International Diversity in Education (IDE) Summer Program

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*The details of this page are subject to change until delivered.

Two weeks, many learning opportunities.  In Long Beach, The International City.

An International program of current educational topics for those who teach, administer, coach, parent, learn. Each week is designed using ETES Inc’s innovative Learn to Teach methods.

Benefits

By participating in our programs, you will join our International network of educators committed to seeking out new methods for learning, creative exploration, invention.

All participants are encouraged to make short presentations on their programs, and to deliver a 1-1 1/2 hour interactive program for educators or youth.

Educator Track

Learn: New and experienced teachers, parents and coaches will learn new skills and techniques from experienced educators and coaches.

Teach/Coach: Share your newfound learning and skills while coaching newly formed teams in an International gathering of youth over the next 3-5 days.

Each series is limited to 20 educators.  Educators are encouraged to invite one or more parents to travel with their children who participate in the Youth Track.  Educators who are parents are encouraged to register their children in the Youth Track.

Youth Track

Team Formation: Youth will participate in introductory learning activities and be assigned to teams.

Learn: Teachers/Coaches will share their new skills and work with newly formed teams towards a competition goal.

Compete: Teams will compete against each other and certificates and prizes will be awarded.

Each series is limited to 40 youth.

A Diversity of Learning Experiences

We are working on bringing to you a number of exciting experiences and interactions outside of the regular work/play series activities including:

  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality equipment demonstrations
  • Zumba in Chinese (brought to you by the Best Chinese Teacher Ever)
  • Learning Spanish with Games and Math with Pokemon
  • Rube Goldberg Inventing Methods: Introduction and experiences
  • Entrepreneur’s Showcase
  • Brian Heins, LEGOLAND(r) Master Model Builder
  • LEGO(r) Serious Play Mini Demonstrations
  • LEGO(r) themed activities

*Please note that all activities are in work and subject to change or deletion.

WRO Jumpstart Week 1 for Educators and Youth July 9th-July 13th

Those participants not yet familiar with the LEGO WeDo and/or EV3 platforms are encouraged to purchase these platforms in advance and review the curriculum/training.  As an alternative to doing this, you may register for a self-paced Jumpstart week, where you will have access to our equipment lab and kits for an additional cost.

Youth will be provided with the same opportunities in a coached/guided environment.

Creative Problem Solving and Inventing – July 23rd – 27th, 2018 (5 days)

Day 1: Introduction to Creative Problem Solving Techniques

Duane Wilson will take participants through the methods of Creative Problem Solving.  Ideators, Implementors, Clarifiers, Developers all have a place in the success of a personal or business project.  The Foursight assessment will help us to understand what strength we bring to the successful completion of a goal.  We will learn the barriers to creativity and the Creative Problem Solving method for breaking down those barriers.  We will experience together the finding of a common problem to solve, and work together to find that part of that common problem to tackle.  Clarify the problem, Ideate on possible solutions, Develop and strengthen solutions and develop an Implementation plan.
Duane Wilson is in the Office of Continuous Improvement at the University of Notre Dame and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI).  It is at CPSI that the concept of Intentional Creativity was born over 50 years ago.  CPSI training is held at the University of Buffalo, NY each year for over 50 years.
Youth:  Youth will have a number of opportunities that merge creativity and inventing and/or provide skills that may be useful in prototyping: 3D printing, sewing, basic electronics, soldering, the Arduino.

Day 2: Introduction to Inventing

Adults: Patricia Tsoiasue will share selected CPS techniques and tools that she has used in delivering Inventing experiences. She will walk through the steps for Inventing as identified by the Inventing Merit Badge of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and as she applies CPS tools when delivering the Inventing Merit Badge.

Note: Although this particular application of CPS is relevant to the BSA, the inventing steps can be delivered to any audience of youth or adults.  The focus of this delivery is CPS.

Youth: Youth will continue their exposure to new skills and techniques that could be applied to inventing, and learn about inventors, inventions and protections for inventors.

Patricia Tsoiasue is a Creativity Facilitator and Program Designer.  She is the President/CEO of ETES Inc and specializes in creating programs for youth with wide reaching potential.  She is an advocate of Lifelong Learning through play and interest.  She has traveled extensively and was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

Days 3-5: Youth Inventing Cycles and Competition

Adults: Newly trained coaches and educators, supported by Patricia Tsoiasue, will work to prepare new teams of inventors for a mini competition.

Youth: Teams will prepare for a competition to be held on Friday afternoon.  Certificates of participation and awards will be provided.

WRO Jumpstart Week 2 for Educators and Youth July 30th-August 3rd

Those participants not yet familiar with the LEGO WeDo and/or EV3 platforms are encouraged to purchase these platforms in advance and review the curriculum/training.  As an alternative to doing this, you may register for a self-paced Jumpstart week, where you will have access to our equipment lab and kits for an additional cost.

Youth will be provided with the same opportunities in a coached/guided environment.

World Robot Olympiad (WRO) U.S. West International Invitational & Introduction to WRO (6 days, August 6-11)

Days 1-5: Competition Preparation

Adults: Coaches and educators, are teamed up with prepare new teams of WRO participants for a mini competition.

Youth: Teams will prepare for a competition to be held on Friday afternoon with some modified rules. New and Continuing coaches participating in the WRO who are interested in continuing with participants registered for this week may make this information available during the week.

International WRO Coaches and educators experienced in the LEGO EV3 and WeDo will share their WRO experiences and their techniques with attendees.  Youth participating in the WRO U.S. West International Invitational will share their models and experiences with the student participants, and will jump start their learning in LEGO Robotics.

Day 6: WRO So Cal Regional and U.S. West International Invitational Experience Saturday August 11th (Currently anticipated at the RSSC Meeting/CSULB)

In this event you will see the various levels of WRO competition.  New US teams will compete for the opportunity to advance to the national competition.  International teams will participate in the International Invitational awards.  The WRO U.S. West International Invitational and WRO So Cal Regional 2018 will be planned, coordinated and hosted by WRO USA Coordinator, Will Wong.

US and International teams will compete for International Invitational awards.

WRO Regional Competition.  Local US teams will compete for advancement to the WRO US Nationals.

Coming in 2019:

  • Rube Goldberg Themed Activities and Program
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Activities and Program
  • LEGO(r) Serious Play Methods

How to Participate

Links for registration will be available soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact info@etes.us to bring our community to your local school, city or organization.

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