TISP Week 2019 – Call for Participation


In the past three years, over 2,000 teachers have been trained in 30 IEEE Sections in IEEE Region 8 and Region 10 during the TISP week. We are pleased to announce that organization of TISP Week will be continued in 2019.

 

It is a great pleasure to announce that Region 8, Region 9 and Region 10 are joining forces to organize a significant educational event spreading across 5 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Latin America.

 

The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) enables IEEE volunteers to share their technical expertise and demonstrate the application of engineering concepts to support the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology disciplines. IEEE offers training workshops for its members on how to facilitate in-service programs for local teachers in order to help them with hands-on engineering lessons to their students. These lesson plans are aligned with education standards and they can easily be used in the classroom.

 

The TISP week is a program to facilitate the conduct teacher training workshops in multiple Sections in the Region 8, Region 9 and Region 10 within the last week of October 2019. (In order to accommodate local schedule or requirements and subject to approval by the Regional Educational Activities Coordinator, some workshops may also be held outside the TISP week dates. These workshops will still be considered as part of the TISP week program.)

 

This will showcase the incredible work being done by our education activities volunteers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. The objective is to train teachers to deliver Inquiry Based Science Education sessions and help the training of volunteers in the local sections. The workshops also help the local volunteers in delivering public services.

 

We would like to invite your Section to organize a workshop for school teachers during this TISP week.

 

The following rules for organizing a workshop as part of the TISP week:

 

  1. It is preferred to have a minimum of 30 school teachers to be trained.
  2. The event will last a minimum of half, or a maximum of two days long.
  3. As much as possible, the event dates should fall within the TISP week.
  4. Local Sections or other sponsoring units are expected to fund the organization of the event. IEEE EAB will reimburse only the lesson plan materials*. The maximum funding amount to be provided is up to USD 250 per workshop and it will be reimbursed after submission of the reimbursement form with evidence of the expenses such as copies of receipts.
  1. A member of the local organizing committee will participate in monthly TISP week organizing committee online calls.

 

Regional Educational Activities Coordinator  will help your local organizing committee plan an effective agenda for the workshop.

 

Information on the TISP resources in the website: http://tispweek.ieee.org which you are strongly  encouraged to visit.

 

Please let us know if you would like to participate in this meaningful event and organize a TISP workshop. To do so, please submit the application form at

https://forms.gle/JpYkRqMawu2hjhPY6  by 30th of September, 2019.

 

We will also need an endorsement letter or email by your Section’s Chair that the Section agrees to cover balance of workshop expenses, (except the lesson plan materials*).

 

For further details and questions don’t hesitate to contact peasc@ieeer8.org

 

 

 

*Lesson plan materials are the materials described in the lesson plan’s pdf you will implement in the workshop plus the printouts of the pdf, student worksheet and educator feedback forms. Any other expenses such as traveling, posters, promotional materials, coffee break, lunches, gifts etc. will not be covered.