Tuesday, November 25th, Verizon representative Steven Cronemeyer, presented ITTIP staff with a grant to support professional development on instructional practices using the Finch Robot. The Institute will offer this opportunity to 18 teacher in Southside Virginia during the Summer 2015. After the training, teachers will be provided check out kits to implement in their classrooms during the 2015-2016 school year.
In addition to the teacher workshop, ITTIP will also be offering a Saturday workshop on the Finch Robot for middle school students at Longwood University. Announcements regarding this opportunity will be shared through upcoming newsletters, website, and Southside Virginia Regional Techonology Consortium.
Do you need help with ways to integrate creativity and innovation in your classroom? Are you looking for ways to provide interdisciplinary STEM opportunities for your students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in taking our open online course, Creativity and Innovation in STEM (CI STEM)*.
Creativity and Innovation in STEM open online course was created to assist educators in understanding how to integrate creativity and innovation in the classroom through interdisciplinary STEM experiences. The course is meant to be asynchronous so that time and place are not constraints on the opportunity to learn. There are no specific times for online learning or assignment due dates. Throughout the course educators will have several assignments that involve self-assessment, journals, discussions, and more. The course should take approximately 30 hours to complete.
If you are interested in taking the course, please go to www.schoology.com and join by entered the course code: MR2BN-68765
*Longwood University's Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) was awarded a grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in order to make this content freely available to educators.