Educator Classes & Workshops

EDUCATOR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

FREE educator workshop

Code Invent! Computer Science in the Classroom

Learn how to incorporate invention-based computer science into every subject, receive a Makey Makey to take home, and earn CEU credit.

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Water in the West

July 22-23 | 2 credits | CLICK HERE to register

$250 | A limited number of scholarships available*

+$60 per credit through Boise State University

In this course, we'll observe and study how water shapes the western landscape and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.  Additionally, this session will include a whitewater rafting trip and an OVERNIGHT stay in West Yellowstone. Lodging will be dormitory-style with modern bathrooms and cots. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. Space is limited, so you will be required to share a room with a same-gender participant.

 

Wild and Wonderful Wetlands

July 24-25 | 2 credits | CLICK HERE to register

$200 | A limited number of scholarships available*

+$60 per credit through Boise State University

In this course, we’ll dive into the importance of wetlands in Idaho and explore how they affect the living and non-living elements of our environment. We will provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level, and take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.  Additionally, this session will include an OVERNIGHT stay in Harriman State Park. Lodging will be dormitory-style with modern bathrooms and beds. Space is limited, so you will be required to share a room with a same-gender participant.

 

Code Invent!

July 29-30 | 2 credits | CLICK HERE to register

$200 | A limited number of scholarships available*

+$60 per credit through Boise State University

In this two-day camp, registered teachers are invited to bring one or two of their elementary-school-age (1st -6th grades) to participate in this hands-on workshop about computer science in the real world. Teacher/child teams will learn the basics of computer science, receive a Makey Makey device and a Raspberry Pi computer to take home, and be challenged to design an invention-based project. Participants may choose to bring their own laptop computer with WiFi capability and a USB port, or borrow a chromebook from the MOI to share with another participant.

 

Habitat Contrasts

July 31 - Aug 1  | 1 credit | CLICK HERE to register

$75 | A limited number of scholarships available*

+$60 per credit through Boise State University

The landscape surrounding Idaho Falls is unsurpassed in all of North America. Known for its diversity in geology, biology, and ecology, the landscape is bordered on the west by the Snake River Plain, characterized by its stark, barren lava flows and sagebrush dominated landscape. To the east, the rugged Teton Range dominates the landscape, while on the north lies the spectacular Yellowstone Plateau. It would be difficult to find a more attractive landscape for the study of science! We'll compare and contrast two of Idaho’s major ecosystems—deserts and mountains—as we explore and study the living and non-living and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout the course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.

 

Astronomy

Aug 5-6 | 1 credit | CLICK HERE to register

$100 | A limited number of scholarships available*

+$60 per credit through Boise State University

From the solar system to deep space objects, Eastern Idaho lends itself well to the study of astronomical phenomena. In this class, we will study and observe the moon, stars, and planets and provide a wealth of resources and activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course. 

 

History Alive!

Aug 7-8 | 1 credit | CLICK HERE to register

$75 | A limited number of scholarships available*

+$60 per credit through Boise State University

This course is a two-day adventure wherein participants will experience place-based learning of local history. We will provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level, and participants will develop hands-on history lessons that can be applied across a variety of subjects including science, technology, engineering, art, and math. 

Educator scholarships

*Courses are offered at no cost for a limited number of educators from rural districts and/or schools where 50% or more students qualify for free or reduced lunch. 

Qualifying educators may apply by filling out this form. CEU credits through Boise State University remain available for purchase.

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