EDUCATOR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Invention Literacy: Code Invent!
July 29-30 | 2 credits
In this two-day camp, registered teachers are invited to bring one or two of their elementary-school-age children (1st -6th grades) to participatein this hands-on workshop about computer science in the real world. Teacher/child teams will learn the basics of computer science, receive a Makey Makey device and a Raspberry Pi computer to take home, and be challenged to design an invention-based project. Participants may choose to bring their own laptop computer with WiFi capability and a USB port, or borrow a chromebook from the MOI to share with another participant. **Please note that this course is an extended version of the Code Invent workshop offered during the 2019 school year. This version includes the use of Raspberry Pi and invites participants to bring one or two of their children to participate alongside them.
Aug 5-6 | 1 credit |
From the solar system to deep space objects, Eastern Idaho lends itself well to the study of astronomical phenomena. In this class, we will study and observe the moon, stars, and planets and provide a wealth of resources and activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course.
Aug 7-8 | 1 credit |
This course is a two-day adventure wherein participants will experience place-based learning of local history. We will provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level, and participants will develop hands-on history lessons that can be applied across a variety of subjects including science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Aug 12-13 | 1 credit |
The landscape surrounding Idaho Falls is unsurpassed in all of North America. Known for its diversity in geology, biology, and ecology, the landscape is bordered on the west by the Snake River Plain, characterized by its stark, barren lava flows and sagebrush dominated landscape. To the east, the rugged Teton Range dominates the landscape, while on the north lies the spectacular Yellowstone Plateau. It would be difficult to find a more attractive landscape for the study of science! We'll compare and contrast two of Idaho’s major ecosystems—deserts and mountains—as we explore and study the living and non-living and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout the course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.