Advancing science, engineering and mathematics among K-12 students in Canada.
Teacher In-Service Program

TISP Volunteer David Hepburn has developed a new module and lesson
plan for teaching binary numbers to third and fourth graders. Trial runs in schools in Ontario and Alberta have been exciting

Lesson Plan

Updated on Jan 11, 2017

TISP offers workshops to both IEEE volunteers
and teachers and provides a wide range of
very detailed lesson plans. They can be
accessed for free on the web.  Each lesson
plan includes hands-on activities designed to
encourage students in the art of problem
solving.  At this time we have about 120 lesson
plans available.  These are very popular
among new teachers and teachers who are
returning to teaching science and math after a
spell teaching other subjects, because the
curriculum-compliant lesson plans save large
amounts of preparation time.  Last year, TISP
International recorded over 8 million
down-loads.  In addition to English, selected
lesson plans are available in French, German,
Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.

TISP in Canada
TISP Canada Map
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What is TISP?
The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP)
connects IEEE volunteers with pre-university
educators and students.  Our volunteers share
their real-world experiences, and demonstrate
engineering, science and mathematics
TISP Canada began its journey in 2009. IEEE
Canada has 20 Sections, as shown in the
above map, 13 of them are currently involved
in TISP activities. TISP is a work in progress,
and welcomes active participation of all
Canadian IEEE Sections.
What does TISP do?
There is much concern about Canada's
international ranking among the OECD
countries in teaching science and math,
University enrolment in science and math is
also declining.  Therefore, it is important to
encourage K-12 students to take a greater
interest in science and engineering.
What is IEEE?
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) was founded in 1884 by
Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla and others.  It is
a strictly not-for-profit technical and
professional society. Today it has over 400,000
members worldwide, with 16,000 in