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Updated 03/30/2019 

Do you want to instill in your middle/high school students the desire and motivation to learn and understand the mathematics they need to pursue more coursework in science and engineering?
Three-day workshop for Middle and High School Math and Science Teachers
(GES 699 Computational Astronomy-2 for 1 graduate credit)

June 3-5 2019 at SDSM&T Rapid City Campus in collaboration with Augustana and SD State Uiversities
No pre-requisite required
Maximum 10 participants
Stipend of $200 for each teacher-participant to cover tuition ($40) and lodging in the dorms ($28/night)

Description: Teacher participants will learn about math applications used in astronomy and space exploration, with the goal of being able to use the knowledge in their own classrooms. Through carefully selected material, the workshop will emphasize connections between mathematics and space science. Lesson plans will be provided in math, physical science, and biology.
Registration at
For questions email:

Summer Workshops at DSU

 - DSU STEAM Camp - May 31st - - Registration is not open yet (FREE)

Teachers - GenCyber Teachers Camp - June 10 - 14th - - Registration is not open yet, but you can sign up for more information (FREE)


Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators

Description: Understanding and using data will assist educators in making decisions to foster powerful improvements in student outcomes. Effective use of data can assist to support student learning and success. This course will provide educators with the skills they need to analyze and use data in order to answer important questions to drive positive change in their district, school or classroom.

Rapid City, SD: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 Western Dakota Tech. Institute; Pennington Co. Community Rm (Library)
 Time: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. MDT
Watertown, SD: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
 Lake Area Technical Institute, Student Learning Ctr, Level 4
 Time: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. CDT
Mitchell, SD: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
 Mitchell Career & Technical Ed. Academy, Training Center
 Time: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. CDT

Cost: Participation is free; 1 grad credit is available at a discounted rate.
All South Dakota administrators and educators interested in school data. Who:

All links can be found at

Rapid City:


Mitchell, SD:

Computational Thinking in Problem Solving
 The ideas of computational thinking will be connected with the standards for mathematical practice through problem solving.

Dates – June 10 through 14, 2019

Location – BHSU Spearfish

Housing – available to all and this includes breakfast and dinner.

Lunch – provided for all

Stipend for full participation


You may apply to attend at . In early spring, you will be notified of acceptance. Middle school math teachers will be given priority.


NASA 2019 Liftoff Summer Institute June 23-28, 2019 (info)

NASA South Dakota Space Grant-supported summer 2019 “Research Experience for Teachers” (RET)


The program provides $8,000 fellowship awards to two high school STEM teachers to participate in an 8-week research experience over summer 2019 under the mentorship of a university faculty or other professional researcher that works at an affiliate institution of the SD Space Grant Consortium.  It is a great opportunity and has been well-received by the teachers who won these $8,000 awards during the last two summers.


RET 2019 Application & Instructions:

·         PDF format:


·         Word format:


Questions and completed applications can be directed to Peggy Norris, Deputy Director, Education and Outreach, Sanford Underground Research Facility,630 E. Summit St, Lead, SD 57754, Email:  Phone: 605-722-5049.


Best regards,



Thomas V. Durkin, CPG

Deputy Director

South Dakota Space Grant Consortium

SD School of Mines & Technology

501 E. Saint Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701


Phone: (605) 394-1975

Fax: (605) 394-3366







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