8717 Wolf Valley Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80924

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MT

Saturday - by appointment

Sunday - closed

Boot Camp

Tuesday, July 20th


K-2 (Group A) K-2 (Group B) 3-6 (Group A) 3-6 (Group B)
Session I (8:45 - 10:00) THE LUNAR TOOL BOX: PLIERS, HAMMERS AND 3D PENS- Explore the future use of 3-D printable technology as a valuable resource in every lunar toolbox. We will practice using 3-D pens to solve problems that may occur in lunar exploration, and apply fixes to everyday items that can't be replaced easily. Presenter: Katie Goodman FINCH: The Finch robot is easy to learn and easy to integrate into your curriculum. Teachers will be introduced to Finch, its coding language and the available challenges and resources that can be used to link learning across the curriculum. Presenters: Carrie Hill and Jen Newberg ESTES Rockets: Aiming for the Moon - NASA has created a camp on the Moon that allows astronauts to refuel while they are on their way to Mars. You are a Flight Design Specialist working for NASA and you have been tasked with making sure your rocket is able to make it to the to refuel before continuing to Mars. You and your fellow Design Specialists will be testing rockets to make sure that it will reach the Moon- no more and no less- the success of the mission is up to you! Join us to aim for the moon and see how easy it is to integrate rocketry into your classroom! Presenters: Nicole Bayeur, Director of Education and Nicole Sjoblom, Ph.D., Education Specialist THE HOUR OF CODE FIELD DAY - Engage in a variety of plugged and unplugged coding activities for grades K-6. Participants will be able to plan an Hour of Code Field Day for their school or graded level. --Presenters: Katie Poulsen and DeLene Hoffner
Session II (10:15-11:30) THE HOUR OF CODE FIELD DAY - Engage in a variety of plugged and unplugged coding activities for grades K-6. Participants will be able to plan an Hour of Code Field Day for their school or graded level. --Presenters: Katie Poulsen and DeLene Hoffner THE LUNAR TOOL BOX: PLIERS, HAMMERS AND 3D PENS- Explore the future use of 3-D printable technology as a valuable resource in every lunar toolbox. We will practice using 3-D pens to solve problems that may occur in lunar exploration, and apply fixes to everyday items that can't be replaced easily. Presenter: Katie Goodman ESTES Rockets (continued) HUMMINGBIRD BIT - Coding and basic electrical engineering are not as difficult to integrate into the classroom as you might think. This session will provide teachers with an introduction to the easy to learn Hummingbird Bit and resources that make it easy to share this technology with learners of all ages. - Carrie Hill and Jen Newberg
Session III (12:30-1:45) FINCH: The Finch robot is easy to learn and easy to integrate into your curriculum. Teachers will be introduced to Finch, its coding language and the available challenges and resources that can be used to link learning across the curriculum. Presenters: Carrie Hill and Jen Newberg MOON MINING - This collaborative STEAM activity explores the need for prospecting on the moon. We will work together to find resources, use math skills to discuss abundance and scarcity, and cause a chemical reaction to help create a handheld good using the "elements" we've found. Presenter: Katie Goodman THE HOUR OF CODE FIELD DAY - Engage in a variety of plugged and unplugged coding activities for grades K-6. Participants will be able to plan an Hour of Code Field Day for their school or graded level. --Presenters: Katie Poulsen and DeLene Hoffner ESTES Rockets: Aiming for the Moon - NASA has created a camp on the Moon that allows astronauts to refuel while they are on their way to Mars. You are a Flight Design Specialist working for NASA and you have been tasked with making sure your rocket is able to make it to the to refuel before continuing to Mars. You and your fellow Design Specialists will be testing rockets to make sure that it will reach the Moon- no more and no less- the success of the mission is up to you! Join us to aim for the moon and see how easy it is to integrate rocketry into your classroom! Presenters: Nicole Bayeur, Director of Education and Nicole Sjoblom, Ph.D., Education Specialist
Session IV (2:00-3:15) MOON MINING - This collaborative STEAM activity explores the need for prospecting on the moon. We will work together to find resources, use math skills to discuss abundance and scarcity, and cause a chemical reaction to help create a handheld good using the "elements" we've found. Presenter: Katie Goodman THE HOUR OF CODE FIELD DAY - Engage in a variety of plugged and unplugged coding activities for grades K-6. Participants will be able to plan an Hour of Code Field Day for their school or graded level. --Presenters: Katie Poulsen and DeLene Hoffner HUMMINGBIRD BIT - Coding and basic electrical engineering are not as difficult to integrate into the classroom as you might think. This session will provide teachers with an introduction to the easy to learn Hummingbird Bit and resources that make it easy to share this technology with learners of all ages. - Carrie Hill and Jen Newberg ESTES Rockets (continued)










Wednesday, July 21st


K-2 (Group A) K-2 (Group B) 3-6 (Group A) 3-6 (Group B)
Session I (8:45 - 10:00) LINKING LITERATURE TO OUTDOOR LEARNING - Teaching has changed. Not only are teachers tasked with preparing students to be innovative problem solvers for today's workforce, they are also teaching students that are struggling with physical, social and emotional problems that we have not had to tackle in the past. In this session, learn how to use the untapped potential of the outdoors to offer students opportunities to develop creative problem solving while working to meet their physical, social and emotional needs. Presenter: Chantel Estes EdD, NBCT Unpacking the Colorado Academic Standards for Science: Learn about the revised CDE Standards for Science. During this session we will unpack the standards and review some of the major shifts associated with three dimensional learning. Presenter: Maya M. Garcia Lunar Outpost/Digital Discoveries - Hands-on, minds-on virtual experiences from Challenger CLASSROOM CHEMISTRY FAVORITES - Classroom demonstrations are a great supplement to any science lesson. The marvelous thing about chemistry is that for nearly everything you talk about in class, you can actually do an experiment that illustrates that concept. In this session, we'll learn about chemistry by doing some of my favorite classroom demonstrations, many of which you can do for your students. Don't worry . . . you don't need any previous chemistry background to enjoy, understand, and do these demonstrations. You will be able to amaze your students! - Dr Ron Furstenau, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy Ms Stacey Lazzelle, Chemistry STEM Outreach Coordinator
Session II (10:15 - 11:30) Unpacking the Colorado Academic Standards for Science: Learn about the revised CDE Standards for Science. During this session we will unpack the standards and review some of the major shifts associated with three dimensional learning. Presenter: Maya M. Garcia LINKING LITERATURE TO OUTDOOR LEARNING - Teaching has changed. Not only are teachers tasked with preparing students to be innovative problem solvers for today's workforce, they are also teaching students that are struggling with physical, social and emotional problems that we have not had to tackle in the past. In this session, learn how to use the untapped potential of the outdoors to offer students opportunities to develop creative problem solving while working to meet their physical, social and emotional needs. Presenter: Chantel Estes EdD, NBCT CLASSROOM CHEMISTRY FAVORITES - Classroom demonstrations are a great supplement to any science lesson. The marvelous thing about chemistry is that for nearly everything you talk about in class, you can actually do an experiment that illustrates that concept. In this session, we'll learn about chemistry by doing some of my favorite classroom demonstrations, many of which you can do for your students. Don't worry . . . you don't need any previous chemistry background to enjoy, understand, and do these demonstrations. You will be able to amaze your students! - Dr Ron Furstenau, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy Ms Stacey Lazzelle, Chemistry STEM Outreach Coordinator Lunar Outpost/Digital Discoveries - Hands-on, minds-on virtual experiences from Challenger
Session III (12:30-1:45) DIGITAL DISCOVERIES - Hands-on, minds-on virtual experiences from Challenger Colorado. Presenters: Steve Flannery, ASD20 TOSA and Katie Goodman, STEAM Teacher CLASSROOM CHEMISTRY FAVORITES - Classroom demonstrations are a great supplement to any science lesson. The marvelous thing about chemistry is that for nearly everything you talk about in class, you can actually do an experiment that illustrates that concept. In this session, we'll learn about chemistry by doing some of my favorite classroom demonstrations, many of which you can do for your students. Don't worry . . . you don't need any previous chemistry background to enjoy, understand, and do these demonstrations. You will be able to amaze your students! - Dr Ron Furstenau, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy Ms Stacey Lazzelle, Chemistry STEM Outreach Coordinator LINKING LITERATURE TO OUTDOOR LEARNING - Teaching has changed. Not only are teachers tasked with preparing students to be innovative problem solvers for today's workforce, they are also teaching students that are struggling with physical, social and emotional problems that we have not had to tackle in the past. In this session, learn how to use the untapped potential of the outdoors to offer students opportunities to develop creative problem solving while working to meet their physical, social and emotional needs. Chantel Estes EdD, NBCT Unpacking the Colorado Academic Standards for Science: Learn about the revised CDE Standards for Science. During this session we will unpack the standards and review some of the major shifts associated with three dimensional learning. Presenter: Maya M. Garcia
Session IV (2:00-3:15) CLASSROOM CHEMISTRY FAVORITES - Classroom demonstrations are a great supplement to any science lesson. The marvelous thing about chemistry is that for nearly everything you talk about in class, you can actually do an experiment that illustrates that concept. In this session, we'll learn about chemistry by doing some of my favorite classroom demonstrations, many of which you can do for your students. Don't worry . . . you don't need any previous chemistry background to enjoy, understand, and do these demonstrations. You will be able to amaze your students! - Dr Ron Furstenau, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy Ms Stacey Lazzelle, Chemistry STEM Outreach Coordinator DIGITAL DISCOVERIES - Hands-on, minds-on virtual experiences from Challenger Colorado. Steve Flannery, ASD20 TOSA and Katie Goodman, STEAM Teacher Unpacking the Colorado Academic Standards for Science: Learn about the revised CDE Standards for Science. During this session we will unpack the standards and review some of the major shifts associated with three dimensional learning. Presenter: Maya M. Garcia LINKING LITERATURE TO OUTDOOR LEARNING - Teaching has changed. Not only are teachers tasked with preparing students to be innovative problem solvers for today's workforce, they are also teaching students that are struggling with physical, social and emotional problems that we have not had to tackle in the past. In this session, learn how to use the untapped potential of the outdoors to offer students opportunities to develop creative problem solving while working to meet their physical, social and emotional needs. Chantel Estes EdD, NBCT










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