A look into the Central Michigan SMTC from the basement hallway of Ronan Hall.
The SMTC leadership includes the director, outreach coordinators, and administrative assistant who work with district administrators, teachers, and parents. This team coordinates professional development among the districts. The leadership seeks funding through grant writing to provide initiatives in science, mathematics, and technology education. The team serves as a liaison between the Michigan Department of Education and the school districts.
Pullout programs serve academically gifted students in science through Intermediate Interdisciplinary Science (IIS). In addition, the SMTC supports Science Olympiad teams at all levels. Summer Science & Mathematics Camps are offered for PreK-8 students in July each year.
StarLab (portable planetarium) programs are provided to school districts, enhancing the science curriculum.
The SMTC assists K-12 districts in aligning their mathematics and science curricula with national and state standards by providing inservice workshops and consultant services. Many standards-based curricular materials are available for teacher use as the SMTC participates in state and national curriculum projects. The SMTC provides teachers access to the Internet and the resources available through NASA.
Growing partnerships with community agencies provide insights into the needs of our state and nation in science and mathematics education. The SMTC coordinates projects conducted in public schools, scouts, 4-H, Forest Hill Nature Area and Neithercut Woodland. The SMTC is eager to offer programming that meets the needs of parents and the surrounding community.
Conference room at the SMTC.
Professional development is provided through intensive, year-long inservice programs in both math and science. The SMTC hosts a series of workshops and summer offerings to introduce new techniques and curricular materials. Opportunities for professional growth include workshops such as EMATHS and HS-MASS..
Resources housed at the IMC, along with those at the Clare-Gladwin RESD and the Gratiot-Isabella RESD, provide a wide range of media and print materials for classroom use. Internet access is available for teachers for educational purposes. In addition, the SMTC serves as a Regional NASA Educator Resource Center, giving area educators access to posters, photographs, activities, slides, and videos developed by NASA.
For more information about services, activities, resources, or materials contact:
Ms. Janis Voege
Science/Mathematics/Technology Center, EHS Building 132B
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989) 774-4387
Fax: (989) 774-2188