Problem-based Interdisciplinary STEM Learning II

Project Period: July 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016

Target Audience: Grades 5 – 8 Teachers

Funding Source: Improving Teacher Quality State Grants (SCHEV)

Funding Amount: $133,905

ITTIP has been awarded a SCHEV grant, Problem-based Interdisciplinary STEM Learning II (PISTEM II), to provide professional development for 24 teachers from 10 school divisions beginning in Summer 2015 and continuing through the 2015-2016 school year. It is a continuation grant from last year’s PISTEM project. The grant has enabled language arts, mathematics, science, CTE, and resource teachers to be part of a professional learning community throughout the school year beginning with five face-to-face workshop days in Summer 2015 at Longwood University and continuing throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Teachers have explored 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 signed on as a partner and sent teams of teachers: York, Franklin, Patrick, Lunenburg, Chesterfield, Mecklenburg, Williamsburg, Rockingham, Charles City, Goochland

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
Videos: SCHEV 2015-16
Articles: Teachers Learn Problem-Based Learning with Hummingbird Robotics, ITTIP Summer 2015 NewsletterITTIP October 2015 Newsletter, ITTIP November 2015 Newsletter,  ITTIP February 2016 NewsletterITTIP March 2016 NewsletterITTIP April 2016 Newsletter, ITTIP May 2016 Newsletter, PISTEM II Summit
Website: Longwood University’s ITTIP Moodle
Lessons: PISTEM II