Sixteen K-6 educators from the Indiana Uplands region will spend a year developing teaching and leadership skills to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities in classrooms and schools.
ROI has awarded a $1.2 million Ready Schools implementation grant to Monroe County Community School Corporation.
Linton-Stockton School Corporation, Richland Bean-Blossom Community School Corporation, and White River Valley School District have each been awarded a $250,000 Ready Schools implementation grant.
The principal nomination window for Cohort 4 of STEM Fellows is now open!
Nine months ago, the third STEM Fellows cohort embarked on an education and leadership journey to improve STEM education throughout the Indiana Uplands. ROI selected 35 elementary educators to learn not only STEM content and pedagogy but also peer coaching and leadership. Over the academic year, Fellows engaged in professional development in project-based learning, computer … Continue reading 35 educators graduate from STEM Fellow program
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Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation (RBBCSC) has been selected for the third cohort of ROI’s Ready Schools initiative.
Bloomfield School District has been awarded a Ready Schools Implementation Grant totaling $405,000.
Fellows develop skills to become a STEM leader within their schools and encourage other teachers to integrate STEM into their curriculum.
A collaborative of three school districts - Mitchell, Orleans & Shoals Community Schools – has been awarded a Ready Schools Implementation Grant.
Linton-Stockton & White River Valley Schools selected for third cohort of ROI’s Ready Schools initiative.
Spencer-Owen Community Schools has been awarded an ROI Ready Schools implementation grant totaling $500,000.
Eligible organizations encouraged to attend August 6 workshop to learn guidelines, timeline, and process.
An externship experience that exposes teachers, counselors and school leaders to the wide variety of STEM-focused career opportunities in the Indiana Uplands.
Ready Communities grants to enhance quality of place and workforce attraction strategies in the Indiana Uplands Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has opened up applications for its first round of Ready Communities Implementation Grants for projects in counties that have completed a Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan. Three rounds of funding will be available … Continue reading ROI opens application for first round of Ready Communities implementation grants
ROI encourages interested citizens to share their impressions and opinions about the current housing market in the Indiana Uplands.
The Ready Communities Initiative will provide counties and communities the resources necessary to strategically plan for, develop, and implement projects and programs that build quality of place, grow regional capacity for workforce development and attraction, and improve the attributes and amenities that make the Indiana Uplands a desirable place to live, work and play.
To help grow our future cybersecurity workforce, we need to expose more kids to responsible computer security and engineering skills at younger ages.
Initiative aims to align school districts to the education and workforce needs of employers and industry in the Indiana Uplands
Initiative aims to align school districts to the education and workforce needs of employers and industry in the Indiana Uplands.
On Thursday, regional K-12 educators toured TASUS Corporation. Headquartered in Bloomington, IN, TASUS Corporation is an advanced manufacturing facility supplying plastic molded components, decals and nameplates, and distributed products to the automotive and transportation markets.
On Thursday, regional K-12 educators toured Singota Solutions in Bloomington, IN.
Regional K-12 educators visited CAP Group LLC in Bedford, Indiana on Tuesday.
ROI Educator Boot Camp Update: On Tuesday, regional teachers & educators visited Cook Medical in Bloomington, IN.
ROI Educator Boot Camp Update: Today, regional teachers & educators visited Technology Services Corporation in Bloomington, IN.
ROI Educator Boot Camp Update: This morning, regional teachers & educators visited military contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) at the East Gate Business & Tech Center in Bedford to learn about mechanical jobs available at the facility. Thank you to Tony Kestranek who provided information about some of the SAIC’s electrical efforts, including cable manufacturing … Continue reading ROI Educator Boot Camp: SAIC
Twenty-three educators from Southwest Central Indiana school districts will get an insiders look at companies in the life sciences, defense, and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Team members from Brown County Schools, Loogootee Community Schools, Northwest Dubois County School Corporation, and Southeast Dubois County School Corporation recently visited Columbus Signature Academy, a New Tech Network school.
ROI STEM Fellow Mandy Buskirk's 4th-grade class is getting a very special look at whooping cranes.
On January 19, ROI's Ready Schools District Coordinators visited Vincennes University and the University of Southern Indiana to explore learning environments for students pursuing pathways in engineering, manufacturing, and machining. District coordinators toured VU’s Advanced CNC Machining & Programming facilities and the Hurco Training Center (HTC) used by students pursuing pathways in automated manufacturing and machining. … Continue reading Ready Schools explore applied manufacturing and engineering centers at VU & USI
Work-based learning has become a popular term among employers, educators, and education policy-makers. Loosely defined, work-based learning is an educational experience that engages students in a work experience while he or she completes a course of study. The experience allows students to build technical and professional skills and gain invaluable industry experience, while they earn … Continue reading Skill UP! work-based learning provides authentic job experiences & soft skill development
The ROI team and the 2017 cohort of Ready Schools recently joined the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) for a visit to Cardinal Manufacturing at Eleva-Strum Schools in Strum, Wisconsin. Cardinal Manufacturing is a student-run machine shop that teaches students needed technical or soft skills. These high school students learn to manage a … Continue reading Ready Schools visit student-run machine shop
Community Foundations in each of the 11 counties to sub-grant funds for existing STEM programs or new out-of-school programs BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc., has announced a new grant opportunity to advance K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning in all of Southwest Central Indiana’s 11 counties. Facilitated through each of Southwest … Continue reading ROI awards $275,000 in grants to community foundations for out-of-school STEM learning opportunities
Externship program gives teachers opportunity to learn about careers in Southwest Central Indiana’s key industry sectors. Fifty-four educators from eight Southwest Central Indiana counties participated in a week-long Educator Boot Camp in June. Educators experienced work environments on site at regional industry employers in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences and national security and defense sectors. … Continue reading Boot camp allows educators to explore work environments in advanced manufacturing, life sciences and defense industries
ROI is pleased to announce that six Southwest Central Indiana school districts will comprise the inaugural cohort of the Ready Schools Initiative.
Fifteen Southwest Central Indiana K-6 school teachers have been selected to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities in regional elementary schools.
Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc., introduced a new Regional Council, and a series of education, workforce and quality of life initiatives at its first Annual Report to the Region held on April 26 in French Lick, IN.
Join us for our first annual report to the region! Wed, April 26, 2017 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT French Lick Resort Event Center 8670 Indiana 56 French Lick, IN 47432 Register Now! Agenda: 9:30 to 11:00: ROI’s Annual Report to the Region This year’s report to the region will focus on learnings from … Continue reading ROI Annual Report to the Region