iSPACE EDUCATOR ACADEMY

Registration is Closed -  the Academy is FULL for the 2022-23 school year. Check back next Spring!

The iSPACE STEM Educator Academy is a series of FREE professional development workshops designed to help enrich STEM education in schools.  Educators will have opportunities to experience STEM learning first-hand and translate these into effective classroom instructional strategies and techniques. In addition, educators will learn how to enhance their teaching of STEM topics, so students develop critical-thinking skills while learning meaningful content.  Attendees will expand their leadership capacity to support STEM education within their school/district -- all while having fun!

Submit your application for the
2022 iSPACE EDUCATOR ACADEMY! 

WHAT:  2022 iSPACE EDUCATOR ACADEMY

WHO:
Open to 5th grade public school teachers. Maximum 2 teachers per school building

WHEN:  July 7th 8:30am -4:30pm
Plus 2 fall follow-ups:  October 25th 4:30pm -8:30pm and November 8th 4:30pm-8:30pm.

WHERE: 
iSPACE facility -- 10020 Reading Road Evendale, Ohio 45241

HOW:  Registration is Closed 
Click Here to fill out the application below before MIDNIGHT June 1, 2022.   Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the Academy no later than June 8, 2022.   
 

PROGRAM BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING EDUCATORS:
+ 15 contact hours of professional development covering 5th grade Ohio content standards.

+ Increased foundational knowledge of grade appropriate STEM content and effective pedagogy.

+ Increased capacity to provide leadership for improving STEM learning in your school/district

+ Opportunity to collaborate in a regional STEM learning community

+ Increased student interest in STEM content and careers

+ Classroom and presenter kit materials and supplies (valued at ~$1000)

+ Snacks/meals provided during all training sessions

EDUCATOR TIME REQUIREMENTS:
1. Attend all professional development sessions/meetings associated with the project (All training sessions will be offered during out of school hours).
2. Participate as a presenter for one session to colleagues (school/district)
3. Support iSPACE and your district with obtaining evaluation data through participating in short surveys, interviews, observations, and/or providing student data

iTEACH STEM EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT

Teaching STEM shouldn't be rocket science, but it should be a blast!

iTEACH PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
-  Instructional Strategies & Interactive Modeling
-  Lesson Plans & Standards Alignment
-  Professional Development Contact Hours
-  May include materials for your classroom

AVAILABLE WORKSHOP TOPICS:
-  Science Process Skills
-  Engineering Design Process
-  Force and Motion Energy (Electricity, Light, Sound)
-  Mass vs. Weight
-  Space Science
-  Digital Technologies

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LEGO EDUCATION KIT TRAINING

iSPACE offers training for a variety of LEGO Education Kits:
-  LEGO DUPLO (Grades K-1)
-  LEGO WeDo Robots (Grades 2-4)
-  LEGO NXT or EV3 Robots (Grades 4+)
-  LEGO Simple Machines (Grades 1-2)
-  LEGO Mechanisms (Grades 2-3)
-  LEGO Mechanisms – Motorized or Pneumatics Add-On (Grades 4-6)
-  LEGO Build to Express (All Grades)

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