This program is offered by the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College.
Program Description - http://bit.ly/empoweredkci
The EMPowered by KCI program is a professional learning program for fourth and fifth grade teachers, who teach in California. Teachers explore the eight mathematical practices while also learning how to use computer and web-based technologies to support teaching and learning. After the summer institute, the learning and professional development continues in the academic year program with four EMPowered follow-up sessions designed to help you implement instructional changes, discuss real experiences, develop best practices, build a professional learning community, and address additional math content and technology topics.
We begin in the spring with a one-day orientation (May 18, 2019) to set-up the course expectations and build upon the educational technology platforms used during the program. The summer intensive begins with six face-to-face meetings . There is also a required 24 hours of additional online coursework over the summer. Two additional units (your choice of FASTtech courses) and the four follow-up days (usually a Saturday in October, November, February, and March) wrap up the program.
Participant Requirements • Be a California resident for at least one year prior to orientation. • Attend the orientation day (5/18/19) all 6 days of face-to-face instruction (July 12 and July 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19) and complete the other 24 hours of the program online by August 20. • Redesign math lessons or a unit of study during the summer institute that you will then subsequently teach in the Fall quarter. • Participate in four academic year follow-up sessions (usually one Saturday in October, November, February, and March)• Sign up and complete two additional units of FastTECH (LINC) classes during Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and/or Winter 2020 quarters.• Support from school principal who is required to complete an online support form available at: bit.ly/empowered19pal • Agree to take the Math Teaching survey before and after the summer institute and again at the end of the program. • Create an e-portfolio of work that documents teaching practice and student outcomes that the EMPowered team will use to help us determine if the program’s goals have been met.