17 Jan

iCreate in Action: STEM Learning at Dunmore SD

The NEIU iCreate Program is designed to bring STEM opportunities to students throughout the IU19 region, so our team was thrilled to recently work with Dunmore School District 5th graders to do just that.

In a hybrid learning environment, students were taught the steps of the engineering design process and used that process to solve the problem of removing snow from an area using the given supplies and a Sphero robot as the engine. The supplies included rubber bands, pipe cleaners, a styrofoam plate, a 8 count box of crayons, a piece of cardboard, wire and masking tape. In groups students worked as a team to produce a prototype which could be attached to a Sphero robot and remove snow (cotton balls) from an area. This is one of our iCreate lessons that we can do with classes.

Check out addition images of the project on the Dunmore School District website.

This is just one sample of an iCreate lesson that our team can conduct with your students. Interested in bringing STEM activities to your school? Contact us for additional information.

07 Oct

Guest IU19 Underground Appearance: Dr. John Collins

Over the last two years teachers in Northeast Pennsylvania have been working with Dr. John Collins, the creator of the Collins Writing Program. Multiple NEIU19 schools have implemented Collins writing district-wide with great success.

On a recent visit to NEIU, Dr. Collins stopped by the IU19 Underground “set” to share his #1 tip for student writing improvement. I could not agree more with his advise and would like to thank Dr. Collins for his work in Northeastern PA. Teachers love him…with good reason. The program works, and we’re happy to host such a good sport at NEIU19. (He found out about this video segment just minutes before our live steam.)

As always, if you have a question for a future IU19 Underground segment, feel free to ask away. And be sure to like NEIU19 of Facebook so you don’t miss an Underground episode.

John Collins at NEIU19

08 Sep

Underground at IU19: Ask Your Educational Questions

In a brand new weely Facebook Live video series, Mike Zwanch will answer educational questions, or attempt to find the answer from another expert here at IU19. If we choose your question–from ed tech to classroom practices– you’ll automatically be entered into a monthly prize drawing. Check out the inaugural video below and be sure to like NEIU19 on Facebook so you don’t miss the British-speaking, crazy sock wearing Dr. Z each week.

10 Aug

iCreate Summer Camp: STEM Opportunity for IU19 Students

This summer during the iCreate Summer Program middle school students at various IU19 schools are working with robotics and programming, 3 Dimensional Design, Exploring Electricity and Aerodynamics. The Scranton Times checked out iCreate Camp at Northeast Intermediate School in the Scranton School District plans to expand offerings and options for district implementation in the Fall 2016.

Check out the camp in action and contact us if you are interested in hosting an iCreate program in your district this year.

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26 May

Welcome to the IU19 Blog! Stay Tuned…

The NEIU19 blog is one of many sources of information on current educational updates, resources and what’s happening at “the IU.” You can also visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we’ll be giving you behind the scenes happenings, professional development opportunities and resources for both teachers and administrators.

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