2022-2023 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu

Click on the program titles below for more information about each program.

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PROGRAMS

Available on the 2022-2023 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu:

Computational Thinking in Action with Micro:bit
Description: Helps students understand the power of computer science and how things work by seeing their projects come to life with a micro:bit controller.
Grade Level: 3-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Kelsey Derringer, CodeJoy LLC, kelsey@codejoyedu.com
For more information: www.codejoyeducation.com 
Informational Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/4rB5O6wiaCQ

Daily Math Fluency
Description: Help develop efficiency, flexibility and accuracy in your students’ grasp of basic math facts.
Grade Level: K-8
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Rashonda Carroll, hand2mind, Inc., rcarroll@hand2mind.com
For more information: www.hand2mind.com/supplemental-curriculum/math/math-fluency
Informational Webinar Recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18XZWH6tWYiKqYOOQtL6LNjuTXKHsTFkN/view?usp=sharing

Ioponics
Description: Students engage with living organisms for agricultural and scientific purposes, independent of an outdoor environment.
Grade Level: PreK-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Michael Bechtel, Ioponics, michael.bechtel@wartburg.edu
For more information: wartburg.edu/ioponics

Iowa Leadership in Engineering Design
Description: Prepare students for STEM careers through engineering design activities that are unique to each classroom, curriculum, school and community.
Grade Level: K-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Ken Turner, ILED, University of Dubuque, kturner@dbq.edu
For more information: www.IowaLeadershipinEngineeringDesign.com

Nepris: Real World Connections to STEM Career Professionals
Description: Connect with industry professionals from various STEM pathways to virtually interact with students to bring abstract lessons to life.
Grade Level: K-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Amanda Holsclaw, Nepris, Inc., amanda@nepris.com
For more information: www.nepris.com

Project GUTS
Description: Prepare students for future endeavors in STEM by creating opportunities to build scientific inquiry skills and use technology to explore real-world problems.
Grade Level: 6-9
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, samantha@newbo.co
For more information: https://newbo.co/education/educators/project-guts/
Informational Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/s1ZfZ9ad8Yk

Project Lead The Way: Energy and Environment
Description: Encourage students to explore computer science, engineering and biomedical science.
Grade Level: 6-8
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Amanda Gentry, Project Lead The Way Inc., agentry@pltw.org
For more information: www.pltw.org

Ready, Set, Drone!
Description: Explore STEM learning and drone careers through this multi-subject curriculum that introduces learners to tomorrow’s drone-filled future.
Grade Level: 4-8
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Suzy Haislip, PCS Edventures!, suzy@edventures.com
For more information: Edventures.com
Informational Webinar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMG-ggcHEbs&t=3s

Robot Investigations with Finch Robot
Description: Introduce learners of all ages and skill levels to physical computing with a Finch Robot.
Grade Level: 4-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Kelsey Derringer, CodeJoy LLC, kelsey@codejoyedu.com
For more information: https://codejoyeducation.com
Informational Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/4rB5O6wiaCQ

SoapyCilantro: Introduction to Precision Health and Agriculture
Description: Engage students in Precision Medicine by isolating and analyzing their own DNA and connecting genomics to human health and agriculture.
Grade Level: 6-12
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Pramod Mahajan, Drake University, pramod.mahajan@drake.edu
For more information: www.drake.edu/cphs/soapycilantro
Informational Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/-rTQPBDNa40

  • Program Overview: 0:00
  • What the Award Provides: 28:00
  • Training Dates: 28:56
  • Q&A: 31:00
  • The Educator Experience (Dr. Holly Showalter shared her experience implementing SoapyCilantro with her high school students - December 2021): 35:33

Storytime STEM-packs: STEM + Computer Science
Description: Educational innovation designed to connect children’s literature with STEM and computer science.
Grade Level: PreK-2
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Gabriela Rose, Allegheny Intermediate Unit Math & Science Collaborative, gabriela.rose@aiu3.net
For more information: Storytimestem.com

Informational Session Recording: https://youtu.be/FtBh4SAOZ-M

Tiny Techies
Description: Prepare students to be creators and learn about computer science cross-curricularly and without the use of a computer.
Grade Level: PreK-2
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Samantha Dahlby, NewBoCo, samantha@newbo.co
For more information: https://newbo.co/education/educators/tiny-techies-for-educators
Informational Webinar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwRRwveTsRI

Waterworks
Description: Develop a framework that capitalizes on the reciprocal relationship of STEM and literacy learning through moving liquids.
Grade Level: PreK-2
For Settings: In school and out of school
Contact: Beth VanMeeteren, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, beth.vanmeeteren@uni.edu
For more information: https://regentsctr.uni.edu

Informational Session Recording: https://youtu.be/bH3VkhbtqHE

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