Teaching Through Technology (T3)


Advanced Training

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

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Hotel Accommodations

Participants may use the lower conference rate for Upward Bound at:
The Village Inn
KM 2.8, PR-858, Carolina, 00987, Puerto Rico