Earn While You Learn Institute Information

The fourth annual Earn While You Learn Institute will begin on July 6, 2004. This year 50 teachers have been selected to participate. These teachers teach in 17 Bay Area public school districts and two Bay Area private schools.

Forty-five teachers were selected to participate in the 2003-2004 Institute. Eighteen teachers participated in the Year One Institute and forty teachers participated in the Year Two Institute. The Institute is funded by the generous donations from the Krause Center for Innovation’s supporters and donors.

Each participant receives a total of twelve Foothill College continuing education units and a $5000 stipend. Eight of these units and $4000 are earned during the July Institute. The other four units are earned through follow up classes during the school year, and $1000 is awarded after teachers have completed all requirements including completing the technology rich, standard based curriculum project they plan during the summer with their students and entering it in the California Media and Multimedia Festival. Participating teachers are asked to actively promote technology integration in their school/district and to function as LINC program contact in your school/district. Each participating teacher is also asked to mentor and coach two other teachers at his/her school to integrate technology into their curriculum.

The first three Institutes have been highly successful. All participants completed the year-long requirements and nine 2002-2003 and six 2001-2002 participants have won awards for their projects. Additionally past Earn While You Learn Participants have presented their projects at the CUE, iCUE Silicon Valley and Co-nect Project Based Learning Conferences.

Linda Ullah is the Center’s teacher in residence is the Institute’s coordinator and lead instructor. Joining her are five expert instructors, SJSU Instructional Technology Masters Degree Program interns assisted the institute’s instructors and high school/college student assistants.

Our Earn While You Learn participants create standards based multimedia projects multimedia projects that they will complete with their students during the current school year. They learn the technology tools and software necessary to successfully complete their projects. They also receive year-long follow up, mentoring and coaching from the Center’s teacher in residence.