Problem-based Interdisciplinary STEM Learning

Project Period:  July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015

Target Audience:  Teams of Middle and High School Teachers

Funding Source:  Improving Teacher Quality State Grants (SCHEV)

Funding Amount: $159,750

ITTIP has been awarded a SCHEV grant, Problem-based Interdisciplinary STEM Learning (PISTEM), to provide professional development for 30 teachers from 10 school divisions beginning in July 2014 and continuing through the 2014-2015 school year.  The grant will enable language arts, mathematics, science, CTE, and resource teachers to be part of a professional learning community throughout the school year beginning with a week-long workshop in July at Longwood University.  Teams of teachers will explore research based instructional strategies that facilitate the development of interdisciplinary problem-based STEM learning lessons and activities.  Hummingbird Robotics Kits will be used in creating PBL activities.  Teachers will also participate in four webinars about literacy and mathematics integration with STEM.  Ten school divisions chose to sign on as a partner and send teams of teachers: Bedford, Brunswick, Charlotte, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince George.

ITTIP will be using Mahara as a digital portfolio for all PISTEM learning resources, including teachers’ digital artifacts and lesson plans.   You may request a login by emailing Stephanie at . This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

SCHEV grants are awarded on a competitive basis from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia and are part of Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality State Grants. 

Related Resources

Recruitment: Teachers
Articles: Grant AnnouncementITTIP Summer 2014 Newsletter, ITTIP November 2014 NewsletterITTIP December 2014 NewsletterITTIP February 2015 Newsletter, ITTIP April 2015 Newsletter, ITTIP May 2015 Newsletter, ITTIP June 2015 Newsletter
Website: Mahara 
Lessons: PI STEM