Free Learn To Row and Interdisciplinary STEM Professional Development

rowing stem professional development tulsa youth rowing association

Date: Wednesday, November 9th

Time: 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Tulsa Rowing Club

Cost: Free

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Over the past few years, the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association has developed a curriculum that leverages interdisciplinary competencies that connect STEM, technology, and rowing. The gROW Tulsa program was also established to provide more access to rowing opportunities for under-resourced youth.

The gROW Tulsa RowingSTEM curriculum uses rowing data to help students learn more about mathematics and science competencies. The program uses an innovative app to collect information from the Concept2 rowing machine.

This professional development will equip educators and coaches with the experience, knowledge, and curriculum documentation to use Concept2 rowing machines and instruct rowing to bring this program to their schools, gyms, churches, and youth organizations. The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association is continually looking for partners to help grow its reach and provide more student-athletes with the opportunity to row.

This professional development is offered for no charge. All are welcome, including those that do not currently have rowing machines but may move in that direction in the future. TYRA has found funding to provide equipment and support to many schools and youth organizations. This opportunity will provide the impetus to start conversations and potential partnerships.

When our young scientists can “experience” the data before it is visualized, it brings a new perspective to what a time/distance graph might show.

Learn how we use the force curve on the rowing machine monitor to understand concepts such as work or impulse.

Experiencing and measuring acceleration is a powerful learning environment for a student-athlete.

Finally, we will examine competency-based learning and rubrics to provide transparency, clarity, and an ecosystem of feedback for the educator/student dynamic.

All of these concepts will be covered!!

The clinic will be run by the TYRA Director of Outreach, Neil Bergenroth.

Rowing Coach Neil BergenrothCoach Neil Bergenroth is a life-long educator, award-winning app developer, entrepreneur, and USRowing Level III rowing coach who values community service and developing innovative learning environments.

Bergenroth serves as the Program Director of Upper School Technology, Chemistry teacher, and the Pauline McFarlin Walter Upper School Master Teacher Chair at Holland Hall, an Episcopal School located in Tulsa, OK.

Bergenroth has combined his passions and has created a curriculum that integrates rowing and STEM. He also manages programs established to provide more access to the sport of rowing in under-resourced communities.

With over twenty-five years of classroom teaching and coaching experience, Bergenroth aspires to develop student-athletes who lead lives of impact in their communities.

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