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2016 Summer Exonomics Extravaganza Workshop for K-8 Teachers A 3 1/2 day workshop for teachers of grades K-8. The summer workshop will feature the Playful Economics, Half-Pint Economics, and World of Herschel Economics curricula, 18 professional growth points, educational materials, and much more. Space is limited, so register early. Teachers Details
Virtual Economics Workshop and Dinner for teachers of grades 7-12 Economics and social studies teachers for grades 7-12 are invited to a dinner and workshop to learn about a valuable teaching tool, Virtual Economics, as well as other teacher resources. Participants will receive a copy of the Virtual Economics flash drive, a resource with over 1,400 lessons and 81 publications. There is no charge for this workshop but pre-registration is required by February 12, 2016. Space is limited. Teachers Details
Briconomics Kids love building bricks! Come to this free, hands-on workshop for teachers and learn how to tap into the natural creativity of your students. Help them learn valuable economic concepts such as opportunity costs, resources, supply and demand. This workshop is most appropriate for those teaching Kindergarten through 8th grade. Teachers Details
Experience 4-H @ Purdue: Dog Days of Winter Youth grades 6-8, join Indiana 4-H and Purdue University veterinarians for a hands-on workshop on campus. Learn how to keep your dog healthy and happy while working with veterinarians, animal specialists, and your new friends from around the state. Lunch is included in the cost. Registration is due February 5, 2016. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 Details
4-H Round-Up Youth grades 7-9, join Indiana 4-H for 4-H Round-Up on Purdue University's campus. This 3-day experience will be like no other as you explore career options by attending hands-on classes taught by Purdue faculty and staff, live in a Purdue University Residence Hall, listen to hilarious and engaging speakers, and make friends from around the state! There will also be an opportunity to participate in a community service project as well as attend the dance or movie! Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10 Details
Youth Choral Music Workshop Youth grades 9-12, join Indiana 4-H on Purdue University's campus to sing, dance, and perform while making friends from around the state. During this 4-day workshop participants will stay in residence halls and engage in this intensive and fun-filled performance oriented experience. The workshop concludes with a performance in Loeb Playhouse at Purdue University and participants have the opportunity to regather and perform at the 2016 Indiana State Fair later in the summer. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Indiana 4-H Band Youth grades 9-12, join Indiana 4-H for a fun, 3-day workshop on a Big-10 campus! Participants will learn more about instrumental performance and techniques while playing and making friends with individuals from around the state. At the end of the workshop youth will perform for an audience of approximately 600 in Loeb Playhouse at Purdue University. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Purdue Entrepreneurship Academy Incoming Indiana high school juniors and seniors with an interest in entrepreneurship are invited to the 2016 Purdue Entrepreneurship Academy. Students must be nominated and selected to attend the five-day workshop at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. Students work in teams on a business case to determine the best way for a business to compete, identify capital needs to start a business and devise a plan for managing a business successfully. Tuition vouchers to Purdue University are awarded to the top three teams whose presentations are judged as having the most solid business strategy and potential for success. Students who complete the program will receive credit toward the Entrepreneurship Certificate program at Purdue University. Grades 11-12, All ages, Grades 9-10 Details
Electric GoKart STEM Summer Camp 2016 The Electric Vehicle Go-Kart summer camp is a 3 day introduction to the physics, mechanics and electronics of an electric go-kart. During the Thursday and Friday of the session, participants learn about various engineering principles used to design and understand the operation of an electric go-kart. Driving time is built into both days, with data taken during Friday's kart outing to develop a strategy for the endurance test. On the Sunday of the session student teams must complete a 25 mile endurance test at a local race track with a point system emphasizing both time to complete and energy expended used to determine the winner. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
TECHFIT Afterschool Program TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by teaching them how these skills will help them innovate technology-based fitness games (exergames). Each summer, teams of middle school teachers complete a professional development program in which they receive a technology toolkit valued at $4500 and learn the skills to design, develop, program, implement, and assess their own “exergames”. The subsequent fall, they deliver an afterschool program staff to their students to teach them these same skills. In December, the students and their teachers return to Purdue to share their afterschool experiences and demonstrate the exergame innovations of the students. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Parents Details
TECHFIT Professional Development Program TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by teaching them how these skills will help them innovate technology-based fitness games (exergames). The professional development program is a six-day, intensive, hands-on experience designed for teams of middle school teachers. Participating teams receive a technology toolkit valued at $4500 and learn the skills to design, develop, program, implement, and assess their own “exergames”. The subsequent fall, they deliver an afterschool program to their students to teach them these same skills. Teachers Details
TECHFIT Showcase TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by teaching them how these skills will help them innovate technology-based fitness games (exergames). The Showcase is the culminating event of 3-4 month afterschool programs at TECHFIT schools wherein students come to Purdue to share their afterschool experiences, present a Scratch animation illustrating their exergame, and demonstrate their exergame. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, All ages, Adult, Parents, Teachers Details
Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) Programs GERI has offered youth programs for students since 1974. These Talent-development programs are offered during the school year (Super Saturday, for K-8 students) and during the Summer (Super Summer, for preK-4th grade students) and Comet (for 5th and 6th grade students); Star (for 7th and 8th grade students); and Pulsar (for 9th through 12th grade students). Programs are personalized, high quality, and engaging, attended by students from across the country and around the world, in areas like STEM, Humanities, and the Arts. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 Details
Conference - Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Annually, the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities institute a national conference for P-12 professionals, family members, and other professionals in the special education field. This conference focuses on research findings and practitioner-focused practices for effectively serving P-12 students with autism, intellectual disability, and/or developmental disabilities. Teachers Details
Purdue QuarkNet Center QuarkNet is a National program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The QuarkNet Teacher Institute at Purdue is a week-long on-campus program that provides teachers with multiple opportunities to hear and interact with scientists engaged in research in high energy particle physics, cosmology, and practical application of high energy particle concepts. Teachers work together to develop instructional materials that can be incorporated into their teaching, thus engaging their students in aspects of physics often difficult to address in traditional curricula. Teachers Details
Physics & Astronomy on the Road The variety of programs with which Purdue Physics and Astronomy Outreach works directly with students and/or teachers in either classroom or other educational settings is encompassed under our off-campus "On the Road" programs. The goals of "Physics and Astronomy on the Road" are aimed at providing opportunities for students to experience and generate interest in science in ways not typically available to them and to foster understanding of fundamental scientific principles and concepts. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12 Details
Center for Economic Education The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs. Adult, Teachers Details
Center for Economic Education The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups, and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs. Adult, Teachers Details
Teacher Education at Purdue Approximately 1030 P-12 teachers mentored Purdue teacher candidates in 90 school corporations located in 35 Indiana counties, 3 other states and 3 other countries for study abroad experiences. Adult, Teachers Details
Boiler Vet Camps Boiler Vet Camps hopes to broaden participation in the veterinary profession. Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has as its mission to assume a national leadership role in preparing new generations of American citizens. The focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities. Programs offered focus on professional development for teachers, professional development for college students at Purdue University College of Education, programs and competitions for students, and on informational programs for the Purdue and Lafayette-area community. Teachers Details
Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses Program Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses aims to develop, evaluate, and disseminate educational programs for K-12 students, parents, teachers and the public about the science involved in keeping people and their animals healthy. Parents, Teachers Details
Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) The Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) student group is designed to engage Purdue students in service-oriented work with K-12 students and teachers in Indiana. The Purdue students participate in the instruction and design of activities that encourage K-12 student participation in computing. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12, Teachers Details
Research Goes to School Research Goes to School (RGS) seeks to develop a model for taking grand challenge research at the highest levels and translating it into a form accessible to high school teachers and their students. RGS created a summer workshop for in-service (recruited) teachers and pre-service teachers (STEM Goes Rural and Noyce Scholars). Scientists share the work they are doing with teachers, while teachers develop units using the pedagogy of Problem-based Learning (PBL). Teachers Details
Milton is Missing: Forensics Science Milton is Missing is a standards-based forensics science activity where students investigate the disappearance of a summer camp mascot, Milton. Students work together to test an array of evidence to determine the most likely suspect. The teams participate in various processes like chromatography and blood typing. The Purdue Science Outreach Coordinators lead a final data analysis and explanation of processes. This activity is also popular as a parent-student science activity. Parents, Teachers Details