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Center for Global Environmental Education
School of EducationHamline UniversityMS-A17601536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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The Center for Global Environmental Education professional development teacher institutes are based on a philosophy of inquiry-based learning. We focus on science education through intense, real-life experiences. We celebrate education and help teachers in the trenches be better teachers. The Center offers the following teacher professional development institutes:
Download a flyer of all of the 2012 Minnesota institutes. Click on the links below to learn more about each teacher institute.
Rivers Institutes - Mississippi and St. Croix
Three-day, two-credit, field-based course that addresses the natural overlap between science processes and content and the skills of literacy, using rivers as the context.
Hands-on workshop. Science teachers come away with new teaching ideas and information from expert presenters about how drinking water comes to your classroom.
Rivers Institute - Trinity River
The newest Rivers Institute, held in the Trinity River watershed in Texas for Texas teachers.
BioTIC – Biotechnology and Microbiology for Teachers In the Classroom
Provides inquiry modeling/practice and curriculum enrichment in three Life Science sub-strands of the Science Standards: Cells, Heredity, and Human Organism.
The TIMES Project – Teaching Inquiry-based Minnesota Earth Science
Hands-on for earth science teachers. Provides first-hand content background in regional geology while modeling an inquiry-based pedagogy.
Customized Professional Development
The Center also offers customized workshops for districts, schools, and groups of teachers.
Chem4All and Physics4All
Bringing science teachers together to review standards, concepts, strategies, and resources for a new demographic of student.
MnSTEP – Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project
Provides grade-appropriate, standards-based summer science workshops. Over 900 teachers have participated since summer 2007.
PhASE – Physics Accreditation for Science Educators
An additional licensure program for Minnesota science teachers who are interested in teaching high school physics.
ChemCAL – Chemistry Coursework for Additional Licensure
An additional licensure program for Minnesota science teachers who are interested in teaching high school chemistry.
Environmental Education Certificate
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