Summer Institute 2018:

Everything YOU Do MATTERS

Save the Dates: June 18, 19, 20, and 21

Every one of us has a critical role to play in nurturing and developing every aspect of the students with whom we interact. Join us, and earn up to 2 university credits or 50 SCECHs, as we acquire and deepen our skill sets in working with academics, fitness, citizenship, social-emotional wellness and more.


Watch for Summer Institute course offerings on the www.maresa.org site in mid-April.

Registration is NOW OPEN on WISDOMWHERE.

Two-Day Micro Courses: Monday & Tuesday OR Wednesday & Thursday

Monday & Tuesday Courses

Wednesday & Thursday Courses


The first morning of each course set features a common half-day keynote session

in Jamrich Hall on the campus of NMU (8:00 a.m. 11:30)


Following the keynote session, participants spend the afternoon (12:30 - 3:30) and following full day (8:00 - 3:30) in focused course content of their choosing.

Lunch is "on your own" each day (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)


*3:30 to 4:00 p.m. is time set aside by the instructor to confer with participants individually or in small groups or to expand upon topics.

Course Offerings as of April 30th


  • Engineering for K-12 Teachers and Creating Multidisciplinary Science & Engineering Lessons- Kelly Cichy, Ph.D.
  • Foundations of Math Preview -Briana Bancroft, Ishpeming Public Schools
  • Desmos: An Essential Tool for the Math Classroom -Mike Maki, DSISD
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources in Your Classroom- Abbey Palmer, MSU Extension
  • UP Health Project- Support Learning by Support the Whole Child- Kelly Johnson-Sager, MARSA; Lisa Jo Gagliardi, EUPISD; and Lisa Carley, DSISD
  • Holocaust and Genocide Curriculum Training- Robin Axelrod
  • Exploring the "isms" through Discussion of Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Dr. Wendy Farkas
  • Computational Thinking for All Students -Ann Parsons Newman (Early Childhood & Lower EL)-
  • Computational Thinking for All Students Ann Parsons Newman (Upper EL & Middle school)-
  • Ready to play? Exploring BreakoutEDU -Gaby Eyzaguirre, MARESA
  • Tech Tools of the Trade 2018- Gaby Eyzaguirre, MARESA
  • Open the Door to Open Education Resources – Amanda Stoel & MI #GoOpen Team
  • College and Career Readiness Through Teacher Externships- -Brian Sarvello and James Yates
  • Teaching Writing Matters -Kristen Peterson, Ph.D.
  • Applied Book Arts, An Educator's Tool- Lorenzo Cristaudo, B.F.A.
  • Carousel of Special Education Resources and Strategies – Tammy Nyen &MARESA Consultants
  • Recognizing and Responding to Issues of Mental Health- Phil Heffner-Gardiepy, GLRC and Kelly Johnson Sager, MARESA

Marquette-Alger RESA, Northern Michigan University and the Michigan Education Association

Celebrating our 29th year of Summer Learning for educators!
LINK TO WISDOMWHERE REGISTRATION SITE

Link brings you to the MARESA Wisdomwhere page; from here you can get to all other U.P. ISDs.