Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: Idaho 2014 iSTEM Institutes Open for Registration Today!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Idaho 2014 iSTEM Institutes Open for Registration Today!!

This year, the iSTEM institutes are scheduled to be at 6 different sites around Idaho in June.  This free opportunity for teachers in all grades remains very popular, so if you are interested in grabbing a spot, you need to sign up now.  The College of Southern Idaho institute remains a solid choice for teachers in the Magic Valley and beyond.

Teachers choose a strand to participate in all week, they receive tons of free materials and resources, and they stay very busy with activities, lectures, and networking opportunities.  I have been involved as a Strand Provider for three years, and it was a worthwhile week.

We are pleased to announce 2014 i-STEM Summer Institutes for TEAMS of teachers, counselors, and administrators are being held at six of Idaho’s i-STEM Centers providing a choice of one location per participant and only at the institute in your educational region.


REGISTRATION is now open.

i-STEM Regional Institute Dates:

Lewis & Clark State College, Lewiston June 16-19

North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene June 16-19

Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho Falls June 17-20

Idaho State University, Pocatello June 23-26

College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls June 23-26

College of Western Idaho, Caldwell June 24-27


Educators and administrators from across the state of Idaho will have a unique opportunity to receive training, information, and hands-on activities to teach students about various science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related topics. The goal of the i-STEM Summer Institute is to support educators as they learn how to integrate STEM materials and lessons into their curriculum and schools. The 2014 i-STEM focus is integrated STEM, the practices of the Common Core Math Standards, and Next Generation Science (and Engineering) Standards.



Participants will explore research-based practices and cross-curricular applications along with specific STEM content provided by experts. The format of the institutes will be a combination of:

• Modeling best-practices around STEM curriculum including hands-on, project-based, inquiry-based, and design-based instruction, and pedagogy;

• Plenary sessions, with nationally recognized keynote speakers;

• 21st century skill-based curriculum and pedagogy;

• Leadership strategies;

• 20 hours of interactive curriculum and instruction linked to Idaho/national STEM education learning standards;

• Continuing education credit opportunities will be made available for individuals attending the 2014 i-STEM summer institutes.


2014 i-STEM summer institutes are supported in part by an Idaho State Department of Education Math Science Partnership grant and a variety of i-STEM business and industry partners. All participants will receive free tuition for continuing education credits, tools, resources, curriculum, a technology device, and material kits for use in your classroom or school, along with meals and connections to STEM Content experts. Please note we have fully adopted a “Place Based” model for the 2014 i-STEM summer institutes and participants are expected to attend the institute in or near their respective region. This change allows for greater local teacher participation, as we have now opened 6 institutes across the state.

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