IChallengeU is an intense, two-week summer educational opportunity for 11th and 12th-grade students to work with Master Teachers from across Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) and Ottawa Area corporate, civic, and community leaders to develop solutions to real problems as posed by the partnering corporate, civic, and community partners. Participating teachers engage in (1) intensive training on Project-Based Learning and the Skills4Success (21st Century Skills) and (2) work closely with a local community business/organization.

If your student is interested in participating, have them check with their teacher(s) to see if the teacher is participating in the futurePREP'd PBL training experience this year.

Direct questions to Kathy Steinbach, ext. 4034

Video Document Video about the IChallengeU Program


For more information or questions about IChallengeU, please contact one of our staff members:

Valorie Putnam
Assistant Superintendent
616-738-8935 x4203
David Searles
616-738-8950 x4302
Kathy Steinbach
Administrative Assistant
616-738-8950 x4034
Nicole Gitler
Program Developer
616-738-8950 x4175
Gwen Luban
Program Developer
616-738-8950 x4176
Melissa Bultema
Specialist/Early College
David Ladd
Career Development Facilitator
616-738-8950 x4089