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Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers:
June 6-9, 2016


We will offer this workshop again in summer 2017 and will get the word out sooner.

Registration is available online via EventBrite. Since we changed the price from $400 to $30 for our June 2016 Camp, we are only accepting online registration payments this year - no school purchase orders. Archived resources including workshop agendas are available from March 2016, June 2015 and June 2014. Download, print and share our our 2016 workshop flyer! (PDF)

Resources (all links coming soon)

  1. Agenda
  2. Handouts
  3. Lodging
  4. Registration


  1. Dates: Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9, 2016. (4 days)
  2. Location: Casady School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  3. Facilitators: Amy Loeffelholz (@AmyLoeffelholz), Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  4. Audience: Regular K12 classroom teachers and STEM teachers interested in STEM, STEAM, and STEM/STEAM integration.
  5. Cost: Registration cost is $30 per participant. Participants may pay only by credit/debit card or PayPal. Invoices / school purchase orders are not accepted.
  6. Registration: Online registration is available via EventBrite.
Capacity: 40

Goal: The goal of the 2016 Mission to Mars STEM Camp for Teachers is to provide opportunities for teachers to experience classroom STEM lessons from a student perspective, and develop STEM lesson facilitation skills. Camp provides opportunities for STEM teacher networking, idea sharing, and collaboration.

Audience: Our PD camp is designed specifically for regular K-12 classroom teachers interested in integrating STEM skills and activities into the curriculum, as well as fulltime STEM teachers. Writing teachers, math teachers, social studies teachers, science teachers, art teachers, and others are welcome and will find many ways to immediately apply camp lessons in the classroom.

Cost: $30 per person (Sponsorships allow us to offer this 4 day workshop at a minimal cost! * See below for details.)

Elements of STEM Camp includes:
  1. Engineering design projects
  2. Integrated STEM Projects
  3. Curiosity Links
  4. Makers Studio Projects
  5. Field Trips to Local STEM Resources
  6. Sharing Student Work with SeeSaw
  7. Videoconferencing to NASA Experts

Light breakfast provided each day. Lunch provided 3 of 4 days, participants are responsible to pay for their own lunch on field trip day. 

Integrated STEM Project Options will include:
  1. Robo-arm
  2. 3D Design & Printing
  3. Mars Rover Design
  4. MinecraftEDU Mars Challenge
  5. Mars Rover Team Maze
  6. Drone Flight Challenge
  7. Water Rocket Egg Drop
  8. Coding with Scratch
  9. Jitterbug Martian Robot
  10. Kitchen Chemistry
  11. Meals on Mars

* Sponsorships

As everyone knows, Oklahoma schools and teachers have less money now than ever. It's vital we provide opportunities for innovative and passionate teachers to collaborate, learn and grow together! Sponsorships allow us to offer this 4 day, hands-on workshop to teachers for only $30 each. If you're interested in helping sponsor STEMseeds PD Camp 2016 or know someone who might be, please contact Wesley Fryer!

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