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( May 29, 1997)
SDSM& T SUMMER COURSES FOR TEACHERS: FROM DINSOSAURS TO THE INTERNET
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is offering a wide variety of summer courses for K- 12 teachers in the areas of science and technology. Course topics range from dinosaurs to the Internet. The courses are available for various credit options, including continuing education , undergraduate or graduate credit.
Following is a description of the courses with dates, fees and credit information:
Tradition and Technology: A hands- on opportunity to explore the traditional world of the Lakota culture and learn how the modern world of technology impacts on traditional life.
Dates: June 11- 20, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 100 ( lodging, meal allowance, books and materials included. Participants need to provide own transportation for field trips.)
Credits: 3 Continuing Education Units/ Undergraduate/ Graduate credit
The Internet for Teachers: An introduction to the Internet and the resources it offers teachers. Dates: June 11- July 9, Wed. 7- 10pm; Fees: $ 125 + $ 24.99 for text and software; Credit: 1 Continuing Education Unit ( CEU)
Spreadsheets for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Learn to solve a variety of computational mathematics using a spreadsheet. Dates: June 18- 20, 8am- 2pm;
Fees: $ 125; Credit: 1 CEU
Aerospace in the Curriculum: NASA and other aerospace/ aviation officials will present teachers with a variety of hands- on experiences, field trips and curriculum materials. Dates: July 21- 25, 8am- 4pm; Fees: non- college credit ($ 40) or $ 145 for 1 Graduate Credit; Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
Internet and Network Computer Use for English Teachers: Educational uses of the Internet and networked computers, and assistance in incorporating these new technologies in developing innovative curricula. Dates: July 7- 11, 1- 5pm; Fees: $ 125; Credit: 1 CEU
- 2- Paleontology and Geology of the Black Hills and Surrounding Area: This field trip and museum- oriented program will focus on the natural history and fragile non- renewable paleontological resources in and around the Black Hills. Course will demonstrate hands- on outdoors classroom opportunities that can be useful for teachers in the classroom.
Dates: July 7- 12, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 125 + $ 15 materials fee; Credits: 3 CEUs
Conservation of Vetebrate Fossils in the Laboratory: Hands- on course on how fossils are preserved after being collected. Dates: July 21- 26, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 299 + $ 14 lab fee;
Credits: 3 CEUs
Watersheds, A Framework for Understanding our Water Resources: Using the watershed as a framework to gather, analyze, and organize data to protect water quality and to understand natural processes and society’s impacts on them. Dates: July 22- 23, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 125; Credit: 1 CEU
Excavating Jurassic Dinosaurs in the Northern Black Hills: Learn to properly document, excavate, and conserve the skeletons of 150 million year old dinosaurs and other extinct animals from Sundance, Wyoming’s own “ Jurassic Park.” Dates: July 28- Aug. 2, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 299 + $ 50 transportation fee; Credits: 3 CEUs
The Journey Museum as a Resource for Teaching: Become familiar with the 5 major focuses of The Journey’s displays, including the geological, paleontological, and archaeologicalhistory of South Dakota, as well as the history and traditions of the Lakota people and the pioneers of South Dakota. Participants will develop at least one teaching unit in which they incorporate one component of The Journey into their classroom
instructional materials. Dates: Aug. 1- 2, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 125; Credit: 1 CEU
Excavating Fossil Mammals in the Black Hills: Under the supervision of SDSM& T
paleontologists, participate in excavating and documenting fossil mammals and associated fauna ( frogs, salamanders, lizards and birds) that were trapped and preserved in a cave approximately 5 million years ago during the Pliocene Period ( just prior to the Ice Age). Dates: Aug. 18- 23, 8am- 5pm; Fees: $ 299 + $ 50 transportation fee; Credits: 3 CEUs
Educators are also invited to register for SDSM& T’s regular undergraduate courses. The four- week session runs from June 9 to July 3. The eight- week courses run from June 9 until August 1. For a complete listing of these summer course offerings or additional information about any of the above courses, contact the SDSM& T Office of University and Public Relations at ( 605) 394- 2554 or by email at jsmoragi@ silver. sdsmt. edu.
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