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.

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. 

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

Registration info coming soon. 

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Jodi Reno

Always on the go? Whant to get kids interested in using simple machines/energy to make something to do a task? Come learn how you and your teammates can design and build a "rube goldberg" machine (subsystem) so that energy will run a specific path from start to finish. 

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 

Registration coming coon. 

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Pat Lucido

Fossils are a key indicator of how organisms appeared, evolved and became extinct. This course will include some of the major principles of paleontology, the evoluntion of life in the ocean and on land, the use of fossils to interpret ancient environments. 

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

Registration coming soon. 

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Michelle Fairhurst

Do you need/want a container to house your links and files so you and your students can access digital content quickly and easily? Does your district require a web presence but you are unsure of where to start? Explore the pros and cons of several common platforms as well as supported tiem to explore and build. 'Cause we are living in a digital world.... and I am a digital girl!  

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

Registration coming soon! 

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Mary Coogan & Rosemary Camp

What do blueprints, graphs, drawings and paper airplaines have in common? Making sense of anything means making models that can reflect understandings and predict outcomes. Join us as we focus on the use of student-generated models that allow for predictions, reasoning and explanations of ideas. 

Registration information is coming soon. 

Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $30*/grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC. You MUST enroll with and pay the university for graduate credit separately from registering for your course(s) with Science Pioneers. The registration fee payable to SciPi for each four-hour course is $20 and each twelve-hour course is $60.

 

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

Registration coming soon. 

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Darbie Valenti

Come learn how to make your math or science classroom come alive with the use of technology. This course explores ways to use technology to increase student participation during class, help students understand complex processes, as well as engage and most importantly assess students. Hands-on experience will help teachers gain knowledge in how to teach the 21st century student. 

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

Registration information coming soon! 

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

Registration info coming soon! 

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Michelle Fairhurst

Want to help your students understand laws of physics in an exciting and applicable way? Use a combination of hands on scientific inquiry and computer based simulations to explain principals of kinetic and potential energy and energy transfer while connecting to real world examples. 

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

Registration info coming soon! 

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. 

Registration info coming soon! 

Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $30*/grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC. You MUST enroll with and pay the university for graduate credit separately from registering for your course(s) with Science Pioneers. The registration fee payable to SciPi for each four-hour course is $20 and each twelve-hour course is $60.

 

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 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.  

Registration information coming soon. 

Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $15*/grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC. You MUST enroll with and pay the university for graduate credit separately from registering for your course(s) with Science Pioneers. The registration fee payable to SciPi for each four-hour course is $20 and each twelve-hour course is $60.

 

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.

Registration coming soon! 

Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $15*/grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC. You MUST enroll with and pay the university for graduate credit separately from registering for your course(s) with Science Pioneers. The registration fee payable to SciPi for each four-hour course is $20 and each twelve-hour course is $60.