APPLICATION -- Discovering PLACE 2020 Summer Institute: Inspiring Care, Empathy, & Action
(Update 7/9/2020) THIS COURSE IS FULL.


UM-Flint Discovering PLACE is offering a limited number of FREE registrations to K-12 educators for its 2020 Summer Institute for Educators. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in teams of 2-3 teachers from the same school; cross-content area and cross-grade collaboration is welcomed. More than one team per school may register. Teams and new participants will receive priority registration. Individuals will be notifed by July 1 if their application has been accepted if space permits.

The Summer Institute is a week-long, place-based education focused, distance learning workshop with synchronous and asynchronous components. Two additional follow-up sessions will be offered in Fall 2020 (not to exceed 20 hours total professional development).

Face-to-face online meetings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - July 14, 15, & 16, 2020; Check in: 8:30am, Start time: 9:00am - 12:00 EDT * Virtual office hours will be scheduled to assist teachers with asynchronous learning activities: Monday, July 13 from 9:00-11:00am & Friday, July 17, 2020 from 1:00-3:00pm

Benefits of participation:
* All teachers that complete the PD sequence will receive a $300 stipend
* School teams are eligible to receive $500 per school to support PBE projects during the 2020-2021 school year
* 14.25 SCECHs will be awarded for participation in the summer institute pending state approval
* Ongoing support and coaching during the school year provided as needed

Teams may complete one registration form or individuals may register seperately.
Please complete the form below and click submit to apply.

Contact Leyla Sanker with any questions.
Email address *
Name (First and Last) *
School or Organization *
Grades and/or Subjects Taught *
Cell Phone Number *
Personal Address (Street address, City, State, Zip) *
What is your MDE PIC Number?
Your Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Personal Identification Code (PIC) is required in order for you to receive State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). You can find your PIC in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). If you are unable to submit your PIC at this time, it will be requested of you again prior to the start of the Summer Institute.
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Have you or any of your team members participated in any Discovering PLACE or other place-based education program or training before? If yes, please describe.
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