2014 Summer Geography Institute (STEMSS)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Social Studies (STEMSS) Institute 2014
May 3, June 17-20, June 24-26 and August 23, 2014
The spring meeting (May 3) will be a Saturday orientation. Topics will include: Science Notebooking, What is Geography? What is STEMSS? and information about ELLs and the Next Generation of Science Standards.
The summer meetings (June 17-20 and June 24-26,) will be weekday sessions dedicated to content and experiential learning in the areas of Sustainability, GeoSpatial Technology, Numbers/Mathematics, Earth and Space Sciences, Forensics, and Inventiveness. The days will be spent with a mixture of classroom lectures, application to classroom learning, and field trips to local resources (commercial enterprises, ASU programs, and museums). There will also be lots of time for networking with your cohort. The fall meeting (Aug 23) will be for sharing your original STEMSS lesson with your cohort.
Participants are required to attend all sessions.
60 Recertification hours will be given to all participants. One to three graduate (ASU) or undergraduate (MCC) credits can be arranged at participant’s expense.