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Saturday, April 29


School-wide STEAM challenges

This presentation is designed to give teachers the skills, knowledge, and resources to start their own school-wide or grade level STEAM challenges. We will share our experiences and resources from the four school-wide challenges that we created and implemented for our 6th , 7th, and 8th graders. After a brief overview, participants will experience a challenge first hand. We will focus on key planning elements that will help a school-wide design challenge like these be successful. Participants will learn how to integrate common core ELA and Math standards while engaging in these NGSS Engineering themed challenges.


Thomas Nusser

Teacher, Innovation Middle School

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Lessons That Create Equitable Opportunities for All Students
Creating equity in a science classroom is a challenge. But through careful consideration of teaching strategies, lesson planning, technology integration, student output, and reflection, teachers can do it.

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Glenn Melero

Teacher, El Cajon Valley High School
Glenn is a high school science teacher at El Cajon Valley HS with the Grossmont UHSD. He is interested in the overlap between the State Literacy standards and NGSS. He is part of a state-wide effort through a partnership between CTA, Stanford SCOPE, and California teachers to train... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Fab Lab: Create an Electric Vehicle

Fab Lab in partnership with SDGE will be presenting a workshop on electric vehicles and how they reduce our carbon footprint. Included in this presentation will be a hands on project in which participants will be able to create and take their own electric vehicle.

Fab Lab San Diego is one part of a large network of Labs across the world.  Fab Lab is an abbreviation for digital fabrication laboratory.

These labs are production workshops and small-scale innovation hubs equipped with digital fabrication machines and technologies for the production of objects, tools and electronics.

Fab Labs explore the relationship between the digital and physical world, beginning as a project to extend the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT.  The project has become a worldwide network of people who investigate the popularization of new modes of production and invention that will affect all levels of our life.


Joy Decena

Community Relations Manager, Fab Lab San Diego

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Tinkering and the Engineering Design Process

Makerspaces in schools, libraries and museums have become popular over the past decade. There are many ways to set up and run such spaces, and those creative spaces are perfect for teaching various skills required in the engineering field. Join the Fleet Science Center to explore inquiry-based engineering lesson ideas, and using tinkering strategies for your own maker space.

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Ashanti Davis

Fleet Science Center
Ashanti joined the Fleet Science Center in February 2014. She received her BA in Creative Arts and Communications: Art, Design, and Media with Combined Studies in 2009 from Richmond the American International University, London, England. In her time with the Fleet, she has developed... Read More →
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Akiko Hicks

Fleet Science Center
Akiko joined the Reuben Fleet Science Center as a volunteer gallery facilitator in 2012, began working as a Tinkering Studio Coordinator In 2015. She has a background in Computer Science, receiving BS in Math/Computer Science from UCLA and working as a programmer before retiring to... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Solar Cars
Discover how to implement a solar car project into your classroom. Within the solar car unit, students learn the basics of photovoltaic cells, energy transfer, and gear ratios through hands-on activities. They will also participate in the engineering design process as they build, test. Improve (repeat) their solar cars. Unit plans and materials will be available for participants. 

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Justin Kern

Principal, Stuart Mesa K-8, Oceanside Unified School District.
Justin Kern is the principal for Stuart Mesa K-8 in the Oceanside Unified School District. He has been an educator in the district for 14 years and believes in a student-centered educational experience. He is passionate about implementing technology as a tool to amplify learning experiences... Read More →
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Heather Love-Fleck

Heather Love-Fleck is an EdTech TOSA for Oceanside Unified School District. She provides support in the area of educational technology, helping teachers and students implement tech as a tool to meet learning objectives. Heather has been teaching for 11 years, working with students... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-543 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive