This is a list of all currently scheduled workshops and their locations. Some information on this page may not be 100% up-to-date; see the Google Calendar for the most current information. If you would like to suggest an idea for a new workshop, please contact site coordinator Iva Jean Tennant

Inspire, Motivate, and Engage Workshop: Building Skills and Classroom Community

Date/Time: Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 (breakfast and registration starts at 8:30, workshop starts at 9:00; lunch provided)

Location: Binghamton University (Student Union, UU 209)

Presenter: Jacob Clifford

Description: Inspire, Motivate, and Engage: Building Skills and Classroom Community
Students thrive when they are inspired, motivated, and engaged.

This session is not to be missed. Everyone who attended last spring begged to have him come back for more!

A great teacher builds a classroom community where students are motivated and engaged. In this one-day workshop, Jacob Clifford shares practical strategies that will get your students excited about learning. From lesson planning to assessment, participants will walk away with specific activities, tips, and methods that will inspire teachers and students. Jacob Clifford is founder of ACDC Leadership and has presented workshops to 1000s of teachers throughout the world. (What is ACDC) He is a teacher in California and comes highly recommended by those who have attended his dynamic workshops.

A.C.D.C. is an acronym for our hands-on, student-focused, teaching philosophy. We believe effective education requires Active learning, Cooperative learning, Discovery learning, and Community and this sounds like it fits in totally with your philosophy.

In this session Jacob Clifford will show you simple and effective strategies  that will get your students excited about learning. Explore new ways to increase student buy-in, motivate students through assessment, and create engaging classroom communities. This session is great for teachers and administrators at all levels. Jacob’s high energy and
student-centered approach to teaching and learning will get you excited about implementing these strategies in your classroom.

For those of you who came last year, this will NOT be a repeat of those activities!! You asked to have him come back with more, so he is!! For those who have not attended his session, this is great as well, as this day is NOT dependent on attending a previous session.

Registration: Complete this form to register

Protists, Invasives, and Students – Oh My!

Date/Time: Saturday, May 12 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Cornell University Veterinary Medical Center

Description: ASSET Master Teacher workshop at Cornell University.

Interested in adding a new dimension to your teaching? ASSET offers new ways to examine key biological concepts using a hands-on approach involving live protists.

Want to engage your students in protecting their local waterways by monitoring for invasive fish species? The FISHTRACKER program does just that!

Interested in supporting student designed independent research projects in your classroom? ASSET supports student projects using ciliates as an experimental model system.

Want to explore the interface of science and society? ASSET can help with that too.

ASSET’s Master Teacher workshop will provide an opportunity to explore what ASSET has to offer, try out some of the activities first hand, and see how ASSET activities align to NYSSLS. Added bonus – Wegman’s food! Check out our websites and .

Registration: Complete this form to register (25 person cap!)

Google Earth Part 2

Date/Time: Saturday, May 12 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Breakfast/registration starts at 8:30, workshop at 9:00)

Location: Binghamton University (Academic Building A – Room G004)

Description: In this workshop, you will learn how to use some features of the new Google Earth, including:

  • Put pins on map, fill with images, videos, text, etc.
  • Draw paths
  • Fly from pin to pin
  • Give you time to work together to develop curriculum

You will learn to add place-markers on the map so you can make your  own tours. Then, they work together to develop curriculum with Carol and Pete  helping you .

You will  use html code to customize your placemarkers and receive help with that process.

See the workshop description for more information.

Registration: Complete this form to register

Learning to Code with Python

Date/Time: Saturday, May 12 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Union Endicott High School

Description: An introduction to coding in Python. We’ll cover the basics of the language including data structures, conditional statements, loops and functions. This is a beginning programming class, no previous experience is needed. Bring your laptop or use one of our computers. Be sure to to install Python 3.6.4 or later if you bring your own laptop. Dowload free at

Registration: Coming soon!

Write Research Lesso

Date/Time: Saturday, May 26 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (registration and breakfast starting at 8:30, lunch provided)

Location: Binghamton University (Student Wing, 110)

Description: Come prepared to work on your specific research lesson and bring all you need to have a productive day

Registration: Complete this form to register