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Name Objective Target Audience
Bug Barn Tours The Purdue Bug Barn houses a variety of live insect and arachnid species for education, focusing on human-insect interactions for pollination and other ecosystem services. Bees, tarantulas, and beetles help students overcome their fears and misconceptions. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 3-4, Grade 12, Teachers Details
Northwest Indiana Writing Project Help the region's teachers K-12 improve students' writing Intensive Summer Institute in which teachers receive 6 graduate credits. Teachers Details
Concurrent Enrollment Program Academy To provide graduate courses to qualify more 9-12 instructors with the necessary credentials to teach college credit courses in the high schools Creation of 24 online graduate courses and free tuition (funded via a grant) to high school instructors. Currently approximately 120 instructors in high schools across Northwest Indiana are enrolled. Teachers Details
On site math coaching for elementary and middle school math teachers To provide onsite math coaching into inquiry math practices. Math educator from PUC provides on-site coaching during teachers' scheduled math period Grades 5-6, Grade 12 Details
Inquiry Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers Deepen teachers' knowledge of elementary school mathematics and provide opportunities to learn new instructional strategies that will address Indiana's process and content standards Teachers Details
MASTERING Videos: Mathematics Applied to Science, Technology, & EngineeRING Videos MASTERING Videos will develop problem-based learning video activities that cultivate algebra readiness skills by grounding them in real-world scenarios. The videos will be similar to the well-known problem-based videos developed by California teacher Dan Meyer, which are designed to foster students' curiosity by capturing real-life or everyday scenarios in which questions automatically arise and motivate students to develop rich and robust conceptual understanding. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Teachers Details
Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator for introductory Economics, College of Business Delivery university level courses with qualified instructors in economics at three high schools in Northwest Indiana: Westville High School; Merrillville High School; and Munster High School. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grade 12, Teachers Details
Rube Goldberg Society Purdue's Regional Rube Goldberg is rich in history and competition! We are always striving to host our biggest and best competition yet. We hope to see you at our 2016 competition! The competition is free for both teams and those wishing to watch! Please, don't hesitate to reach out to the Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC, the event host) with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you might have! Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, All ages, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Adult, Grade 12, Parents, Teachers Details
Spring Fest Spring Fest is an annual event showcasing the lighter side of higher education. This free event is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about animals, art, astronomy, and much more in two full days of hands-on activities. It's part education, part entertainment, and all fun! Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, All ages, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Adult, Grade 12, Parents Details
Conceptual Algebra Readiness for Everyone (CARE) To prepare students in grades 3-8 conceptually for algebra. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Parents Details
Materials Camp for Teachers ASM Teachers Camps are idea-generating workshops that show educators new ways to make teaching math and core science principles more exciting and accessible to students. Teachers Details
Electric GoKart STEM Summer Camp 2016 The Electric Vehicle Go-Kart summer camp is a 3 day introduction to the physics, mechanics and electronics of an electric go-kart. During the Thursday and Friday of the session, participants learn about various engineering principles used to design and understand the operation of an electric go-kart. Driving time is built into both days, with data taken during Friday's kart outing to develop a strategy for the endurance test. On the Sunday of the session student teams must complete a 25 mile endurance test at a local race track with a point system emphasizing both time to complete and energy expended used to determine the winner. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
TECHFIT Afterschool Program TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by teaching them how these skills will help them innovate technology-based fitness games (exergames). Each summer, teams of middle school teachers complete a professional development program in which they receive a technology toolkit valued at $4500 and learn the skills to design, develop, program, implement, and assess their own “exergames”. The subsequent fall, they deliver an afterschool program staff to their students to teach them these same skills. In December, the students and their teachers return to Purdue to share their afterschool experiences and demonstrate the exergame innovations of the students. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Parents Details
TECHFIT Professional Development Program TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by teaching them how these skills will help them innovate technology-based fitness games (exergames). The professional development program is a six-day, intensive, hands-on experience designed for teams of middle school teachers. Participating teams receive a technology toolkit valued at $4500 and learn the skills to design, develop, program, implement, and assess their own “exergames”. The subsequent fall, they deliver an afterschool program to their students to teach them these same skills. Teachers Details
TECHFIT Showcase TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by teaching them how these skills will help them innovate technology-based fitness games (exergames). The Showcase is the culminating event of 3-4 month afterschool programs at TECHFIT schools wherein students come to Purdue to share their afterschool experiences, present a Scratch animation illustrating their exergame, and demonstrate their exergame. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, All ages, Adult, Parents, Teachers Details
Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) Programs GERI has offered youth programs for students since 1974. These Talent-development programs are offered during the school year (Super Saturday, for K-8 students) and during the Summer (Super Summer, for preK-4th grade students) and Comet (for 5th and 6th grade students); Star (for 7th and 8th grade students); and Pulsar (for 9th through 12th grade students). Programs are personalized, high quality, and engaging, attended by students from across the country and around the world, in areas like STEM, Humanities, and the Arts. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 Details
Conference - Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Annually, the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities institute a national conference for P-12 professionals, family members, and other professionals in the special education field. This conference focuses on research findings and practitioner-focused practices for effectively serving P-12 students with autism, intellectual disability, and/or developmental disabilities. Teachers Details
Purdue QuarkNet Center QuarkNet is a National program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The QuarkNet Teacher Institute at Purdue is a week-long on-campus program that provides teachers with multiple opportunities to hear and interact with scientists engaged in research in high energy particle physics, cosmology, and practical application of high energy particle concepts. Teachers work together to develop instructional materials that can be incorporated into their teaching, thus engaging their students in aspects of physics often difficult to address in traditional curricula. Teachers Details
Physics & Astronomy on the Road The variety of programs with which Purdue Physics and Astronomy Outreach works directly with students and/or teachers in either classroom or other educational settings is encompassed under our off-campus "On the Road" programs. The goals of "Physics and Astronomy on the Road" are aimed at providing opportunities for students to experience and generate interest in science in ways not typically available to them and to foster understanding of fundamental scientific principles and concepts. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12 Details
Center for Economic Education The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs. Adult, Teachers Details
Center for Economic Education The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups, and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs. Adult, Teachers Details
Teacher Education at Purdue Approximately 1030 P-12 teachers mentored Purdue teacher candidates in 90 school corporations located in 35 Indiana counties, 3 other states and 3 other countries for study abroad experiences. Adult, Teachers Details
Boiler Vet Camps Boiler Vet Camps hopes to broaden participation in the veterinary profession. Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has as its mission to assume a national leadership role in preparing new generations of American citizens. The focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities. Programs offered focus on professional development for teachers, professional development for college students at Purdue University College of Education, programs and competitions for students, and on informational programs for the Purdue and Lafayette-area community. Teachers Details
Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses Program Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses aims to develop, evaluate, and disseminate educational programs for K-12 students, parents, teachers and the public about the science involved in keeping people and their animals healthy. Parents, Teachers Details