2017 SuperQuest – Pendleton


InterMountain ESD, July 19-21

2001 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton, OR 97081





  • App Inventor – Learn about using MIT’s App Inventor to teach computer programming through engaging projects students can run on Android devices (or on computer based emulators).
  • Code.org – This workshop will provide an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Dual Credit – “Teaching Smarter not Harder”.
  • Digital Design and Fabrication – Effectively incorporate Digital Design & Fabrication (DDF) into your curriculum. Learn how to utilize vinyl cutters, lasers, 3D printers & scanners.
  • Digital Thinking: Incorporating Math & Science Standards – In this class we will will look at the ways that science, engineering, and math practices are compatible and how to enhance your lessons to support NGSS and Common Core Standards while preparing students to learn and work in our digital world.
  • Exploring Computer Science – Want to learn more about Exploring Computer Science? Maybe you want to offer the class at your school in the future. Here is your chance to learn more.
  • Gamification – In this workshop you will learn how to use the most motivational techniques of gameplay to create a collaborative and creative classroom environment where learning comes alive for your students.
  • Hands-On Physics Instruction Using VPython, Arduinos, Underwater Robots and More – We will focus our workshop on using an Arduino Microcontroller to construct a mini-underwater remotely operated vehicle that will seek out to hover at a desired programmed depth. We will introduce you to the VPython programming language, share how we use computer programming and microcontrollers in our classes, and how our students use Arduinos for fun, research, underwater ROV’s and general exploration.
  • LEGO Robotics – Level 1, Programming – Are you interested in Robotics possibilities for your students? Using the popular LEGO system we will learn how to build simple robotic systems, including programming and access to various contests.
  • LEGO Robotics – Level 2, Mechanical – You will build and program a series of LEGO mechanical apparatus that, combined with motors or sensors, allow us to accomplish tasks.
  • Scratch & Sphero for Middle Schoolers – We will look at Scratch, a free introductory computer programming language, then participants will transition to Lightning Lab, a comparable drag and drop program, and program a SPRK+ ball to navigate through a maze.


  • 8:30a-9:00a    Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-12:00      Morning Session
  • 12:00-1:30p     Lunch-n-Learn (Meals provided)
    • Guest Speakers from Education & Industry TBA!
  • 1:30-4:30p       Afternoon Session



Locale & Accommodations

In Collaboration with InterMountain ESD

Questions? Contact Randy and Janis via superquest@oregoncsta.org