A “Summer Camp Style” In-Service Workshop for Teachers at Hillsborough Community College

FLATE has a number of resources designed for industry, students, and educators that are geared to equip the next generation of high-tech manufacturers. In keeping with its efforts to make a positive impact on the local and state level, FLATE is hosting a summer camp style in-service workshop exclusively for teachers.

This week-long, out-of-district event will be held June 28-July 1 at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon, and will focus primarily on STEM curriculum and resources. Educator exercises will combine face-to-face and online experiences that are targeted to develop a deeper understanding of manufacturing from the local-to-global perspective. During the workshop, participants will get an opportunity to explore and observe various facets of robotics, and gain insight on how it can be used within a classroom setting. Participants will be updated on latest technology applications, and get information on developing soft skills needed to operate in the diverse 21st century classroom. Moreover, teachers can add resources and content developed by engineers and curriculum experts to their teaching toolbox, as they explore STEM curriculum, links to nanotechnology, robotics, curriculum challenges and much more.

The workshop has a broad scope, and is set to provide a multitude of resources. Courses will be taught by leading experts in curriculum and instruction, engineering, and engineering technologies. Dr. Marie Boyette, associate director for FLATE says “the expectation is for teachers to gain additional tools that will allow them to effectively use and apply STEM concepts in school curriculum.” Upon successful completion of the workshop, teachers will receive a certificate, agenda, and syllabus to submit to their schools for credit. Teachers will also receive a copy of FLATE’s state-of-the-art “Toothpick Factory” teambuilding kit, online STEM learning objects, and access to lesson plans.

For more information, or to register for the workshop contact Dr. Marie Boyette at mboyette3@hccfl.edu.

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