Teaching Through Technology (T3)



San Juan, Puerto Rico

February 2-5, 2020

The T3 Alliance training for new programs as well as advanced for those who have attended a previous T3 Alliance trainings. 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 where UB students are engaged in local service projects using the T³ Alliance model.

4-Day Training Agenda

The T3 Alliance program focuses on training instructors using cutting-edge technologies: 3D printing and 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 develop students’ resilience and a Growth Mindset. Training will be adapted to meet the needs of specific audiences to involve local community engagement opportunities.

T3 Alliance web site: https://t3alliance.org

  • Day 1: T3 Alliance overview, introduction to your technology specialists team, developing a Growth Mindset, using sensors included in the Raspberry Pi kit. For advanced participants the instruction will vary for more in-depth training details.

  • Day 2: Introduction to coding using NodeRed, programming your Pi, connecting sensors, introduction to Design Thinking

  • Day 3: Involving your students in a community engagement project, customizing an implementation model for your site, website and support forum

  • Day 4: Structuring program to meet you particular site needs and collaborating with others. (Making the program work for you!)

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 San Juan Marriott Resort:
1309 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907 Puerto Rico

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Hotel Accommodations

Participants may use the lower conference rate for Upward Bound at:
San Juan Marriott Resort
1309 Ashford Avenjue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico