K-12 Professional Development Programs

EarthComm World


(High School)
Acquire information about how to plan and lead workshops on Earth System Science in the Community (EarthComm) at this comprehensive professional development website.

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(Middle School)
Information about providing professional development on Investigating Earth Systems (IES) can be found on this website.

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(Middle School)
Earth Science by Design (ESBD) is a professional development program to enhance the capacity of middle and high school teachers of Earth science.

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K-5 GeoSource

(Elementary School)
This one-stop professional development website for teaching Earth science at the elementary level offers content, activities, and services.

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NASA Triad

(Grades 6-12)
An online professional development guide for lead teachers to use in conducting workshops for peers using NASA’s extensive collection of geoscience, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources.

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PLED 576: Earth and Space Science

(K-12 Grade Teachers)
By taking this online course teachers are introduced to fundamental Earth science concepts. Scholarships are available. 

Earth Science Teacher Leadership Academy

(Elementary and Middle School Teachers)
Week-long academies, partially funded by ExxonMobil, are held in the summer months in Houston annually. Two academies, one each for K-5 and middle school, provide teachers with inquiry activities, instructional resources, access to research facilities, and leadership development activities.