Mark You Calendar for 2016 Summer Professional Development Opportunities

FLATE is hosting an array of workshops, webinars and STEM-focused camps this summer for educators to enhance and add to their professional development toolkit. The events kick start later this month. A full listing of events listed below and details are posted on the FLATE Wiki and on

FLATE-FACTE Summer Institute for Robotics
Join the FLATE team this summer for the 2016 Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute for
ROBOTICS, June 13-15 at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon. This 2.5 day workshop for middle and high school teachers includes: Hands-on sessions with a variety of robots; Robots in industry (including tours); Using robots in STEM classrooms; Lunch with robots and manufacturers. Travel reimbursement is available for eligible teachers (>50 miles from HCC). Online registrations close on April 29. Selected applicants will be notified by May 10. To register visit, or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at

Florida Energy Teachers’ Network (FETN) Workshop
The FETN Workshop will be held June 14-15 in Alachua, FL. Middle and high school teachers,
and Career and Technical Center teachers will receive travel reimbursement and a $150 stipend for attending the meeting. Additionally, Florida Energy Workforce Consortium will offer a $250 stipend for the first 10 STEM teachers to register and attend the Workshop. To register email Lindsay Silveus at, or visit

Working Connections South
Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute, June 20-24 at Florida State College at Jacksonville-downtown campus. This five-day training workshop offers several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. For more information visit

FLATE 7th Annual Teacher Camp: Alternative Energy, It’s HOT!
The FLATE Annual Teacher Camp will be held June 24-26 at Hillsborough Community College in
Brandon. The highly acclaimed, three-day camp/workshop is designed to help educators fill their toolbox with classroom-ready STEM curriculum and resources. The camp will include a tour to TECO as well as HCC’s LEED-certified Southshore campus for a “green tour.” Teachers will participate in energy-themed, hands-on activities using Florida Solar Energy Center’s energy kits. To register for the camp visit

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Teacher Robotics Workshop
This hands-on training workshops will cover introductory topics in robotics. The intro session
will be held on July 6; the intermediate session on July 7. Both sessions will be held at HCC-Brandon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This two-day workshop will cover topics on: LEGO® EV3 microprocessor; Building Robots Instructions; Programming the EV3 software, EV3 sensors and logic, and a session on programming the NAO robot. Spots are limited; send in your applications by June 20. For information and registration information contact Nina Stokes, FLATE project manager at, or visit

FLATE-FAITE Preconference Workshop and FLATE Awards at FACTE Conference
FLATE and FAITE (Florida Association for Industrial & Technical Educators) will be hosting
“Tech Tours” as part of preconference workshops at the 2016 FACTE Conference. The preconference industrial and technical tours will be held July 25, and includes tours to Disney Industrial Complex, Lockheed Martin, and a launch site simulation. Cost for the Tech tours which include lunch is $25. To register for the FLATE-FAITE preconference workshop visit

Additionally, FLATE Awards will be presented during the FACTE Conference at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Orlando, FL. The Awards brings recognition to both secondary and post-secondary educators as well as recognizes key personnel for outstanding contributions to promote technology education and career awareness in support of manufacturing. To submit a nomination visit, and

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