The Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning, INSPIRE at Purdue University is now accepting applications for 2008 INSPIRE Summer Academy.
Are you interested in learning how to develop innovative methods for integrating engineering thinking into your classroom?
The 2008 INSPIRE Summer Academy is a week long program for 2nd - 4th grade educator teams. The educator teams must comprise a minimum of seven teachers from up to three buildings in the same school district/corporation. The teams can be created from across disciplines (e.g. math, science, technology, and language arts).
At the end of the summer academy, teachers will be able to:
· Convey a broad perspective of the nature and practice of engineering
· Communicate the difference and similarities between engineering and science thinking
· Discuss what engineers do and how they solve problems with students
· Use engineering problem-solving process such as design and model development to engage students in realistic open-ended problem solving
In addition, each participating educator will receive a $750.00 stipend and the opportunity to obtain 3 graduate credit hours. Summer Academy participants traveling outside a 50 mile radius from Purdue University will receive on-campus housing/food allowance.
INSPIRE Summer Academy July 27 – August 1, 2008
Download the application at: https://engineering.purdue.edu/INSPIRE
Application deadline is due May 1st, 2008
For more information contact Dan Somerville, firstname.lastname@example.org