SPIRIT: Silicon Prairie Initiative on Robotics in IT

SPIRIT: Silicon Prairie Initiative on Robotics in IT

SUMMARY

One hundred and five grade 7-8 science and mathematics teachers in the Omaha public schools integrate wireless technology, signal processing, control systems, digital logic, and programming into problem-based instructional activities.


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The "Silicon Prairie Initiative for Robotics in IT" (SPIRIT), a collaboration between the University of Nebraska and the Omaha Public Schools, is a three-year Comprehensive ITEST Project for Students and Teachers. SPIRIT targets 105 science and mathematics teachers in grades 7-8, each of whom receives more than 100 hours of summer professional development and 50 hours of follow-up support in developing in-school curricular activities related to educational robotics. More than 9,000 students are expected to participate through in-school and summer programs.

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Award Number: 

0525111

PROJECT DURATION:

2005 - 2008

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University of Nebraska Omaha, NE

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Expired