Category: Teacher Education

Lake Superior Youth Symposium May 14-17, 2015

11th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium
Thunder Bay, Ontario
5 pm, Thursday to 11 am, ET, Sunday ~ May 14-17, 2015

for Grades 8-12 Students and Teachers in MI, MN, WI, and Ontario

REGISTRATION

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On the Road

Joan Chadde (CLS) attended her ninth Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium in Thunder Bay, Ontario over the weekend. 70 students from Houghton, Jeffers and Lake Linden-Hubbell attended the event hosted by Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate & Vocational School on the Lakehead University & Confederation College campuses.

From Tech Today.


Designing a Sustainable Future – Teacher Summer Institute

Sustainable FutureDesigning a Sustainable Future
July 20 – 24, 2015
Deadline: June 2, 2015
Application

Grade 4 – 12 teacher participants will:

  • Investigate product manufacturing, building design, site design, transportation systems, renewable energy sources and food systems;
  • Engage in lessons and gather resources to facilitate teaching your students about sustainability while meeting the Next Generation Science Standards;

and more.

Learn more at Teacher Professional Development – Current Institutes or the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.


Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research – Teacher Summer Institute

Engaging StudentsEngaging Students in Authentic Science Research
July 6 – 10, 2015
Deadline: June 2, 2015

Grade 4 – 12 teacher participants will explore:

  • Research design methods & procedures
  • Forest Hydrology
  • Climate Science

and more.

Learn more at Teacher Professional Development – Current Institutes or the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.


Natural Hazards and Human Impacts Summer 2015 Course

Natural Hazards
Natural Hazards and Human Impacts

Natural Hazards and Human Impacts
August 3 – 14, 2015
SS 5150
3 credits

Register Online at Michigan Tech

This course emphasizes the impact of Earth system processes on societies, and human impacts on local, regional, and global Earth processes. The course will emphasize the integration of field-based activities as a means to insure deep student learning.

Learn more at Teacher Professional Development – Current Institutes.

For more information, contact Certification Officer Judy A Hilss.


Two Articles in Press for Jeon

Applied ErgonomicsAssistant Prof. Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS/CS) has two new journal articles in press, “The effects of social interactions with in-vehicle agents on a driver’s angry level, driving performance, situation awareness, and perceived workload” in Applied Ergonomics and “Auditory user interface design: Practical evaluation methods and design process case studies” in The International Journal of Design in Society.

From Tech Today.


Teacher Summer Institute: Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences

Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences
July 13 – 24, 2015

This course will show how engineers use principles from the earth sciences to solve problems and design systems. Key concepts will be linked to the Next Generation and Michigan Science Standards for precollege education.

Learn more about Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences Summer Institute.


PhD Students Learn to Communicate their Research

With a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Michigan Technological University is trying to help the next generation of PhDs learn to better communicate their research. Alex Mayer, the Charles and Patricia Nelson Presidential Professor at Michigan Tech, runs a fellowship program that teaches PhD students in a variety of fields to explain their research in K-12 classrooms and to write news releases to communicate with the public through the media. Others working with him on the grant are Nancy Auer, Biological Sciences; Brad Baltensperger, Cognitive and Learning Sciences; Kathleen Halvorsen, Social Sciences and School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science; Shawn Oppliger, Copper Country Intermediate School District; and Linda Nagel, formerly at Michigan Tech, now at the University of Minnesota.

Read more at Michigan Tech News.


William Kennedy Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award

William KennedyThe William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.

Based on more than 50,000 student rating of instruction responses, ten finalists have been identified for the 2015 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

Associate Professor William Kennedy is one of the finalists in the Associate Professor/Professor category.

Comments on the nominees are due by Friday, April 3, and can be completed online.

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes. The selection committee makes the final determination of the award recipients. The recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in May 2015.

Read more at Tech Today.