December 27, 2018 – IEEE Sarawak, Swinburne Sarawak, IEEE Malaysia and IEEE (US) Educational Activities Board organized the First ever IEEE TISP (Teacher-in-service-program) in Kuching Sarawak and was attended by 30 teachers from both national and international schools and more than 10 IEEE and Swinburne Sarawak volunteers. The Teacher In-Service Program (TIPS) is one corporate social responsibility service of IEEE Educational Activities Board, to facilitate training workshops to enable its IEEE volunteers to share their technical expertise and demonstrate the applications of engineering concept to support the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology disciplines. Its lesson plan intends to help local teachers to introduce hands-on engineering lesson to their student. All lesson plans are engineer and teacher reviewed and aligned to national education standard.
The program emphasizes on:
- Empower section volunteers to collaborate with school community
- Promote applied inquiry-based learning
- Encourage school students to pursue careers in engineering
- Enhance the level of technical literacy of school educators
Learn more about TISP at www.TryEngineering.org website. This website has an extensive list of standardized lesson plans for teachers’ usage in a classroom setting under a wide range of formats to encourage students to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Most of the teachers appreciated this inaugural program in Sarawak and requested the similar programs to be conducted in future to prepare them for better teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.