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i-STEM at Lewis-Clark State College

i-STEM Logoi-STEM is a summer professional development opportunity for educators (PK-12) working in both classroom and informal settings. During the Institute, participants attend a strand on project-based, hands-on learning in a chosen content area, as well as general sessions tied to the Institute theme. Strand topics vary by location and can be accessed at the Institute links below in January 2023. Each participant will receive a kit of instructional materials unique to their strand, so that they can implement what they have learned in their own teaching environments.

i-STEM 2023 Theme will be announced November 2022. 

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 2023: TBD

Eligible Applicants: All educators – formal and informal

2023 Funding Schedule

Open: February 10, 2023
Close: March 17, 2023
Award date: TBD

2023 i-STEM Dates for LCSC: TBD

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

Location:
Lewis-Clark State College
Sacajawea Hall
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
Map and Directions

* 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.

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