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2014 Title II summer workshop schedule


Earth and Space Science Concepts for Teachers


July 28-August 1

Black Hills State University and other locations around the state

Presenters: Dr. Abigail Domagall (BHSU), Dr. Janet Briggs (BHSU)

Contact:, (605) 642-6875


The project, Earth and Space Science Concepts for Teachers, is designed for teachers to develop a deep understanding of science content through examination of the geologic rock record, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, application of the theory of plate tectonics to previous climate changes, and exploration of future climate changes. Activities include visits to glacial debris fields, Missouri River watersheds, the Badlands, and the Black Hills. Participants will learn about astronomy from a Native American point of view. Please note that this workshop requires participants to be outside in rugged terrain in the summer in South Dakota. A level of physical fitness is necessary to participate. The course will focus on Earth and Space Science Core Ideas as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The summer workshop will allow participants to earn 2 hours of graduate credit. Throughout the school year, participants will pursue exemplary practices in science teaching through application of content and reflection upon student learning through electronic and face-to-face follow-up sessions.



Practicing the Mathematical Practices 2014


July 7-11

South Dakota State University

Presenter: Sharon Vestal