Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Current Institutes

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.

Graduate Admission

Those interested in attending summer institutes must be enrolled in the Graduate School. If you are participating in an institute for SCECHs, you do not have to apply to the Graduate School.

  • Current students do not have to do anything to update their admission status.
  • Former students must fill out the Application for Readmission form.
  • New students must apply for non-degree seeking status.

Applications must be submitted within one week prior to the start of preferred institute.

Contact

All TPD inquires: teacherpd@mtu.edu

Rachelle Gariepy

Rachelle Gariepy

  • Department Coordinator and Graduate Program Assistant
rmgariep@mtu.edu
906-487-3258
Meese Center 108

Summer 2020 Institutes

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Moosewatch for Educators at Isle Royale

Session 1: June 15 - June 22
Session 2: June 26 - July 3
Registration Deadline - April 3, 2020 (For Session 1 and 2)
Registration Form

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. You will learn research methods, backcountry navigation, and wilderness living skills. The course will integrate aspects of earth science, botany, general ecology, and the use of literature in teaching science.

Credit

45 SCECHs

Cost

$1,150

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Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwiST)

June 22 - 26 | Michigan Technological University 
Only 24 Spots Available
TwiST Brochure

TwiST is designed to provide graders 6-12 teachers with meaningful and challenging lesson plans about using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in the classroom. TwiST is a week-long workshop intended to provide the participants with basic proficiencies about some of the many aspects of spatial technology which is growing in importance in this global environment.

Credit

25 SCECHs

Cost

$250 Deposit

 

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Paid Summer Research Experience in Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

June - August | Michigan Technological University
For Science/Math Teachers - Grades 7-12
Applications Due: March 15
Internship Brochure

This on-campus summer research experience will provide teachers with an opportunity to immerse themselves in modern-day astrophysics research and receive guidance in translating their learning into new classroom materials. Exact start/end dates are negotiable, though a start date at the end of June is anticipated.

Compensation

$4,200

Travel Funds

Up to $2,000