University Summer Camp Teacher Track Archives

The goals of the Summer Camp at NDSU include introducing tribal college students to STEM disciplines and career opportunities, exposing them to city and campus life, attracting them to four year STEM programs, and engaging tribal high school and college faculty in career improvement and lesson development. This two-week camp is usually offered in the first two weeks of June each year. The camp has two tracks, tribal college student track, and instructor and teacher track.

Teacher Track

In the 2010 Teacher track, five tribal college faculty and seven Reservation high school math/science teachers worked together with NDSU and UND faculty to develop lesson plans for the high school summer camps to be held later at the tribal college sites and for the upcoming Sunday Academy sessions. The teams worked on designing and developing the high school camp lessons in the first week and on the Sunday Academy lesson plans in the second week.

In the 2009 Teacher Track, six tribal college faculty and seven Reservation high school math/science teachers worked together with NDSU and UND faculty to develop lesson plans for the high school summer camps to be held later at the tribal college sites and for the upcoming Sunday Academy sessions.The teams work on designing and developing the high school camp lessons in the first week and on the Sunday Academy lesson plans in the second week. Six cultural leaders from the Reservations worked with the faculty and teachers during the last two days of the camp to develop material on cultural connections to the lesson plans.