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STEM+C: Writing Programs for the Microcontroller Arduino with Tinkercad

May 10 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm

STEM+C 202405 Arduino TinkercadProfessional learning opportunity open to all grade 7–11 STEM-discipline teachers in Maine
Sponsored by the Maine STEM Partnership at the RiSE Center, University of Maine
Facilitated by Jim Lenke (Machias High School)

Learn to write programs for the microcontroller Arduino using Tinkercad. You will be able to walk into your classroom the next week and get students writing code and getting excited about space research right from their laptops. 

Friday, May 10, 2024, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., University of Maine, Orono
Lunch is provided

Have a desire to get your students off the ground writing program codes but don’t know how to get started? This session will work through the basics and move into the more complex in one day.

Using the online design platform Tinkercad, teachers will be trained in how to program the microcontroller Arduino, beginning with absolute basics and advancing step by step until it’s time to wire a circuit and program it right from your laptop. Included is a full length PDF guidebook explaining necessary details as well as providing direct links to publicly available examples and codes, including links to NGSS/CC and harder example problems for students to challenge their new skills. The example codes will focus on programming for pre-algebra math operations and science applications geared towards space research that also covers biological and physics experiments.

You will be able to walk into your classroom the next week and get students writing code and excited about space research right from their laptops. 

Please bring a laptop and the interest to learn!

Register now!

$275 registration fee. If your school or district has agreed to pay for this professional learning opportunity, you can select “Invoice (Enter School or District Billing Info)” at checkout.

Teachers will receive 6.5 contact hours for full participation!

To request a reasonable accessibility accommodation to participate, please submit a request form and/or contact the RiSE Center: or 207-581-4672.

The University of Maine System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


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