Day: January 23, 2014

Job Skills/Technology Class at Horizons High School

The Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education and Horizons High School will partner to offer youth-at-risk an introduction to how technology is used in a variety of jobs/careers so that they can prepare to enroll in a community college or university after high school. Michigan Tech students will serve as role models and will share their passion and recently developed technology skills with high school students. The purpose of this class is to increase Horizons High School students’ interest, confidence and ability in pursuing a career in the technology field.

This job skills class will take place every other Friday afternoon for eight sessions. The class will run from mid-January through mid- April, taught by Chad Norman, science and technology specialist, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. The Horizons class is funded with a grant from the Youth Advisory Council of the Keweenaw Community Foundation.

From Tech Today.

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
Youth Advisory Council
Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator


Center for Science and Environmental Outreach New Field Trip Coordinator

CSEO

Erica Thompson was recently hired to be the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach’s new outdoor science field trip coordinator. Erica has been in the local area for the past two years and has met many local students through her work as a substitute teacher. Erica hails from Alaska—she has her 100-ton captain’s license and comes from a fishing family. The Center will tap her experience organizing big events which she mastered while working as an outreach coordinator and event planner for the Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association. She also has several years or experience as a science educator for the Prince William Sound Science Center. In addition to leading the outdoor science field trips, Erica will teach after school classes, assist with family science night and any number of exciting education programs!

From Tech Today.

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator


Faculty Candidate Presentation Friday

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences will host science education faculty candidate Amy Lark from 11:05 to 11:55 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in Meese 109. Lark will give a research presentation, “Teaching and learning with Avida-ED: A model for the reform-based integration of science content and practice.”

Lark is a PhD candidate in science education at Michigan State University. She also holds an MS in Zoology from Michigan State. Her research focuses on how using research-based technologies influence teaching and learning of the nature and practices of science, and how these in turn are related to conceptual understanding and overall scientific literacy.

For more information, contact Shari Stockero at stockero@mtu.edu.