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STEAM Ahead & Coding Workshop – Powered by SAM Labs August 15, 2019

07 Aug 2019 8:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

NHSTE is excited to announce a new professional learning opportunity as we partner with SAM Labs.

Thursday, August 15th @ the beautiful
Concord High School Library Media Center


STEAM Ahead & Coding Workshop – Powered by SAM Labs

What: STEAM Ahead with SAM Labs! (AM & PM workshops) 
Where: Concord HS, Library Media Center, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH 03301
When: 15 Aug 2019 

With a unique combination of wireless Bluetooth hardware, software, and content, SAM Labs offers a very engaging solution to bring STEAM and computational thinking into the classroom. SAM Labs comes with easy-to-implement lesson plans that are aligned to CCSS, NGSS, CSTA…lessons that really incorporate multiple subjects!  In this session, we will cultivate educators’ knowledge, skills, and mindsets preparing them to lead STEAM and Coding initiatives in their classrooms, libraries, clubs, and makerspaces.

During this hands-on Workshop you will:

  • Dive into engaging pre-coding activities, build challenges, and explore beginning coding in Blocky
  • Expand educators’ knowledge, skill, and comfort with STEAM and Coding tools
  • Review SAM Labs STEAM and Coding solutions for K-8


Choose from one of two 3-hour sessions (9:00 – Noon OR 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter Bios:

Fred Wolfe serves as the Northeast US region manager for SAM Labs. He is an Ed-Tech industry professional with 20+ years of P-12 curriculum, software and hardware experience with professional development, technical services, sales, and management roles.

Suzanne Rickard is an education consultant and Sam Labs representative. She has been in the educational technology business for over 15 years, offering high quality educational software and professional development for K-12 schools in VT, NH, and ME.


Product descriptions and links:

Alpha Starter Kit - An introductory STEAM lesson kit comprised of a sampling of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a number of wireless electronic blocks and accessories. Use the SAM Blocks and the SAM Space app to build classroom projects with your students and complete a sample lesson plan per grade (2-5). https://samlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/alpha


Maker Kit - Bring a world of coding and creating to your classroom, Makerspace, or STEAM lab. Bursting with a variety of hardware and software, the MAKER Kit provides everything you need to unleash your students’ creativity. This kit, comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a wide variety of wireless electronic blocks and accessories (including exclusive blocks not found in any other kit). https://samlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/steam-kit


STEAM Course - Classroom Size - The ultimate STEAM lesson kit for the full class, comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and an abundance of wireless electronic blocks and accessories, it’s everything you need to bring STEAM learning to your classroom. Use the SAM Blocks and the SAM Space app to build classroom projects and complete lesson plans. https://samlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/classroom-kit

Attendees should bring one of the following computing devices to work one of our kits for purchase now or later.  

Equipment requirements for attendee computing device:

  • Windows - Windows 10 (Creator Update)
  • Mac - MacOS (v10.7+)
  • iOS - iPads only (iPad 3 and above) - iOS 9 or higher
  • Android - (KitKat Android v4.4+)
  • Chromebook - officially supported models:
  • CTL J5
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • Asus Flip C213N,
  • Acer Chromebook 11
  • Dell Chromebook 11 3180
  • HP x360 11 G1
  • Lenovo N42 Chromebook

Target Audience:

Technology integrators, library media specialists, and educators K-8 in all content areas will not want to miss this day of coding, creating, and collaborating!

Questions???:  For more information or if you have any questions about this event please contact:

Cyndi Dunlap at NHSTEPD@nhste.org

Registration Deadline:  one week prior to workshop date, noon on Thursday, 8/8/19.

There are FOUR Registration options ~ an option to fit EVERY budget!


1) LEARN & EXPLORE registrants use SAM Labs resources provided by the presenters.

General & NHSTE Basic:  $30.00

NHSTE Premium Member: $25.00

NHSTE Event Coupons:  1 Coupon Number

2) Alpha Starter Kit registrants take home their own Alpha Starter Kit and have access to one sample lesson plan for each grade via the website. (See full kit description and link above.)

General/NHSTE Basic Member:  $190 OR $165 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

NHSTE Premium Member: $185 OR $160 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

3) Maker Kit registrants take home their own Maker Kit and have access to resources and  sample projects via the website. (See full kit description and link above.)

General/NHSTE Basic Member:  $530 OR $505 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

NHSTE Premium Member: $525 OR $500 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

4) STEAM Course - Classroom Size registrants take home their own STEAM Course Classroom Kit and have access to a full curriculum and receive materials for 30 students.   (See full kit description and link above.)

General/NHSTE Basic Member:  $1,530 OR $1,505 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

NHSTE Premium Member: $,1525 OR $1,500 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

Payment Information:

During the online registration process, you will be able to pay your fee by check, purchase order, NHSTE Event Coupons, or credit card. 

  • We only accept Visa or Mastercard credit cards.
  • For all other payments, follow the “Off line” payment directions.

You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours following your completed registration.

NOTE - Please remember to allow your email system to receive emails from nhsteorg@gmail.com for event updates and confirmations.

To include a NHSTE Event Coupon as partial payment please select pay as "Manual" when registering using check or PO as your payment method and then EMAIL the coupon numbers to office@nhste.org.  Include your name, event name and date, and the event coupon numbers in your email. Your payment will then be adjusted and confirmed via email.   If paying by credit card, you will be charged the full amount and upon emailing the event coupon number you will receive a $25 refund. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received one week (7 days) prior to the workshop will be refunded in full ~ by noon on Thursday, August 8th.

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