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Summer 2017 Workshops Now Enrolling!

Posted on April 12, 2017
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We have an outstanding team of lead educators who will be teaching/co-teaching these workshops and we offer the  workshops to you at a very reduced rate of $75 per UNI credit hour (graduate or undergraduate GEOG credit).

Please note that nearly all of our summer workshops will be aligned with the anticipated new Iowa Core Social Studies Standards.  In all of our annually offered PD, one instructor is receiving additional financial and academic support to integrate the likely new standards.  The >> << symbols below indicate the ideal match between that workshop and the likely new grade level course.

--Integrating Literacy into Geography--
1 credit hour
June 12th-June 13th
Cedar Falls, IA (UNI)
Grade level: 6-8 ideal, but any secondary educators.
Instructors: Jake Wager (Social Studies; McCombs MS; Des Moines Public Schools); Kailyn Bettle (ELA; Holmes JHS/Cedar Falls HS; Cedar Falls CSD); Alex Oberle (Department of Geography; UNI) 
Who should enroll: Grade 6-8 educators who teach social studies (especially geography and history) or English/Language Arts; any secondary social studies or ELA educator.
>>6th Grade World Regions and Cultures<<>>7th Grade Contemporary Global Issues<<>>8th Grade US History and Civic Ideals<< 
https://continuinged.uni.edu/distance/courses/summer-2017/3137631377-geog-41335133-60

--Teaching Geography, Conflict, and Human Rights Through Photos, Maps, and Narrative--
1 credit hour
June 15th-June 16th
Cedar Falls, IA (UNI)
Grade level: 7-12
Instructors: Brittany Roberts (Instructional Coach; Mt. Pleasant S.D.); Jennifer Slagel (Social Studies; Mt. Pleasant S.D.); Dr. Stephen Gaies (Professor of English; Director UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education)
Who should enroll: Grade 7-12 educators who teach social studies (especially geography and history) or English/Language Arts
* This can be repeated for credit by those who have enrolled in "Geography, Conflict, and Human Rights" in past years
>>7th Grade Contemporary Global Issues<<

--GEOSTEM: Integrating Math and Science into Social Studies--
1 credit hour
July 13th-July 14th
Cedar Falls, IA (UNI)
Grade level: 4-7
Instructors: Dr. Alex Oberle (Department of Geography; UNI); Alexandra Mens (Science Education UNI)
Who should enroll: Grade 4-7 educators who teach social studies want to incorporate math or science or who teach math or science and want to integrate social studies.  Ideal for 5th and 6th grade teachers. Topical focus is precision agriculture, tornado hazards, and water conservation.
 
--Geography, Technology, and the Iowa Core, Part III--
1 credit hour
July 17th-July 18th
Sioux City, IA (specific location TBA)
Grade level: K-12
Instructors: Rachel Hansen (Social Studies; Muscatine S.D.); Steve Oaks (Social Studies; Waterloo S.D.); Kathy Sundstedt (Social Studies; Dike-New Hartford S.D. [ret])
Who should enroll?: Any K-12 educator with an interest in teaching geography and integrating technology-related 21st Century Skills.  This workshop is especially useful for those who teach any of the following: geography, history, and other social studies; STEM; TAG; Special Education (but all disciplines are welcome)
* This a Part III to the workshop that we have offered in various locations around the state over the past few years; you do NOT need to have completed the Part I or Part II to enroll in this new Part III
>>Grade 9-12 Geography<<
--Geography, Technology, and the Iowa Core, Part III--
1 credit hour
July 19th-July 20th
Cedar Falls, IA (UNI)
Grade level: K-12
Instructors: Rachel Hansen (Social Studies; Muscatine S.D.); Steve Oaks (Social Studies; Waterloo S.D.); Kathy Sundstedt (Social Studies; Dike-New Hartford S.D. [ret])
Who should enroll?: Any K-12 educator with an interest in teaching geography and integrating technology-related 21st Century Skills.  This workshop is especially useful for those who teach any of the following: geography, history, and other social studies; STEM; TAG; Special Education (but all disciplines are welcome)
* This a Part III to the workshop that we have offered in various locations around the state over the past few years; you do NOT need to have completed the Part I or Part II to enroll in this new Part III
>>Grade 9-12 Geography<<

--Digital Earth: Integrating Mapping Technologies into Social Science and STEM--
1 credit hour
August 2nd-August 3rd
Cedar Falls, IA (UNI)
Grade Level: K-12
Instructors: Dr. Curt Nielsen (College of Education, UNI) Debbie Stevens (Indian Hills CC)

Who should enroll: Grade K-12 educators interested in incorporated on-line mapping into their curriculum.
>>Grade 9-12 Geography<<
Enrolling at a later date.