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T3 Alliance Instructor Training January 20-24, 2019 Hawi, HI

T3 Alliance Instructor Training January 20-24, 2019 Hawi, HI

Teaching Through Technology

Promote student interest in STEM career fields — infuse your Upward Bound program with high-interest technologies.

The introductory training for new T3 Alliance programs includes: learning to assemble a Raspberry Pi computer with attachable sensors; instruction in programming using NodeRed; understanding and implementing Design Thinking to address community problems; and empowering students to develop a growth mindset. Participants will visit locations on the Island of Hawaii where UB students are engaged in local service projects using the T3 Alliance model.



T3 Alliance Instructor Training January 20-24, 2019 Hawi, HI

The T3 Alliance program focuses on training instructors using three cutting-edge technologies; programmable Raspberry Pi devices, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles (air, land and water) that inspire students to pursue a STEM career fields. Students’ knowledge is reinforced using Design Thinking to solve a local community issue with their new technological skills. Throughout the process instructors learn how to develop students’ resilience and a Growth Mindset.

Day 1: T3 Alliance overview, introduction to your technology specialists team, developing a Growth Mindset, build your own Raspberry Pi kit, and introduction to coding using NodeRed
Day 2: Programming your Pi, connecting sensors, introduction to Design Thinking, and a local engagement field trip
Day 3: Involving your students in a community engagement project, introduction to 3D printing
Day 4: Customizing an implementation model for your site, website and support forums, advanced projects, integrating autonomous vehicles

Instructional Topics Include:

  • Summary of the NSF T3 Alliance and its positive impact on local programs
  • Become familiarize with the national “Raspberry Pi” (RPi) movement
  • Introduction to working with Raspberry Pi
  • Introduction to NodeRed and coding for the Pi
  • Networking and accessing your RPi
  • Connecting the RPi to a wide variety of data collecting sensors
  • Basics of 3D printing
  • Finding, slicing, and management 3D printer files
  • Designing 3D prints with Tinkercad
  • Advanced 3D printing and troubleshooting
  • Combining 3D printing and Raspberry Pi technologies
  • Where, when, and how of integrating autonomous vehicles
  • Customizing the T3 Alliance model for your UB site implementation
  • Design Challenges and connecting students across projects
  • Creating a safe-learning environment and a successful program
  • University Credit through UAF eCampus
  • Celebrating our cultural diversity

Event Details

Accommodations: Training will be held at Kohala Village Inn, a charming locally run facility located in a small town on the north coast of Hawaii.

Cost: The all-inclusive training event is $2,300 dollars per participant, and includes meals for all dietary considerations, lodging, ground transportation, and Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Registration: Limited enrollment, register at:


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