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"Blasting-off" with NASA Curriculum February 2-3, 2015



 Chamberlain, SD



8:30 AM-2:00 PM

February 25-26, 2015

Hill City, SD

8:30 AM-2:00 PM

This is an awesome opportunity to:

Explore FREE science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources and methods

Access summer youth camp curriculum

Meet and make connections to NASA scientists and educators

Gain access to free/discounted top STEM programming in South Dakota

Challenge yourself in new and exciting ways

Discover an enthusiasm for teaching and/or integrating STEM that you may never have imagined

More information and registration

Register on-line at

*STEM Quick Stops

*Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Professional Development for Educators

Try these 2 hour introductions to AWESOME NASA resources for excellent hands-on STEM teaching. No travel for these they will be offered once a month, February April 2015, over the Digital Video Network (SD DDN). Sign up for one, some or all.

Registration: Register on the SD Discovery Center website., click on Educators and Youth Leaders. Since this is a hands-on class, you are expected to collect the needed participation materials. Materials are household in nature and inexpensive. All Pierre participants will attend at the DDN site located in the state capitol basement.

Cost: Free thanks to our great sponsors: SD Space Grant Consortium and South Dakota NASA Summer of Innovation Program.

Graduate/Undergraduate Credit: One credit hour will be available (pending USF approval) for $45 through the University of Sioux Falls.

posted 1/21/15                     More information and registration

During the upcoming school year, Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE), in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE), will offer regional English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science Learning Power Institutes. These institutes will immerse Grade 6-12 instructors in hands-on strategies designed to impact student learning and prepare students for rigorous coursework, including Advanced Placement classes and other courses that requires critical thinking skills.


Through funding available from TIE and the SDDOE, we are able to offer the onsite institutes free of charge. Participants choosing to take the institutes for graduate credit will be responsible for fees and will be required to participate in follow up online activities.

Contact: June Preszler,, (605) 431-8009

Graduate credit will be available.

Math Institute: Turn student aspirations into classroom realities with the Mathematics Assessment Program (MAP) which aims to bring to life the Common Core State Standards (CCSSM). The institutes will feature the Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics (TRU Math) scheme which characterizes the five critical dimensions of mathematically productive classrooms. Featured materials will include Classroom Challenges, lessons featuring the formative assessment processes; the TRU Math Rubric, a tool to measure classroom performance along six critically important dimensions of classroom activity and the TRU Scoring Guide, instructions for assigning scores when using the TRU Math Rubric.

Rapid City: Friday, Nov. 14, University Center, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aberdeen: Friday, Nov. 21, Northern State College Student Center, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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