For Educators (CEUs) - Kids' Tech University (KTU) at BGSU    

For Educators - CEUs

We are excited to offer CEU's in conjunction with the KTU program.
Educators will learn it, teach it, and take it back to the classroom.

Interact with:
•  Scientists
•  Technology Experts
•  Engineers
•  Mathematicians

You will engage in an exciting, hands-on teaching experience, and then apply what you learned in a unique, first-hand teaching environment with 3rd-6th graders. You will also be able to participate in ongoing community blogs and network with other teachers and education specialists.

We are excited to offer CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits for educators interested in interactive learning of STEM content.

This program is ideal for elementary and middle school teachers, out of school time educators, or others interested in STEM teaching.

The registration deadline is one (1) week before the scheduled educator workshop. The class/workshops can be taken as a series or individually.

Educator Workshop
•  interact with Scientists, Technology Experts, Engineers, and Mathematicians
•  participate in a four (4) hour interactive hands-on training
•  interact with KTU students at learning stations to deploy what you learned
•  be an audience member in a topic session with kids, led by a world renowned research scientist
•  learn how to incorporate fundamentals and concepts from the interactive session and training into your classrooms

Any educator who has a child enrolled in Kids' Tech University and who is attending the teacher workshop will need to arrange for a chaperone to accompany their child during the program. Children are not permitted to attend the educator workshop (regardless of age).

Educator Workshop/Development Class Schedule
The workshops will be held on the Bowling Green University campus in Bowling Green, Ohio.

KTU Teacher workshop for CEU credit- Feb. 9, 2013
"Hot Topics in Cool Science"

Kids' Tech University at BGSU announces "Hot Topics in Cool Science," a climate science workshop for formal and informal educators to be held on Feb. 8 -9 2013. (Life Sciences Bld, BGSU Rm 229 1:00 -4:00 pm). The workshop is facilitated by Louise Huffman, Coordinator of Education and Outreach for ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing), a National Science Foundation research project studying paleo-climate records by recovering marine sediment cores in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Louise Huffman will talk about her personal experiences on the Antarctic continent and how scientists know what they know about climate change. Educators will be introduced to hands-on activities that are applicable for middle to high school students in an afternoon workshop on Friday Feb. 8.

On Saturday Feb. 9, educators will attend a presentation given by Dr. Jennifer Kay, Project scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Co, the first speaker for the 2013 Kids' Tech University program. In the afternoon hands-on session, educators will be guided by Louise Huffman in the implementation of activities to promote a better understanding of climate change.

Register for the February Educator Workshop

Kathleen Booher
Extension Educator
4-H Youth Development
Ottawa County
(419) 898-3631

Dr. Kristy Collins
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech