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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Agreement for Technical Services for the Camp Invention Curriculum Program and Related Professional Support from the National Inventors Hall of Fame (Office of Teaching and Learning)
The National Inventors Hall of Fame is a non-profit partner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office that serves to recognize inventors, promotes creativity, and advances the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Experiences with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and opportunities to build 21st century skills play a vital role in students’ college and career readiness. The program, Camp Invention, will provide a unique, augmentative learning pathway for students to explore STEM via hands-on, problem-solving activities in the summer camp program. The interdisciplinary curricula inspires students to be curious about their world and prepare them for the future, encourages and enhances a discovery-based learning environment, provides a pathway to workforce skills and development of entrepreneurial mindsets.

Three Achievement Schools, Grades 4-5, have been selected to utilize the program during the summer of 2019. The program is a component of our strategic Title IV plan for Achievement Schools.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Improve Student Achievement
Funds in the amount of $13,650 will be available from the Title IV Grant, Project 3543.
District staff will review the implementation of the program in the participating schools.  Student achievement, participation, and perceptions of opportunities in STEM will be indicators explored for evaluation of the out-of-school time program.
SUBMITTED BY:  Larry R. Plank, Ed.S., Director K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Deborah Cook   Gretchen Saunders
Chief Academic Officer, Teaching and Learning
(813) 272-4221
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    B 6.25
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section B Item# 6.25