Infosys Foundation USA will host the Pathfinders Summer Institute 2019, an intensive week of in-person professional development in Computer Science and Making, at Indiana University Bloomington from July 14-19, 2019. Over 800 US K-12 US public school teachers will convene at Pathfinders for high-quality hands-on training. 50% grants from Infosys Foundation USA will need to be matched by schools, districts, PTAs, or donations through DonorsChoose.org to make it possible for teachers to attend Pathfinders Summer Institute at no cost. Pathfinders fees cover course tuition, housing, conference meal plans, airport transfers, and flights, if applicable. Learn more and apply at InfyPathfinders.org.
As part of this amazing professional development opportunity, CEISMC Associate Director, Dr. Tamara Pearson, along with Katie Henry of Birdbrain Technologies, will be facilitating a session to prepare middle and high school teachers to implement Art in Motion in their classrooms. Participants in this professional development will learn everything they need to know to be able to implement this authentic STEAM project back at their school. You will even have the opportunity to select your own inspiration piece through participating in a walking art tour of the IU Bloomington campus. Each participant who completes the professional development will walk away with their own Hummingbird Robotics Kit. No programming experience is necessary, but participants must bring their own computer. Schools sending 4 or more teachers are highly encouraged to apply.