Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Current Institutes

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Fall 2018 — World War 1 and the Copper Country

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This November marks the centennial of the WWI Armistice. We are pleased to invite all area teachers to join us for a Symposium titled WWI and the Copper Country: Armistice and Aftermath to beheld September 28th and 29th at Michigan Tech with 3 sessions approved for State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH).

WW1CC has many events from September 7 through November 11th to commemorate WWI and its impact on the Copper Country including an actual trench dug into the campus grounds. We hope these events provide you and your students with exciting educational opportunities to learn more about the “Great War” and its legacies. 
Please check in at the Symposium office, MUB 106. Box supper Friday or Buffet lunch featuring WWI recipes on Saturday can be reserved for a nominal cost.
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Track 1: Friday, Sept 28th

Propaganda and World War I | 3.5 credits

Features a talk on propaganda, a WWI-era concert, and a keynote talk on the African American experience.

Track 1 Schedule
Time Title
4 p.m.

Local Theaters, Propaganda and World War I

Orpheum Theater, Hancock
Dr. Sue Collins, Michigan Tech

6 p.m.

Europe, America, and the World: An Outdoor Concert

Walker Arts lawn
Superior Wind Symphony
Director: Dr. Mike Christiansen, Michigan Tech

7:30 p.m.

The African American Experience in World War I and Aftermath

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. John Morrow Jr., University of Georgia

Track 2: Saturday, Sept 29th

Loyalities and Legacies | 5 credits

MUB Ballroom
Features talks about women's roles, the legacies of war, technology, and society.

Track 2 Schedule
Time Title
9-10 a.m. Contestations Over Loyalties and Identities
10:15-11:15 a.m. Bringing It Home to the Midwest
12-1 p.m. Keynote Address—MUB Ballroom
Women and the Great War
Dr. Lynn Dumenil, Occidental College
1:15-2:15 p.m. Shifts in Technology and  Law
2:30-3:45 p.m. Taking the Long View

Track 2, Part 2: Saturday, Sept 29th

Visual Representations and Identities | 5 credits

MUB Ballroom
Features talks about women's roles, propaganda, social images, and the arts.

Track 2, Part 2 Schedule
Time Title
9-10 a.m. The Art and Legacy of WWI Propoganda
10:15-11:15 a.m. Depicting War in the Arts
12-1 p.m. Keynote Address—MUB Ballroom
Women and the Great War
Dr. Lynn Dumenil, Occidental College
1:15-2:15 p.m. Exhibiting War
2:30-3:45 p.m. Gender and the Great War

Summer 2018 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.

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Computational Tools and the Environment

ED 5640, 3 credits
May 7 - August 10, 2018
Location: Online except for July 8-August 10, which will account for 5 weeks spent at Michigan Tech.
Cost: Grant Funded (NSF RET PLACE)

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This course has been filled. Inquire about 2019 opportunities!

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Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems

ED 5750, 3 Credits
May 14 - June 29
Cost: $1,911
Online- apply by May 4, 2018
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Teaching Science in Three Dimensions: The NGSS in Theory and Practice

ED 5540, 3 Credits
July 2 - August 16
Cost: $200 (includes course materials)
Online- apply by June 18, 2018
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Moosewatch for Educators at Isle Royale, MI

45 SCECHs 
June 25 - July 2- One Spot Left!
July 25 - August 1- Filled
Cost: $1,150 (includes course materials, NPS permits, ferry expenses, SCECH processing fee, and all food.)

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Belle Isle Aquarium Institute

Limited to teachers in Detroit Schools
July 16 - 19, 2018
Apply by June 15, 2018

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Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwISt) 

June 18 - 22, 2018 at FSU
June 25 - 29, 2018 at MTU

Apply by May 15, 2018
Limited to 24 spots for each location.

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Designing a Sustainable Future

ED 5640.2 1 credit or 24 SCECHs
June 26 - 29, 2018
Apply by May 15, 2018

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The Engineering Process

ENG 5100, 4 Credits
June 18 - 29, 2018
Apply by June 4, 2018

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Everyday Combinatorics

3 or 6 SCECHs
August 10, 2018
Cost: No registration fee
Apply by August 3, 2018

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Glycobiology: The Missing Link in Our Science Class

July 16 - 20, 2018
Cost: $10 SCECH processing fee
Apply by July 2, 2018

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Cancelled due to low enrollment. Inquire about 2019 availability!

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Michigan Science Teaching and
Assessment Reform
Teacher Professional
Development Coming 2018

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