T.E.C.H.F.I.T. 2016

Motivating Moving Children through STEM

Let's get kids moving Physically and Mentally!

College of Charleston and Purdue University, supported by The National Science Foundation, created an after-school program for middle-school students to increase physical fitness through the STEM prinicples. The three year TECHFIT grant began with a successful training in Charleston, SC and West Lafayette, Indiana. The TECHFIT program is now in its third year! The first two years have greatly exceeded the team's expectation when the schools presented what they had accomplished in just 6 months. The students and teachers were given the opportunity to learn computer science skills while creating their own exergame. TECHFIT places a great deal of emphasis on physical fitness as well which was tracked by each team during their program.

Teacher Training

Monday, June 20th, 8am to Saturday, June 25th, 5pm

66 George Street

Charleston, SC

The training is a time for you to become familiar with the software you will be using as well as learning the skills you will pass onto your students during the program. TECHFIT will be broken down into its components so that each aspect and its purpose to the larger goal is clearly understood. You will be amazed of what you can do!!

What does TECHFIT entail?

Five SC schools will be chosen to participate!

Teacher teams (2-5) from Math, Science, Technology, and Physical Education

Teachers receive training at no cost and receive a stipend for:

~ Successful completion of workshop

~ Attending an in-service day

~ Successful delivery of after-school program

Teachers are taught programming, wiring, hardware applications and much more as they develop a comprehensive project revolving around the creation of an exergame

Teachers will then take what they have learned back to their schools and teach their students

Click here to apply: http://techfit.tech.purdue.edu/Teacher_App2016.aspx

>>>Application deadline is April 2nd, so apply quickly!<<<

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If you have any questions about TECHFIT or the application process, please feel free to email Jess Green at greenjm@g.cofc.edu

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