Oakland University Professional and Continuing
Education offers several summer courses for educators to enhance their
skills, earn SB-CEUs, and share ideas with others passionate about
teaching. If you're looking for a "veducation" among the honeybees in
Charlevoix, MI or need to fit continuing education into a a hectic
schedule, OU PACE has options for you.
A Millennial Approach to Teaching Writing 4 weeks beginning July 2nd, online
4 SB-CEUs are available
online course will provide K-12 teachers with the tools to improve and
engage student writers. Teachers will explore reading and writing
connections, the writing process, and writing with new media. Focusing
on the importance of classroom connections and shared best practices,
teachers will interact with other teachers as they develop ways to
sharpen writing instruction as well as create innovative writing
assignments. This course will be led by experienced instructors who will
guide informative discussions while modeling effective strategies for
improved writing instruction.
Advanced Placement (AP*) Summer Institute July 9-12 and July 30-August 2 in Rochester, MI
3 SB-CEUs are available for each session
Returning to OU for the sixth year, these four-day conferences offer
excellent training for both experienced teachers and those that are new
to AP*. The program will offer experienced teachers the opportunity to
learn about new and emerging trends in their content areas. For teachers
that are new to AP*, the program is a chance to become better informed
about the fundamentals of the AP* program. Oakland University's
institute is ideally suited for department chairpersons, gifted and
talented teachers and curriculum coordinators.
Session 1 (July 9-12) English Literature & Composition, World History, Calculus AB/BC, U.S. Government and Politics, and Physics
Session 2 (July 30-Aug 2) English Language & Composition, Spanish Language, U.S. History, Studio Art, Statistics, and Psychology
Integrating Beekeeping across the Curriculum July 8-20, Charlevoix, MI
3 or 4 graduate credits or 9 SB-CEUs. Costs vary.
Experiencing resurgence as trendy urban beekeeping, human apiculture was practiced before the ancient Egyptians. There's a wealth of cross-subject, hands-on learning that can be done through managing and observing honeybees.
This course is an immersion experience with no less than 900 minutes of practice in the apiary and 9 days of classroom instruction. You'll learn the science and culture of beekeeping and be qualified to establish an educational apiary at your school or nature center. To see what other educators have done with skills learned in this program, be sure to visit the Curricula section of oakland.edu/apiaryscienceinschools.