Teacher In-Service Program

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TISP stands for the ‘Teacher In-Service Program’ and is a professional development progrClam aimed at helping teachers bring exciting hands-on engineering lessons into their classrooms. IEEE volunteers are trained to conduct TISP workshops. These trained volunteers – known as TISP Champions – then take the program to their local areas and train school teachers.

IEEE TISP program gives the opportunity to teachers to adopt new ways of teaching, and make their students active again in the class. Moreover, TISP lessons make students work together by themselves and the teacher, while this makes them develop soft-skills such as teamwork – work under pressure and time management.

TISP workshops are more than just a training event. Is an opportunity for both teachers and students to explore different ways of educational activities which can be implemented in the class, while at the same time are fun and in the end, a demo product has been created.

IEEE TISP gives a great opportunity for students to think of new ways in order to give a solution to a real presented problem, by actually creating something in the end, while using everyday materials.

The aim of this event is the school teachers to eventually implement these lesson plans in their classrooms on a regular basis, working together with the local IEEE volunteers.

More information can be found on http://www.ieee.org/teacherinservice

TISP Week 

TISP Week is a combined initiative of Region 8 & Region 10 focused on highlight the excellent work being done by our Sections to promote TISP in their localities. During this week TISP Workshops will be organized around Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific by the participating Sections. Each workshop will train a minimum of 30 school teachers

TISP Week workshops will have IEEE-trained volunteers providing training to school teachers. They’ll follow up the workshops with regular contact with the school teachers.

Why should I do a TISP Event?

The TISP program promotes the inquiry-based learning method and is focused on engineering and sciences. The lesson plans used in the program provide the opportunity to students to think outside of the box and to collaborate and communicate with each other. At the same time, the TISP lesson plans give the opportunity to students to suggest a solution to a problem using specific everyday materials.

Benefits of IEEE TISP for Students & Professional Members

  • Empower section volunteers to collaborate with their local pre-university community
  • Promote applied inquiry-based learning
  • Enhance the level of technical literacy of pre-university educators
  • Encourage pre-university students to pursue technical careers, including engineering
  • Increase the general level of technical literacy of pre-university students throughout their educational careers
  • Enhance collaboration and teamwork between students
  • Increase the critical thought processes and research capacity of the students

Where do I find a TISP lesson plan?

130+ lesson plans are available online at http://tryengineering.org/ Majority of them have already been translated into 8 languages, are available in15 different lesson categories and cover age groups starting from the age of 04 up to 18.

What does a TISP Event include?

  • Teachers

  • Lesson Plans (Testing of new lesson plan)

  • Venue

  • Materials

  • Volunteering team

  • And Lots of fun 😀


Funding is provided by the EAB. The maximum amount is $250 per workshop. Only lesson plan materials are funded and the amount will be reimbursed after the conclusion of the event.

When should I organize a workshop?

The official dates for the TISP Week workshops are from mid-October till the end of the year.

Of course, to accommodate the local schedule of schools, some workshops can be held outside the TISP week dates. These workshops will still form part of the TISP week program.

How many workshops should I organize?

The minimum number of proper TISP workshops that have to be held is just one. It has to be conducted during the 2 weeks frame of the event. Depending on the interest for the event or the local organizing committee decisions you can organize more than one workshop during those two weeks.

For any queries, reach out to: zuhaina@ieee.org