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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We have just opened another Introductory Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles Workshop Experience!!  This workshop is open to teachers from across the state!  July 19 and 20 in Bay City, this workshop will offer the same high quality hands on experience with the added bonus of a trip out on the Appledore to conclude Day Two’s mission!  This workshop is generously sponsored by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with Handy Middle School in Bay City.

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The July 12 & 13 workshop is expressly for teachers from the Upper Peninsula and is generously sponsored by the Eastern UP ISD and the Michigan Space Grant Consortium. This is an 8am to 6pm workshop.  Must attend both days.

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 and contact Kevin St. Onge kevins@eupschools.org for registration.

 

 

 

Contact Barb Land barb@squareonenetwork.org for details.

Venue: Bay City MI

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

V2X Lab School 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 day […]

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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 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–Raspberry Pi and Arduino tech will be shared.

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.

Dates and program are tentative–August 2 and 3, 2017.  Registration will open in June.

$250 per school

 

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Venue Location: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $250/person

Innovative Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printer Camp

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, two-person teacher teams will 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

$500 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.

Key Information for confirmed participants will be emailed out.

 

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Intermediate and Advanced 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 digital […]

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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: November 4 and 5, 2017 — 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)

Please click here for application details:  intermediate rov-ann-and-app-2016-17

Stay tuned for details on an Advanced ROV workshop…

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