The Glenn T. Seaborg Mathematics and Science Center provides professional development for K-12 educators in Marquette and Alger counties, as well as serving as a regional hub for many Upper Peninsula professional development activities. The Center works closely with the Michigan Math and Science Center Network, Marquette-Alger RESA, and the School of Education at NMU to provide these opportunities for educators.
K-5 Common Core Math Series - Throughout the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, the Seaborg Center has been working with Marquette-Alger RESA to provide K-5 elementary teachers with professional learning opportunities dealing with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
- 2012-2013 Grade level workshops for Standards Work, Sequencing Guides, On-line Assessments (materials)
- 2013-2014 Workshops with Robyn Seifert: Monday, January 27, 2014 K-2 Strategies; Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Grade: 3-5 Strategies
Greater Proficiency in Math Series (GPM) - Provides K-8 teachers with quality sustained professional development to improve instruction practice by building a deeper understanding of the mathematics concepts and practice in the Common Core State Standards. Information Flyer and Registration Form
- Summer 2013: July 17-19; 22-23
- School Year 2013-14: October 4, November 21, December 13, 2013;
January 24, February 21, March 14, April 25, 2014
- Summer 2014: June 18, 19, 20, 2014
Project PRIME Plus - Provides middle and high school teachers with opportunities to explore Algebra concepts as they relate to misconceptions and assessments. This is a project that has been in place for several years, and the focus for 2013-14 will be on strengthening participants' pedagogical content knowledge for the mathematics they teach. More information about this state-wide initiative can be found here.
- Summer 2013: June 27-28; August 23
- School Year 2013-14: September 20, October 25, November 8, 2013 and February 7, February 28, May 5, 2014.
U.P. Science Olympiad Coaches' Workshop - For Middle School and High School Teachers who are coaches or may be interested in coaching a Science Olympiad team. Attendees will learn how to start a team, receive updated information about tournament events and free resources, as well as network with experienced Science Olympiad coaches from other U.P. schools. A tentative date for the next workshop is scheduled for September 26, 2014.
** During the winter months and the possibility of severe conditions, please refer to our Inclement Weather Policy **
Math Teacher's Circle Training
Math Common Core for Middle School Teachers
Michigan's Career and College Readiness Standards