Professional Development

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.

Mathematics Workshops

Math Teachers' Circle - Building Mathematical Communities of K-12 Teachers and Professors.  Math Teachers’ Circles are professional development communities of middle level math teachers and professors who meet regularly to do math and problem solving for the pure enjoyment of it.  They are a powerful way to bridge the traditional educational divide by providing an opportunity for teachers to enrich their own experience of mathematics and for professors to share their enjoyment of mathematics while learning more about K-12 education. Our true hope is to spread the joy of math back into the schools and the middle school students who learn there.   Come join us for our next meeting of dialog and fun with mathematics.
  • More information coming soon.

Science Workshops

Coding & Circuits for Cultivating Potential & Opportunity for Students (C3PO) - We are excited to offer this creative technology based professional leraning opportunity through a grant from the Michigan STEM Parntership.  Our goal is to tap into & unlock student creativity throught these concepts:  Play and tinker with coding and simple circuits, Teach technology to sense and respond to you, Blend STEM skills into many cross disciplinary uses, and connect local business and industry partners with student work and success.  Participating teachers will receive a free inventor kit worth $100.

  • Teachers Grades 5-9.  Space limit to 15.
  • Substitute teacher cost reimbursed.
  • Fall 2015 (three day training):  October 15, November 10, December 10. 
  • Registration is available on Marquette-Algers RESA's Wisdomwhere website.


Modeling Instruction in Michigan - Amazing opportunity for high school Physics, Chemistry, and Biology teachers that supports the current college and career readiness standards.  The Modeling Instruction in Michigan program emphasizes active student construction of conceptual and mathematical models in an interactive learning environment.  Teachers will be trained through roles as students and instructor as they practice and engage in guided inquiry and cooperative learning.  Modeling in Physics will be held at the Seaborg Center next summer.  For a flyer or information and how to apply, please visit the Modeling Instruction in Michigan website.

  • Fall 2015:  Physics - Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Summer 2015:  Physics - July 6 - July 24, 2015

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. Please contact Science Olympiad Region 1 Director, Renee Kivioja at 906-227-2002.

  • Workshop date:  Friday, September 25, 2015.  More information can be found on our flyer.
  • Science Olympiad Tournament date:  February 2016.



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