T3 Instructors Training Schedule

T3 Alliance Instructor Training Agenda

February 21 – 24, 2018

Reno, Nevada

Tuesday, February 20th – travel day

Welcome to Reno. The Silver Legacy is two miles from the airport. There is a shuttle that runs constantly or there are taxis as an alternative. Check into the Silver Legacy. While the room is pre-paid, the Silver Legacy will require a pre-authorization of $25.00 for each night to cover incidentals/physical room deposit. This pre-authorization will take place upon check-in.

Wednesday, February 21st – UNR Joe Crowley Student Union – third floor 301

8:00  Walk or Shuttle to Joe Crowley Student Union

The Silver Legacy is a little less then one mile from the Joe Crowley Student Union where our training is taking place. Please refer to the attached map if you desire the stroll, or refer to the shuttle schedule and map that will take you directly from the Silver Legacy to the Joe Crowley Student Union. The shuttle cost $0.25 (one quarter) and runs each 15 – 20 minutes and holds about 20 people. There is a web based tracker if you want to see where the bus in at the currently.

The link to the website: https://www.rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation/rtc-sierra-spirit/

Attached is the shuttle route map so you can see the various shuttle stops indicated by a “blue dot” – you’ll notice that the shuttled stops directly in front of the Silver Legacy for pick-ups and drop-offs (corner of 5th St. & Virginia Street). As the shuttle makes its way north on Virginia street toward the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union (1.4 miles). The shuttle conveniently stops at the roundabout (in front of) the Joe Crowley Student Union. For frame of reference, I also added two images to the Shuttle Route Map (The Silver Legacy and the Joe Student Union).

8:30 – 9:00  Breakfast, coffee and casual introductions

  • Grab your plate, get comfortable, find Adam Low, Chester Lowrey or Dayne Broderson and make a smart aleck comment to make them more relaxed
  • Pick up a name tag with State & Name
  • Place a pin on the map for your UB site
  • We want to start on-time and honor your time

9:00 – 10:04 Kickoff

  • Welcome statements: Welcome to UNR, Safety Moment and Where are the restrooms and coffee? John Monahan & Maria Sandra Jimenez, UB Reno Asst. Director
  • How did we end up here? John Monahan &  Nicole Norfles
  • Introducing the Team – Implementation Team, Trainers and UB instructors – Everybody

10:04 – 10:16 Break

  • Check out something cool 3D printing in background – you’re going to be doing this soon

10:16 – 11:15 – Growth Mindset & Support

  • Brush Bot activity: Growth Mindset in a world of fixed mindsets – Adam Low & Mark Standley
    • Activity: Brush bots, discuss and share
    • Homework for next day: do the self-assessment

11:15 – 12:30 Lunch in the Joe Crowley Student Union food court, receive a voucher to explore and try out the dining options

12:30 – 1:30   Using the T3 website to its capacity – Adam Low & Chester Lowrey

  • Resources & Support: Adam Low & Chester Lowrey
    • Open website, login, find lesson – comment and share thoughts. To paraphrase, Adam says, he wants you to leave the session “feeling giddy about all the ways they can connect and collaborate”
  • create an account Curriculum Overview – Adam Low
  • Forum – Curriculum & Administrative
    • Moderators – Adam, Corey, Chester
  • Virtual Office Hours (VOH)
    • Google Hangouts – Adam Low & Daryl Albano
    • Events – Calendar
      • Scheduling Experts for VOH – Adam Low

1:30 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 4:30 Raspberry Pi – Adam, Chester, Dayne

  • Raspberry Pi around the world for education, makers, and builders
  • Intro the the Raspberry Pi, components, and sensors
    • Intro to RaspberryPi units
    • Sensors & Sense HAT
  • Setup a Pi
  • Physical setup of the Pi
  • Personalizing your Pi – playing with OS – Programs
    • Keyboard config
    • Desktop customization
  • Introduction to terminal
    • The Shell: Command Line introduction
    • Rename Pi
    • Securing a Pi (password)
    • Users & Root
  • Connecting to the network
    • Basic connection
  • Review of Installed programs
  • Minecraft
    • Basics of navigation
    • Network minecraft together
    • Learning to edit minecraft using python
    • Learning to download code from github
  • Sense HAT and Minecraft

4:40 – 5:00 – Debrief with John

  • Tie back to FAQ – Growth mindset – making learning fun  
    • Practice posting comments in forum

Group Dinner –  

Talking Points for the table/groups to spark discussion:

  • Growth Mindset – Mark Standley
  • Design Thinking – John Adam & Dayne

Thursday 22nd – UNR Joe Crowley Student Union – third floor 301

8:00 – 8:30 – Coffee and get relaxed

8:30 – 8:45  – Day 2 Kickoff – Monahan & Pips Veazey

  • Preview of day
  • Response to forum comments
  • Revisit key project strategies
    • $3,500 annual resources
    • Academic Year and the 6 week plan for summer

9:00 – 9:50 – Physical computing with Scratch – Adam Low

  • Programming with scratch

9:55 – 11:35 – Hands on for Everyone

  • GPIO pins and breadboards
  • Lighting a LED, and setting up a buzzer with scratch
  • Build a whoopie cushion

11:35-12:30 Lunch in the Joe Crowley Student Union food court, receive a voucher to explore and try out the dining options

2 tracks:

Track 1: UB Directors

  • Monahan and Veazey to discussion strategies to support partnerships
    • Evaluation
    • Connecting to the community
    • Academic Year and Summer Session
    • Q&A

Track 2: – T3 Instructors

12:30 – 4:15 Track 2: Networked Pis

  • Internet of Things & Introduction to Node-Red
    • What is it and basics for using
    • Real World: Hilo Power Monitoring at home – Chester
  • Connecting to your pi NodeRed development from laptop/tablet
  • Revisit our physical computing skills in NodeRed
    • LED blinking
    • Debug Tab
    • Playing a sound from a button
  • Intro to networking between Pis
    • Send & receive messages
      • Button push on Pi 1 sends messages to Pi 2 and causes a light.
    • Query a remote sensor
      • Have a Rpi Sense HAT system already on network and ready to provide temp
    • Query a remote API
    • Provide a remote
  • Internet of Things
  • GUI of graphs
  • Dashboards
  • Cameras
    • live stream camera – underwater & trail cam
  • Motion detectors
  • Weather stations

4:15 – 4:45 Everybody: Group Debrief

  • Group up and round-robin discussion of what worked well, what could be improved, and what you can anticipate
  • Group Photo

4:45 – 5:00 Completing the survey and evaluation

Thursday – DIY Dinner

Friday 23rd – UNR Joe Crowley Student Union – third floor 301 – Getting Comfortable and going into more detail

8:30 – 9:00 Food and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 John and New Implementation team introductions

9:15 – 9:40  Brief Intro to Design Challenges – Holly McQuinn & Adam

9:30 – 9:40  Break

9:40 – 11:30

Going into more detail

  • Google Hangouts
    • Do a real world test of this using different rooms with teams/experts
  • Forum Review
    • Post frustrations and feedback
  • Project Planning (share Corey kinds of projects)
  • External Resources and Access
    • walk through a Rpi thing (have a list of a few things to try)
  • Command line skills & networking skills revisited and built up

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch in the Joe Crowley Student Union food court, receive a voucher to explore and try out the dining options

12:30 – 2:15 – Python

  • Hello world
  • Light a lightbulb, and trigger a buzzer with python, using a motion sensor

2:15 – 4:15 – Expanded sensors

  • Connecting a camera, and a motion detector
    • Weather stations
    • Connecting other weather sensors
    • Describe how to create a live stream camera – underwater, or a trail cam.
  • More Networking on Pi

4:15 – 4:45 Everybody: Group Debrief

  • Group up and round-robin discussion of what worked well, what could be improved, and what you can anticipate

6:30 Group Dinner: Silver Legacy – Buffet

  • Moving ahead when you get home
  • Holly talking points about a National Design Challenge
  • EPSCoR National Involvement

Saturday 24th – Silver Legacy Silver Baron Room 1 & 2

9:00 – 10:00 Themed help tables, reviews, project demos & debugging

  • Advanced command line & services

10:00 – 11:30 – 3D Printers

  • 3D Printers – Cory & Adam
    • Tinkercad
    • Material selection
    • Fasteners, clips, and latches
    • Clearances and tolerance

11:30-12:30 Lunch – on your own

12:30 – 2:30 – Future Projects

  • Drones in the future
  • What’s to come – drone mapping
  • Robot Pis
  • Programing servos with a Pi
  • Triggering an email and or a text
  • Building a mousetrap / robot, or some other devices
  • Hydaburg Clock
  • Hydaburg Underwater camera
  • Barrow Ice Cellars

2:30 – 3:00 Wrap-up & Thanks

  • What can we do for you moving forward?
  • Evaluations

3:00 – 5:00 Individual Sessions

  • Enjoy Reno & Catch flights out
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