Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

Who can attend STEM Camp EDU?


Any K-12 educator interested in STEM Education. We value the “Arts” in (STEAM) and will provide opportunities for the arts at STEM Camp, however, the emphasis of this event will be heavily emphasized on STEM. There will be plenty of learning for everyone!




Where is STEM Camp EDU?


This year, we are excited to hold STEM Camp EDU at the Corbett Experience Center in Norristown, PA. Visit www.fluxspace.io for more information!




Who should attend?


STEM Camp was designed for K-12 teachers interested in learning about STEM and integrating it into classroom learning. We encourage all levels of interest and experience in STEM, particularly the beginner to intermediate levels.




What makes STEM Camp EDU different that other PD events?


While many PD opportunities are presentation led, we use the hands-on, lead learner model. This model engages the attendees on the stage of learning while coached by our facilitators. We believe in having fun while learning. If you like to sit and listen to someone talk at you for the entire day, STEM Camp Edu is probably not for you!




Credit versus non-credit: What's the difference?


STEM Camp Edu provides 3 graduate credits through the Univeristy of North Dakota. All hours of attendance (30 total) will count towards hours of completion in the grad course. An additional 15 hours of online work will be offered before and after the event for those who choose the 3 credit track. Many of our attendees choose this option! Want to know more? Check out this Graphic!




How many years has STEM Camp EDU been around?


This will be our fifth year running the event. We started at Kutztown University for the first two years and this is our third straight year at the Corbett Experience Center.





Attending

How much does it cost?


For non-credit, the event costs $399 for the three days. For credit, it is $1,549.




What is the course code?


The course code for the 3 graduate level credits is T&L2900, Reinventing Learning Through STEM.




How do I make the payment?


Payments can be made via Credit Card, Check or Purchase Order. First, you must register. An automated confirmation will appear in your email inbox with payment information.

Mail Check or Purchase Order:
PD Campus
PO Box 6762
Wyomissing, PA 19610

For purchase order, please email Tom directly at tom@stemcampedu.org to get an invoice.




What is the cancellation policy?


100% refund is offered up to 30 days prior to the first day of STEM Camp Edu (minus $50).
50% refund is offered up to two weeks prior up to the event.
NO refunds will be offered within two weeks of STEM Camp Edu.
Only payment will secure registration. STEM Camp Edu is based on a first come basis.




Can I register now and pay later?


Yes, however only payment will confirm your registration and guarantee your spot. STEM Camp Edu is in high demand, therefore, registration is on a first come first serve basis per 100 registrants. Only payment confirms your registration.




Are hotel accommodations in clude in the price?


No. Hotel accomodations will be the sole responsibility of the participants. Accomodations to nearby hotels were secured for all STEM Camp registrants. We highly encourage attendees to stay overnight due to the length of days. More information coming soon! We have worked out special pricing for the Hampton Inn in King of Prussia. To book a room, click here!




Will I receive detailed information about the event?


Yes. Because of the nature of the event, STEM Camp Edu is planned up to the event itself. There are many fun surprises at STEM Camp so we will send you an at a glance agenda and event details prior to the event in June.




Can I receive Act 48 Hours?


Yes and Maybe! We are not a provider of Act 48 hours, however, we do provide letters of completion to all attendees for 30 hours of completion at the conclusion of the event. It is the responsibility of the attendees to submit those hours to their school district for Act 48 credit. Sign-In each day is a requirement to receive those hours. Please check with your employer to make sure they will accept the hours of completion.




Can I switch from Non-Credit to Credit?


Absolutely! We encourage teachers to earn 3 graduate level credits by taking the course in addition to the event. The extra assignments are extremely benefiticial, practical, and engaging.




What time will the event conclude on Wednesday?


STEM Camp EDU will conclude no later than 3PM on Wednesday.





Event

Can I commute to the event daily?


Yes. We allow commuters, although we highly encourage staying nearby at a hotel. Each day is packed with activities and events you don’t want to miss! If you commute, you will need to plan for the hours of 8AM through 8PM each day. Due to the nature of a graduate course, there is a requirement to sign in and out each day.




Can I bring my family?


Sorry. We do not allow family members to come on campus. Besides, this event will be so invigorating, you won’t have the time to spend with them! There will be plenty of downtime to make calls or FaceTime the family!




Who is the main sponsor of the event?


The main sponsorship is provided by PD Campus, a K12 professional development organization. PD Campus is a provider of graduate level professional development credits. STEM Camp Edu lead learners are Campus instructors as well as STEM practicioners in the K12 classroom.

Check out our many sponsors for the event.




What kind of food is provided?


We offer a light breakfast each of the three mornings. This includes coffee, bagels, pastries, and some fruit. If you'd like to eat a full breakfast before, you are more than welcome. We cater out lunches and dinners. One night we will go out to a restaurant within a couple miles of the Corbett Experience Center. These meals are all included in your Conference or Credit price!




Will there be vegan/vegetarian options for the meals?


Yes. We try our best to accomodate everyone. Upon registration, you will receive a form to fill out prior to the event (a couple weeks before the event) detailing any food allergies or dietary restrictions.




Will we get to experience and play with these education tools or just learn about them?


You will 100% get to play, tinker, and ask questions about all the educational tools we will be bringing to STEM Camp EDU this year. This includes, but is not limited to, Makey Makeys, Spheros, 3D Printers, Micro:Bits, Ozobots, LittleBits, VEX Robotics, and more! We promise these "sessions" will be more of an experience!




Should I pack snacks or pack lunch?


We will provide a continental breakfast each morning, snacks and drinks thoughout the day, lunch and dinner. All meals are provied by our wonderful event sponsors and catered. You may bring a fillable water bottle to carry with you. We start in-time each morning so be here early to jump start your day at our wonderful coffee station!





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