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2002 Educators’ Science and Mathematics Institute Series (ESMIS)

ESMIS The institute series is sponsored by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, MTU Education Opportunity and Education Departments. The weeklong institutes are field and laboratory based and prepares teachers to implement the Michigan Curriculum Frameworks for science and mathematics in their classroom. ESMIS provides teachers with standards based professional development and time to plan, discuss and reflect on their teaching.

Ecology of Isle Royale: June 17-22, 2002
4 graduate credits from Michigan Technological University During the weeklong intensive institute, teachers participate in field based camping experience in Isle Royale National Park. This institute is designed to explore basic ecological concepts regarding the interrelatedness of plants, animals, geology, climate and human influences on Isle Royale. Cost: $1400, Michigan teachers are eligible for a fellowship provided by the Michigan Eisenhower Higher Education Grant, which covers all institute fees, except for registration fee of $550.

Artistic Expression Explored through Science and Mathematics: June 24-28, 2002
4 graduate credits from Michigan Technological University Based at MTU Ford Forestry Center in Alberta, MI, this institute explores the importance and usefulness of incorporating artistic expression in the science and mathematics classroom. Cost: $1400, Michigan teachers are eligible for a fellowship provided by the Michigan Eisenhower Higher Education Grant, which covers all institute fees, except for registration fee of $500

Geology of Utah’s National Parks: June 12-July 1, 2002
4 graduate credits from Michigan Technological University This institute consists of 14 days of field-based activities conducted in and around the National Parks and Monuments of eastern Utah. Using maps, compasses, rock and mineral identification, geomorphology, subsurface geology and fossils, teachers learn how climate, sea level, and mountain building change the earth’s landscape through time and how geologists recognize the record of change in rocks. Cost: $1390, fellowships are available that can be applied toward the cost of institute.

For registration materials or more information contact:

Shawn Oppliger, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
Email: sopplige@ccisd.k12.mi.us
Tel: 906-482-4520