DSU Science Department offers 12 professional development classes

Wed May 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

DICKINSON, N.D. – Educators seeking professional development can learn new teaching techniques while earning credit hours in 12 classes offered this summer at Dickinson State University’s (DSU) Science Dept. 

The department’s Math Science Partnership (MSP) and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) professional development courses offer 12 different topics including robotics, microbiology, and technology for educators. Experts in their respective fields have developed courses to help teachers in bringing new content, activities and teaching methods into their classrooms. 

A highlight of the MSP and STEM courses is a 10-day Summer Institute in which participants earn four credits June 16-20 and June 23-27. Workshops are sponsored by the MSP and STEM grants and include an opportunity for participants to keep all supplies provided in the course while earning one to four credit hours.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity to earn credits, receive a stipend, and keep all course supplies while interacting with fellow teachers and bringing new ideas and methods to the classroom,” said MSP coordinator Hildee Fike. “North Dakota teachers gain professional development in a positive and motivating atmosphere.” 

Classes are available with no registration fee and have a limit of 10-12 participants. To register and learn more about the summer workshops, visit the West River Teacher Center at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/wrtc. Spots are still available. For information, contact Fike or Joan Cartmill at (701) 483-2398.