To earn credit or a stipend for an STI course, participants must attend all sessions and complete an original culminating project, designed by the coordinators, that reflects course content, demonstrates a mastery of the material, and shows achievement of the course goals and objectives.
Course coordinators, and course consultants/speakers, where appropriate, will evaluate projects and offer feedback to course participants.
In addition, all projects must be forwarded to the STI to appropriately archive teacher learning through the institute.
- All projects should integrate classroom practice where appropriate; should indicate how student learning will take place; and should be age and grade appropriate.
- Journal, reflection or research projects should demonstrate a depth of reflection on the course content rather than a summary of the course.
- Art or technology projects should be digitally documented through photo or video with accompanying reflection.
- Written projects must be a minimum of three pages, excluding booklists and bibliography, and be submitted in typed form.