Make It Your Own

Make it Your Own

STEM and Makers in the Middle School for All Teachers

How does a STEM-based emphasis mixed with a Makers Initiative provide for student owned learning while amplifying important content standards and essential college and career pathways?  Make it Your Own: STEM and Makers in the Middle School for All Teachers answers this question through the facilitation of a professional learning community of STEM and Makers educators by providing training, a collection of resources, and connections to a diverse community of stakeholders. Educators will explore ways to implement STEM and Makers pedagogy into any curriculum, a process that allows students to “do”, “make”, and discover their strengths and  passions.

Training includes:

· Why Makers’ (alignment with STEM), and Development of Visions, Goals, and Organizational Systems

· Exploration of Activities, Sites, Resources aligned with standards

· Application Opportunities that will build a Makerspace Resource Collaborative repository of lessons, reflections, and idea sharing

· Training which may help with a school’s STEM certification

· The opportunity to be a member of the NE Indiana Makers Professional Learning Community

We are encouraging teams to be comprised of a variety of content and special area teachers.  Although teams of 4 are preferred, teams of 2 will be considered from smaller schools.

· Teams of 4 will receive $1000 mini grant and $1400 in materials gifted per school

· Teams of 2 will receive $400 mini grant and $800  in materials gifted per school

· Professional Development training provided for 3 days valued at $800/teacher. (School/district will absorb      the cost of substitute teachers.)

· 19 Professional Growth Points/teacher for the 3 days of attendance which qualifies as your externship requirement for license renewal


NOTE:  A signed letter of support from a building principal or a superintendent is required for participation.  Form will be sent upon registration.


Two cohorts will be offered on these 2020 dates (Space is limited):


· Cohort 1 January 8, February 3, February 24

· Cohort 2  January 9, February 4, February 25


Application Deadline is October 1, 2019.  Click HERE to apply.

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