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Updated 03/19/2024 

Summer “Research Experience for Teachers” (RET) awards is now open for applications for secondary teachers. Program SummaryThe South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) is accepting applications for 2024 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) summer fellowships. The program enables secondary teachers to enrich their knowledge of science and engineering practices by joining a research group at a South Dakota university or laboratory for the summer of 2024. Research has shown that teachers who participate in research experiences are able to provide an enriched classroom experience for their students in subsequent years.

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

Integrated STEM workshops for Grades 2-5

This summer there will be two Integrated STEM workshops for teachers of grades 2 through 5 from South Dakota districts. These workshops will allow teachers to experience integrated STEM activities as learners and then develop their own integrated STEM activities, with the help of content experts. The activities will be created using teachers' existing curricular materials, the SD Science and Math standards, the Science and Engineering Practices, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Again, the teachers will have help from content experts and each other to create these activities to use in their classrooms this coming school year.

Teachers can earn two graduate credits at a reduced tuition rate of $40/credit hour. Room and board will be provided on campus for the week of the workshop. The SDSU workshop will be held June 10 – 14, 2024, and the BHSU workshop will be held from July 15 – 19, 2024.   We would love to have your district attend the workshop closest to you, but we are happy to try to accommodate you at either session. We encourage districts to help provide transportation to the workshop.

 Individual teachers or teams of teachers are encouraged to apply. The application link is below and a flyer is attached. Please share with others who may be interested but are not on the Dept of Ed Science and Math listservs.

Apply:    Download flier

This project is funded by the SD Department of Education and is a partnership between the SD Board of Regents, Black Hills State University, and South Dakota State University.

Ben Sayler
Professor, Physical Science & Mathematics Director, Center for the Advancement of Math & Science Education Black Hills State University

Sharon Vestal
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics Director, NSF Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

Sharon Vestal
Associate Professor/Coordinator
Mathematics & Statistics

Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

Chicoine Architecture, Math & Engineering Building 291, Box 2225
Brookings, SD 57007

P: (605) 688-6225

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