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Keep checking for updates as we will be adding classes throughout the summer.

Teacher Professional Development

Thank you for your interest in Minot State University!
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our 2011 summer professional development courses for educators.

Amy Woodbeck,
Professional & Community
Education Coordinator
(701) 858-3989
1-800-777-0750, ext. 3989
Fax: (701) 858-4343
amy.woodbeck@minotstateu.edu

MSU Graduate School
(701) 858-3250
1-800-777-0750, ext. 3250

When do I register?
Pre-registration is required for all courses to determine if sufficient interest exists to offer them.  The decision to cancel courses is determined approximately a week prior to the start of class.  In addition, some courses have limited enrollment.  Please review the course listings for special registration deadlines and fees.

How do I register?
See each course listing for pre-registration phone number or pre-register online where available.

Final Credit Registration
Final credit registration and collection of fees will be the first day of class unless pre-payment is required.  Some courses are subject to additional materials and fees.

Grade Reports (New Procedure)
The Minot State University Center for Extended Learning will no longer be mailing unofficial grade reports to all workshop participants.  You will need to log in to Campus Connection to print a free unofficial transcript.  Please note that beginning in the summer of 2008 official transcripts will cost $5.00 each.

Using Campus Connection

 

2012 Summer Teacher Workshop Schedule
Keep checking for updates as we will be adding classes throughout the summer.

 

Roughrider XXVI Health Promotion Conference
Instructor: Rodney Volk
ED 500
Credit: 2 SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee
Cost: $150 registration fee per person

Date: May 29 – June 1, 2012

Location: Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Center, Medora, ND.
Time: See NDROUGHRIDER.COM for up to date schedules
How to Register: NDROUGHRIDER.COM has information on registration, credit, and schedules.

Description: Annual Roughrider Health Promotion Conference. This year our focus is on bullying, a subject that reaches all of our schools with the new state mandates.

 

Summer Geography Institute – The Changing Face of ND
Instructor: Daniel Anderson
ED 500
Credit: 3 SH/$150 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 4 – 8, 2012

Location: Dickinson State University - Dickinson, ND
Time:
How to Register: Housing for attendees will be provided on the campus of Dickinson State University. To request a registration form, or for more information, please contact the North Dakota Geographic Alliance, Minot ND at:

(701) 858-3063 or (701) 721-6248. You can also email marilyn.weiser@minotstateu.edu.

Cost: $50 registration fee

Description: The 'face' of North Dakota is changing rapidly with the expansion of our prairie energy industry. The North Dakota Geographic Alliance and Prairie Public Education Services will sponsor the Summer Geography Institute that will focus on current topics and specific impacts the energy industry has on advancements in technology, green energy, and the economy of North Dakota as well as the impact on our environment, communities, schools, and children.
Attendees of this institute will explore how educators and other professionals teach the regional and global issues of energy use, their environmental impact and how these topics can be easily integrated into all areas of the curriculum. The theme of this institute is current, relevant, and statewide. These events are happening in your backyard launching North Dakota into the global marketplace.


Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

June 4-8, Grand Forks, UND Center for Innovation
June 4-8, Pembina County, Walhalla

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

STEM in the Classroom – Middle School Cohort (Minot)
Instructor: Melissa Stanley
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee (Paid for by grant)

Date: June 5 - 6, 2012

Location: Computer lab in Model Hall 116 - Minot State University, Minot ND
Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
How to Register: Contact JoAnn Schapp at joschapp@brhs.com or through First Class.

Cost: The $50.00 recording fee is paid by a grant and you will receive a $100.00 stipend upon completion of the workshop.
Description: This course is the introduction to the MiSU STEM Project’s web site for practicing classroom teachers. Participants will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project’s web page during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

 

Effective Online Research
Instructors: Alfred Peterson, Steve Axtman
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 11-12, 2012

Location: Grand Forks Public Library - 2110 Library Circle, Grand Forks ND
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
How to Register: Contact Alfred Peterson - Phone: (701)328-4021 Email: alpeterson@nd.gov

Description: Effective online research will focus on the need for students to find reliable sources for research. We will explore searching methods for the Online Library Resources, as well as source citations, and other features on the databases that are useful for conducting research. We will also examine the ODIN UFind catalog and WorldCat.org. The resources being explored will have a practical application to your classroom instruction and provide your students with reliable information to use in research papers and other school work.

 

STEM in the Classroom – High School Cohort (Minot)
Instructor: Mike Kelly
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee (Paid for by grant)

Date: June 11 - 12, 2012

Location: Computer lab in Model Hall 116 - Minot State University, Minot ND
Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
How to Register: Contact Mike Kelly at michael.kelly@sendit.nodak.edu or through First Class.
Cost: The $50.00 recording fee is paid by a grant and you will receive a $100.00 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

Description: This course is the introduction to the MiSU STEM Project’s web site for practicing classroom teachers. Participants will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project’s web page during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

 

ND Petroleum Council Teacher Education Seminar
Instructor: Ronald Ness
ED 500
Credit: 2 SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 11 – 14, 2012

Location: Bismarck State College Student Union Building – Bismarck, ND
Time: Various
How to Register: Contact Kelly Jo Wald Phone: (701) 223-6380 Email: kwald@ndoil.org

Description: This seminar includes an overview of North Dakota’s oil gas industry. You will receive a great deal of hands-on experience, as well as several learning activities to use in the classroom. This seminar covers various aspects of the industry including history, geology, physics, engineering, production issues, refining and marketing, employment needs, and the impact of oil tax on state tax revenues, policy decisions, and the state’s budget surplus.

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

June 11-15, Williston, Williston State College
June 11-15, Rolette County, TBD

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

Intro to IT Essentials
Instructor: Ken Quamme, Wade Kadrmas
BIT 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 12 – 14, 2012

Location: Bismarck
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
How to Register: To register, or for more information go to: http://www.nd.gov/cte/programs/info-tech/training/index.html
Cost: Free

Description: This course is designed for educators who wish to teach "Intro to IT Essentials to students. The course aligns with the IC3 industry certification. The course will introduce you to lab activities that will help your students learn and demonstrate Internet and digital literacy. The following concepts will be covered: computer hardware; computer software; using an operating system; word processing functions; spreadsheet functions; presentation software functions; networks and the Internet; electronic mail; using the internet; and the impact of computing and the Internet on society.

Successful completion of the training will provide the following:

 

Teaching with Love & Logic
Instructors: Sally Jenkins and Amy Neal
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 12 & 19, 2012

Location: Career and Tech Center, Magic City Campus - Minot, ND
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
How to Register: Contact Kathryn Pederson at (701) 857-4448

Description: The use of Love and Logic techniques lay the foundation for a positive learning climate for students and teachers. Through logical consequences and caring actions, schools can help develop citizens who monitor their own behaviors. Based on natural consequences and decision making, tis approach allows teachers to keep control of the classroom while empowering students. Teachers will acquire knowledge and practice strategies designed to lead students to become self-sufficient, motivated, and ready for the real world.

 

STEM in the Classroom – Elementary School Cohort (Minot)
Instructor: Melissa Stanley
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee (Paid for by grant)

Date: June 13-14, 2012

Location: Computer lab in Model Hall 116 - Minot State University, Minot ND
Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
How to Register: Contact Melissa Stanley at m.stanley@sendit.nodak.edu or through First Class.
Cost: The $50.00 recording fee is paid by a grant and you will receive a $100.00 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

Description: This course is the introduction to the MiSU STEM Project’s web site for practicing classroom teachers. Participants will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project’s web page during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

 

Effective Online Research
Instructors: Alfred Peterson, Steve Axtman
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 14-15, 2012

Location: Bismarck State College Library – 1500 Edwards Ave. , Bismarck ND
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
How to Register: Contact Alfred Peterson - Phone: (701)328-4021 Email: alpeterson@nd.gov

Description: Effective online research will focus on the need for students to find reliable sources for research. We will explore searching methods for the Online Library Resources, as well as source citations, and other features on the databases that are useful for conducting research. We will also examine the ODIN UFind catalog and WorldCat.org. The resources being explored will have a practical application to your classroom instruction and provide your students with reliable information to use in research papers and other school work.

 

STEM in the Classroom – Elementary School Cohort (Bottineau)
Instructors: David Hoff, Mike Kelly, Ron Chittum, Melissa Stanley
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee (Paid for by a grant)

Date: June 18 - 19, 2012

Location: Middle School Computer Lab at Bottineau High School – Bottineau, ND
Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
How to Register: To register contact:
David Hoff
Mike Kelly (or through First Class)
Ron Chittum
Melissa Stanley (or through First Class)
Cost: The $50.00 recording fee is paid by a grant and you will receive a $100.00 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

Description: This course is the introduction to the MiSU STEM Project’s web site for practicing classroom teachers. Participants will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project’s web page during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

 

STEM in the Classroom – Middle / High School Cohort (Bottineau)
Instructor: David Hoff, Mike Kelly, Ron Chittum, Melissa Stanley
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee (Paid for by a grant)

Date: June 18 - 19, 2012

Location: High School Computer Lab at Bottineau High School – Bottineau, ND
Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
How to Register: To register contact:
David Hoff
Mike Kelly (or through First Class)
Ron Chittum
Melissa Stanley (or through First Class)
Cost: The $50.00 recording fee is paid by a grant and you will receive a $100.00 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

Description: This course is the introduction to the MiSU STEM Project’s web site for practicing classroom teachers. Participants will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project’s web page during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

 

Intro to Programming with Visual Basic
Instructor: Ken Quamme, Wade Kadrmas
BIT 500
Credit: 3 SH/$150 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 18 – 22, 2012

Location: Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
How to Register: To register, or for more information go to: http://www.nd.gov/cte/programs/info-tech/training/index.html
Cost: Free

Description: This is an introduction to computer programming using Visual Basic.NET. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming, simple control and data structures, arrays, classes, recursive processes, and the use of text files. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs. The course focuses on user interfaces, program structure, language syntax, and implementation details. After completing this course, students will be able to create a simple Visual Basic .NET–based application based on the Windows Application template; use forms and controls to create a user interface; create and use variables and arrays; create and use Sub and Function procedures, including predefined functions; implement decision structures and loops by using conditional expressions; validate user input for fields, controls, and forms; apply object-oriented programming techniques to create classes, add methods, and add properties; resolve syntax, run-time, and logic errors by using the debugger.

Successful completion of the training will provide the following:

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

June 18-22, Minot, MSU Severson Entrepreneurship Academy
June 18-22, Velva, TBD

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

ND English Language Learners Bootcamp
Instructor: Kerri Whipple
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

June 20-21, Fargo, Expressway Suites

7:30 – 4:00
How to Register for Credit: Contact Kerri at kwhipple@nd.gov

School districts within the state of North Dakota are experiencing an increase in the number of linguistically diverse students. This change in demographics has created a need for additional support for English Language Learners (ELLs) in schools. In ND ELL teachers and building administrators are frequently responsible for developing the ELL program in their schools, often with very little training. There is also a need for mainstream teachers and administrators to increase their expertise in developing instruction and programming for ELLs. This workshop will cover 15 topics related to the education of ELLs in the state of ND.

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

June 25-29, Fort Yates, Sitting Bull College Entrepreneurial Center

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

Community: A Sense of Place
Instructor: Erik Holland
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: June 27-29, 2012

Location: Minot State University, Minot ND
Time:
How to Register: Contact Erik Holland, Phone: (701)328-2792, Email: eholland@nd.gov

Description: A community is often described as a sense of place that for various reasons takes on special meaning to people. This course explores how current events and cultural and physical changes impact and change our sense of place and community. Through a range of disciplines; history, geography, forestry, technology, photography, and bookmaking, participants will explore and translate this topic into practical teaching and learning activities.


Business Challenge 2012
Instructor: Kevin Reisenauer
July 8-12, 2012
BIT 500
Credit: 2 SH/$50 or 3SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee (Business Challenge pays for 1 credit $50)

Various times
How to Register: www.gobusinesschallenge.com or contact Sheri Monroe at 701-483-2815 or Kevin Reisenauer at 701-328-3182.

Business Challenge is a summer program committed to provide educators with information on how to teach youth about entrepreneurship, personal development, and career opportunities in North Dakota. Educators will work closely and network with a team of peers and volunteer business leaders in a dynamic, educational, and fun environment. Educators will enhance their teaching skills and strategies by gaining a broader understanding of business, economics, and entrepreneurship. The curriculum changes each year, therefore educators are allowed to take the program every year and receive credit. The course is open to K-12 educators from any subject area, counselors, and administrators.

 

Web Design
Instructor: Wade Kadrmas, Ken Quamme
BIT 500
Credit: 3 SH/$150 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: July 9 – 13, 2012

Location: Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
How to Register: To register, or for more information go to: http://www.nd.gov/cte/programs/info-tech/training/index.html
Cost: Free

Description: This course is designed for instructors who wish to offer a Web Design course to their students. The class will utilize curriculum developed by Microsoft. It is a complete, standards-based, single semester course on Web Design. The curriculum provides an extensive collection of creative teaching and learning materials that thoroughly span Web Design knowledge and skills and promote meaningful, real-world learning experiences. The modular design makes it adaptable to a wide variety of teaching scenarios. The curriculum includes learning experiences in:

Successful completion of this course will provide the following:

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

July 9-13, Dickinson, DSU Strom Entrepreneurship Center

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.


James and Sheyenne Watersheds
Instructor: Andre DeLorme
ED 500
Credit: 4 SH/$200 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: July 15 -20, 2012

Location: Valley City, ND
Cost: $250 – room, board, materials, instructors, and resources
How to Register: Contact Andre DeLorme to register or for more information.
Phone: 701.845.7573 Email: andre.delorme@vcsu.edu

Description: Educators will receive a thorough overview of the watershed management issues facing both watersheds. On completion of this course, educators will have a solid background and understanding from which they can teach about the contemporary watershed issues and concerns of the James and Sheyenne watersheds in North Dakota as they relate to the natural, social, science, and human made environments, and how they interact with each other within the watershed. This course will include one major environmental investigation, watershed issue discussions, watershed management field tours, navigation of four major Project WEST teacher curriculum guides and one other major non-Project WET guide, hands-on activities, water quality make and take projects, course evaluations, generation of idea pools, and daily personal journaling.
This course will teach contemporary watershed issues through five textbooks: the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity Generation 2 Guide, the Healthy Water, Healthy People Educator Guide and Field Monitoring Manual, the Discover a Watershed, Watershed Manager Guide, the WOW! Wonders of Wetlands Guide, and the Streamkeepers Field Inventory Guide. Participants will also receive classroom materials, references, and resources.

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee


July 16-20, Jamestown, Jamestown College

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

July 23-27, Wahpteon/Breckenridge, ND State College of Science

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

NDCTE: Becoming the Molders of Dreams
Instructor: Marj Bubach, anne_volk@bismarckschools.org or 701.367.3766
ED 500
Credit: 1 SH/$50 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: July 29-31, 2012

Location: Seven Seas in Mandan, ND (701)-663-7401
Time: Sunday 5:30-9:00, Monday 7:30-4:00, Tuesday 7:30-3:30
How to Register: Mail registration form and check to:

Susan Anderson
NDCTE Treasurer
Box 355
Richardton, ND 58652

Registration form available at www.ndcte.org.
Cost: $155 before June 15, or $180 after June 15. Registration includes membership in NDCTE, the online quarterly newsletter, Keynote Speaker and conference sessions, Sunday night hors d'oeuvres, and breakfast and lunch on both Monday and Tuesday.

Description: Listen, learn, and be inspired by teachers and instructors who have practical ideas and lessons to share. This year’s conference will feature Guy Doud, a language arts teacher from Minnesota, America’s teacher of the Year in 1986, and a motivational speaker who will help us all become “Molders of Dreams”.

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

July 30 – Aug 3, New Town, New Town Middle School

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

GIS – Geographic Information Systems
Instructor: Roger & Anita Palmer, Wade Kadrmas
BIT 500
Credit: 3 SH/$150 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: July 30 – August 3, 2012

Location: Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
How to Register: To register, or for more information go to: http://www.nd.gov/cte/programs/info-tech/training/index.html
Cost: Free

Description: Geospatial technologies have been identified by the current administration as one of the three highest growth industries in the US today. Learn how to incorporate the tools of this trade to support science, mathematics and geography! We’ll provide dozens of easy activities using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital cameras, and electronic probe ware mapped out in a geographic information system (GIS).
GIS is the common space to analyze all these data in a single interface. GPS and remote sensed imagery provide context for concepts from geometry to algebra, chemistry to physics, or agriculture to business. These technologies open worlds of investigation in your classroom, after school clubs or science fair projects. This workshop will enhance your confidence in using technology to teach. What better way to learn these technologies than a project-based institute using these tools. Teachers taking the course will be certified to offer student credit when teaching these technologies at their own schools.
Successful completion of the training will provide the following:

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

August 1-5, Bismarck/Mandan, IDEA Center

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.

 

2012 Geographically FIT (Forestry Institute for Teachers)
Instructor: Marilyn Weiser
ED 500
Credit: 2 SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

Date: August 6 – 9, 2012

Location: Jamestown, ND
Time:
How to Register: Sponsored by the ND Geographic Alliance and ND Forest Service. Lodging is provided. To request a registration form or more information please contact the North Dakota Geographic Alliance, Minot, ND, at 858-3063 or marilyn.weiser@minotstateu.edu (721-6248).
Cost: $100 registration fee

Description: Enjoy the breath-taking beauty of south central North Dakota and join us on this four-day learning experience sponsored by the ND Geographic Alliance and ND Forest Service that will take place in a classroom on wheels. Step-on guides will interpret the landscape. Experts will lead tours to many amazing sites that put ND on the map while learning about the geography, geology and forestry of the region. Presenters and local citizens will provide participants with information and resources that will stir appreciation for the unique character and qualities of the people in our state. Expand your network of colleagues who are valuable resources in the job of educating our children. This ‘trip of a lifetime’ adventure begins (and ends) in Jamestown. We travel down the Scenic “Backway” to Grannies Park. Highlights on the journey include the Danzig Honey Plant, Long Lake Wildlife Refuge, seeing a hazardous fuels reduction project, Tesoro Refinery, Great Plains Research Lab, Crystal Springs and the Pipestem Reservoir.

 

Mini-Society Young Entrepreneurs’ Summer Camp
Instructor: Barry Striegel
ED 500
Credit: 2SH/$100 Graduate Credit Fee

August 6-10, Bismarck, IDEA Center

8:00am – 4:00pm
How to Register: Contact Barry Striegel, 701-738-4812 or b.striegel@und.edu

Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for kids to become successful adults in the 21st Century. By participating in our Mini-Society Summer Camps, youth and adults will gain a deeper understanding of economics, entrepreneurial thinking, civics, ethnics, leadership and community improvement, transforming textbook lessons into effective EXPERIENCED-BASED projects in math, social studies, civics, language arts and technology THAT KIDS CAN REALLY USE! They’ll experience the risks and rewards – financial and personal – associated with initiating a business and becoming an active citizen. They’ll understand that becoming an entrepreneur is a career option and that entrepreneurial thinking precedes real, positive change in any community.