Western to Host 13th Summer Teacher Institute

Contact:  Sarah Higgins
Director, Marketing & Media Relations
(970) 943-3038 

GUNNISON, CO – The Summer Teacher Institute at Western State Colorado University is scheduled for June 12-22, 2017.  

The Institute offers a variety of graduate credit content courses designed specifically for K-12 educators who want to enrich their existing curricula. Participants enhance their content knowledge, share pedagogy, learn creative ways to deliver lessons, and network with educators from throughout Colorado and beyond.  Intensive seminars with qualified instructors immerse participants in their subjects. 

The 1, 2, and 3-credit course options offer opportunities for hands-on, individualized activities, instructional enhancements, use of outdoor classrooms, and personal and professional growth.  Topics range from using technology in the classroom for effective teaching, teaching better writing skills, art, service learning, math, and a variety of history classes and science courses.  Many include field trips and hands-on activities which educators can use in their classrooms.

Educators can register for classes the entire two weeks or select various classes throughout that time. On-campus housing is available.

If registered by May 19 with other colleagues, educators can qualify for an early registration discount of up to 50% for the Teacher Institute classes.   

Funds provided by the Ann Zugelder Endowment have allowed Western State Colorado University to expand initiatives in offering graduate credit courses for teachers.

For a complete schedule and information visit www.western.edu/sti2017 or contact Western State Colorado University Extended Studies, extendedstudies@western.edu,  800.876.5309, ext. 7 or 970.943.2885.

About Western State Colorado University

Located in Gunnison, Colorado, Western is a public university unlike any other in Colorado and unique nationwide - with the faculty focus and feel of a private college; a commitment to access, excellence, and student success; and a strong tie to the land, our local natural resources, and our surrounding community.  With an enrollment of 2,300 students, Western offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs and unlimited opportunity to shape your identity, customize your education, and chart your course for a meaningful life. To learn more, visit western.edu.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm