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Dayton Regional STEM Training Center at the Dayton Regional STEM School

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1724 Woodman Drive
Kettering, 45420 United States
(937) 256-3777

November 2013

Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) – Dayton Region

November 7, 2013

Come learn about the College Ready Tools (CRT) from the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), which will provide an overview of the tools from teachers actually implementing in their classrooms at the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS).

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Dayton Regional STEM School Open House

November 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As part of the 2013 Ignite Innovation Dayton Regional Science Festival, the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) will be hosting an open house and the school's fifth birthday celebration.

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March 2014

STEM Foundations Residency

March 20, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 21, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
$1 – $250

The Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) offers this March Residency as an opportunity to dive into the foundational skills we all hope to support in our 21st Century students. This 2-day professional development opportunity will focus on the capabilities and habits of mind we expect our students to absorb in school, but seldom take the time to teach directly. These include the ability to give and receive feedback, the importance of craftsmanship in all types of work, the skills of collaboration and communication,…

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May 2014

Problem-Based Learning Residency

May 15, 2014 @ 8:30 am - May 16, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
$1 – $250

Plan to visit the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) this spring and dive into the details of Project Based Learning (PBL). This two-day professional development opportunity consists of an extended visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique. A major focus of the May Residency is on PBL. Participants will receive a foundational background about what PBL is (and is not); ways that teachers plan PBL units; and…

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September 2014

Guided tour of Dayton Regional STEM School

September 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Dayton Regional STEM Training Center at the Dayton Regional STEM School, 1724 Woodman Drive
Kettering, 45420 United States
Free

No cost. Participants will receive an overview of the school, a tour of the school led by DRSS students, and visits to many of the DRSS classrooms in action. Participants will also have time to interact with DRSS teachers. To register, please contact Molly Johnson at molly.johnson@daytonstemschool.org or 937-256-3777.

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October 2014

Fall Residency: Project Based Learning

October 2, 2014 - October 3, 2014
Dayton Regional STEM Training Center at the Dayton Regional STEM School, 1724 Woodman Drive
Kettering, 45420 United States
$350

Plan to visit the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) this fall and dive into the details of Project Based Learning (PBL). This two-day professional development opportunity consists of an extended visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique. A major focus of the Fall Residency is on PBL. Participants will receive a foundational background about what PBL is (and is not), ways that teachers plan PBL units, and…

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December 2014

STEM Foundations Residency

December 12, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Molly Johnson (molly.johnson@wright.edu) or Brian Boyd (brian.boyd@wright.edu) 937-256-3777, ext. 111 $50.00 — includes lunch each day https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Km03gswVNN1jxna1HU577Nl93Jf0U0E4eAroLFD869U/viewform Plan to visit the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) during the 2014-2015 school year and dive into the details of Project Based Learning (PBL), STEM Foundations, CRITIQUE and Advanced PBL. These two-day professional development opportunities consists of an extended visit to DRSS, providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique. Participants will leave with a good…

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January 2015

Project: W.R.I.G.H.T, Project Based Learning Symposium

January 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an authentic way to engage students in rigorous and relevant learning.   Whether you are an administrator whose school is adopting a PBL model or you are a teacher interested in energizing the work you do with students, this day-long event will offer you the chance to attend your choice of concurrent sessions where local educators and administrators will share PBL best practices.  You will leave with concrete examples of projects, inspiration from other teachers and…

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April 2015

Dayton Regional STEM School Educator Visit

April 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Educators and other school leaders are invited to participate in a visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS).  Participants will receive an overview of the school from Dr. Brian Boyd,Founding Principal and Hub/Training Center Director.  This will be followed by a tour of the school led by DRSS students, visiting many of the DRSS classes in action.  Participants will also have time to hear from, and ask questions of DRSS Teachers. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE!

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CRITIQUE RESIDENCY

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

The Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) offers the April Residency as an opportunity to dive deeply into the instruction and use of critique practices in the classroom. This two-day professional development opportunity will focus on how Elementary through High School students can be taught explicitly to be kind, helpful, and specific when reviewing each others' work through the Six Thinking Hats critique system, adapted based on Edward de Bono's problem solving method of the same name. These strategies help students…

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May 2015

PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL) RESIDENCY

May 14, 2015 - May 15, 2015

Plan to visit the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) and dive into the details of Project Based Learning (PBL).  These two-day professional development opportunities consists of an extended visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique.  A major focus of the October and the May Residencies is on Project Based Learning (PBL).  Participants will receive a foundational background about what PBL is (and is not);…

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August 2015

CONNECTED MATH TRAINING (CMP3)

August 3, 2015 @ 8:15 am - August 6, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

The goal(s) of this workshop are to introduce CMP3 content to those who are curious or adopting it. Teachers will study four CMP3 units in depth: Bits and Pieces (6th grade), Let’s Be Rational (6th grade), and Comparing and Scaling (7th grade), and Looking For Pythagoras (8th grade). Teachers will experience many lessons as students would in that they will solve many of the Problems in cooperative learning groups. We will also share best teaching practices for implementing these units.…

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IQWST TRAINING

August 3, 2015 @ 8:15 am - August 6, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

INVESTIGATING AND QUESTIONING OUR WORLD THROUGH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IQWST) IQWST is a standards-based, carefully sequenced middle school curriculum that promotes student understanding of key scientific ideas and practices by coordinating instruction across units within each grade level, and across 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Each academic year includes four units—one each in physics, chemistry, biology, and earth systems science. Each day of the workshop will focus on training in the related pedagogy and content of an IQWST unit. During…

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL) RESIDENCY

August 3, 2015 @ 8:30 am - August 4, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

Plan to visit the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) and dive into the details of Project Based Learning (PBL).  These two-day professional development opportunities consists of an extended visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique.  A major focus of the October and the May Residencies is on Project Based Learning (PBL).  Participants will receive a foundational background about what PBL is (and is not);…

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November 2015

2nd Annual Project:WRIGHT Symposium

November 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:50 pm

The Symposium will provide a space for a diverse community of teachers, students, school leaders, and researchers to come together and share best practices in education while encouraging innovative educational reform. The entire day costs just $30 (lunch included). This year's Symposium will investigate five central strands: Transforming School Culture Community Partnerships What is STEM? Project-Based Learning Inquiry-Based Instruction Session formats will include Tuning Protocols (find out what a Tuning Protocol is here), Presentations, Workshops, Panel Discussions, and Coaching Sessions.…

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December 2015

Dayton Regional STEM School – Tour

December 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Dayton Regional STEM School has a visit for educators scheduled for December 8, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.  This visit is for teachers and school leaders, and will be led by staff and teachers at DRSS.  If you know of other teachers or school leaders interested in visiting DRSS, please forward this information to them.  To register for this event, please click this link:  DRSS Tour.  The event is free to attend! Also, we are offering our 2nd…

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February 2016

Dayton Regional STEM School – February Tour

February 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Dayton Regional STEM School has a visit for educators scheduled for February 19, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.  This visit is for teachers and school leaders, and will be led by staff and teachers at DRSS.  If you know of other teachers or school leaders interested in visiting DRSS, please forward this information to them.  To register for this event, please click this link:  DRSS Tour.  The event is free to attend! Also, we are offering "Critique" on…

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March 2016

Critique

March 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop will focus on how middle and high school students can be taught explicitly to be kind, helpful, and specific when reviewing each others' work through the Six Thinking Hats critique system, adapted based on Edward de Bono's work.  Participants will step into the role of the student to experience a variety of the ways these skills are developed an assessed within the classroom.  These strategies help students look critically at the work of others and themselves, assessing it…

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April 2016

Dayton Regional STEM School – April Tour

April 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

he Dayton Regional STEM School has a visit for educators scheduled for April 15, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.  This visit is for teachers and school leaders, and will be led by staff and teachers at DRSS.  If you know of other teachers or school leaders interested in visiting DRSS, please forward this information to them.  To register for this event, please click this link:  DRSS Tour.  The event is free to attend! Also, we are offering "Critique" on…

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May 2016

Project Based Learning (PBL) Residency

May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016

This two day residency provides participants with a solid foundation of Project Based Learning (PBL).  The residency will include examining samples of projects across grade levels and content areas, as well as diving into the project essentials that define PBL at DRSS.  Participants will spend time planning and refining plans for a PBL unit to implement back in their own classrooms. This residency will be led by practicing teachers at DRSS. Cost:  $200 (includes lunch each day) Time:  8:30 a.m.…

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August 2016

Connected Math Training (CMP3)

August 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - August 4, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Trainer:          Jim Mamer, Middle School Math Teacher and CMP Teacher Trainer - caraandjim@woh.rr.com Who:               Math teachers in grades 5-8 are welcome, as well as others interested in learning more about CMP. CMP3 has been written to accommodate Common Core and is available to the public this summer. Teachers new to CMP, teachers who have used CMP2, and teachers who are adopting CMP3 will benefit from this professional development. Goals:              The goal(s) of this workshop are (1) to introduce CMP3 content and…

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November 2016

Project: WRIGHT Symposium

November 4, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Image of the 2015 WRIGHT Symposium

The Dayton Regional STEM School will be hosting the third annual Project: WRIGHT (When Real-World Innovation Guides High-Quality Teaching) Symposium on November 4, 2016. The Symposium will provide space for a diverse community of teachers, students, school leaders and researchers to come together and share best practices while encouraging innovative educational reform. Early-bird registration is $20 (must register before October 22). Beginning on October 22, registration is $30. Registration costs include a catered lunch. Registration costs are waived for symposium…

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May 2017

Project-Based Learning Residency

May 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - May 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Dayton Regional STEM residency

This two-day professional development opportunity consists of an extended visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique. Participants will receive a foundational background about what PBL is (and PBL is not); learn how teachers plan PBL units; and learn about how PBL is enacted and supported in various ways at DRSS. This Residency will also provide some initial support – and practice – for participants…

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February 2019

DRSS Project Based Learning Immersion- Math edition

February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in Project Based Learning (PBL) every day! Join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in inquiry-based math lessons, or integrate technology into their learning. Walk through the steps of an interdisciplinary, math-specific PBL project with a math teacher, and hear from a panel of students, teachers, and administrators. Registration is $99 and includes lunch. Register here

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March 2019

DRSS Project Based Learning Immersion 3/6

March 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in Project Based Learning (PBL) every day! Participate in a gallery walk of student work, then join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in critique of student work, or use technology to create websites, 3-D models and more. You'll also see an exciting STEM Foundations mini exhibition with coding, math, and engineering projects. Walk through the steps of an interdisciplinary PBL project with a teacher, and…

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Project Based Learning 101 Academy

March 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Based on the Buck Institute for Education's model for (Project Based Learning) PBL, this 3-day workshop engages participants in learning how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-focused project. This workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project, and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. Registration is $449. Training dates are March 21st, 25th and 26th, 2019 from…

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April 2019

DRSS Project Based Learning Immersion 4/15

April 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in Project Based Learning (PBL) every day! Join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in inquiry-based math lessons, or integrate technology into their learning. Walk through the steps of an interdisciplinary, math-specific PBL project with a math teacher, and hear from a panel of students, teachers, and administrators. Registration is $99 and includes lunch. Register here

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May 2019

DRSS Project Based Learning Immersion 5/7

May 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in Project Based Learning (PBL) every day! participate in a gallery walk of student work, then join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in critique of student work, or use technology to create websites, 3-D models and more. Walk through the steps of an interdisciplinary PBL project with a teacher, and hear from a panel of students, teachers, and administrators. Registration is $99 and includes lunch.​…

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Project Based Learning Immersion- STEMMERSION EDITION

May 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

During the last ten days of school, STEM students select a new course to take for a "J term" experience. From jewelry-making to canoeing to robotics, cross-grade level courses integrate multiple subject areas to provide a unique learning experience for students. Join us to learn more about project-based learning, observe students and teachers in their STEMmersion classes, and get a peek "behind the curtain" at how teachers plan and are supported by administrators during this immersive learning experience. Registration is…

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November 2019

Deep Dive Workshop: PBL in Math

November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Looking for ways to make your math projects authentic and more student-centered? Join a middle school and a high school math teacher at the Dayton Regional STEM School to explore this question and to examine the role of inquiry-based instruction and growth mindset to support project-based learning in your classroom. You will walk away from this workshop with online resources and some strategies you can use with your students, as well as potential ideas for future, authentic project-based learning units.…

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December 2019

PBL in Action School Visit: Exhibition Night

December 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the afternoon to observe classrooms, to eat a light dinner with DRSS teachers, and to learn how we develop, organize and publicize Exhibition Night, where all DRSS students share their project work with the public. Then attend Exhibition Night festivities, where you will see and hear about projects in all subject areas from our grade 6-12 students.

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February 2020

PBL Design Workshop (3 days)

February 19 @ 8:30 am - February 21 @ 3:00 pm

Design a high-quality project (integrated with SEL competencies) in this multi-day foundational workshop influenced by the Buck Institute for Education/PBLWorks Gold Standard Design Elements. The workshop models the project process and is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. Participants will be given and utilize one of these PBLWorks books: PBL in the Elementary…

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