Current Institutes

Current Institutes

We know: the last thing you want to do is sit around in a classroom all summer. Our summer institutes offer you the opportunity to get outside, earn credit, and learn from hands-on, inquiry-based activities. After all, the best way to learn is by experience.

June 2016

Teaching About Global Change

June 20 - 24, 2016
Deadline: May 2, 2016

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Teaching About Global Change—Course Description

ED5641 Global Change Teacher Institute (for Grades 4-12 Teachers)
Date: M-F, June 20-24, 2016
This 5-day Institute will prepare you to engage your middle and high school students in a real-world study of the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impacts of climatic change on forests--- elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain, and invasive species. Teachers will participate in the MEECS Climate Change workshop and receive the NEW MEECS Climate Change Unit. Cost: $400 off campus includes five lunches, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials. $700 on campus includes 5 nights lodging & meals from Monday morning through Friday lunch, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials.
Link to register: 2016 Global Change Teacher Institute Application

Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research

June 27 - July 1, 2016
Deadline: May 2, 2016

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Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research—Course Description

ED5601 Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research Teacher Institute (for Gr. 4-12 Teachers)
Date: M-F, June 27-July 1, 2016
Teachers gain skills in designing original research, rather than merely conducting cookbook experiments. Teachers will learn research design methods and procedures, and participate in a variety of research field and lab studies. Cost: $400 off campus includes five lunches, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials. $700 on campus includes 5 nights lodging & meals from Monday morning through Friday lunch, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials.
Link to register: 2016 Engaging Students in Science Research Application

July 2016

Isle Royale Moose Watch for Educators

July 7 - July 14, 2016
Deadline: May 6, 2016

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Isle Royale Moose Watch for Educators—Course Description

Moosewatch for Educators is a unique field experience in support of the ecological study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park. Educators will receive the technical instruction needed to participate as a member of a backcountry research team collecting moose bones and performing field necropsies on moose kill sites. The research team will be operating in an off-trail wilderness setting involving travel by canoe and foot. They will learn research methods, backcountry navigation, and wilderness living skills. The course will integrate aspects of earth science, geography, anatomy and physiology, and general ecology and mathematics. Moose pathology and anatomy will be an integral instructional component of the program. Participants will provide oral presentations about their experiences (at the end of the field course) as well as develop lesson plans off-site for use at their local schools.

ED 5560
3 credits

Designing a Sustainable Future

July 11 - 15, 2016
Deadline: May 2, 2016

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Designing a Sustainable Future—Course Description

ED 5640 Designing a Sustainable Future Teacher Institute (for Grades 4-12 Teachers)
Date: M-F, July 11-15, 2016
The institute will introduce teachers to the field of sustainability through examination of product life cycles, product recycling, repurposing materials, renewable energy sources of wind, solar, and biomass, designing energy- and resource-efficient buildings, site designs to reduce storm water runoff and increase biodiversity, and efficient transportation systems and vehicles. The institute will address the Next Generation Science Standards and be taught by a variety of Michigan Tech University faculty and graduate students, along with community and teacher experts. Cost: $400 off campus includes five lunches, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials. $700 on campus includes five nights lodging & meals from Monday morning through Friday lunch, 2 MTU graduate credits and materials.
Link to register: 2016 Designing a Sustainable Future Application

2016

Mi-STAR

Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform
Teacher Professional Development Coming 2016

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Mi-STAR—Course Description

Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform

Mi-STAR, the Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform project, is developing a new place-based, fully integrated middle school science curriculum that emphasizes the connections between science, teachnology, engineering and mathematics and engages students in the practices of science and engineering. Mi-STAR is a partnership of public higher education and K-12 schools in Michigan. Mi-STAR is funded by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

Get Involved

Mi-STAR is looking for teachers and faculty members from Michigan schools who are interested in developing the new, place-based, middle school integrated science curriculum beginning in 2015. Participants will receive training and stipends for participation and will get to create the future of STEM education in Michigan.

Ongoing

Michigan Tech Mobile Laboratory

Year Round Courses and Training

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Michigan Tech Mobile Lab—Course Description

Delivering Hands-On Education

The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab is a fully outfitted laboratory that can come to you for your private or public event. We partner with government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to deliver Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) education, outreach, and research across the nation.

Uses

Hands-on Education: Courses, Short Courses, Seminars
Outreach: schools, exhibits, conferences, community events
Product & Technology Demonstrations
Research partnerships

Audience

College & Pre-College Students
Engineers
Corporate Decision Makers
Governmental Policy Makers
Defense Personnel

Hands-On Professional Development Courses

Systems Level, Subsystems, and Broad Engineering Courses
Hands-On Activities Integrated in Every Course
Taught by University Faculty Experts
On-Site at Your Location
College Credit Available
Custom Courses Available