STEM Partnerships with High Schools
Student-Industry-Teacher Simulations (SIT-SIMs)
High school teachers may participate in two different ways. The teacher will have an opportunity to review simulations to determine whether they are appropriate for high school students. The teacher will have an opportunity to bring students to the SIT-SIMs at Oakton and participate in the activities along with the student. If SIT-SIMs is held on a week day, the teacher receives CPDUs for attending. If it is held on Saturday, the teacher receives CPDUs and compensation.
Conference on Promoting STEM (CoPS)
During the summer, teachers will be invited to attend CoPS to expand on concepts presented at the SIT-Sims including ways to design real world interdisciplinary activity. CPDU and stipend will be offered to attendees.
Teachers will discuss goals in common with CP-STEM that will lead to sharing & collaboration on simulation activities for high school students. Teachers will meet to discuss necessary skills that require STEM knowledge and experience in the industries. Teachers and CP-STEM will share what individual schools are doing in this area. Stipend will be offered to attendees.
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
Room 2166, Des Plaines