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  • MiSTEM Network
    Summer Learning Opportunities


Accelerate student learning this summer with HB 4048 ESSER funding

  • In the past year, Michigan educators have improvised, innovated and adapted to keep our students learning.

    The MiSTEM Network and their collaborative state-supported partners will help you continue that learning this summer with innovative programs to empower educators and accelerate student achievement across reading, math and science.

    Together, with our partners, we have a rich offering of hands-on, project-based STEM learning experiences that can take you through the summer - and even in-school or after-school programs in the fall.

    The opportunities below can be included as part or in some cases all of your summer learning plans. They represent statewide opportunities, but you may have more available to you from your regional MiSTEM staff. Please reach out to your local MiSTEM regional staff member for more assistance and information about this and other funding opportunities!

Computer Science Fundamentals

After School Programming

Camp Invention

SquareOne Network

  • Square One Education Network

    Professional Learning: Square One Network is hosting several professional learning opportunities for kindergarten through 12th grade educators. 

    K-12 educators, with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines are invited to attend these unique education opportunities. 

    Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in the Classroom 

    Participants will receive an instruction manual, materials and support to design, engineer and build a fully functional underwater remotely operated vehicle or ROV.

    Take a look at the program that is available: 

    Underwater Robotics with Square One
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    Introduction to Micro:Bit

    Participants will receive access to online tutorials that can be accessed at their convenience, and materials shipped directly to them.
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    Robots on the Road

    This project will focus on authentic, real world engineering challenges in the world of advanced driver assist systems and autonomous vehicle technology.
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  • Innovative Additive Manufacturing: Introduction to 3D Printing and Design 

    Participants will be walked, asynchronously, through the assembly, operation, and application of an affordable, manageable, entry level 3D printer. An introduction to a versatile, free, cloud-based design package, Tinker CAD, will follow. This workshop will make Design and 3D Printing accessible to a wide range of skill levels.
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    Masters of Mobility: CyberSecurity on the Road

    A multi day training and automotive cybersecurity program around robust computer science topics tied to high demand career paths
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    Introduction to Arduino: Custom Data Loggers

    Teachers would learn about Arduino microprocessors, Arduino coding, and a variety of sensors and output devices (LCD Panels, etc).  Participants would leave the workshop with a fully functioning temperature / humidity / light data logger that they built and programmed.
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     Apply for Innovation Funds for this STEM-based opportunity to qualify for an extra $100 per student!

    For additional information contact Barb Land at



Michigan Department of Natural Resources

  • Nature at School: a series of virtual presentations about Michigan natural resources topics. 18 separate programs which span grade levels (primarily 3-12) are brought to schools by educators working in some of Michigan's most amazing places. Pre and post materials included and each featuring stated learning outcomes and connections to NGSS.

    Take a look at the programming available:

    Fall 2020 Nature at School 
    Winter 2021 Nature at School 
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    Nature at Home: a resource webpage designed for those looking for easy ways to connect their kids to nature. This includes activities that can be done in the backyard, a local green space or the kitchen table. More than 100 educational videos about nature are available as well.
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    Interpretive Programs: at Michigan state Parks and Fish hatcheries. For educators with the ability to take children on a field trip, the DNR has visitor centers and full time educators around the state.
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    Professional Development: Project WILD is offering free virtual PD this summer.
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    The DNR MAY be conducting "live" professional development this summer dependent on COVID 19 and State of Michigan guidelines. Learn more at

Project Lead The Way (K-12 Curriculum and Professional Learning)

Robotics Education Competition Foundation

Cyber Security Summer Camps CyberPatriot

Cyber Security Summer Camps - CyberPatriot


  • Please contact your MiSTEM Network Region to learn about additional opportunities.

    This opportunity was made available under a MiSTEM grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.