Professional Development

Keweenaw National Historical Park (Keweenaw NHP) is committed to supporting the ongoing professional development of educators. Educator workshops are an opportunity to share park resources and give educators ideas on how to incorporate them into their classroom. Keweenaw NHP hosts different workshops throughout the school year and summer. Look here for professional development opportunities that the park will be offering in the future.
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Area 4th grade teachers met at Philip Latendresse Elementary School in Baraga to support the development of the Copper TRACES traveling trunks.

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Past Workshops

Copper TRACES Traveling Trunk Workshop - July 2018
Copper TRACES is a fun, educational field day for fourth graders and fourth grade equivalents at the Calumet Unit of Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, MI each May. Area teachers joined Keweenaw NHP education staff during the summer of 2018 to develop traveling trunks that will be a new addition to the program. The traveling trunks will provide an introduction to the Copper TRACES concept for students by providing immersive activities for the classroom. Trunks will be evaluated in the fall of 2018 and available for check out beginning in winter 2019.

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Attendees listen to information shared about the Quincy Smelter site along the Portage Canal.

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Quincy Educator Workshop - October 2017

Sunny, warm weather and local history came together for the Quincy Educator Workshop. Educators from public institutions and homeschool attended to learn from subject matter experts about the resources at the Quincy Mine, Quincy Mill, and Quincy Smelter sites. Session topics included archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, bats, and, technology at the Quincy Mine. Educators could earn 5 SCECHs for attending. Thank you to the Quincy Mine Hoist Association and staff, Larry Lankton, Keweenaw NHP, and our area educators for making this insightful workshop possible!

Last updated: August 15, 2018

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Calumet, MI 49913


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