During the summer months, UW Oshkosh is an ideal location for teacher professional development. Our campus is uniquely situated along the Fox River and Lake Winnebago, with access to the world-class Environmental Research and Innovation Center and dry biodigester. The University has also made a concerted effort to evaluate and improve its infrastructure, making our facilities some of the most ecologically sustainable in higher education.
We invite teachers from the region and state to join us on campus as we use our grounds, facilities, and watershed as a living learning laboratory that can serve as models for use in classrooms anywhere!
- Jul 11 – 15, 2016: Camp Badger for Teachers was offered for the first time at UW Oshkosh, as well as at its traditional site on the UW Madison campus. Teachers from the area as explored the many facets of engineering and sustainability and how to integrate the two into NGSS science curriculum. (See video below)
- July 18 – 19: KEEP Energy Education in the Classroom.
- July 20 – 21: KEEP Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom.
Other potential professional development opportunities:
- Groundwater Workshop for Educators: The Wisconsin DNR offers annual training for teachers. STEM Outreach is seeking to have this training offered on the UW Oshkosh campus for teachers residing and teaching in the Fox River watershed.
- Code.org: Professional Learning workshops
Pictured left to right (standing): Mike Jones, Jill Werbeckes, Barb Reed, John Mueller (back), Stephanie Hibbs (back), Missy Anderson, Wanda Kern, Heather Potratz, Kim Scharpf (back), Kim Jensen, Deb Hilsher, Renee Wollersheim, Kevin Niemi, Don (Oshkosh Corp Engineer). Far back on truck: Samara Hamze, Sarah Adumat, Heather Schilling, Jennifer Ruechel, Lisa Butler