Teachers: STEM Boost

Covid-19 Update:

We would like to reassure you that STEM Boost is going to happen this summer despite the current health concerns. We will be delivering the content via remote instruction, so you don't have to leave home to receive excellent instruction from our professors.

STEM Course Designed for Teachers

Earn 3 Academic Credits Toward Re-Certification

June 1-July 31, 2020 Online with @HomeLabs

Register Today: contact Monica at stemconnect@andrews.edu or 269-471-3872

Why: Equip yourself with classroom-friendly, hands-on STEM activities from a biblical perspective. The course is designed for teachers in both small and large school settings and offers inexpensive labs with easy set-up/clean-up.

Format: Online content coordinated with 1 week of accelerated hands-on lab experience on-campus (1 day per discipline - Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Math, and Physics)

Take Away: Complete the course with 5 ready-to-use STEM kits for your classroom and the knowledge and experience behind these activities to challenge your students.

Course Space Limit: 25 Teachers, first come first serve

Credit: 3 credits undergraduate (IDSC 425) or 3 credits graduate level (IDSC 525)
   $550 per credit hour (supported by the Lake Union & others for recertification)
   $200 lab fee (including 5 kits with easy setup/cleanup that will challenge and delight your students)

Commitment: This course is an intensive. Plan to spend 12-18 hours weekly, during eight weeks in the spring/summer online. The on-campus week will be 7-9 hour days in lab activities; this week is required to complete the course. Expect the online weeks to be flexible hours with peer and instructor interaction; meet the course deadlines at your convenience throughtout the week.

Course Topics:
   Biology - Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Amazing Molecular Machines
   Chemistry - Living in a World of Gases
   Engineering - The Design Process
   Math - Mathematical Reasoning & Algebraic Thinking in Practice
   Physics - Science Fair Projects
 
Accommodations: Click here to reserve accomodations during your week at Andrews University. Multiple housing options are listed. Make your reservation early to ensure your preference is available. Airbnb and Bed & Breakfasts are also available for your booking. See a list of area hotels/motels here.  
 
Optional Companion Program: While you are equipping yourself with STEM lab activities, your family may wish to visit local attractions like the Curious Kids Museum, fruit picking at local farms, or one of the many beaches of Lake Michigan closeby. Your children might like to participate in Flag Camp or Renaissance Kids (Architecture Camp) on campus, or join your spouse for a field trip to Battle Creek, South Bend, or Chicago. A listing of area attractions and addresses will be available upon request.
 
Questions: Email stemconnect@andrews.edu