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Partnership
A partnership of Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University. Serving schools and communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties The Western UP Center is a member of the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network. These centers provide leadership, curriculum support, professional development, and student services to educators in local school districts. The centers also serve as a resource clearinghouse for educational materials and information, and work to foster community involvement in the areas of math and science. Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network supports the delivery of high quality mathematics and science education for the students of Michigan.


School/Community Education Programs

The Western UP Center offers a wide variety of programs focused on enhancing the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in the 19 school districts of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Gogebic and Ontonagon counties of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Western UP Center is a member of Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network whose primary goal is to build an educated workforce by providing quality student, teacher and community programming to improve K-12 science and mathematics education throughout the state.

The Center's teacher professional development programs help teachers to implement state and national standards and to actively engage their students in learning. In addition, Center staff provide support to schools districts as they align their curriculum to state curriculum standards.

A variety of student and community programs stimulate learning in the classroom, apply learning to real world challenges, and involve students in their communities. The Center also provides a resource clearinghouse of standards-based science and mathematics curricula and equipment that teachers may check out. Center programs are funded with grants from Section 99 of the School Aid Act and the Wege Foundation, in addition to special project grants.


Contacts

Shawn Oppliger, shawn@copperisd.org
Director,
Loret Roberts, loret@copperisd.org
Secretary
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
809 Hecla St.
Hancock, MI 49930
Tel: (906) 482-0331
Fax: (906) 482-1931
Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator,
Lloyd Wescoat, lwescoat@mtu.edu
Education Program Assistant
Michigan Technological University
114-116 Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Fax: (906) 487-1620

The Western UP Center offers a wide variety of K-12 outreach programs in science, mathematics and environmental education to improve K-12 science and mathematics education throughout the state of Michigan.

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