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June 8, 2017
CLK students build new outdoor learning space
CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - Kindergarteners and 4th graders at Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw (CLK) Elementary have been hard at w ... >>more
June 3, 2017
Houghton High students present science research
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May 30, 2017
Students help battle invasive species in Lake Superior
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Keweenaw Peninsula students are doing their part in the battle against invasive species in Lake ... >>more
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LSSI teachers present at Place-based Conference in Lansnig
2012 Great Lakes Place-based Education Conference CLICK HERE

Empowering Teachers through Professional Learning Communities
Shawn Oppliger, Director and Lloyd Wescoat, Coordinator, Lake Superior Stewardship initiative
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, LSSI

This presentation focuses on the resources and support that teacher leaders need to implement a professional learning community in their school. We examine facilitation strategies that a teacher can use to engage their colleagues in meaningful dialogue around students’ learning and teachers’ practice. Funding for this work is provided by a grant from B-WET

Service Learning and Place-based Education: Yes We Can!
Deirdre Erbisch and Janet Larson, Teachers E.B. Holman School, LSSI

This presentation explores how stewardship, place-based education, and meaningful service learning can be combined. Participants will get an overview of these strategies and learn how a team of teachers at E.B.
Holman School, which participates in the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, incorporates place-based stewardship learning and service learning into their annual Adopt-A-Beach event. Come and make a thunderstorm!

Developing Student Ownership in Community Service Learning
Matt Zimmer, Teacher Dollar Bay-Tamarack City area Schools, LSSI

Learn how a school’s marine robotics course and the Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics can result in a student-driven, stewardship service project that benefits the local community. Discover the pitfalls and peaks of making change, how effective practices can be applied in real school situations, and how teachers can encourage students to lead.

Lake Superior Youth Symposium
Shawn Oppliger, Director and Lloyd Wescoat, Coordinator, Lake Superior Stewardship initiative
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, LSSI

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium will take place at Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center from May 16–19, 2013. The event provides a unique opportunity to enhance grade 8–12 students’ and teachers’ appreciation for the Great Lakes watersheds, increase understanding of challenging environmental and scientific issues, and encourage personal involvement in creating solutions. The goal of the symposium is to promote stewardship among tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers.

Place-based Education: Once a Bumpy Road, Now a Paved Highway
Barb Kinnunen-Skidmore, Teacher, CLK elementary School, Calumet Laurium District Schools
Lloyd Wescoat, Coordinator, Lake Superior Stewardship initiative Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science,
Mathematics, and Environmental Education, LSSI

How do you travel beyond that first stumbling block of filling in a grant application’s required field to nurturing mutually gratifying and successful community partnerships? For CLK Elementary School, it meant moving beyond the comfort zone as individuals, and stepping into the fast lane as a team. Our journey continues. New doors have opened and opportunities have unfolded as we begin to experience the true power of “we.”
 
 
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