NDTRC Summer Teacher Institute 2015
Instructor: Erik Holland
Thursday, June 04, 2015 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Thursday & Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with course completion June 30, 2015
Location: The Chateau De Mores Historic Site, Medora, ND
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $100
This summer the North Dakota Teacher Resource Coalition (NDTRC) is again offering a teacher institute entitled Energizing Western North Dakota. This three-day course is an active, highly participatory, study of the geographic, historic and cultural landscapes that energize the lifestyles of people on the Northern Plains. Based in Medora and hosted at the Chateau De Mores State Historic Site on June 4-6, we will explore how elements of the geology, current events, energy development, water use, and cultural and physical changes impact our sense of place. By combining history, geography, art, forestry, technology, water resources and use, participants will connect to practical teaching and learning activities
This opportunity will demonstrate team teaching, interdisciplinary curriculum development and implementation, and the use of art and technology in strategies that engage students in meaningful activities. Participants will become familiar with resources, tools and information available through NDTRC and its members.
About The Instructor
Erik earned his M.A. in History from University of Wisconsin and his B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from University of North Dakota. He has served as past president of the board of the Museum Education Roundtable (MER), an international network of several hundred museum educators and has served 2 three-year terms on the board and been a member of MER since 1978.
As fourth-generation educator, Erik has worked in educational programming and events at historic sites for more than 30 years. He has served as the Chair of the Educators' and Interpreters' Committee for the American Associate for State & Local History. In North Dakota, Wisconsin and Virginia, he has developed thematic traveling-trunk exhibits, organized and presented programs, and teacher institutes dovetailing teaching standards and hands-on experiences with primary source materials including artifacts, photographs and documents as well as activities and teacher resources for developing critical thinking skills from multiple perspectives.