Overview of June 18-20, 2019 Workshops

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

Please note:

  • 9:45 -10:15 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.

*CCX = Centennial Complex
*CR = Classroom

Workshops: 1/4-day
(2 Hours)
Tuesday, June 18Wednesday, June 19Thursday, June 20
 

10:15 AM
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12:15 PM

1:15 PM
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3:15 PM

3:30 PM
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5:30 PM

10:15 AM
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12:15 PM

1:15 PM
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3:15 PM

3:30 PM
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5:30 PM

10:15 AM
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12:15 PM

1:15 PM
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3:15 PM

Authoring Your Own e-Book to Facilitate Student Learning   CANCELLED  CCX Chen Fong 4220A 
Building STEMthusiasmCANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED   
Career Based STEM     CCX CR 3220 CCX CR 3220CCX CR 3220 CCX CR 3220  
Data - Its Kind of a Big Deal   CANCELLED  CCX CR 2226 
Finding the Beauty in Math: Art in the High School Mathematics ClassroomCCX CR 2220  CCX CR 2220    
Fun Ways to Learn Neurobiology in K-12 Classroom CCX Chen Fong 4220A      
How to Make Your Classroom Come Alive with Hands-on Project-based Learning  CCX Chen Fong 4220DCCX Chen Fong 4220D  CCX Chen Fong 4220DCCX Chen Fong 4220D
Gamification - Increase Engagement, Learning and Differentiation using  a Gamified Classroom CCX CR 2220CCX CR 2220    CCX CR 2220
I Never Learned to Do it That Way: Addition and Subtraction CCX CR 3226  CCX MC Amphitheater 3111   
I Never Learned to Do it That Way: Multiplication and Division  CCX CR 3226  CCX MC Amphitheater 3111  
It's All Connected: Factoring as it Relates to Area and Algebraic Polynomials       CCX MC Amphitheater 3111
It's All Connected: Factoring as it Relates to Prime and Composite Numbers      CCX MC Amphitheater 3111 
It's Just Physics: By Design Labs Grades 1-4CCX CR 3226     CCX CR 3226 
It's Just Physics: By Design Labs Grades 5-8   CCX CR 3226   CCX CR 3226
Makerspace in Every School! My journey of transforming a library into an exciting place to explore and how you can do it too! CCX Chen Fong 4220A CCX Chen Fong 4220ACCX Chen Fong 4220A   CCX Chen Fong 4220A
Mental Health in the Regular Classroom  CCX CR 2226  CCX CR 2226  
Nature of Science: The Kea and the Egg   CCX CR 2226    
Neuroscience for EducatorsCANCELLED       
Paleontology: Exploring the History of Life      CCX CR 2232CCX CR 2232
Pasco Sensors in Action      CANCELLEDCANCELLED
Picture-Perfect STEM: Leveraging Picture Books to Inspire STEM Education CANCELLED  CANCELLED   
Plate Tectonics: The Answer for Everything    CCX CR 2220CCX CR 2220CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113 
Progress NOT Regress with Regression Models  CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113  CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113  
Say Adios to "I Hate Math"CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113 CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113CCX Lin Amphitheater 3113   
Science Inquiry: Asking Questions, Seeking Answers CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED  
Sea Turtle Research from the Field in Roatan Honduras  CCX CR 2214  CCX CR 2214  
Start STEM EarlyCCX CR 3214       
Teaching with StimulationsCCX CR 2226     CCX CR 3214 
Trapped in a Mine - Using Digital Escapes Room's in the Classroom    CCX Chen Fong 4220D   CCX Chen Fong 4220DCCX Chen Fong 4220DCCX CR 2220 
Useful iPad Apps for Teachers & Students       CCX MC Amphitheater 3111  CCX MC Amphitheater 3111    
Using Animal Behavior to Development Critical Thinking by Use of a Computerized Timer/Counter for Gathering Data   CCX CR 3214    CCX CR 3214
Usingt Free Software Tools in STEM Education CCX CR 3220    CCX CR 3220CCX CR 3220
Winning at STEM Grant Writing   CCX CR 3214CCX CR 3214  CCX CR 3226 CCX CR 2226
Workshops: 1/2-day
(4 hours)
Tuesday, June 18Wednesday, June 19  
 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM1:15 PM - 5:15 PM  
Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour: All
of STEM in 1 Million Square Feet
Amazon Fulfillment CenterAmazon Fulfillment Center  
Beginning Arduino WorkshopsCCX GIS Lab Rm 3110   
Arduino Workshops 2 CCX GIS Lab Rm 3110  
Deadly or Curative? Venomous
Animals and Their Venoms 
 
Griggs Hall Rm 117Griggs Hall Rm 117  
Engineeting is Elementary -A Unique Engineering Program for Elementary Schools    CCX CR 3214  
Everyone Wants to be an AstronautCANCELLEDCANCELLED  
Fostering Inquiry Based Learning in the  Science ClassroomCCX MC Amphitheater 3111CANCELLED  
GeoTechnology: A Tool for Teaching and LearningCCX GIS Lab Rm 3102CCX GIS Lab Rm 3102  
I Data Lot: An Introduction to Data and its PossibilitiesCANCELLEDCANCELLED  
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: By Design Labs, Grades 1-4CCX Chen Fong 4220 B   
Inquiring Minds Want to Know II: By Design Labs, Grades 5-8 CCX Chen Fong 4220 B  
 Teaching Through TinkeringCCX CR 3208CCX CR 3208  

 

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: 2x

Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour: All of STEM in 1 Million Square Feet
Doug Havens, MS, Director of EXSEED   
Loma Linda University

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.                                     

  • All guests above the age of 18 must bring a valid government-issued ID.  This tour goes through an active fulfillment center. 
  • All guests must wear flat, closed-toe and closed-back shoes (no sandals, clogs or high heels). We recommend wearing comfortable shoes/sneakers. Additionally, long hair must be pulled above the shoulders and long-hanging jewelry, scarves, and ties are not permitted.

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Authoring Your Own e-Book to Facilitate Student Learning
Willie Davis, PhD, Director of Academic Support   
Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy

During this workshop, you will learn how to make an electronic book that you can use in your teaching. You will also learn how your students can make these books to document their learning via student projects. (Seats: 20)

June 19 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Cancelled
June 20
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: 1x

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

We will learn the basics of the Arduino microcontroller, how they relate to computers and modern technology, and work through some basic examples where you will see how easy it is to program an Arduino to perform basic functions. Workshop kit fee $12.(Seats: 12)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: 1x

Arduino Workshops 2
Felipe Villasenor       
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University

We will learn about the Arduino microcontroller and how it relates to modern technology. We will work with kits to program an arduino to perform some basic functions. Finally, we will explain how you can use microcontrollers to solve basic everyday problems with a little programming.. Workshop kit fee $12. (Seats: 12)

June 19 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 3x
Building STEMthusiasm
Dan Wyrick       
Nature By Design

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 18 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Cancelled
June 19 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Cancelled

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 4x
Career Based STEM
Chandra Young, Principal                
Fresno Adventist Academy

This workshop will introduce participants to Career Based, Hands-on STEM modules. These modules teach students about specific career fields while giving them authentic tasks. Participants will get to sample three labs, use the on-line learning system from both a student and teacher prospective and collaborate on ways to fund a lab at their school. (Seats: 10)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x

Data - Its Kind of a Big Deal
Christopher Rosario, IS Project Manager
Kevin Leiva                                                
SAC Health System

The participants will learn how to create simplified data source to be able to show their students. This will allow teachers to incorporate data and data
science into traditional science experiments. Students will creat the data source, and lear how to manage the data and data types. (Seats: 10)

June 19 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Cancelled
June 20
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: 2x
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 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM
June 19 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: 1x
Engineeting is Elementary - A Unique Engineering Program for Elementary Schools
Ophelia Barizo, MSc, STEM Coordinator
Chesapeake Conference

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is an award-winning, research-based, and hands-on engineering program developed by the Museum of Science in Boston for pre-K to 8 students. It was developed with support from the National Science Foundation, Raytheon, NASA, and other STEM organizations. It introduces learners to the engineering design process and integrates engineering with the science that teachers already teach, as well as literacy and other disciplines. It is hands-on and problem-based. This workshop will touch on why engineering is important in elementary school and will model a complete unit of study, including all the hands-on activities involved. (Seats: 20)

June 19 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: 2x
Everyone Wants to Be an Astronaut    
Dean Edwards       

In this course we will design and build a pneumatic rocket launcher and learn properties of aerodynamics that control rocket flight. (Seats: 25)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Cancelled
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Cancelled

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Finding the Beauty in Math: Art in High School Mathematics Classroom   
Ryan Robinson
Rogue Valley Adventist Academy     

Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways to visualize high school math concepts using guided art projects. The presenter will also share resources for creating animations and share high quality online resources. Topics include times tables and the Mandelbrot set, visualizing geometric sequences and series using fractals, origami platonic solids, the Fibonacci sequence and spirals, creating traditional Islamic art using compass constructions.(Seats: 20)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: 1x

Fostering Inquiry Based Learning in the Science Classroom
Briam Willemse                           
Indian Springs High School

Teaching science has changed immensely in recent years. We are now trying to transition away from LEARNING ABOUT to FIGURING OUT WHY. In this workshop we will explore a novel approach to teaching science. We will explore the power of phenomena and how to use them to drive instruction. We will dive into the world of inquiry-based lab instruction. This will incorporate a guided discovery model with true trial and error approaches to analyze data and utilize key science practices. The workshop will conclude with a look at how to incorporate all of the new material in an application lab, where students apply the skills they learned throughout the lab in a novel setting. Participants will be actively participating in all hands on learning throughout the course of the workshop. (Seats: 40)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Cancelled

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 1x
Fun Ways to Learn Neurobiology in K-12 Classrooms
Benjamin Navia, Associate Professor
Andrews University

This workshop will focus on hands-on activities aligned to the K-12 NAD science standards. These activities promise to engage students in learning basic principles of neurobiology and to develop self-regulation skills. Participants will leave with fun and easy to replicate activities that will allow students to be in the "driver's seat" from the beginning to the end of the lesson. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 3x
Gamification - Increase Engagement, Learning and Differentiation Using a Gamified Classroom
Dan Patchin, MAT, JD
North Pacific Union Conference

See how to turn your classroom into a game that increases student engagement, motivates learning and provides for differentiation to reach all of your students. Come play the game and see how gamification makes learning unavoidable. Then we will work through the concepts of gamification and how to use the free tools to gamifiy your own classroom. You will need a tablet or laptop and a willingness to make learning exciting. (Seats: 25)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 20/  1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)
Offered: 2x
GeoTechnology: A Tool for Teaching and Learning
Seth Wiafe, Assitant Professor         
Edriel Santos
Lance Pompe
Loma Linda University, School of Public Health

Innovative technologies, particularly Geographic Information Systems (GIS) when used appropriately as instructional support has the potential to enhance student learning and teacher instruction success through Spatial Thinking, Project or Problem Based Learning (PBL) activities, Information technology, and student driven learning. This workshop explores GIS tools necessary to support classroom inquiry and PBL. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: • Acquire raw data, manipulate it, map it, and share it • Find resources to learn more about GIS • Integrate GIS into lesson plans and curriculum (Seats: 12)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 4x
How to Make Your Classroom Come Alive with Hands-on Project-based Learning  
Greg Reseck, Principal/Teacher
Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School   

Participants will learn about my EXSEED project, which was a salmon in the classroom project, and how it evolved and was expanded after attending EXSEED. We will also discuss other hands on ways to teach and get the students involved in creative experiences that they will remember for years. Topics will include fish printing; building shoe box dioramas for studies such as the sea shore, pond life, or Native American Studies; life cycles of numerous species; where to get resources; and what is available out there! (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 20/  10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: 2x
I Data Lot: An Introduction to Data and its Possibilities
Christopher Rosario, IS Project Manager              
Kevin Leiva
SAC Health System

The goal of this workshop would be to introduce the participants to data and its uses. Data is the big ticket item for 2019. With companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook in the news constanly regaring their data. The workshop would progressively walk the participants through creating a simple data source, populating the source with data, and then creating a Visual Analytics dashboard displaying their data. The goal is to help encourage the use of data in presentations, and show how to possibly get students 'hooked' on science through data collection and reporting.(Seats: 10)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Cancelled
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Cancelled

¼-day
(2 hours)

Offered: 2x
I Never Learned to Do it That Way: Addition and Subtraction
Lesa Kean, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics        
Union College

These days we are expected to teach math in ways we were never taught ourselves. This workshop provides practice with several two-digit addition and subtraction manipulatives and strategies advocated in several common math standards such as: Base-10 blocks, Base-10 graph paper, number line, compensation, conscious place value, compatible numbers, as well as the standard algorithms. Time will also be allowed for comparing and contrasting these strategies and discussing their merit. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)

Offered: 2x
I Never Learned to Do it That Way: Multiplication and Division
Lesa Kean, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics        
Union College

These days we are expected to teach math in ways we were never taught ourselves. This workshop provides practice with several two- and three-digit multiplication and division manipulatives and strategies advocated in several common math standards such as: Base-10 blocks, Base-10 graph paper, halves and doubles, distributive property, conscious place-value, lattice method, compatible numbers, scaling up or down, and repeated subtraction, as well as the standard algorithms. Time will also be allowed for comparing and contrasting these strategies and discussing their merit. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19
/ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: 1x
Inquiring Minds Want to Know!: By Design Labs, Grades 1-4
Nikki Gonzalez, MA, Science Consultant, Southeastern California Conference
Beverley Bucknor, MAT, Superintendent of Schools, Southern New England Conference
Terri Vasquez, Southeastern California Conference                                  

Get hands-on experience with labs that use everyday, inexpensive materials to explore science! Students love the thrill of discovery and with familiar materials, they can inquire without intimidation or costing $$$. We'll do selected labs from all 4 Units, with tips for optimum results. Muscle fatigue, how life copes with cold, sunscreen tests, erosion, floral sex, and more! We'll cover alternate materials, troubleshooting labs, shortcuts, and time to share favorite labs. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: 1x
Inquiring Minds Want to Know!: By Design Labs, Grades 5-8
Nikki Gonzalez, MA, Science Consultant   
Beverley Bucknor, MAT, Superintendent of Schools, Southern New England Conference
Terri Vasquez, Southeastern California Conference

Get hands-on experiences with familiar, inexpensive materials in labs We'll dig into anatomy of chicken wings, sheep hearts and brains, and a shark, clarify mitosis and meiosis, make egg fountains, crush cans, extract DNA, and use red cabbage to learn about pH, and more! Included are trouble shooing t labs. alternate materials, analyzing results, and time for sharing favorite labs. (Seats: 20)

June 19 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day          
(2 hours)

Offered: 1x
It's All Connected: Factoring as it relates to Area and Algebraic Polynomials
Lesa Kean, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics        
Union College

Learn ways to work with factoring that show connections over the grade-levels. This is a manipulatives-based session that uses scaled blocks and algebra tiles. These tactile methods are excellent for promoting multi-sensory learning and helping students develop a sense for why our base-ten number system works the way it does. Take the mystery out of our geometric area formulas. Learn some of the history and geometry that leads us to call certain kinds of polynomial expresssions, "perfect squares," or, "differences of squares." (Seats: 20)

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

¼-day          
(2 hours)

Offered: 1x
It's All Connected: Factoring as it relates to Prime and Composite Numbers
Lesa Kean, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics        
Union College

Learn ways to work with factoring that show connections over the grade-levels. This session focuses on prime and composite numbers in a way that highlights number-sense, multi-sensory learning, and our base-ten number system. Use tiles, problem-solving, photography, and grocery store displays to make connections to mutliplication in ways that may bypass the need to focus on memorization of the multiplication tables (but your students will memorize them anyway)! Set students up for a good conceptual understanding once area and algebraic polynomial factoring comes along. (Seats: 20)

June 20 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 ¼-day          
(2 hours)

Offered: 2x
It's Just Physics: By Design Labs, Grades 1-4
Daniel Schoun, MS, Associate Professor
Kettering College

By Design Labs: Physics and Electricity. Participants will gain confidence in these labs by doing the hands-on activities of selected labs. If you aren't comfortable offering these labs, this workshop is for you. (Seats: 12)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 20 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 ¼-day  
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
It's Just Physics: By Design Labs, Grades 5-8
Daniel Schoun, MS, Associate Professor
Kettering College

By Design Labs: Physics and Electricity. Participants will gain confidence in these labs by doing the hands-on activities of selected labs. If you aren't comfortable offering these labs, this workshop is for you. (Seats: 12)

June 19 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 20 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 4x
Makerspace in Every School! My journey of transforming a Library into an exciting place to explore and how you can do it too!
Karen Murcia                                
Walla Walla University

What is a makerspace? A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. It uses high tech to no tech tools to allow students to apply what they are learning in classes as well as experimenting and creating new things! After attending the EXSEED conference in 2015, I was inspired to transform a little used library into a space that teachers and students could use. I will give you a complete picture of what worked and what didn't! This workshop will provide you with a framework for how to set up a makerspace that meets the needs and interests of your school, using the resources and space that you have available. In class we will complete several projects and you will leave with plans and resources for implementing in your classes!  (Seats: 30)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 20 /  1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Mental Health in the Regular Classroom
Ashley Pelton, Instructional Designer
Loma Linda University, Education Technology Services

Overview of depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and substance abuse and answering the following questions;
1. What does it look like in the classroom?
2. What is causing the behaviors?
3. Classroom management and accommodation techniques
4. Medication side effects that can affect academic performance. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 1x
Nature of Science: The Kea and the Egg
Lesa Kean, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics        
Union College

In this session participants will use a word puzzle and a hard-boiled egg to uncover the nature of scientific knowledge. Session includes opportunity to discuss aspects of relationship between creationist and evolutionist worldviews with respect to scientific knowledge. (Seats: 20)

June 19 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 ¼-day
(2 hours)
Offered: 1x
Neuroscience for Educators
Keith Drieberg, PhD, Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Dept.
La Sierra University, School of Education

In this workshop we will cover Neuromyths, as well as practical ideas from Neuroscience that impacts teaching and student learning. We will also touch upon how technology changes the learning process. (Seats: 30)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Cancelled

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Paleontology: Exploring the History of Life
Michael Sprague, BS
Loma Linda University

Children and young students are almost universally fascinated by paleontology. The field has a long history of study, and incorporates multiple independent disciplines ranging from geology to evolutionary biology. Is this evidence threatening to a strict interpretation of the Bible? If so, does it have any merit? How should those who take the Bible seriously respond to it? We will be digging into these questions as we explore the fossil record through both the secular and biblical frameworks, including how creationists have and are approaching the discipline. In addition to talking about the evidence for evolution and deep time, we will look at the young-age interpretations such as baraminology (the study of created kinds) and Flood geology. Build a geologic column, classify extinct animals, study real fossils, and more! Questions and open discussion are highly encouraged! (Seats: 24)

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

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Pasco Sensors in Action
Aaron Hays, Secondary Science Teacher
San Gabriel Academy

This workshop is geared for high school biology, chemistry, and physics teachers. We will be performing labs in these areas of science using Pasco wireless sensors. (Seats: 24)

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

¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Picture-Perfect STEM: Leveraging Picture Books to inspire STEM Education
Andrea Sayler, MAEd
Loma Linda University

Learn how using picture books can inspire learning in the STEM disciplines, experience the 5E instructional model through STEM-connected lessons, and become familiar with many engaging STEM-related picture books and resources! (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Cancelled
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Cancelled

¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 3x
Plate Tectonics: The Answer for Everything
Jamey Cooper
Loma Linda University

Join us as we take a look at the theory of plate tectonics and how these processes control everything about our planet including where and why we have earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain ranges, and climate zones. Whether you teach earth science, or are just fascinated by the world around you, we invite you to work through some fun lab activities with us. Earth science resources for classroom use will be provided to all participants. We look forward to learning with you! (Seats: 20)

June 19 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 20
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Progress NOT Regress with Regression Models
Stanley Matsuda, Director of Education Assessment
Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy

Stop using textbook data to teach regression analysis. Come join us and learn several hands-on experiments where you gather, graph, and analyze data to determine the appropriate regression model. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19
/ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered:4x
Say Adios to "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 Pharmacy
Tara Heghesan, MA, Redlands Adventist Academy
Paige Matsuda, MA Candidate, Claremont Schoo of Theology
Amy Hill, BA, Redlands Adventist Academy

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

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 3x
Science Inquiry: asking Questions, Seeking Answers
Dan Wyrick
Nature By Design

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 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Cancelled
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Cancelled

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Sea Turtle Research from the Field in Roatan Honduras
Stephen 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 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 18 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 ¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 1x
Start STEM Early
Ophelia Barizo, MSc, STEM Coordinator
Chesapeake Conference

Children are natural scientists and engineers who can learn STEM through creative play. It is important to provide young children with meaningful, experiential, and high-quality hands-on experiences to provide a foundation for later STEM learning in the future, and to make use of their natural curiosity. This workshop will share research on the importance of pre-K STEM and how to instill life-long learning in STEM. It will also provide tools, strategies, and resources for teaching STEM in early childhood. It will also show some STEM kits for early childhood learning. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

½-day
(4 hours)

Offered: 2x
Teaching Through Tinkering
Duane Tan, MAT,Director of Student Support Services
San Manuel Gateway College

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 18 / 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM

¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x
Teaching with Stimulations
Andrea Sayler, MAEd
Loma Linda University

Participants will engage with By Design Labs simulations and simulated environments that relate to the Grades 5 through 8 science curriculum. Participants will come away with resources to support their science instruction, and opportunities to deepen student learning. (Seats: 15)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 20 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

¼-day           
(2 hours)

Offered: 4x
Trapped in a Mine - Usingg Digital Escapes Room's in the Classroom
Dan Patchin, MAT, JD
North Pacific Union Conference

Come and participate in the fun of a digital escape room. Bring a tablet or laptop and try and escape before the time runs out. You’ll have so much fun you won’t realize your learning. The second half of the class will be spent learning how to make your own escape room for free using Google’s Apps for Education. You will need a device, a gmail account and a sense of adventure. (Seats: 25)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 19
/ 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 20/  10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

¼-day           
(2 hours)
Offered: 2x

Useful iPad Apps for Teachers & Students
Liezl Quion, MA
Mathematics Teacher and Mathematics Dept. Chair
San Gabriel Academy

There are over a million iPad apps in the Apple App store. If you are using an iPad for the first time, how do you know which apps to use? How do you know which apps are most useful and could help you save time? During this workshop, an overview of several apps will be presented. Some of the apps that will be reviewed are Showbie, Quizizz, Quizlet, iTunesU, IXL (Math), Desmos (graphing), and Drive (Google). This workshop is for middle school and high school teachers. (Seats: 24)

June 18 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 19
/ 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)

Offered: 2x
Using Animal Behavior to Develop Critical Thinking by Use of A Computerized Timer/Counter for Gathering Data
Joe Galusha, Retired Dean of Graduate Studies
Walla Walla University

The participants of this workshop will 1. learn the principles for selecting good independent science projects, 2. participate in the selection of steps to accomplish such, 3. use an iPad based timer/counter program to gather some preliminary data, and 4. draw conclusions with the workshop group leading to additional questions for study in the future. By experiencing the process of independent research, teachers and students will taste the satisfaction of discovery. (Seats: 12)

June 19 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
June 20/  1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)

Offered: 3x
Using Free Software Tools in STEM Education
Christopher Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor           
Loma Linda University

How many of you teach physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, or robotics courses? How many of you use Arduino or Raspberry Pi boards in your courses? What about 3D printers and 3D modeling? There are many software packages that can be used to teach these topics including Mathematica,
MATLAB, Maya, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks. You may not be aware that there are many FREE programming languages and environments that can be used to teach these topics or interface with these robotics controllers. In this two-hour course, we will provide an overview of free/Open-Source
software that can be used to teach these topics including Python, Jupyter notebooks, SageMath, Octave, Blender, TinkerCAD, and Fusion360. These free/Open-Source packages can reduce the cost of your course materials and are just as powerful as proprietary software. At the end of our two hours
together, you will have a wide-ranging understanding of the range and capabilities of free software available to you and your students for STEM courses.(Seats: 25)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
June 20/  10:15 AM - 12:15 PM and 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

¼-day
(2 hours)

Offered: 4x
Winning at STEM Grant Writing
Denver Drieberg, MEd, National Instructor
US Coast Guard Auxiliary

This workshop will lead participants in developing fundamental skills required to research potential funding sources, communicate with them, and write successful proposals requesting grants. Participants will be provided with time-proven strategies, tactics, practical skills and tools necessary to craft winning applications. (Seats: 20)

June 18 / 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 19
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
June 20/  1:15 PM - 3:15 PM