2014 i-STEM Summer Institute Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2014 i-STEM Summer Institutes! This year’s theme is “Getting to the Core!” The regional institutes for teachers, counselors, and administrators will be held in June in six locations across Idaho.

  • Lewis & Clark State College, Lewiston, June 16-19
  • North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, June 16-19
  • Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho Falls, June 17-20
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, June 23-26
  • College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, June 23-26
  • College of Western Idaho, Nampa, June 24-27

Participants will explore research-based practices and cross-curricular applications, along with specific STEM content provided by experts. The format of the institutes will be a combination of:

  • Modeling best-practices around STEM curriculum, including hands-on, project-based, inquiry-based, and design-based instruction and pedagogy;
  • Plenary sessions, with nationally recognized keynote speakers;
  • 21st century skill-based curriculum and pedagogy;
  • Leadership strategies;
  • And 20 hours of interactive curriculum and instruction linked to Idaho STEM education learning standards.

The 2014 i-STEM Summer Institutes are supported in part by an Idaho State Department of Education Math Science Partnership grant and a variety of i-STEM business and industry partners. All participants will receive free tuition for continuing education credits, tools, resources, curriculum, a technology device, and material kits for use in your classroom or school, along with meals and connections to STEM Content experts.

Go to http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/iSTEM/teachers/events.htm to register. Team attendance is recommended, but registration will be completed by each individual participant and is available on a first come basis. Space is limited, so act now!

If you have any questions or need further information about the Idaho i-STEM Summer Institutes, please contact Brenda Greenhalgh at Brenda.Greenhalgh@inl.gov.