Workshops and Professional Learning

The CSEO has the expertise and statewide reputation for quality in designing and conducting 1-day teacher workshops and 5-day teacher institutes at Michigan Tech University and statewide on STEM topics, in partnership with MTU faculty.

TwiST – Teaching with Spatial Technology

Gr. 6-8 Teachers interested in incorporating the technologies of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems into their lessons

1 Teacher Workshop with 24 spots available

Cost – $100 deposit (refunded upon course completion)

Credit – 25 SCHECHs; 25 contact hours

Date: June 25-30, 2023

Location: Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)


  • All overnight lodging (including breakfast)
  • 2 dinners (Welcome BBQ and Farewell Dinner)
  • Garmin GPS receiver
  • ESRI GIS software for teachers
  • Course hands-on teaching materials
  • 2GB USB drive with lesson plans
  • Hand Compass
  • Additional training materials

Registration email:

Sponsored by: Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

For  information please contact:

Karol Grove, TwiST Event Coordinator:

Phone:  248-807-1456   Email:

GM – Ride the Waves Summer Teacher Institute

Details coming soon….

For  information please contact:

Tom Oliver, Director, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach:

Phone:  906-487-2412   Email: