Teacher Professional Development

Professional Development: Summer 2022

Think outside the classroom. We have several summer professional development opportunities that are a perfect way to rejuvenate your practice and get you collaborating with others. We know that the learning doesn't end in the workshop, so each opportunity gets you access to ongoing support throughout the school year. Let's make learning happen together! 

STEAM workshop

Learn how to consider standards and create STEAM activities that are engaging and practical for your classroom. Work with Amy Hindbaugh-Marr, K - 5 STEAM teacher. In the first two sessions, Amy will share the process she has used to build 5 years of curriculum for her classes and give you practice tips and activities to use right away.  In the third session, you'll bring an activity or resource that you want to build on and collaborate with the group to walk away with a STEAM lesson that is perfect for your classroom!

Dates

  • June 27 - 28 9 a.m. - Noon
  • July 20 9 a.m. - Noon

$150 stipend is available for teachers in Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Gratiot, Bay, Saginaw, Midland, and Arenac Counties. Participants will also be able to apply for grants to financially support their STEAM Activities during the school year.

Registration is closed. Please join our Newsletter List to learn about upcoming opportunities.

Movement and learning: A multidisciplinary workshop

Get your students moving! In this workshop, we will model and practice how to incorporate movement into lesson plans from any discipline (be it ELA, science, math, or social studies) to support diverse learners. Examples from previous workshops include a dance created to help students remember the branches of government and movement games invented to teach the parts and functions of the human eye. Teachers who take this workshop will leave with finished lesson plans ready to use in their own classrooms that are specific to their curriculum.

No dance experience is necessary! Workshop instructors Wiline Pangle (Biology) and Heather Trommer-Beardslee (Dance) will lead you through a process of incorporating movement into your lessons in order to engage active learning practices in your classroom.

Details

  • Dates: July 20 - 21
  • $200 stipend provided for teachers in Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Gratiot, Bay, Saginaw, Midland, and Arenac Counties 

Registration is closed. Please join our Newsletter List to learn about upcoming opportunities.

Belle Isle conservancy

Spend 4 full days learning about place-based and project-based (PBL2) education at the Belle Isle Aquarium and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservancy.

Build a PBL2 unit this summer and get ongoing support during the school year! Resources include experiences with activities from Fast Plants, Project Wild, PBLWorks, and more.

Brought to you by the CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education and the Belle Isle Conservancy education team.

Details

  • Dates: July 10 - 14
  • $500 stipend and hotel provided for teachers in Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Gratiot, Bay, Saginaw, Midland, and Arenac Counties 

Registration is closed. Please join our Newsletter List to learn about upcoming opportunities.

Core teaching practices

Reimagine education with us. We're building a cohort of educators who are invested in their own practices and bettering the education system. If you're looking to rethink your teaching and help shape the way we view professional development, this experience is for you. CTP launches this summer and includes ongoing support from faculty and staff for the school year. We're looking for teachers in grades 3 - 9. Indicate your interest with the application below. 

Details

  • Dates: August 2 - 5
  • $500 stipend and ongoing support provided for teachers in Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Gratiot, Bay, Saginaw, Midland, and Arenac County

Apply