Center for Educational Outreach STEM Newsletter
Issue: #18August 2015

Grab your backpack because it's back to school time. Check out these upcoming events and programs to kick start the school year. 

Teachers, make sure to forward this mailing list to any of your new or returning colleagues that may be interested in signing up for the newsletter! 

The Center for Educational Outreach


Upcoming Events
Battle O' Baltimore Robotics Competition
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time8am - 4pm
Location: McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD
WhatThis off-season FIRST Robotics Competition allows teams to experience a friendly competition before the new season.
A 30-minute "FIRST Stop" behind-the-scenes tour will be available. 
The atmosphere is part rock concert - part sporting competition with 120-lb robots, totes, recycling containers, a flurry of pool noodles, and human players.
Also see the other FIRST programs: Jr. FIRST LEGO League- ages 6-9; FIRST LEGO League - ages 9-14; & FIRST Tech Challenge - grades 7-12. For more information, view the event flyer.
Click here to register.

Ready, Set, Design!
Event Dates: Saturday, Oct 3rd (6th - 8th grade) , Saturday, Nov 8th (3rd - 5th grade)
Registration deadlines: Wednesday, Sept 30th, Wednesday, Nov 4th
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Glass Pavilion, Johns Hopkins University 
WhatWe introduce engineering to elementary and middle school girls in a fun way by giving them different problems and having them design and then build their solutions.

For more details,visit the website or email at
Professional Opportunities
SABES Instructional Facilitator (Coach) Position Available
The STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES program) is seeking a part-time instructional facilitator (coach). Additional information about the responsibilities and qualifications are listed below. Please share this e-mail with anyone who may be interested in applying. Applicants should apply through our JHU website.

Job Description

The SABES Instructional Coach position is a part-time position that supports the implementation of the SABES program by providing instructional modeling and coaching to afterschool facilitators and their supervisors. The goal of SABES is to achieve STEM literacy within three specific Baltimore communities (lower Park Heights, Greater Homewood and Greektown/Highlandtown) by comprehensively engaging the community in STEM learning practices situated within these same communities. SABES is deeply committed to locating STEM within the world of the children we serve, rather than asking them to journey to the world of the scientist. The SABES Instructional Coach will work with afterschool facilitators to increase their confidence and capacity to teach STEM afterschool. They will also work with afterschool providers to increase student participation in the SABES component of the afterschool program.
BioEYES Teacher Training Dates
Event Date: Various dates
Time: 9:30-4:30 weekdays
Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, 3520 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
WhatProject BioEYES is a weeklong, science outreach program that uses zebrafish to teach development, genetics, and the scientific method to k-12 students. Teachers new to BioEYES must attend a training to participate. The training sessions are free to Baltimore City Public teachers, but space is limited. All sessions run from 9 am-2 pm except 9/3, which runs from 4:30-7:30 pm.

For specific dates, details, and registration, visit the BioEYES website
or call at 410-246-3041
3D Printing for Educators Workshop (Professional Development)
Event Date: October 2-3 and 9-10 (2 Consecutive Weekends)
Time: 5-9pm on Fridays, 10-5pm on Saturdays
Location: Digital Harbor Foundation

What: Interested in bringing 3D Printing to your learning space? This 4-day educator workshop at DHF will teach you everything you need to know, from software to hardware and troubleshooting. The workshop also includes hands-on project prompts that can be used with K-12 youth in STEM programs.

Learn from our years of experience working with thousands of youth in 3D Printing! Workshop INCLUDES a 3D Printer to take home, and is eligible for 2 AU credits. 

For more information and to register, click here

Have an awesome start to the school year and we'll see in in October for our next newsletter.



Margaret Hart
Center for Educational Outreach
Who We Are
The Center for Educational Outreach is part of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Our mission is to inspire and prepare youth, particularly those underrepresented in STEM, to pursue STEM education and careers.
In This Issue
Battle O'Baltimore
Ready, Set, Design!
SABES Position Available
BioEYES Teacher Training
3D Printing for Educators Workshop
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