Professional Development

Square One provides cutting edge, best practice supported professional development workshops. Each workshop comes with non-consumable supplies to immediately deliver the quality programming to students for years to come.

“Thanks again for the great professional development. Square One has an awesome selection of projects to get a wide variety of teachers included in on. The materials and presentation are spot on and the pace is perfect for everyone to stay engaged. THANKS!” T. Nesbitt, Vassar Public Schools

Square One partners with 3D4EDU in additive manufacturing technology and K & L Navigation in underwater robotics project development.

Introduction to Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles

Educators for 4-12 grade youth, with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Educators for 3-12 grade youth, with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as they apply to the marine environment are invited to attend this exciting 2-day workshop that provides a truly unique educational opportunity. Participants will receive an instruction manual, materials and support to design, engineer and build a fully functional underwater remotely operated vehicle or ROV. STEM skills and activities presented in this workshop support standards and benchmarks in science, math and technology. Each team will receive lessons, design and build a fully functional ROV, control box, power source, and optical system valued at over $800.

This workshop includes a real life adventure out on the Inland Seas vessel!

Send program questions to  barb@squareonenetwork.org with ROV WORKSHOP in the subject line.

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Venue Location: Cedarville MI

Cost: $200/team of two or three teachers. Cost includes: workshop materials, meals, and instruction.

V2X Masters of Mobility Workshop

Square One’s objective is to develop a V2X (Vehicle to Everything) connected vehicle technology program that is highly relevant, highly visible, resource rich, project-based and affordable/scalable for teachers in grades 9-12. The goal is to establish the first school course(s) that are available for credit in schools throughout Michigan…and eventually the country. During this two […]

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Square One’s objective is to develop a V2X (Vehicle to Everything) connected vehicle technology program that is highly relevant, highly visible, resource rich, project-based and affordable/scalable for teachers in grades 9-12.

The goal is to establish the first school course(s) that are available for credit in schools throughout Michigan…and eventually the country.

During this two part, two day workshop, teachers will be introduced to connected vehicle technology with the goal to establish their own “V2X Research and Demonstration Lab School.”  Teachers are encouraged to bring a pair of students to the workshop.  This will be hands on in nature–the first two day workshop is on V2I Raspberry Pi and the second two day workshop on mobile platforms equipped with Arduino tech .

This workshop will:

• Focus on ability to create basic V2I infrastructure within the halls/classrooms of schools using simple interactive transponders, sensors, mobile devices, wearable technologies, indoor vehicles, etc.

• Provide kit of non-consumable, compatible hardware/devices  as a component of teacher training workshop.

Contact Barb for details.

 

$200 per school

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Cost: $200/school - Recommend two teachers and two students attend

Innovative Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printer Workshop

Join Square One and Michigan Technological University as we offer this outstanding Innovative Additive Manufacturing workshop.

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Interested?  Inquiries should be sent to barb@squareonenetwork.org

Over the course of 4 days, teachers will work in teams of two to build their own 3D printers, capable of printing most of its own components, to take back to school for student use and reproduction. This is cutting edge technology delivered by the developers from 3D4EDU, research scientists from Michigan Tech and experts in the field.  NEW:  If you are unable to find a partner you may register as a single and we will attempt to match you up.  Simply make note of this on your application form.

It is suggested that each team be made up of a science teacher and a career/technology or art educator, but the workshop is open to all K-12 teachers. Teacher teams will also participate in the development and design of curriculum and brainstorm potential STEM integration of the Athena printer. Participants should have working knowledge and abilities with hand tool assembly and be able to follow written directions and diagrams independently.  If your only experience in assembly is IKEA furniture, you may need a partner who is more mechanically inclined.

Participation includes 3D printer, facilitation and lunch each day…Participants are responsible for all travel and lodging costs.

Space is limited.

Applicants must submit an administrator’s letter of support electronically to Barb Land, Operations Director – barb@squareonenetwork.org

$1,000 registration fee is due within 10 days following notification of acceptance.  Consider approaching your community foundation, district foundation or MEEMIC for support of your registration fee.

June 19-22, 2018 on campus at Michigan Tech in Houghton MI.  Travel costs are the responsibility of participants.

Key Information for confirmed participants will be emailed out.

 

Venue: Michigan Technological University

Venue Location: Houghton MI

Cost: $1000 per person

Intermediate Underwater ROV Training

  Workshop Overview These workshops represent the next steps in the underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) design and building progress. Square One’s intent is to provide a resource for teachers who wish to integrate a higher degree of technology and sophistication into their ROV program. Embracing the digital world requires a different thought process. Once the […]

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Workshop Overview

These workshops represent the next steps in the underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) design and building progress. Square One’s intent is to provide a resource for teachers who wish to integrate a higher degree of technology and sophistication into their ROV program. Embracing the digital world requires a different thought process. Once the digital foundation is laid, a whole new avenue of motor control, communication and data collection is available for the ROV builder.

These workshops should be taken sequentially.

Intermediate Underwater ROV Training

Date: 2018 Fall TBD — 9:00-5:00pm on Friday and 9:00-3:00 on Saturday

Location: Ann Arbor Area (Exact location to be determined)

Cost: $100 per team (of one or two teachers) – Pay by check to Square One Education Network

Target Participants: 3rd -12th grade educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or any other discipline that has interest in a great degree of technology in the ROV design and building process.

Topics

Analog vs. Digital

Prototyping

Motor controller interface

Introduction to Microcontrollers

(Basic Stamp®)

Introduction to P-Basic Programming

Microcontroller/Microcontroller Interface

Proportional Motor Control

Adding a Human Interface (joystick)

Controlling a robotic claw

Sensor theory

Passive sensors

Serial Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

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