MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER !!

Check out this excellent professional development opportunity that will provide earth science equipment, reference books, and activity guides to teacher teams from each middle and high school that attend 35 hours of professional development during the 2001-02 school year!! Register your team by Tuesday, October 16, 2001 for workshops to be held during the 2001-02  school year. 

Shawn Oppliger, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

 

A 2001-02 K-12 Teacher-Training Initiative

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Integrating

Earth Sciences in the Secondary Classroom

 

PURPOSE

The goal of this teacher-training initiative is to provide middle/high school teachers with several professional development workshops and the reference books, activity guides, children's literature, and field equipment needed to address Michigan Content Standards for Earth Science.

 

COST

Workshop registrations, equipment/supplies ($600) will be covered for teacher teams in CCISD and GOISD and sub fees for teachers in the CCISD Eisenhower Consortium will be covered. Teachers in the GOISD Eisenhower Consortium should contact Joy Maki at the GOISD concerning sub reimbursement.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To participate in this year-long professional development initiative, a team of 2-4 teachers from the same school must attend a total of 35 hours of professional development workshops in earth science during the 2001-2002 school year.  One teacher team per school will be funded. Workshop choices and list of materials are listed on the back.

 

PROGRAM FUNDING

This program is funded and coordinated by Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

 

CREDIT

ED 989 credit from Northern Michigan University and credit from Michigan Technological University may be available.

 

REGISTRATION

Teacher teams need to complete the attached registration form and return by Tuesday, October 16, 2001. Teachers who wish to enroll in the Out of the Rock workshop on October 12, 2001, please register by contacting Loret at 482-4520 by Wednesday, October 10, 2001.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Shawn Oppliger, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

       Email:  sopplige@ccisd.k12.mi.us

OR

Joan Chadde, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education at MTU

          Email:  jchadde@mtu.edu

 


 

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

WORKSHOP OPTIONS FOR 2001-02 SCHOOL YEAR

 

#     Dateand Time      Description and Location                             Hours

1          Oct. 12, 2001                Out of the Rock --- Meeting Geosphere Benchmarks                  6 hrs

            8:30am-3:30pm              Houghton High School

This daylong session provides teachers with activities on how to teach about mineral resources and mining.  Teachers will explore how rocks and minerals form and how mineral resources are mined. 

This session also focuses on the importance of these mineral resources in our daily life.

Presenter:  Alison Hein, M.S. Materials Processing

 

2          Dec. 7, 2001                 SEPUP Waste Hierarchy & Investigating Groundwater       6 hrs

            9:00am-3:30pm              Copper Country ISD, Hancock MI

Learn how to use two hands-on activity kits assembled by SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding).  During the morning session, teachers will participate in the Waste Hierarchy, which addresses the question "what ultimately happens to the materials that society calls waste?” and the problems associated with each choice of waste treatment. During the afternoon session, teachers will participate in the activities that are part of the Investigating Groundwater kit. Participants will learn how to use the groundwater model and review the factors that affect groundwater movement. They will discover exactly what is a part per million. And lastly, participants will actively engage in learning how to sample groundwater test wells, in an attempt to find the source and extent of groundwater contamination in the town of Fruitvale.  Presenter:  Barbara McTaggart, Ph.D. Geohydrology

 

3          February 2002               Weather & Atmosphere                                                         6 hrs

            9:00am-3:30pm              Copper Country ISD, Hancock MI

This daylong workshop will provide teachers with activities that investigate and describe weather patterns and how weather changes from day to day, from season to season and over long periods of time. In addition the activities will focus on the relationships between human activities and the atmosphere. Presenter:  TBA

 

4          May 3-4, 2002               Field Geology Workshop at Teaching w/ the Outdoors        10 hrs

                                                MTU Ford Forestry Center

Visit interesting geologic sites and collect mineral specimens on field trips through the Keweenaw Peninsula. Presenter: George Robinson, Ph.D. Geology & Mineralogy, and others.

 

5          May 4, 2002                  Stream Monitoring Refresher at Teaching w/ the Outdoors            6 hrs

            8:30am-3:30pm              MTU Ford Forestry Center

Participants will compare the health of three streams as they learn how to use the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality’s stream monitoring protocols. (Only for those who have taken a stream monitoring workshop).  Presenter: Nicole Vidales, Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality

 

6          June 11-14, 2002           Stream Monitoring: Meeting the Hydrosphere Benchmarks          21 hrs

                                                MTU’s Ford Forestry Center

This workshop takes the watershed approach to learning about the local stream, integrating history, literature, writing, social studies, and math. Teachers will receive materials and learn the skills necessary to perform physical, chemical, and biological monitoring of local streams with their students. The workshop also addresses the interaction of human activities and the environment. Addresses life/earth science, and social studies’ content strands.  Presenter:  Barbara McTaggart, Ph.D. Geohydrology, Joan Chadde, M.S. Water Resources, Nicole Vidales, Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, and others.

 


Secondary Earth Science Education Kit  per participating School (tentative)

 

Reference Books:

National Audubon Society Field Guides

Rocks and Minerals

Guide to the Night Sky

Weather          

Clouds and Storms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)                     

 

Videos

Aquatic Invertebrates & Water Quality

Save Our Streams---A Guide to Water Quality Monitoring

                                                                                               

Activity Guides:

Hands On Earth Science

Stories In Stone LHS GEMS                                                   

Out of the Rock- National Energy Foundation and U.S. Bureau of Mines                                    

WISE: Waste Information Series for Education (MUCC)                                                        

Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide

WOW! The Wonder of Wetlands
GEMS River Cutters

Save Our Streams Handbook by Izaak Walton League

 

Equipment and Materials:

Magnifiers                                                                                                       

Magnets                                                                                                          

Streak plates

Michigan Earth Science Teachers Kits (One set per teacher)

Stream Table

Biological, Chemical & Physical Stream Monitoring Kit

 

Earth Science Related Literature:

1.       In Suspect Terrain by John McPhee                                      

2.       Rising From the Plains by John McPhee                                        

3.       Exploration of the Colorado River and It’s Canyons by J.W. Powell

4.       River Reader

                                                               


Integrating Earth Science into the Secondary Curriculum

 Middle and High School Teacher Team Registration Form  

 

Register your team by Tuesday, October 16, 2001!!

One teacher team per school will be funded.

 

School: _______________________________________________________________________  

 

School mailing address: __________________________________________________________    

 

Principal:_________________________________________________         Phone : ____________           

(Must be signed to indicate approval for teachers to participate in this professional development opportunity.)

 

Teacher Team Members' Names (at least two):

 

1) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5          6

 

2) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5          6

 

3) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5          6

 

4) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5          6

 

Total Number of Professional Development hours per team   ____________

 

Return to:          Loret Robert

                        Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

                                P.O. Box 270

                                Hancock, MI  49930