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Earn While You Learn (EWYL)
By Barbara Bray    July 29, 2006 -- 05:20 PM

Read the CTAP Portical Article on the Earn While You Learn Institute. They’ve called the EWYL  institute "A professional development model worth thinking about."

The Foothill College Krause Center for Innovation Earn While Your Learn and Earn (EWYL) While You Learn Fellows Institutes provide K-12 teachers with the opportunity to engage in yearlong technology integration staff development.

Participants for the Earn While You Learn Program are chosen through a competitive application from our LINC (Learning in New Media Classrooms) participants. To apply for the EWYL Institute teachers must complete 2 units of LINC classes prior to applying. Participating teachers receive a scholarship, and a stipend.

EWYL teachers help each other learn photo editing skills

July 2006 marks the sixth summer of EWYL’s operation at the Krause Center’s newly renovated facility on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. For three weeks, 50 Silicon Valley teachers are immersed in the research base and pedagogy of project-based learning, learn to use a suite of multimedia software applications, and develop concrete instructional plans for implementing what they have learned in their classrooms during the following school year.

EWYL teachers return to the Krause Center during the school year for three face-to-face follow up sessions. Content for these sessions is individualized based on each teacher’s interests and needs. In addition, Center staff provides on-line coaching via My eCoach

The Earn While You Learn Fellows Program provides graduates of the EWYL program with the opportunity to use the Internet and PDAs to do a collaborative, multi-classroom project with their students.

Learn more about the Earn While You Learn program and check out the EWYL Blog.

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