Science and Mathematics Education Institute

               Teacher Education Workshops

STEM Virtual Summer Workshop Registration - - June 2, 2014 to July 25, 2014
Spend a week (or more) studying space topics such as: Discovering the Moon, Discovering Mars, Basic Rocketry, The Mathematics of Space Travel, Robotic Vision, Robotic Mobility, Unmanned Space Exploration, Robotics Basics, Curiosity Rover. These STEM courses support Next Generation Science Standards implementation. All courses are  available on-line. 1 hour graduate credit available for each course taken, paid for by participant. For more information please click here.

ESSEA Virtual Summer Workshop Registration - - June 9, 2014 to July 24, 2014
Would you like to know more about alternative energy education? Looking or curriculum that aligns with Next Generation Science standards? The Science and Mathematics Education Institute is offering 3 virtual modules on alternative energy education. 

3-D Printing Workshop Registration - - July 21, 2014 to July 23, 2014
Ever wanted to print your own 3-D objects, but didn’t know how? Join Dr. Paul Adams, and Mr. John Ross for a blended workshop offered in July. You’ll begin by taking online modules, and you’ll continue your education at FHSU, where you will work with our instructors to perfect your knowledge about 3-D printing.  



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Developing Science and Engineering Practices for Teaching NGSS Workshop


Embedded classroom assessment, disciplinary core knowledge, science and engineering practices, and cross cutting concepts are at the heart of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (NGSS) - - it's a lot to master, especially on your own. To address this need Fort Hays State University in partnership with your school district will be hosting a two-week workshop this summer in order to help you learn the disciplinary core ideas in the physical sciences appropriate for elementary and middles school teachers and how to teach and learn the material through the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts, and develop strategies for assessing student learning and integration with ELA and mathematics. At the end of the workshop you should have the confidence and skill to teach to the NGSS. 


The summer workshop is being offered in Salina, Kansas, from June 9 - 13 and June 16 - 20 for school districts 305, 428, and 393; and again in Liberal, Kansas, from July 7 - 11 and July 14 - 18 for USD 480 and 352.  

Following the summer workshops, academic year support will be provided, using learning community technologies in conjunction with NGSS Science Coaches.

The summer workshop will run for 6 hours each day (8 to 3, with a one hour lunch). A stipend of $1,200 is being provided for attendance and active participation in all sessions over the two weeks. Stipends are also provided for participation in the follow-up activities during the school year.


Salina Workshop registration is restricted to teachers from Salina USD 305, Solomon USD 393, and Great Bend USD 428.

    ****Salina Workshop is FULL


Liberal Workshop registration is restricted to teachers from Liberal USD 480 and
Goodland USD 352.

   ****There are a couple of spaces open. First come, first serve
               Modeling Registration in Liberal


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Developing Science and Engineering Practices for Teaching NGSS  Workshop Description



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