What resources are available for teachers?
- HOIST Mini-Grants to help fund teaching tools, classroom supplies, and other supplemental educational materials
- Idaho EPSCoR
- McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Teacher Institute
- Grace V. Nixon English Institute
Should I apply for a HOIST Mini-Grant?
- Teach Native American students?
- Teach math or science?
- Need supplies or other supplemental teaching materials?
To apply for a mini-grant:
1. Create a username and password on the HOIST website.
2. Login using your username and password.
2. Fill out and submit and online mini-grant application.
Idaho EPSCoR and the Idaho STEM Pipeline
Idaho EPSCoR is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that promotes STEM
programs throughout the state. It provides:
The Idaho STEM Pipeline is also a great resource for teachers. It provides information about STEM-related events and organizations throughout the state.
Science and research information
Training and development opportunities
Outreach and education throughout Idaho
A current list of regional STEM events, such as workshops and conferences
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
AISES is a national organization that works to promote the representation of Native Americans
and Alaska Natives in science, engineering, and related technology disciplines. It provides
workshop and conference opportunities for members, and its Pre-College Affiliate Program
is a valuable resource for high school students and teachers.
To learn more about becoming involved and to find out how your school can become a
Pre-College Affiliate School, visit the AISES website.
McCall Outdoor Science School Teacher Institute
Should I apply to MOSS?
- Have an interest in learning about current field research and projects in Idaho?
- Want to learn about new projects and ideas to incorporate into your teaching?
Grace V. Nixon English Institute
While HOIST focuses on promoting Native American high school students' interests in
STEM- field careers (science, technology, engineering, and math), we encourage
Language Arts teachers to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the
Grace V. Nixon Institute through the Department of English at the University of Idaho.
Through this program, teachers can earn graduate-level English credit free of tuition costs.