Project Period:  March 1, 2012 – September 30, 2014

Target Audience:  Mathematics and Science Teachers

Funding Source:  Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant (From VDOE)

Funding Amount: $500,000 (Cohort I),$350,000 (Cohort II)

The VA STEM CoNNECT project is a Collaborative Partnership led by ITTIP at Longwood University and also includes George Mason University, James Madison University,  Frank Batten College of Engineering of Old Dominion University, The College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, MathScience Innovation Center, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition, Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium, and 48 school divisions across Virginia. Additional partners include STEM businesses and industries, as well as STEM related non-profit organizations.  The partnership is engaging in the development and implementation of a vertically-aligned K-12 STEM curriculum and teacher professional development program that integrates the engineering design process into the mathematics and science curriculum.

As part of this project, ITTIP had eighteen K-12 mathematics and science teachers from Brunswick, Dinwiddie, and Powhatan School Divisions participate in a week-long workshop on integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning at Dinwiddie Middle School Annex on July 29 – August 3, 2012.  The workshop focused on the integration of STEM in mathematics and science classrooms with an emphasis on engineering design and technology and was conducted by the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) at Longwood University.

Related Resources

Recruitment: Flyer, VA STEM CoNNECT Summit
Articles: Grant Announcement, ITTIP September 2012 Newsletter, ITTIP November 2012 Newsletter,  ITTIP March 2013 NewsletterITTIP June 2013 NewsletterITTIP August 2013 NewsletterITTIP November 2013 NewsletterITTIP March 2014 NewsletterITTIP April 2014 NewsletterITTIP May 2014 Newsletter, ITTIP June 2014 Newsletter, ITTIP September 2014 Newsletter, ITTIP October 2014 Newsletter