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Assistant Superintendent

STEAM Professional Development

Full STEAM Ahead

Hi all,

If you are interested, there is a grant available, see below, in addition to PD funds.  PS Barbara Greenstone is one of the presenters!

Over the two days participants will engage with educators who are currently using STEAM in their classrooms. The engagement will be a combination of presentations by experts, Q&A, and processing with other participants

Working with these experts, participants will:

  • Develop a STEAM unit that fully integrates the principles of proficiency-based learning.
  • Explore digital learning approaches that emphasize critical thinking, creative problem solving, and design principles.
  • There will be opportunities for participant voice and choice via concurrent sessions focused on STEAM, Digital Learning, and Proficiency Based Learning.
  • There will be blocks of time for teams to plan and develop their units, with support from institute staff, based on what they have learned.
  • There will be a final exposition and sharing with other teams to obtain feedback from peers.
  • There will be a shared schedule of no cost follow up activities and meetings for subsequent support and professional learning.

Location:  The Center for Innovation in Education at Thomas College in Waterville

Dates: June 29-30, 2016 with follow-up Dine and Discuss sessions throughout the school year.

Cost: $250 a person, however grants are available that will cover the entire registration fee for up to five people per school. See link below for grant application.

Registration is limited to 50 participants to ensure a personalized experience.  Therefore it is important to complete the grant application as soon as possible.

Questions?  Contact Chris Toy at toyc@thomas.edu or 207-653-3163

Center for Innovation in Education, Thomas College

Experiencing the art and science of teaching through creative innovation

Grant Application for Full STEAM Ahead Institute
June 29-30, 2016 at Thomas College, Waterville. Maine

The Full STEAM Ahead Institute provides participants an opportunity to develop…

  • A STEAM unit fully integrating the principles of proficiency-based learning for implementation back in the classroom.
  • Ways to integrate technology emphasizing critical thinking, creative problem solving, and design principles.

The Center for Innovation in Education is offering grants to pay the cost of registration for school teams numbering up to five people — a $1250 value. If a school wishes to send additional people, then the $250 registration fee will apply to them.  Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch each of the two days plus CEUs.  Overnight accommodations are not part of this grant, however they can be arranged through Thomas College or local hotels.

The purpose of the Institute grant is to make professional development opportunities in STEAM, proficiency based learning, and digital learning accessible to all schools.

Because the success and sustainability of school-based initiatives depends on administrative support, we request that grantees obtain the backing of their school administrator.

Proposals are due by May 15, 2016

Institute participation is limited to 50 people.

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