This free conference sponsored by University of Idaho and Micron Foundation will provide resources about a variety of successful programs and partnerships around Idaho that directly impact STEM education. The format will include speakers, concurrent presentation sessions, table displays, meals, and time for idea sharing. The evening reception at the Discovery Center of Idaho will feature special guest Dr. Ed Penhoet, a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Additionally, there will be plenty of time to explore the new “Fizzyology” exhibit and check out the amazing Micron STEM Bus while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and collegial conversations.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
UI-Micron 2015 STEM Innovations Conference 6/9/2015 7:30am to 8:00pm The Riverside Hotel 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID Various
Max No. Participants:
50
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
University of Idaho
How Many Credits:
1-2
Cost Per Credit:
$60
Credit Requirements:
See the following PDF.
Targeted Audience
Content Classroom Teachers
Special Instructions:
If you require lodging, a conference rate of $99 is available at the Riverside Hotel. You must make your reservation by May 19th to be guaranteed the conference rate. See link for registration: http://www.uidaho.edu/research/STEM/stem-micron/micronstemed/2015-STEM-Conference. A related event follows on June 10, see the Idaho State Board of Education’s STEM Summit. Link: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/board_initiatives/stem_education/stem_education_summit.asp

Teaching young students about the causes, the flow, and the consequences of the American Revolution is an essential part of becoming an active citizen in the American democracy. In order to reach judgments about how revolutionary the American Revolution actually was, this course will examine the long struggle through different sets of eyes-Native Americans, enslaved and free African Americans, and white women and men of different social classes, religions, ideological dispositions, occupations, and regions. Through this course, teachers will explore the impact of the unsung and of lesser-known Americans in the revolution. Author: Gary Nash.

$199 registration fee - Register Here: http://simplesend.com/simple/t.asp?S=241&ID=78258&NL=2807&N=96216&SI=5501819&URL=http://www.socialstudies.com/c/product.web?record@SS375488

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
  6/29/2015 TBD to TBD Online TBD
Max No. Participants:
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
Aurora University
How Many Credits:
1
Cost Per Credit:
$100.00
Credit Requirements:
Graduate Credit Information @ http://www.socialstudies.com/pdf/Aurora.pdf
Targeted Audience
All Idaho Teachers
Special Instructions:

This course brings teachers into a thought-provoking discussion of how poverty affects the minds and lives of students, families, and communities. It empowers teachers to engage economically disadvantaged students to increase their academic and personal achievement. Author: Eric Jensen.

$199 Registration fee - Register Here: http://www.socialstudies.com/c/product.web?record@TF46052

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
  6/29/2015 TBD to TBD Online TBD
Max No. Participants:
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
Aurora University
How Many Credits:
1
Cost Per Credit:
$100.00
Credit Requirements:
Graduate Credit Information @ http://www.socialstudies.com/pdf/Aurora.pdf
Targeted Audience
All Idaho Teachers
Special Instructions:

Regions V & VI Meeting the Core Literacy Standards across the Content Areas: Science and Social Studies Focus These three day workshops will focus on how to use the core standards as a tool for student literacy, with a focus on science and social studies content areas. The kings of reading, writing, speaking, listening and problem-solving experts in the content areas do will be the basis for teachers to frame curriculum as inquiry, as a problem to be solved. Teachers will focus on integrating literacy strategies that work in service of solving the problems of the discipline, and helping students think an demonstrate their understanding as scientist or social scientist do. (K-12)

Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided

Register Here: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/common/workshops.htm

Please direct questions to Dawn Brown - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 208.426.4210

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
  7/27/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center TBD
Max No. Participants:
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
TBD
How Many Credits:
1-2
Cost Per Credit:
TBD
Credit Requirements:
There will be 1 professional development credit offered, with the option of 2, if some outside work is completed.
Targeted Audience
All Region V & VI Teachers
Special Instructions:

POGIL's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a significant opportunity to obtain professional development and to gain new insights into teaching and learning.

At this workshop, participants will follow a sequence of sessions (tracks) based on their experience with POGIL methodology and their professional development goals. All workshop attendees will participate in informative poster and plenary sessions. Click here for a description of session offerings and a sample agenda: https://pogil.org/resources/workshop-resources-for-participants/regional-meetings.

Registration close date 5/22/15 Register here: https://pogil.org/events/2015-pogil-northwest-regional-workshop

Session Name Date Time Location Presenter(s)
POGIL's 3-day Regional Workshop 7/127/2015 8:00am to 3:15pm Lewis and Clark College TBD
Max No. Participants:
56
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
All teachers.
Specific Content:
POGIL/STEM Disciplines

Workshop fee: $35/class. PLT materials are aligned with Common Core and other Idaho Content Standards.

Each class is offered for one professional development credit (for recertification, etc.) through a choice of universities. Price/credit varies, but is usually $50-$60, payable to the university you choose. Some classes also offer Eastern Washington Clock Hours.

For more information and to sign up for PLT online or via mail, visit www.idahoforests.org/plt1.htm.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
After the Burn (NEW!) 6/4/2015 12:30pm to 6:00pm Mountain Home TBD
Focus on Literature with WILD, WET & PLT 6/9/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Boise TBD
Walk in the Forest 6/23/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Moscow TBD
Walk in the Forest 7/7/2015 11:00am to 6:30pm Idaho City TBD
Walk in the Forest-Clearwater Basin 7/16/2015 TBD to TBD Orofino TBD
Wildfires & Weeds 7/21/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Coeur d'Alene/Athol TBD
Forest to Faucet (PLT & Project WET) 7/23/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Twin Falls TBD
Focus on STEM 8/3/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Coeur d'Alene/Athol TBD
Max No. Participants:
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
Various Universities
How Many Credits:
1
Cost Per Credit:
TBD
Credit Requirements:
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for credit requirements.
Targeted Audience
All Idaho Teachers

 

This training will address: Promoting children’s success, building relationships and creating supportive environments, social emotional teaching strategies, individualized intensive interventions, determining the meaning of challenging behaviors, individualized intensive interventions, and developing a behavior support plan. Participants will be able to develop a positive educational environment, understand the importance of intently teaching social and emotional skills, develop skills and knowledge to teach social and emotional skills, how to complete a Functional Behavioral Assessment and write a Behavior Intervention Plan. Participants will receive a binder with all training material and external drive with training material and additional resources.

Session Name Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Idaho Falls Session 6/16/2015 8:00am to 8:00pm Hampton Inn, 2500 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, ID Idaho State Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs, Special Education
Idaho Falls Session 6/17/2015 8:00am to 8:00pm Hampton Inn, 2500 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, ID Idaho State Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs, Special Education
Max No. Participants:
80
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
TBD
Cost Per Credit:
$60
Credit Requirements:
Attendance at both days of training.
Targeted Audience:
This training is for Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, Elementary Special Education Teachers, Elementary General Education Teachers, Head Start Teachers, preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, other personnel interested in addressing challenging behaviors in students 3 years of age through 3rd grade.
Special Instructions:
The deadline for registration is June 1, 2015. Register at the following: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/addressing-challenging-behaviors-pre-k-through-elementary-registration-16418533275. For additional questions contact Shannon Dunstan: 208-332-6908; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Specific Content:
Early Childhood Education and Classroom Management

Idaho teachers of all grades and disciplines are invited to apply to attend the Idaho Humanities Council’s 2015 week long summer institute on the literature, art, and music. Register @ http://www.idahohumanities.org/?p=2014_teacher_institute

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
7/12/2015 TBD to TBD College of Idaho - Caldwell TBD

Every year, the Academy provides a multi-day Symposium hosted by one of the member institutions. Outstanding speakers address issues of current interest, and researchers and students present papers and posters on a wide variety of scientific and technological topics. Abstracts of papers and posters accepted for presentation are published in the on-line, open-source, peer-reviewed, abstracted, and referenced Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science. Field trips, exhibits, and spontaneous discussions at social functions are part of the broad spectrum of Symposium activities.

The 2015 57th Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering Annual Meeting and Symposium will meet jointly with the 13th Annual IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices on March 19-20 at Boise State University. Potential session topics include:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Geological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Any Field of Engineering
  • Material Sciences
  • STEM Education
  • Student Presentations
  • Other...
Session Name Date Time Location Presenter(s)
57th IASE Symposium 3/19/2015 6:00pm to 10:00pm Boise State University Student Union Bldg. Boise, ID Various
57th IASE Symposium 3/20/2015 8:30am to 10:00pm Boise State University Student Union Bldg. Boise, ID Various
57th IASE Symposium 3/21/2015 9:00am to 12:00pm Boise State University Student Union Bldg. Boise, ID Various
Max No. Participants:
500
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
Idaho Teachers, Science Teachers
Special Instructions:
See the IASE website for more information. After March 6th, a late fee of $50.00 will be added to all registration. Registration link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20444_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=622&SINGLESTORE=true

 

Participants will explore research-based practices and cross-curricular applications along with specific STEM content provided by experts. The format of the institutes will be a combination of:
• Modeling best-practices around STEM curriculum including hands-on, project-based, inquiry-based, and design-based instruction, and pedagogy;
• Plenary sessions, with nationally recognized keynote speakers;
• 21st century skill-based curriculum and pedagogy;
• Leadership strategies;
• 20 hours of interactive curriculum and instruction linked to Idaho/National STEM education learning standards;
• Continuing education credit opportunities will be made available for individuals attending the 2015 i-STEM summer institutes.
2015 i-STEM summer institutes are supported in part by an Idaho State Department of Education Math Science Partnership grant and a variety of i-STEM business and industry partners. All participants will receive free tuition for continuing education credits, tools, resources, curriculum, a technology device, and material kits for use in your classroom or school, along with meals and connections to STEM Content experts. Please note we have fully adopted a “Place Based” model for the 2015 i-STEM summer institutes and participants are expected to attend the institute in or near their respective region. This change allows for greater local teacher participation, as we have now opened 6 institutes across the state.

Session Name Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Eastern Idaho Technical College 6/16/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm EITC, Idaho Falls TBD
Eastern Idaho Technical College 6/17/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm EITC, Idaho Falls TBD
Eastern Idaho Technical College 6/18/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm EITC, Idaho Falls TBD
Eastern Idaho Technical College 6/19/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm EITC, Idaho Falls TBD
Max No. Participants:
20
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
See instructor
Cost Per Credit:
$30
Credit Requirements:
See instructor. A non-refundable registration fee of $30 will be assessed during the registration process to secure one of the limited spots available. All participants will receive free tuition for continuing education credits. Additional credit may also be purchased.
Targeted Audience:
All Teachers, STEM Teachers
Special Instructions:
Please see the i-STEM Registration Login page at https://secure.inl.gov/istem/default.aspx for registration instructions and more information.

This webinar presentation is designed to introduce para-professionals, who assist students struggling in mathematics, to the pedagogical philosophy of the Math in Focus program.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
09/08/2014 8:30am to 3:30pm Longfellow Elementary Cherie Harrington
Max No. Participants:
12
Credit Offered:
No
Specific Content:
Elementary Physical Education
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