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STEM Educator Workshop/Summer Camp Model
MSUB Extended Campus will provide a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)-based educator workshop to educators in Billings and the surrounding area. Participants will then team-teach a four-day summer camp for students going into grades 4-8 based upon the workshops. This Project will accomplish four major things:
Focus on schools (grades 4-7) that have not adopted STEM-focused common core curriculum.
Through the Educator Workshop, a total of 20 teachers from Billings and the surrounding area will learn in detail and create several science, technology, engineering, and/or math-focused units specific to the grade they teach.
STEM-focused summer camps will be available to Extended Studies students entering 4-7 grades in Billings and the surrounding area. Team-taught per grade, participants from the workshop will solidify what they learned by teaching the camp.
The focus of this intensive three-day workshop will be on environmental science and STEM-related material, resulting in the production of four units per two-instructor teams in attendance. Curricula will be developed by teachers specific to the grade level they teach. The resulting units created during these workshops will be used to teach additional summer camps.
As part of the grant, there will be no fee to attend this workshop. However, educators can elect to receive 24 OPI renewal units or up to two college credits for an additional charge.
Through the STREAM Project STEM Educator Workshop, a total of 20 teachers from across Montana will explore how mathematics supports STEM education and create lesson, units, and activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Participants will explore mathematics in contexts that connect to other STEM disciplines.
- Participants will recognize the role of mathematics in STEM and the implications for instruction.
- Participants will create STEM lessons, units, or activities specific to their grade level.
Materials produced in this workshop will be used in a summer STEM camp offered to students entering grades 4-7 Billings and the surrounding area. Four workshop participants will have the opportunity to team-teach students in grades 4-5 and 6-7 during the student STEM camp.
MEA/MFT Annual Conference
MSUB will share the model of the STEM Educator Workshop/Summer Camp Model for Extended Studies children during the 2014 and 2015 MEA/MFT Annual Conferences.