Feb 12, 2016
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental EducationLeadership Team: Shawn Oppliger, firstname.lastname@example.org Director, Western UP Center for Science, Math, and Environmental Education Joan Chadde, email@example.com Education Program Coord., WUPC and Michigan Technological University Ann Mayo-Kiely, firstname.lastname@example.org Manager, Isle Royale Institute, Isle Royale National Park
Planning Grant Outcomes (Aug-Oct. 07)Three formal meetings conducted:
Meeting #1 - Built an understanding of goals and three strategies of the GLSI. Teachers from Jeffers HS, Calumet HS and Hancock MS described model projects that illlustrate placed-based education and school-community partnerships. Participants worked in small groups to brainstorm potential goals and outcomes for LSSI
Planning Grant Outcomes (Aug-Oct. 07)Meeting #2 Reviewed existing ISD service-learning program outcomes, shortcomings, and grant-making model. - Proposed infrastructure model for LSSI. - Encouraged school & community partners to begin developing Memorandums of partnership with the WUP Center.
Planning Grant Outcomes (Aug-Oct. 07) contdMeeting #3 - Participants worked in small groups to review the draft of LSSI goals and outcomes, regional infrastructure, and chart of work. - Participants formed community groups to develop list of local stewardship needs.- ID strategies for accomplishing long-term sustainability and public engagement.
Funding to received to create the:
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI)
MissionThe LSSI seeks to prepare K-12 students to become knowledgeable citizens engaged in activities that enhance their school, community, and the Lake Superior watershed.
Desired Outcomes of LSSIStudents will have the knowledge to make informed decisions and become actively involved in their community.Teachers will integrate local Great Lakes topics into their curriculum.School-community partnerships will engage students as valued members of their communities in stewardship projects that are responsive to the needs of the local community.
Desired Outcomes of LSSI, cont.4. Placed-based education will become an integral and permanent part of partner schools.5. Communities in the Lake Superior watershed will be improved through the collaborative efforts of schools and their community partners.6. Students and teachers will be recognized as valued, contributing citizens and will act in that capacity.
LSSI Infrastructure(1) Leadership Team Shawn Oppliger, Project Manager Copper Country ISD and Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental EducationJoan Chadde, Co-Stewardship Project Advisor & Community Organization Coordinator Michigan Technological University (MTU) and Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education Ann Mayo-Kiely, Co-Stewardship Project Advisor Isle Royale Institute: MTU & Isle Royale National ParkPlus:Kathy Carter, LSSI, Communications Manager and Environmental Field Trip Coordinator. WUP Center and MTUEmil Groth, Webmaster, Michigan Tech University
(2) LSSI Advisory BoardPrincipal, Houghton Middle School CHAIRMark Sherman, Plum Creek Timber VICE CHAIR
Copper Country Trout Unlimited Keweenaw National Historical Park Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityMichigan Tech Center for Water and SocietyKeweenaw Land Trust Keweenaw Economic Development AllianceNational Resources Conservation ServiceLake Superior Huron River Restoration Inc.Superintendent, Schools of Calumet, Keweenaw & Laurium Superintendent, Stanton Township Schools Principal, Jeffers HSCopper Country Association of School Boards3 teachers
School Teams(2+ teachers + Community Organizations)
11 partner schools in 7 school districts:
Houghton County:Adams Township School District - Jeffers HSPublic Schools of Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw CLK Elementary, Washington MS, Calumet HSHancock Public Schools - Hancock MSHoughton-Portage Township School District - Houghton MSStanton Township Public Schools - E.B. Holman School (K-8)
Baraga County: Baraga Area Schools - Philip Latendresse Elementary and Baraga Middle/High School LAnse Area Schools - C.J. Sullivan Elementary, LAnse Middle/High School
17 partner community organizations:
MTU Center for Science and Environmental OutreachCopper Country Intermediate School DistrictIsle Royale InstituteMTU Center for Water and SocietyKeweenaw Land TrustKeweenaw Economic Development AllianceIsle Royale National ParkKeweenaw National Historical ParkU.P. Resource Conservation & DevelopmentMichigan Nature AssociationPlum Creek TimberCopper Country Trout UnlimitedNatural Resources Conservation Service Lake Superior Huron River Restoration Inc.Ottawa National ForestHoughton-Keweenaw County Conservation District
School Team Registration ProcedureSchool teams = 2+ teachersEach team member commits to attend 6 hours of content PD.Each team is represented at 75% of Dinner & Dialogue (2-hour evening) meetings.Each team member attends one service learning workshop and one D & D.
Kick Off Meeting ~ Feb. 7, 2008Overview of the Great Lakes & Lake Superior Stewardship Initiatives? - Shawn Oppliger, Director, Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education
How Will Schools Benefit? - Dennis Harbour, superintendent, Copper Country Intermediate School District
Why A Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative? Top Ten Needs of the Great Lakes - Alex Mayer, Michigan Tech Center for Water & SocietyHow Well Do People Know Their Place? Joan Chadde, Western UP Center Stewardship needs in our community Evan McDonald, Keweenaw Land TrustBenefits to the local community Phil Musser, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance
How Place-Based Education & Service Learning Enhance Academic Achievement Joan Chadde Local SchoolCommunity Partnership Projects Calumet High School (Darrell Hendrickson, teacher) Jeffers High School (Tim Keteri, principal, and Mike Benda, teacher) Hancock Middle School (Monica Healy, principal & Linda Rulison, teacher)
How will we know if were successful? Ann Mayo-Kiely, Isle Royale Institute
Top Ten Needs of the Great Lakes
Alex MayerCenter for Water & SocietyMichigan Technological UniversityKick Off Meeting ~ Feb. 7, 2008
10,900 miles of shorelinemore than 30,000 islands8 states, 2 provinces$4 billion annual sport fishery$55 million shipping industryour home18% of fresh surface water on Earth95% of the fresh surface water in US40% of Canadian and 15% of US GDPdrinking water for 42 million people6,000,000,000,000,000 gallonsThe Great Lakes are.our responsibilityunique ecosystems
Top Ten Needs of the Great Lakes**who came up with this list anyway?control existing and eliminate introduction of new invasive speciesreduce nonpoint (stormwater, etc.) pollution & point source pollution minimize impact of shoreline development, especially on wetlands restore native speciesrestore beneficial uses in pollution hot spotsreduce impacts of air pollution depositionprevent beach pollutionpolicies for minimizing diversions and consumptive usesustainable use of natural resourcesmitigate impacts from climate changeincrease public awareness and translate public desires into policypreserve the Great Lakes sense of place
how do these needs relate to Lake Superior?reduce impacts of air pollution depositionprevent beach pollutionpolicies for minimizing Great Lakes diversionssustainable use of natural resourcesmitigate impacts from climate changeincrease public awareness, understanding, actiontranslate public desires into policycontrol existing & eliminate introduction of new invasive speciesreduce nonpoint (stormwater, etc.) pollution & point source pollution minimize impact of shoreline development, especially on wetlands restore native speciesrestore beneficial uses in pollution hot spotspreserve the Great Lakes sense of place
How do these needs relate to you?your school?your community?your students?your students families?reduce impacts of air pollution depositionprevent beach pollutionpolicies for minimizing diversions & consumptive usesustainable use of natural resourcesmitigate impacts from climate changeincrease public awareness and translate public desires into policycontrol existing & eliminate introduction of new invasive speciesreduce nonpoint (stormwater, etc.) pollution & point source pollution minimize impact of shoreline development, especially on wetlands restore native speciesrestore beneficial uses in pollution hot spotspreserve the Great Lakes sense of place
The health of the Keweenaw economy is now dependent upon and interconnected to the health of our natural environment!Phil Musser, Exec. DirectorKeweenaw Economic Development AllianceKick Off Meeting ~ Feb. 7, 2008
LSSI Strategies for Developing Partnerships between schools & community organizations
Monthly Dinner & DialogueOne-on-one meetings between project advisors and school teamsSpeed-dating short chats to explore opportunities2-minute presentations by school teams and community organizations to share expertise and needs
School Information(sample ppt slide template) School Name 1. Teachers name, phone & email Grades/subjects taught Project Interests: 2. Teachers name, phone & email Grades/subjects taught Project Interests: 3. Teachers name, phone & email Grades/subjects taught Project Interests:
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School Information (sample ppt slide template) Possible Project Ideas 1.2.3.
Skills and Knowledge We Want Students to Gain 1.2.3.
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Community Organization (ppt slide template) Our Mission:
Geographic area we work in:
Lake Superior Stewardship InitiativeContact person: Phone: Email: Website:
Community Organization (ppt slide template) Projects/needs that we need help with:220.127.116.11.What we can offer students and teachers (field trips, presentations,equipment, etc.)18.104.22.168.
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LSSI Grant-Making ProcessSchool teams may apply for up to $5,000 May also apply for $500 in Service Learning fundingReviewed and approved by Advisory BoardGrant Requirements: What stewardship need does the project address in your community? and how was the need determined? How does addressing this stewardship need affect the health of Lake Superior watershed? What are specific outcomes of the project related to student learning? What are specific outcomes of the project for your community? What Grade Level Content Expectations or High School Content Expectations are addressed by the project? What school improvements goals are addressed by the project? How does the project engage students in real world experiences that encourage them to make informed decisions and acts as contributing citizens? How will/did your community partner(s) participate in the planning and implementation of the project?
Sustained Teacher Professional DevelopmentPedagogy workshops How To for place-based education and creating school-community partnerships; Jon Yoder workshop June 19-20Content workshops during school year Project WET, Project Wild, Project Learning Tree, Lake Effects, MEECS Water, MEECS Ecosystems & BiodiversitySummer teacher institutes Great Lakes Watershed Investigations June 23-27, 08Monthly Dinner & Dialogue (Feb-June 08)Inspirational presenters Peter Annin, John Vucetich
Change is afoot..Already we are seeing new excitement and energy from teachers and administratorsNew partnerships are formingCommunity organizations are coming out of the woodwork.Innovative ideas are blossomingThe future is an exciting place!