Project Period: July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012
Target Audience: Teachers in Grades K-3
Funding Source: Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant (From VDOE)
Funding Amount: $103,106
The K-3 STEM Kairos: Engineering Everywhere project was funded through a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant funded by the Virginia Department of Education. Higher Education and non-profit partners include Longwood University’s Cooke’s College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices, Danville Science Center, Science Museum of Virginia, and Frank Batten College of Engineering (ODU). Teachers from the following school divisions participated in this opportunity: Amelia, Carlisle School in Danville, Danville, Halifax, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Martinsville, Pittsylvania, and Sacred Heart School in Danville. The goal of STEM Kairos: Engineering Everywhere was to enhance technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPCK) of thirty-two grades K-3 teachers in designing STEM units based on understanding by design model and in facilitating problem-based learning.