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Summer Institute 2014


2014 UC Davis Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education

June 30 – July 11, 2014,  8:30am – 5:00pm
1062 Bainer Hall, UC Davis Campus

This intensive summer institute is designed to train K-14 STEM teachers on the principles of robotics and computing and how to integrate them into STEM classes.  Teachers will learn specific teaching pedagogy for integrating computing and robotics activities into math, science and engineering curricula, as well as how to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) using the C-STEM curriculum with interactive computing, programming, and robotics.

 Common Core Mathematics with Computing and Robotics –  Week 1

From June 30 – July 3, the Institute will focus on teaching computing and robotics in an algebraic math classroom, such as Math 7, Math 8, Algebra 1, and Integrated Math 1.  Teachers will focus on learning the basics on computer programming in Ch and robotics activities and problems that target specific standards based objectives using these skills.

Robotics Activities and Computer Programming for Solving Applied Problems – Week 2

From July 7 – 11, the institute will focus on expanding teacher’s knowledge of computer programming and robotics.  This professional development supports the C-STEM curriculum  Robotics and Film Production, Robotic Technologies, Computer Programming with ChIntroduction to Computer Programming in C, and Computing with Robotics and other courses in CTE, robotics, engineering, computer programming, physical science, etc.

*Teachers can take one or both courses to get started on integrating computing and robotics into their teaching. For teachers who have no any prior computer programming experience, we recommend that you attend the entire two-week summer institute.

Summer Institute Flier


Each participant must be able to bring their own laptop computer.   To participate in this summer institute, we also require that you have the necessary software and equipment to implement in the coming school year, including access 2-3 times a week to a lab with Ch Professional software installed and at least two Linkbots. Over the past three years of providing this professional development, we have seen first hand how an enthusiastic teacher can be hindered in implementation without these two items.

For Registration, click here.*

*(For all C-STEM events, you must first register for the site before you can register for the event.  Then login and go the the “Summer Institute Registration” tab on the Registered Users Subsite.)
Deadline for early registration: May 30, 2014. $499 for one course / $799 for both courses
Final deadline for registration to reserve your space: June 20, 2014. $599 for one course / $899 for both courses

Housing Accommodations

The C-STEM Center does not directly deal with reservations but can recommend sites that offer discounted or contracted rates.

Parking Information

Information about parking and training locations is available in the pdf form here


A Video for the 2012 C-STEM Summer Institute

Watch the video here  about the 2012 C-STEM Summer Institute. The engineering teacher Deborah Terra said in the video that she had “no computer programming experience what so ever.” After attending the 2012 summer institute, her students participated in the 2013 RoboPlay Video Competition. The team won the Best Overall Video as shown here.

Photos from the 2013 Summer Program are available on the C-STEM Flickr page