Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is
coming to Chesterton Middle School (CMS). A new after school program which
teaches students to integrate technology and fitness to create exergames
will be offered this fall. Throughout the 10-week program, students will
learn how to combine engineering design, computer programming and automation
to create an exergame that may be showcased at the annual competition.
CMS teachers Carla
Sissell, Mary Gish and Toni Biancardi were one of five teacher teams and the
only team from Indiana accepted into the week-long workshop held at Purdue
University in July. The team was awarded Second Place overall for the
exergame they created as well as recognition for the Best Use and
Integration of Technology in their exergame.
students will have an opportunity to learn more about the program and play
an exergame created by the teacher team at registration.
development workshop is part of the fourth annual offering of TECHFIT,
sponsored by a 1.2 million dollar grant from the National Science
Foundation. TECHFIT trains teachers how to offer the program in their
schools. The program aims to increase student interest in technology fields
while offering an outlet for fitness. For more information about TECHFIT
visit techfit.tech.purdue.edu or follow TECHFIT on Twitter @GoTECHFIT.