Transformation 2013



Transformation 2013 in Action

Transformation 2013 provide educators and educational leaders with professional development opportunities, instructional material, instructional support, and technical assistance in a variety of STEM areas. Learn more about Transformation2013's services.

Simulate an “Amazon Mission”, climbing “Everest”, or surviving after being “Stranded” by conducting mathematics investigations and using the engineering design process to solve problems! Explore the Building Math instructional materials developed through a partnership between the Boston Museum of Science and Tufts University. These problem based learning units are sure to engage and excite middle school students while learning and reinforcing key mathematical concepts. Upon completion of the 2-day training, all participants will receive all three of the Building Math reproducible teacher’s books.

Transformation 2013 partners with Skillpoint Alliance to offer a variety of career institutes. Institutes include Forensics and Nanotechnology. Co-hosted by scientists, criminal justice professionals, engineers, researchers, and college professors, Career Institutes explore applications of STEM in arenas outside of the traditional classroom. Educators participate in hands-on activities by practitioners, visit working labs, collect evidence and data and simulate working in a particular field. Educators leave with real world activities to utilize in their STEM Classroom.

The understanding and use of technology are critical components of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Learn how to use National Instrument's LabVIEW graphical programming software to create virtual instruments (VIs) and introduce students to engineering, programming, and design concepts in math and science classrooms. LabVIEW software is used extensively in research and industry. This software, coupled with Vernier probes and the SensorDAQ interface, can be used to support problem based learning in math and science classrooms.

Transformation 2013 is proud to partner with the Boston Museum of Science to offer training Engineering is Elementary (EiE). The EiE project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standards-based, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE materials also connect with literacy, social studies, and mathematics. Through interesting engineering design challenges, children are invited to apply their knowledge of science, engineering, and their problem solving skills, as they design, create, and improve possible solutions.

Transformation 2013 is proud to partner with the Boston Museum of Science to offer training for Engineering the Future, a course designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering. The course is intended to help today’s high school students answer the question: “Why should I study math, science, and engineering if I don’t plan a technical career?” Through practical, real-world connections, students have an opportunity to see how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are part of their every day world and why it is important for every citizen to be technologically and scientifically literate. In brief, the course is intended to help today’s students understand the ways in which they will engineer the world of the future.

Today's educators are striving to make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education fun and exciting by offering students innovative, hands-on learning opportunities. During this institute, participants are introduced to and experience the engineering design process through design challenges that incorporate the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Vernier probeware. The institute focuses on 21st century skill development, the 5-E model of instruction, and problem based learning to help educators teach core content in new, exciting, and challenging ways. Innovative teaching methods that engage young people in creative, hands-on problem-solving at an early age are essential to reaching all learners. This institute is developed and co-presented with professors from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Engineering.

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