Teaching Through Technology (T3)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
February 2-5, 2020
T3 Alliance is a successful NSF funded program that impacts student engagement in STEM career fields.
The T3 Alliance Advanced Training includes: advanced programming with Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, and combining technologies to develop automated systems. Demonstration of Design Thinking / STEM based community projects. Participants will get further training for technologies using the T3 Alliance model. Strategies for reaching larger audiences, effectively sharing technologies with a wider audience, including setting up monitoring stations that provide information to a classroom and global community.
4-Day Training Agenda
The T3 Alliance program focuses on training instructors using three cutting-edge technologies; programmable Raspberry Pi devices that inspire students to pursue a STEM career field. 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 continue to develop students’ resilience and a Growth Mindset. Training will be adapted to meet the needs of specific audiences and involve local community engagement opportunities.
Day 1: T3 Alliance collaboration review, introduction to your technology specialists team, furthering a Growth Mindset, getting advanced training for specific technologies. Introduction to combining technologies to building a raspberry Pi car.
Day 2: Advanced 3D printing. Showcase of various curriculum models. Using Discord effective to leverage student participation in regional projects. Overview of techniques for teaching grant writing to students.
Day 3: Collaboration between participants; the online community support; connecting technologies with life skills for presenting to business partners and community members. Classroom management and creating a successful program. Building an automated grow tower. Using Raspberry Pi in a variety of automated fields.
Day 4: Local field trip experience. Involving your students in a community engagement project, customizing an implementation model for your site. Facilitating student connection opportunities and curating a safe online environment through the support forum.
Instructional Topics may include
Summary of the NSF T3 Alliance and its positive impact on local programs and connecting students across projects
Creating a safe-learning environment and a successful program
University Dual Credit through UAF eCampus
Celebrating our cultural diversity
Connecting a wide variety of sensors
Evaluating the T3 Alliance Program
Overview of Regional trainings and opportunities for partnering with other agencies
Effectively using the T3 Alliance web site and forum
Learning to use all the sensors in the Raspberry Pi and instructors kit
Customizing curriculum to meet your local needs
Student connection opportunities
Location of Training
The training will be held at the Dewey University STEM Center:
427 Puerto Rico 27 Ave. Barbosa, 00923, Puerto Rico
Participants may use the lower conference rate for Upward Bound at:
The Village Inn
KM 2.8, PR-858, Carolina, 00987, Puerto Rico