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i-STEM at Lewis-Clark State College

i-STEM 2022 Theme

i-STEM Amplify 2022Amplify STEM – During general sessions participants will learn how to build awareness on the value of STEM within their school, organization, and communities to create momentum for STEM education and workforce development within their regions. Participants will hear from keynotes speakers, learn about and work with tools to harness the communicate the value of STEM in their communities. Come see how you can use raise awareness to help your students, yourself and your community.

Lewis-Clark State College i-STEM InstituteParticipants are encouraged to attend i-STEM with colleagues from their own school, district or organization so that you can learn together, share ideas and collaboratively implement what you have learned.

STEM AC is reaching out to businesses throughout the state to sponsor registration fees. We will reach out to you once you are accepted into the program and let you know if your registration fee is covered by a sponsor.

Your district may have funds to pay your registration fee to attend STEM AC PD opportunities. Learn more about Title 4 funding here and talk to your local administrator for guidance.

Status: Closed

Fees for 2022: $50

Eligible Applicants: All educators – formal and informal

2022 Funding Schedule

Open: February 4, 2022
Close: March 25, 2022
Award date: April 2, 2022

i-STEM Dates for LCSC:
June 13-16, 2022

PD Credits: PD credit is available for participation in this program.

Location:
Lewis-Clark State College
Sacajawea Hall
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
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* Indicates this strand is appropriate for informal educators.

Note: Kit contents and field trips are subject to change.

Strand Provider: Brett Hogaboam

Strand Description: Drones have quickly become part of a vast number of industries from public safety, agriculture, science, education and entertainment. In this course, we will explore the basics of commercial drone operation by preparing for the FAA Remote Pilot Certification Test. Participants will practice basic drone operation with their very own aircraft, and learn everything needed to pass the FAA Part 107b Remote Pilot Certification Exam to become a lawful commercial drone pilot. Participants will also learn basic and advanced techniques for capturing cinematic video and stunning photography with their drones. *FAA Testing will not be included in this course.

Your kits will/may include: EXO X7 Ranger Drone. Beginner aerial camera system for basic video and photography.

Water Science Investigations and AwarenessStrand Provider: Rick Reynolds and Jim Ekins

Strand Description: This strand combines three impactful, interrelated investigative science learning programs. Participants will earn three certifications: IDAH2O Master Water Stewards, TRM Crayfish and Freshwater Ecosystems, and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), the first two being citizen science programs. Entirely interactive classroom sessions each morning will build to daily afternoon hands-on, place-based investigation of water quality and freshwater ecosystems within the Tammany Creek ecological restoration and outdoor classroom project at Hells Gate State Park.

Your kit will/may include: The official IDAH2O Master Water Stewards water quality monitoring kit. It contains everything a citizen scientist or teacher needs to complete a full IDAH2O stream or pond assessment. Teachers can use the kit for water science investigations. The rest of the kit can be reused indefinitely. Many more items to list!

Strand Provider: Melissa Stroupe

Strand Description: Get ready to piece it all together to create a deeper understanding! We are going to start small and build our way towards gaining multiple ideas for you to implement into your classroom. You will be learning how to use Lego’s in all content areas, and will be given the resources that you need to start using them in your classroom right away. Learn about the amazing creations, stations, and challenges that you can have your students try for rich conversations, while they are learning to solve real world problems. We will be exploring how this can work in your classroom, giving you a file of resources, assessment rubrics, creating lifelong partnership within our community, all while having a ton of fun! This strand is focusing on using the basic LEGO blocks in a variety of ways, with the focus being on intermediate grades. If you are a middle school teacher, looking for an easy way to get started, this is the spot for you too!

Your Kit will/may include: Our kit is a TON of LEGOs!!! There are different Lego kits, allowing for many diverse opportunities to build.

Strand Provider: Sheila Frei

Strand Description: Get ready to piece it all together to create a deeper understanding! We are going to start small and build our way towards gaining multiple ideas for you to implement into your classroom. You will be learning how to use Lego’s in all content areas, and will be given the resources that you need to start using them in your classroom right away. Learn about the amazing creations, stations, and challenges that you can have your students try for rich conversations, while they are learning to solve real world problems. We will be exploring how this can work in your classroom, giving you a file of resources, assessment rubrics, creating lifelong partnership within our community, all while having a ton of fun! This strand is focusing on using the basic LEGO blocks in a variety of ways, with the focus being on intermediate grades. If you are a middle school teacher, looking for an easy way to get started, this is the spot for you too!

Your Kit will/may include: Our kit is a TON of LEGOs!!! There are different Lego kits, allowing for many diverse opportunities to build.

i-STEM 2022 BSU Syllabus – 2 credits (pdf format)

COURSE HOURS: 2

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2022, midnight MST

Location and Course Dates.

  • In Person Training at one of the i-STEM Institutes:

    • College of Southern Idaho June 13-16, 2022 8am-5pm
    • Lewis-Clark State College June 13-16, 2022 8am-5pm
    • Idaho State University June 14-17, 2022 8am -5pm
    • North Idaho College June 21-24, 2022 8am-5pm
    • College of Eastern Idaho June 21-24, 2022 8am-5pm
    • College of Western Idaho June 21-24, 2022 8am-5pm
  • Final Survey Due: July 15, 2022

Course Cost: $120

Instructor Email: Katie Bosch-Wilson, katie.boschwilson@stemidaho.gov, 208-332-1727

COURSE DESCRIPTION: i-STEM is a four day professional development institute focused on STEM education. This year’s theme is Amplify STEM. General sessions during the institute will focus on how to develop successful partnerships within participants’ organizations and communities to further STEM education for their students. Participants will attend workshops that cover science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content within a project-based learning framework and learn how the content is applicable to local interests. Participants will network with one another, hear from keynote speakers and go on field trips.

COURSE OBJECTIVES & LEARNER OUTCOMES:

  1. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of project-based learning in the context of STEM education.
  2. Participants will learn how to read, understand and incorporate state content standards into their teaching.
  3. Participants will learn about a specific STEM topic and receive a kit of materials to implement what they have learned into their teaching practice.

COURSE ASSIGNMENT:

  1. Educators will attend all four days of an i-STEM Institute (36 hrs).
  2. Educators will submit a final survey via the Community Grants Portal (https://idahostem.force.com/gms/)

FINAL ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE: July 15, 2022 by midnight MST via the Community Grants Portal.

TRANSCRIPT DATE: Summer 2022

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