fest in June.) and continues to the final grant proposal, due the following September in order to win one of 15 $10,000 grants.   Lemelson-MIT looks for schools that have diversity, economic need, and special circumstances. It helps to start the application process with students actively involved during March.  Doing a STEMinar prior to the March deadline would help set-up the school for a successful application for the school year of 2017-2018. The workshop would reinforce the necessary skills needed to implement Invention Education within a STEM Club, doing STREAM activities across the curriculum, and starting/completing a grant application.  (I can also show educators how to start a patent search). Workshop kit fee $3.50. (Seats: 18)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
June 20 / 3:30 PM -5:15 PM - CANCELLED

June 21 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

         ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

iPad Apps in the Classroom
Charity Espina, MEd, Program Manager - EXSEED                                 
Marilyn Eggers, PhD, Associate Provost, Co-Executive Director of EXSEED
Andrea Sayler, MAEd, Program Manager - EXSEED                         
Loma Linda University

Find apps that meet your classroom needs can be time consuming. Participate in our hands-on, engaging iPad Apps workshop that will feature innovative and fun apps that could enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. Participants will spend time interacting with apps.  Some featured apps require that you download them ahead of time. Bring your questions and share your favorite apps in the classroom. Be sure to bring your iPad, charged and ready to use! Apps to download ahead of time: Paper 53, Genius Scan, Noteshelf, and Plickers. (Seats: 40)

June 20/ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
June 21/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

         ½-day         
(4 hours)
Offered: Twice

LEGO Robotics: First Lego League (Middle School)
Mel Wade 
Technology Director                    
Sacramento Adventist Academy

FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think and act like scientists and engineers. You will learn the basics of programing a robot. During the workshop, you will learn about organizing teams, preparing the students to build, test, and program LEGO robots, and prepare for competitions that challenge and hone their skills. We will cover the basics of First LEGO League robotics as well as a sample of the competition requirements if you decide to enter the competitions. Lego robotics is about building a skill set that will help a young student become a better individual - solving problems.  And, it is FUN!  A short introductory video can be viewed at http://www.firstlegoleague.org.  More information can be found on the Adventist Robotics League website http://www.adventistroboticsleague.net. (Seats: 12)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
June 21
/ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

         ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

LEGO Robotics: First Tech Challenge (High School)
Mel Wade 
Technology Director                    
Sacramento Adventist Academy

FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. During the workshop, you will learn about organizing teams and preparing the students to develop problem solving skills. (Seats: 12)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
June 21
/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

          ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Thrice

Leonardo Da Vinci in the Classroom: Using Renaissance Thinking to Inspire STEM Education
Brian Hartman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education   
Debbie Muthersbaugh, PhD                            
Walla Walla University

Get into the mindset of Leonardo Da Vinci in this hands-on build session.  Learn ways to bring history, science, technology, engineering, math, and art to the k-12 classroom.  Complete a project inspired by Da Vinci’s writings that you can immediately implement into the curriculum.  Curriculum materials will be provided. (Seats: 45)

June 21 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM; 3:30 PM -5:15 PM
June 22
/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

          ¼-day             (1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

Neuroscience Concepts in the Classroom: How it Affects Learning and Behavior
Keith Drieberg, PhD Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department
School of Education                                                              
La Sierra University 

Participants will learn basic Neuroscience concepts that will assist them in teaching and learning, from a K-12 perspective. (Seats: 25)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
June 21 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

          ½-day         
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

Never Loose Ground
Lesa Kean, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Union College

Have you ever noticed that they way students are taught in earlier grades can sometimes keep them from learning related concepts in later grades? This is a problem that may be solved with awareness of how some related concepts are developed over the grades. In this session we will follow the concept of number sense through 1)evens and odds, 2)multiplication, 3)composites and primes, 4)integer factoring, and 5)algebraic factoring. Teaching with awareness of past and future concept development can help your students to never loose ground, mathematically! Workshop kit fee $ 8.00. (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

            ¼-day              (1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Twice

Practical iPad Uses for Teachers & Students
Liezl Quion, MA
Mathematics Teacher and Mathematics Department Chair
San Gabriel Academy 

There are so many iPad apps and web tools to choose from and most teachers do not have the time to research which apps will be most useful to them and their students. I will share the iPad apps and web tools that I use for planning, instruction, and assessment. These apps and web tools will include Showbie, iTunes U, Quizizz, Planboard, and many others. (Seats: 25)

June 20 / 3:30 PM -5:15 PM
June 21 / 3:30 PM -5:15 PM

        ¼-day           
(1 hour 45 mins)
Offered: Thrice

Salmon Migration: Up A Creek Without A Paddle
Nikki Gonzalez, Retired Biology Teacher
Greg Reseck, Principal/Teacher                           
Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School

Participants will learn about the spawning process of salmon from egg to adult.  Resources will be shared to assist participants in learning what state organizations can help them learn more about this process including setting up a tank with eggs to watch the hatching process in the classroom.  Participants will learn how to do Japanese fish printing.  Other lifecycles of regional animals/insects will be discussed.  Salmon will be our main focus, with ideas for other hands-on activities to do with students. (Seats: 16)

June 21 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM; 3:30 PM -5:15 PM
June 22
/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Thrice

Science Demonstrations: Kicking It Up A Notch (Or, How To Keep An Audience Without Losing A Finger)
Monte Fleming, PhD                               
Loma Linda University

This workshop will cover chemistry and physics demonstrations, and will include information on how to assess the danger of any given demonstration and approach it safely. We'll work with electricity, projectiles, and exothermic reactions, with attention given to keeping the demonstrations as inexpensive and non-time-consuming as possible. Resources for further investigation will also be provided. (Seats: 20)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
June 21 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
June 22
/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Sea Turtle Research From the Field in Roatan Honduras
Stephen G. Dunbar, PhD                         
Graduate Biology Program Director             
Loma Linda University

The workshop will link Dunbar in Honduras with the EXSEED group in Loma Linda through Skype. The participants will be get a sense of the kinds of research work the ProTECTOR group does with sea turtles in Honduras. Participants will be able to ask questions and make comments while linked live with Dunbar in the field. (Seats: 25)

June 22/ 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Service-Learning and the Importance of Community Engagement
Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH,Director of the Institute for Community Partnerships
Brenda Spoelstra                                                   
Loma Linda University  

Participants will learn what is happening in Service-Learning at Loma Linda University, the elements of service-learning, and national examples of school districts engaged with service-learning. (Seats: 25)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

       

Short and Sweet: Debriefing Made Easy
Dustin Smith, MD                                       
Caroline Baek, RN, MSN,                              
Jeremy Edwards, NREMT                                
Teri Reynolds, RN, MSN, MHA, CEN
Loma Linda University

Debriefing is regarded as a critical component of simulation methodology. Some have referred to debriefing as the ‘heart and soul’ of simulation for its capacity to generate new insights, broaden perspectives, and bridge gaps between theory, technical skills, and clinical judgment (Dreifuerst, 2009). The goal for this workshop is to provide an exciting, interactive experience, where teachers will be able to partake in a simulation scenario. Following each scenario, participants will be actively involved in debriefing with the model of Good Judgement while using TeamSTEPPS communication tools as demonstrated by the Loma Linda University Facilitators. (Seats: 8)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: Twice

Teaching Through Tinkering
Duane Tan, MAT
Director Support Services
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

An interactive session where participants will be learning about the 3D design process, specifically using Tinkercad, a free cloud-based computer aided design software.  This simple, yet powerful software is perfect for students of all ages to get started in the world of 3D design.  Participant 3D-design-creations will be printed for the participant to take home with them.  Participants will also be informed of the current trends in 3D printing within education and the pros and cons of owning a 3D printer.  Questions, discussion, and an open-mind are required, no other prerequisites needed.  Different 3D printers and 3D scanners will be on display and available for use.  (Seats: 12)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 21 / 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Technology in Science Lab
Aaron Hays, Secondary Science Teacher         
San Gabriel Academy  

PASCO has over 80 probes that can be fully integrated with iPads. The Technology in Science Lab workshop will provide a hands on introduction to PASCO probware and software.  The workshop will focus on chemistry, physics, and biology laboratories. (Seats: 25)

June 22 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Once

The Chemistry of Cuisine
Cory Gheen, MS, BPS, Executive Chef Instructor, Nutrition & Dietetics
Krystal Gheen, MPH, MS, RD, Assistant Director, Continuing Professional Education
School of Allied Health
Loma Linda University

What captures the interest of students? FOOD! Yes, food can be used to engage students in inquiry-based science—really! Chemistry of Cuisine offers innovative and interactive nutrition and health-focused curriculum ideas for teaching core science concepts in K-12 science classes. (Seats: 20)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

The E in STEM    
Everett Roper, Adjunct Professor          
Oakwood University

Engineering is a part of STEM that uses thinking and reasoning skills for success.  In order to encourage Engineering as a career, instruction should build on young students' natural problem-solving skills to prepare a future generation of critical thinkers. Instruction should teach kids how to solve problems systematically . . . creating skills, optimism and attitudes important for their futures. Life is not multiple choice.  The need for engineers will be presented as well as an overview into the world of engineering. (Seats: 25)

June 20 / 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Twice

Using Animal Behavior to Develop Critical Thinking: Observation, Data, Analysis
Joe Galusha, Retired Dean of Graduate Studies
Walla Walla University

The criteria for selection of behaviors in studies using animals will be discussed.  Then a timer program compatible with iPad, iPhone, or laptop computers will be used by session participants to collect and analyze data from a video taken of gulls nesting in a breeding colony.  The methodology for making time budgets for animals in any social situation will be developed.  The natural progression from watching to counting to critical thinking about what animals do and why will be demonstrated. This experience can be generalized to careful observation of any group of animals.  (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
June 21 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Twice

Using Free Computational Tools to Teach Big Data Analytics
Christopher Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

We are drowning in data! Many of us use fitness trackers and apps to keep track of our daily steps and physical fitness. In the world of medicine, we have access to our electronic health records and can obtain detailed information about our patient data from institutions such as Loma Linda University Medical Center and its affiliates. Because of the large volume of data that we now have access to, we need to be able to process that data and obtain useful information for improving our individual health and our societal health. In this workshop we will provide an overview of the free software tools that can be used to explore data and develop reproducible data analysis strategies. The material presented in this workshop will give you a foundation in data analytics to benefit you and your students. (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM - CANCELLED
June 21 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM - CANCELLED

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Using Games and Puzzles to Motivate Love for Mathematics
Lesa Kean, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Union College

Whether to enrich, to develop, or (let's be honest) to fill time, teachers use games, puzzles, and challenges with students. Why not choose ones that will help students learn and love mathematics? In this session we will use the Tower of Hanoi, fractal pop-up cards, Pascal's Triangle, and the Chaos Game to ultimately help students with binomial multiplication. More than that, it will help them catch the problem solving bug that may inspire them pursue mathematics further in high school and college. (Seats: 24)

June 20 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: Twice

Where the Dead Teach the Living
P. Ben Nava, PhD
Vice Chair and Professor of Pathology and Human Anatomy
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

A hands-on cadaver workshop that will explore the anatomy of certain organ systems. (Seats: 8)

June 20 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
June 21 / 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(1 hour 45 mins)

Offered: Once

Who Can I Blame for This?
Lesa Kean, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Union College

What exactly does the common core say (or NOT say) about mathematics? Come to this interactive session in which we explore the content, applications, and misapplications of this controversial piece of legislation. (Seats: 24)

June 21 / 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact: exseed@llu.edu