League of Innovative Schools http://wesa.fm en From Building Solar-Powered Mini-Cars to Creating Apps in the Classroom http://wesa.fm/post/building-solar-powered-mini-cars-creating-apps-classroom <p></p><p>Summer camp — it’s not just for kids anymore.&nbsp;</p><p>Teachers from around the Pittsburgh area and from as far away as Alabama this week attended the STEAM Innovation Summer Institute at South Fayette Intermediate School to learn how to embed robotics, computational thinking and game design into their curricula. &nbsp;</p><p>Amidst lights flashing &nbsp;and lots of beeps, elementary school teachers are playing with, or rather experimenting with, littleBits — tiny circuit boards engineered to snap together with magnets.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 33162 at http://wesa.fm From Building Solar-Powered Mini-Cars to Creating Apps in the Classroom Elizabeth Forward Accepted into League of Innovative Schools http://wesa.fm/post/elizabeth-forward-accepted-league-innovative-schools <p>Elizabeth Forward may be located in a suburban and rural area, but it might hold the future of teaching and learning through technology.</p><p>The school district is the first in Pennsylvania accepted as a member of the League of Innovative Schools.</p><p>The district is one of eight new members of the league, which is a coalition of education agencies with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 15480 at http://wesa.fm