Education Discovery Forum
The Education Discovery Forum (EDF) is a multi-day professional development event designed to give teachers dynamic, hands-on training in implementing innovative, project-driven, multi-disciplinary curricula. NICERC subject matter experts and master teachers will introduce attendees to the Cyber Interstate—a robust library of STEM, Cyber, and Computer Science curricula—as well as innovative pedagogical methodologies.
July 10-12, 2018
July 10-12, 2018
The Education Discovery Forum is a post-Computer Science Teachers Association Conference opportunity facilitated by the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). This multi-day professional development will guide teachers and administrators through interactive projects and will feature NICERC’s cyber, computer science, and STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA) curricula and resources.
Attendees select one of four content threads (Cyber Literacy with Boe-Bot, Cyber Literacy with Arduino, Computer Science, or STEM EDA) and remain in that thread for the duration of the Education Discovery Forum. By attending, educators will obtain new curricula, strategies, and classroom resources as well as approaches to teach 21st century cyber concepts in grade-appropriate, relevant ways.
Cyber Literacy with Boe-Bot will use a hands-on, modular high school curriculum that builds strong cyber foundations through robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts. Content explores the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with cyberspace.
This workshop will utilize the Boe-Bot, a platform that uses PBASIC programming language and is ideal for beginning programmers.
Cyber Literacy with Arduino will use a hands-on, modular high school curriculum that builds strong cyber foundations through robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts. Content explores the opportunities, threats, responsibility, and legal constraints associated with cyberspace.
This workshop will utilize the Arduino Shieldbot, which features the versatile Arduino platform.
Computer Science uses the Raspberry Pi platform to explore computer science through a puzzle-based learning approach. Content covers components of computer science such as algorithms, computer programming, data structures, computer architecture, etc. while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills.
STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA) is a project-driven, modular based middle school curriculum that integrates cyber into STEM, liberal arts and computer science disciplines. STEM EDA strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills by using the Engineering Design Process.
Registration & Pricing
Registration fee: $100
Register for EDF Omaha when you register for the CSTA conference here.
Find details on EDF schedule, hotel, and travel here.
Travel grants are available to those attending EDF Omaha. Apply here.