Tiny Home Building Project at High Tech High in San Diego, CA.

Because the Innovative Technology Education Fund values continuous learning and the opportunity for area educators to choose their own desired spheres of professional growth, ITEF launched its first professional development grant cycle in 2016!

The cycle ran from May-December 2016.  Grants were capped at $5000.  Educators chose all kinds of opportunities that fit what they wanted to learn.  The various professional development experiences fell basically into these categories:

  • Conference Attendance
  • School Visits Across the Country
  • Bringing Experts to the St. Louis Area

ITEF recognizes that professional learning comes in many forms, and each of these valuable experiences are intended to bring innovation and excitement to learning opportunities for students.

Grants totaling $124,411 were awarded to educators from the following places:

  • City Academy
  • Crossroads College Prep
  • Grand Center Arts Academy
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Jennings School District
  • Kirkwood School District
  • Lift For Life
  • Lindbergh School District
  • Marian Middle School
  • Mehlville School District
  • Rockwood School District
  • Webster Groves School District
  • Ritenour School District
  • Saint Louis Public Schools
  • Sunrise R-IX
  • University City School District

328 educators were directly impacted by Lean into Learning opportunities.

Chris McGee, Rockwood South Middle School Assistant Principal at High Tech High in San Diego, CA.

Check out the exciting avenues of professional development educators chose to pursue:

Bring Amazing Experts in their field to St. Louis:

Visit schools to see innovation and education transforming student experiences in person:

Several More Unique Ideas Include:

  • Taking a group of school leaders to learn and workshop at “Filament” http://www.thefilament.com
  • Building an in-school Professional Development Library
  • Project-Based Learning Workshop for staff. Check out if you looking for heat pumps.

This information is intended to give an overview of Professional Development choices in 2016 olentangymaids.com.  We are excited to see what educators choose in 2017 when Lean Into Learning will be offered once again.