Science Olympiad Summer Institute
COVID-19 UPDATE! The 2020 Science Olympiad Summer Institute has been rescheduled to July 2021. Please email Deb Mendenhall at [email protected] to transfer your registration to next year or to get your deposit refunded. We will miss you all!
All Science Olympiad middle and high school teachers, coaches, Event Supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators are invited to attend the Science Olympiad Summer Institute at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16, 2021.
New for 2021 - Online Registration! Sign up now to reserve your spot - sells out every year!
Come see why 97% of this past year's attendees said they would recommend the Summer Institute to other coaches:
"This was my first institute and I loved it! The presenters were absolutely fabulous, and I enjoyed the hands-on activities and the discussions with other coaches."
"I loved the hands-on opportunities provided in the sessions. Some of the techniques were brand-new to me, so the personal practice and guidance were invaluable! I've gained many new resources and ideas for my own classroom as well as for my Science Olympiad students. I plan to return next year!"
"The human resources were the most helpful. I liked the enthusiastic and friendly participants; they were inspiring. I saw competitiveness, but it was in the spirit of bringing out the best in everyone. Thank you!"
Join your colleagues to get the most up-to-date information and in-depth explanations about the 46 Division B and Division C events for the 2022 season from Science Olympiad National Rules Committee Chairs and top National Event Supervisors and staff. Share ideas and best practices with an exciting mix of veteran and novice coaches from across the United States while participating in sessions that focus on you as the Science Olympiad coach:
- Try your hand at building and flying planes for Wright Stuff
- Assemble and code an environmental sensor for Detector Building
- Compete in new events against other coaches during our Mini-Olympiad
Schools and school districts are able to apply for Title II Teacher Quality funds to cover the costs of teacher attendees to this workshop. Teachers are encouraged to contact your school principal or district science/curriculum administrator for eligibility.
Attendees may obtain two (2) hours of Graduate Level Professional Development Credit from the University of the Pacific (UOP) Course PEDD 9032 - Integrated Science - for an additional fee. You will be expected to attend thirty (30) contact hours of instruction and submit a report on how you plan to implement what you have learned during the workshop related to standards-based student instruction. Attendees should register online with the UOP or complete and mail the 2019 UOP Course Form. More information about the credit awarded can be found in this UOP Letter. If you have any questions about registering for the course or paying the course registration fee, please call the University of the Pacific at 209-946-2424.
Print Version on the Registration Form for the Summer Institute - coming soon!
Your registration fee covers resort rooms, the workshop, all course materials, hands-on building materials, free WiFi access, facility fees, a Summer Institute T-Shirt and meals. Please note, no students or children are allowed to participate in the Summer Institute workshop. See you in July!