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.
4-DAY TRAINING AGENDA
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
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: https://tinyurl.com/T3trainingregistration
Additional Information: t3alliance.org