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.
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
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.