TECHFIT online application for middle school teachers

Thank you for your interest in the TECHFIT project. One professional development program is being offered in 2019 for teachers to implement TECHFIT as a class or as an afterschool program at your school. This application is NOT intended for teachers who have successfully completed a TECHFIT PD in the past; however, if you wish to become more involved with the team as a master teacher, you may EMAIL your request with a description of what you can offer the TECHFIT project related to PD delivery, TECHFIT implementation, and/or teacher support..


  • July 22-27, 2019 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC (required check-in is on July 21)
To be considered for TECHFIT, complete and submit the online application form below no later than Friday, March 29, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into TECHFIT by email on or before April 20, 2019.

Applicants selected into TECHFIT will be requested to complete and submit several required forms and a $50 deposit to secure their spot. (Selected applicants will earn $100 each day for full participation in the program, which includes, but is not limited to, completion of all projects, forms and assessments, and plans for delivery of the program. Accepted applicants are expected to successfully implement the complete TECHFIT curriculum as a class and/or as an afterschool program at their schools the immediately following school year. Successful implementation of the curriculum qualifies the applicant for an additional stipend of up to $500.)

*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Ethnic data (To decline, check Other and type decline):
Mailing Address
*Zip Code:    
*Telephone Number: (Use format: 123-123-1234)
*Email Address: (Provide an Email which you check regularly.)
*Verify Email Address:
*How often do you use your email?

*FULL Name of your School (where you teach):
*City of your School:
*State of your School:  
School Website:
*List the grade levels you teach (e.g. 6, 8):
*Check subjects you teach:

How did you find out about TECHFIT?
List the first and last names of teachers or counselors from your school who are applying to the TECHFIT professional development program:
*The program runs from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F and 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Saturday. Daily homework is used to assess and reinforce each day's subject content. Please check each box below to acknowledge these expectations.

*In what types of STEM activities are your currently engaged (in-school and afterschool)? (240 characters or less)
*If you plan to implement TECHFIT as an afterschool program, how many students in grades 6-8 do you think you can interest in joining and completing the program each year? If you plan to implement TECHFIT as a class, how many students do you expect to enroll in the class each year? (240 characters or less)

*Describe the computer labs, other facilities, and their availability for you to use at your school for TECHFIT (A minimum of ONE Windows-based computers is required to successfully implement TECHFIT, but more than one is better.): (240 characters or less)

*Describe the level of support you can get from school administrative and technology assistant staff (For example, I have to manage my own facilities without assistance OR we have two IT professionals who handle all computing requests promptly.): (240 characters or less)
*TECHFIT teaches, among other things, computer programming, engineering design, and electronic controls applied to physical exergame development. Describe your experience with, confidence in, and willingness to learn, use and teach these skills. (240 characters or less)
*Describe your other commitments outside of school, such as coaching, mentoring clubs, etc. Describe how you will be able to fulfill your TECHFIT obligations if you are selected considering these other commitments. (240 characters or less)
*Type a few sentences describing why you would like to attend the TECHFIT professional development program. Prefix your response with AFTERSCHOOL or IN-SCHOOL to indicate which implementation you are planning. :

NOTE: If you do not see the message that 'Your application to attend the TECHFIT program has been submitted.' Please try again or contact TECHFIT via email.

In the event you encounter problems submitting an online application, you have the two options below:

  • Download a Word document, complete it, then email the completed document to techfit at purdue dot edu. Allow one week for us to add your information manually.
  • Download a PDF document, print it, complete it, scan it, then email the completed document to techfit at purdue dot edu. Allow one week for us to add your information manually.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, awards DRL-1312215 and DRL-1640178. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.