2013-08-08 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Big Bay de Noc teacher part of MTU institutes

HOUGHTON – More than 30 teachers participated in the recent Summer Teacher Institutes at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, to learn about the Great Lakes, global change, and/or maritime transportation. The Summer Teacher Institutes attracted teachers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and New York.

Among those attending was Ryan Barron from Big Bay de Noc Schools.

MTU supports the development of K-12 educators by offering the institutes, which are summer courses that enhance the content knowledge of practicing teachers. The institutes educate teachers about the Great Lakes watersheds, climate issues and other areas of interest through hands-on activities, to prepare them to bring the next generation of science education back to their classrooms.

The institutes offer two graduate credits from MTU. They are coordinated by the University’s Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and Great Lakes Research Center, and by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education.

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