Teaching STEM and
the Power of Place
A summer institute for Michigan’s secondary teachers of STEM and STEM subjects
July 10-12, 2018 in Muskegon, Michigan
Learning venues include the Michigan Innovation Hub,
Annis Water Resources Institute, and other field sites
Discover tools to create hands-on projects that connect students to STEM learning and the environment.
- Direct instruction and field experiences with natural resource experts
- Real-world examples of STEM-rich, place-based projects
- Discussions with experienced classroom teachers
- Sharing with fellow participants and institute staff
- How connecting with place can bolster STEM-related teaching
- How to create mutually beneficially community partnerships
- How to engage students with meaningful roles
- How to co-plan and facilitate place-based projects with your students
- Three days of professional development about place-based education
- Free lodging and meals, plus mileage and SCECHs
- $350 stipend for attending and a $150 stipend for completing a post-institute interview
- Access to online community
In 2017, the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative was recognized as one of only four Michigan-based organizations that provides exemplary STEM programs for Michigan’s K–12 schools by Change the Equation/STEMworks, a national organization that reviews STEM program across the country.
Join us: Apply today!
This institute is open to secondary teachers of STEM or STEM subject areas in Michigan who are not currently working with a regional hub of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. There is no fixed application deadline. Applications will be reviewed weekly, on a rolling basis, and you will be notified promptly of your application’s status. Our funding can support 30 participants; once those 30 people are selected, the application process will close. To maximize your chance of being selected, apply now!
If you have questions or would like more information about the institute, contact Mary Whitmore, GLSI Executive Director (231-526-7407 or firstname.lastname@example.org).