The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) presents the 2022 Sarkeys Foundation Summer Math Institute

                                                                      A Math Program for Middle School Teachers

Thank you for your interest in the Math Institute. It is now fully scheduled for 2022. Check back in mid-March 2023 about our 2023 Summer Math Institute.

June 6 (8 a.m.) – June 10 (early afternoon), 2022 (Resident Check-In: Sunday Evening, June 5, 2022)

Please join us for a five-day learning experience June 6-10. This fun-filled event will take place at the picturesque OSSM campus in Oklahoma City. We are proud to announce the Sarkeys Foundation and OSSM as sponsors of the summer math institute.

The institute is filled with informative lectures and demonstrations, hands-on sessions and field trips. Nationally recognized speaker and math educator, David Curlette, will be our primary speaker. Additional math educator speakers and STEM professionals will address topics relevant to middle school math curriculum and enrichment topics. We invite you to be challenged, inspired and better! 

To conclude the Institute, participants will get bright ideas and bold strategies from the keynote luncheon presentation by Dr. Frank Wang, president of OSSM and a nationally renowned educator/entrepreneur/public speaker.

All participants receive a $300 stipend and a certificate of attendance. The certificate recognizes a desire to improve mathematics education in schools and also satisfies requirements for professional development.

Meals and housing (for those who wish to stay on campus) are provided. Resident check-in is Sunday, June 5 by arrangement.

*Due to limited space, participants are selected from a pool of applicants. Preference is given to applicants who have not previously attended this program. Teachers from rural areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Here’s what some of our participants say about the program:

“I learned something from every session….This program will help me walk into the classroom this coming year as a different teacher.”

“The field trips were awesome–very informative.”

“The hands-on activities were things we can take back into the classroom.”

“[The speakers] gave me the most useful info that I can use in my classroom. I loved the field trips. They gave me info for career guidance and some things to consider in my own life.”

For more information, contact Professor Bodenstein at sara.bodenstein@ossm.edu.

2022 Phillips 66 Summer Science Institute for Middle School Science Teachers 

June 6 (8 a.m.) – June 10 (early afternoon), 2022 (Check-In and registration: Sunday Evening, June 5, 2022) 

After a two-year hiatus due the COVID pandemic, we are excited to announce that our summer workshop is back by popular demand and will take place in person this year. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and bring new skills to classroom instruction. Enroll today for a five-day learning experience, full of fun and excitement at the campus of OSSM in the center of Oklahoma City. Meals and housing (for those who wish to stay on campus) are provided. 

Participants will come away enriched, entertained, inspired, and connected. All attendees will receive a $300 stipend (possibly more) along with lab supplies ($150 value).  

Phillips 66 and OSSM are sponsoring the 2022 Summer Science Institute which provides Middle School Science Teachers with knowledge and hands-on experience in Engineering, Geoscience, Life and Physical Sciences. Teachers can increase their science background while being offered new opportunities in delivering knowledge and skills in their classroom instruction. 

Two field trips (tentatively planned) to world-class facilities in Oklahoma City (FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute and Integris Cancer Institute/ Oklahoma Proton Center) will provide a unique and firsthand learning experience. The Institute fosters rigorous learning engagements in a relaxed environment and participants will have the opportunity to enjoy recreational activities such as attending the OKC Dodgers Baseball game in Bricktown. You will come away enriched, entertained, inspired, and connected. A certificate of completion will be presented to all participants to recognize their desire to improve science education and to help satisfy the requirements for continuing education.

At the conclusion of the Institute, participants will get bright ideas and bold strategies from a luncheon presentation by Dr. Frank Wang, president of OSSM and a nationally renowned educator/entrepreneur/public speaker.  

We strongly urge you to complete the online application as soon as possible as space is limited and fills quickly. 

Due to limited space, participants will be selected from a pool of applicants and reference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended this program.  

Here’s what some of our participants were saying about the program: 

“Thank you for providing a knowledgeable and exciting week of activities.” C.B. – Middle School Science Teacher 

“I just want to once again thank you all and Conoco/Phillips for this opportunity. I was getting burned out and frustrated the past two years because of all the emphasis on testing. This week has renewed my spirit and given back my desire to reach as many students as possible! I cannot wait to add all the new information to my classes!” S.G. – Middle School Science Teacher 

“I just have to tell you how excited I am about this past week! When I got home, I talked nonstop for almost two hours!” M.C. – Middle School Science Teacher 

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, May 6, 2022. Late applications are accepted if space is available. 

Questions?  Contact Dr. Mark Li, program director by email (mli@ossm.edu) or phone [405-522-1917 (office); 405-600-4023 (mobile-texting)]