These workshops are designed to leverage LLNL's computer simulation expertise to bring hands-on modeling to local STEM teachers and their students. Participants will learn to use NetLogo, a free, open-source simulation software used by tens of thousands of students, teachers, and researchers worldwide to create computer models that will enhance their STEM curriculum.
Workshop 1: This workshop is designed to introduce the concepts behind computer modeling and simulation, and real-world applications. Participants will interact with LLNL scientists and learn about how simulation is used in their work. NetLogo and other software will be introduced as modeling tools. This is a 5-day workshop.
Workshop 2: This workshop is designed for both teachers who want an introduction to computer modeling and for those who want to expand their knowledge of programming with NetLogo. The flexible curriculum will allow returning participants to develop computer applications that will enhance their STEM curriculum and present the model(s) and associated lesson plans to the group while also providing first time participants the opportunity to learn about modeling and simulation. This is a 5-day workshop.
Workshop 1: June 20-22, 2018, Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Workshop 2: July 23-27, 2018, Time: 8:30am-3:30pm