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Train the club sponsor to plan additional student- centered activities in order to make the best possible use of all STEAM kits and electronics obtained with grant funds. Take advantage of the multiple makerspace and robotics sessions being offered at FETC this year.

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STEAMING at lunch in the Media Center Makerspace

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School:
Eastside High School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Coral Antony 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
January 19, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $320.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

Train the club sponsor to plan additional student- centered activities in order to make the best possible use of all STEAM kits and electronics obtained with grant funds. Take advantage of the multiple makerspace and robotics sessions being offered at FETC this year. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students participate at different times in the media center to engage in arts and technology experiences. During lunch time, they choose a craft or a STEM kit to learn a new skill; during the after school Coding Club, they learn to code using Javascript and other programming languages like Scratch and Mindstorms EV3. The goal is to raise interest in computer programming and robotics, while at the same time provide basic and fun coding experiences that help students de-stress during the school day - and learn a skill in the process. 

 

Benefits to my students

My students are being exposed to different programming languages, from simple to complex, so they acquire an understanding of basic programming concepts.
They can participate in coding activities at different levels, from simple color coding programming to more complex Javascript.
Interest in formal computer programming or Experimental Science classes is reinforced.
Students have opportunities to learn from each other, as sessions are informal and peer directed.
Additional training for the Media Specialist will allow for the development of additional activities for the students, as the ideas shared at conference by fellow teachers help fuel the imagination and generate additional creative uses of materials and kits already available.  

 

Budget Narrative

I have received a professional development grant from NEFLIN, the Northest Florida Library Information Network. The $500 grant will partially pay for my attendance to the FETC Technology Conference next week, for which I am very grateful. Unfortunately, the grant does not cover all the expenses for attending (Registration $349, Hotel (2 nights) $270 plus taxes, per diem ($200) and I have exhausted other sources for financing this training. In the past, I have found attendance to the conference to be inspirational, and my students have benefited from my attendance when I bring new ideas to implement at my school.  

 

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# Item Cost
1 Travel expenses for Orlando FETC conference $320.00
  Total: $320.00

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Only $320.00 Needed

 

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