|TeacherTECH – Bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources to Teachers Around the World
Join us for a variety of exciting hands-on and technology-centered workshops that are offered after school, on Saturdays and during the summer throughout the year. Our science workshops cover earth science to biology to scientific visualization to chemistry and more! Our math workshops highlight online and handheld resources to inspire and engage your students. Our technology workshops bring the latest software and concepts to your classroom. Explore the world of STEM education through hands-on tools and activities developed by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and our education partners throughout the country. Learn new ways to enhance your curriculum and engage your students!.
UCSD Invites High School and Undergraduate Students to a National Computing Conference
XSEDE13 National High Performance Computing Conference Student Day
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – San Diego Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina
The San Diego Supercomputer Center, the University of California, San Diego, XSEDE and the National Science Foundation is inviting high school and undergraduate students to participate in one of the premier high performance computing conferences in the country as part of Student Day. This exciting opportunity provides students with a chance to immerse themselves in the field of computational science research. Student participants will have a chance to meet peers with similar interests from across the country during a day filled with hands-on science, a bioinformatics panel discussion with national leaders in the field, student focused talks, a luncheon where you will share a table with a researcher of your choice, a student poster session, highlighted internships and a visualization showcase. Hurry and sign up today for this great opportunity! Space is limited.
Registration fee: $25.00
The complete registration fee is being supplemented by the National Science Foundation.
Download Complete Conference Information and the Student Day Application
Join TeacherTECH’s Facebook Page
Visit our Facebook page and share ideas, start a discussion and see what TeacherTECH has to offer in terms of local and national workshops, videos and online educational resources from around the world. Post your resources, ideas and videos. The goal is to provide a forum for collaborative interaction among educators not only in San Diego, but nationally and around the globe.
To view our TeacherTECH’s Facebook page, please see TeacherTECH on Facebook.
But Wait! StudentTECH Also Has a New Facebook Page!
This new page is your one stop shop for upcoming summer workshops, academic year workshops, local and national internship opportunities for high school students and undergraduates, community student-focused events and much more. Join our Facebook family to keep informed about SDSC’s outreach programs.
To view our StudentTECH’s Facebook page, please see StudentTECH on Facebook.
Middle and High School Summer 2013 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art Workshops
Summer 2013 will be a summer of fun and learning at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Summer offerings range from animation creation to programming to app development to GIS and 3D printing to game development and much more! Workshops are open to students in middle and high school but please see each individual workshop description, as some workshops are specific to high school students only. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
View Summer Workshops Week by Week
Download Summer Workshop Flyer
UCSD and TSRI’s SMART Team Program for High School Students is Now in its Fifth Year!
The San Diego-based SMART Team program is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-supported pre-college science outreach program aimed at introducing high school students to basic concepts of protein structure and function. The goal of the program is to involve students in a series of innovative activities focused on protein structure in which students work with research labs to design and build a physical model of the protein being investigated in a local research lab.
View the final presentation video from 2011: (Quicktime Plug-In Required)
The SMART Team Journey (Running Time: 3:00 minutes)
Around Town and the Country- What's New for Students and Teachers
Modeling Workshop for High School Educators
June 17-28, 2013 - San Luis Obispo, California
Registration Deadline – June 1, 2013
This workshop is for high school physics and physical science teachers interested in creating student-based, active-inquiry classrooms. Registration priority is given to teachers in Northern California. For more information, please visit: http://www.ptec.org/pd/detail.cfm?ID=5099.
Giving Students Credit for Programming Classes
New York Times
Washington recently became the latest state to pass a law granting academic course credit in math or science to students who take advanced placement computer science classes. Technology companies and nonprofit groups were pushing hard for the law because they see stimulating student interest in computer science as the main long-term solution to a shortage of engineers in the technology industry.
TeacherTECH and UCSD-TV Collaborate! – Tune In!
This exciting new collaboration will enable our workshop content to be disseminated to viewers around the world via UC-TV and local cable channels. There are one million viewers in San Diego and an estimated 22 million viewers worldwide. Broadcasts will be on our local UCSD-TV cable channel and on UC-TV nationally.
For more information, including channel selections, please visit http://www.ucsd.tv/teachertech/.
Newton’s Laws of Gravity: From the Celestial to the Terrestrial
Understanding Newton's laws and its consequences on Earth and in space can be a challenge for students, as well as for teachers. Join physicist, project ASTRO ambassador Philip Blanco as he makes the basic ideas worked out by Galileo, Newton and others accessible and engaging with experiments, animations, and selected video clips from our recent but rich history of space exploration.
View the TeacherTECH UCSD TV presentation:
Newton’s Laws of Gravity (Running Time: 2 1:00 hour broadcasts)
Earthquake Science: Beyond Static Images and Flat Maps
In this seismology-focused workshop, Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Debi Kilb provides educators with ways to make Earth Science curriculum exciting. Learn the basics of seismology, where to access real-time data and information about earthquakes, and how to interactively explore multidimensional seismic data.
View the TeacherTECH UCSD TV presentation:
Earthquake Science Teaching Tools (Running Time: 2 1:00 hour broadcasts)
K-12 Professional Development Offered by the San Diego County Office of Education
Are you up for a little professional learning to sharpen your skills? Data Intensive Science, Environmental Education, Robotics, Science Fair, Family Science, High School Science Forums and more are all offered to interested teachers by the San Diego County Office of Education, Science Department!. Log on today and enroll in an opportunity for you and/or your students! For additional information, please contact Nancy Taylor, K-12 Science Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the 2012-2013 Professional Development calendar, please see http://www.sdcoe.net/pd_calend.asp.
Expanding Education for a Community of Learners Through Online Resources
Today, there are a myriad of online resources for both teachers and students. Some are excellent and others, not so good. We receive quite a few site recommendations from teachers and thought we would share them with you as a way of spreading the word. Let us know what you think or share some of your resorucces with us. We will be happy to post your favorites.
eSchool News: Technology News for Today’s K-20 Educator
High School Ace: The Academic Homepage for High School Students
Southwest Fisheries Marine Science Educator Resources
If you have online resources that you would like to share with us, please let us know.
UCSD is a proud collaborative partner of the San Diego Science Festival.