ScienceWise Courses

Select a course title to view more details about the course. From the detail page you can download the course syllabus, which includes requirements for graduate credit and Missouri and Kansas standards. All are professional development courses for teachers. Courses are held at Union Station in the Resource Room unless otherwise noted. 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Cost is $20/ 4 hour course or $60/ 12 hour course.

 

Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and Park University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $30*/ 1 grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Tyler Watts

Learn how 3D printers work and what they can do. Learn how to create your own 3D models in TinkerCAD. Learn how to purchase a reliable 3D printer or services that will print your designs for you. 

To register online for this course: THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT. 

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker & Park University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

For full list of ScienceWise course offerings, click here. 

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Nancy Smith

Join us for this engaging and hands-on session about introducing the fields of Materials Science and Engineering to young learners. We'll be developing Engineering Design Challenges using all the "stuff" you have lying around your house and classroom. Learn how to bring the world of Materials Science into your classroom as your engineers choose the best items to solve everyday problems. Remember: "Teaching is where you refuse to throw anything out because it might be useful in 47 years when you do that one project!"

Cost is $20/course (payable to Science Pioneers). Graduate credit is avilable thorough UMKC ($100*) or Baker ($65*) at an additional cost, paid directly to the University. *subject to change

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Eric Langhorst

Discover how you can use a variety of free geo tools from Google to make geography engaging and exciting for your content area. Students can use these tools to make maps showing anything from recent earthquake data to the impacts of human activity on the environment. Google Maps is much more than just finding the directions in your car! You will jump into Google Maps and make your mark in this workshop. 

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Darbie Valenti

Fiction meets science in this interactive workshop! Integrate science and language arts while emphasizing and focusing on engineering skills through engaging STEM lessons. Participants will gain several new ideas for STEM lessons that incorporate literature, all of which can be implemented into classroom instruction easily.  

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here

 

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Tyler Watts

Learn how to create games in Scratch with the help of the instructor and the excellent text, Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook. Participants will make several games in order to learn programming concepts. For example, Ghost Hunt provides more fundamentals of Scratch programming such as using a coordinates system, using a keyboard for movement (versus the mouse) and music. 

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here

 

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Eric Langhorst, Ph.D.

Instead of having your students just "think" about innovation, how about putting a tool in their hands that enables them to invest and build a unique invention with their own imagination in just minutes? Learn how you can use a Makey Makey kit to unleash the inner inventor in your students. In this workshop you will walk away with your own Make Makey kit after learning how to use and create your own inventions.

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here