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Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The PBS Digital Innovator Program brings together a community of K-12 educators, who are though-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. This program is for K-12 educators whose innovative...

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Carleton College/NAGT Materials
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This site is a collection of materials to assist faculty members, administrators and institutions in improving success in STEM education with domestic students of color and women. Materials have been developed via a number of workshops which brought faculty and administrators together from...

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Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
Bruce Museum
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Treat yourself to a unique professional development opportunity at the Bruce Museum! Throughout the academic year, customized in-service sessions are offered at the Museum for teachers of all grade levels and disciplines. Participating schools work with the Manager of School and Community...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
Cube for Teachers
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Looking to participate in a K-college educational sharing network? Thousands of educators are currently connecting, collaborating, and crowd sourcing their favorite resources at the Cube. This site saves teachers valuable time by providing instant access to peer-recommended digital resources....

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

NASA's Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series of educator workshops for astronomy and space science educators. These workshops provide participants with experiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroom environments. Workshop leaders model best...

Ripples on a sandy beach in southern Alaska
Challenger Learning Center of Alaska
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska offers a variety of science workshops that integrate space science, mathematics, technology, problem solving, and teamwork. These programs can be tailored to your group's interests or needs, and offer exciting hands- and minds-on activities for all ages....

Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public actively engaged in climate stewardship....

Gastropod Fossils
Milwaukee School of Engineering (SOE)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Modeling the Molecular World focuses on connecting the macroscopic world in which students live with the invisible world of molecules. The workshop begins with an exploration of the basic principles of chemistry that result in structure/function relationships and result in a complex array of "...

Otter Cliffs, Acadia National Park
Challenger Learning Center of Maine
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

CLC Professional Development What does "inquiry" really mean? How can I organize my teaching materials and assessment materials to demonstrate how I'm helping my students meet the MLR? What are some new ways I can teach old curriculum using "space" as an attention-grabber for my students? These...

Soil scientists studying sand deposited by floodwaters
American Physiological Society (APS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Online Teacher (OT) Professional Development program is designed for middle and high school science teachers. Over the course of one year, participants explore, apply, and reflect on Six Star Science, a research-based framework for supporting excellence in science education (see Resources...

Gomez's Hamburger planetary nebula
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Join NASA Educator Professional Development for a free 60-minute webinar presenting an overview of the Dawn Mission. Take a closer look at asteroids, and learn how to use them to integrate mathematics, science and language arts in the classroom. Register online to participate. Type of...

Mississippi River flooding in Missouri
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Professional development workshops available through the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis are designed to provide practical and innovative resources for teachers at all levels. Professional development workshops are developed with state and national standards in mind. They can also be...

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California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey Bay Aquarium
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This institute, sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, invited teachers of grades 9-12 to explore the role humans have played in the bay's stability and change over time. During June 25-30, participants will do field investigations and learn about climate change science, plastic pollution,...

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NASTAR
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The National AeroSpace Training and Research, or NASTAR, Center is hosting a series of teacher professional development programs throughout the month of July. Here’s your chance to experience acceleration in a centrifuge, pilot an airplane simulator, or explore the gas laws in an altitude...

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Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Education and Teaching Excellence
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Provides information on available workshops.

Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) offers this free workshop for K-12 science supervisors and teachers of science courses with atmospheric content. The workshop introduces them to the latest technologies for sensing, analyzing, and forecasting these technologies in the classroom. The...

Stegosaurus skeleton on display.
Smithsonian Science Education Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Professional Development Center welcomes the opportunity to develop working relationships with you school district, math-science partnership, professional association, or corporate professional development initiative, and to customize its services to the unique needs of school districts and...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to supporting our educators through unique and engaging professional development opportunities. Features: Educator Preview Night; Fundamentals of Inquiry Teacher Workshops; Learning Throught Play; Insights Lecture Series; Brown Bag Lecture Series; Music in...

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Ohio State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This workshop, taking place at the Ohio State University (OSU), is for middle and high school teachers and introductory-level university instructors who want to incorporate argumentative writing and evidence-based claims in their classes. Aimed at science, social studies, and English language...

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National Science Teachers Asociation (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Scientific practices, such as constructing explanations from evidence, have been shown to support students™ meaningful learning of science ideas and about how science is done. The Claims Evidence Reasoning framework is useful in guiding teachers and students as they move from science based on...

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Clay Center of West Virginia
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Discover the many professional development opportunities we offer for educators! These programs will enrich the curriculum of any classoom by providing unique hands-on experiences for teachers and students on topics ranging from astronomy to zoology. Fill out our online professional development...

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Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

During this six-day workshop offered by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), 12 teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and informal educators will learn how to plan and execute field study courses for their students at BIOS. Participants will explore coral reefs, use Glider...

Coral Reef fish
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

ICPRB provides stream monitoring training or follow-up guidance to help schools develop a benthic macroinvertebrate stream monitoring program. Not only do stream monitoring and ecology programs inspire students, they also provide ample opportunities for a transdisciplinary program that involves...

Centosaurus head fossil
Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

In addition to the Professional Development Courses planned throughout the school year, there is an opportunity for in-service teachers to explore the amazing science education resources available at the Museum. These courses are typically offered M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Design Your Own programs...

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Climate Generation Institute for Climate Change Education
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The institute allows educators to connect with others who care about these issues, hear presentations from key scientists, and receive training on award-winning climate change and energy curricula.

Point source water pollution
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This 15-hour workshop covers stormwater runoff, our fastest growing source of water pollution, as well as school-ground practices that can reduce pollution. We provide lessons and activities that teachers can adopt that lead students through school-ground investigations and assessments and the...

Triceratops skeleton on display
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This mini field trip is designed to take preservice teachers on a Prehistoric Journey, where they will use the exhibits and Museum’s education collections to answer the question “Is T. rex a great big chicken?” Not only will you enjoy the exhibition with a Museum educator but you will also hear...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
Science Friday
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Science Friday Initiative is conducting a search for creative, highly motivated, and dedicated STEM educators to participate in the collaborative development of new multimedia-driven education resources. You'll work directly with Science Friday staff to produce and share compelling...

Students taking water samples during field work
Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in 2-year Colleges (SAGE 2YC)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Disability, or differing ability, is a natural part of human existence. As faculty or instructors, we are in a position to minimize challenges that a disability might create for our students who live with disabilities, and to then help these students change their college stores from struggling...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Exploration Place
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Let our experienced Exploration Place Educators teach you what we do best - excite your students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Type of Organization: Museums and Science Centers; Event Date Notes: TBD-upon request; Audience: TBD-upon request

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The USSSP Onboard Outreach Program (formerly known as the Educator Officer Program) gives formal and informal educators, artists, writers, videographers and other participants the opportunity to spend an entire expedition with an IODP shipboard party and translate their experiences for students...

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Women in STEM Knowledge Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT): Faculty Professional Development program can help! EIT helps busy engineering educators engage ALL students, especially diverse women and underrepresented minority men. Join us in live or recorded webinars to learn from social scientists the latest...

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center now offers four AMSTI workshops for science teachers, grades K – 12. Teachers will earn Professional Development Credits for participation in these free day-long workshops.

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Share Fair Nation
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Share Fair Nation is a nationwide organization that collaborates with some of the most creative and innovative minds in education to deliver professional development for educators by educators. Headquartered in metro Denver, Colorado, and guided by a nationally- recognized board and highly...

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Grade 6–9 science teachers are invited to participate in a workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is growing and changing with new data from current and recent lunar missions. In-service and pre-service grade 6–9 science teachers are encouraged to...

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Middle and high school teachers, prepare to let your imaginations take flight! Learn the basics of aeronautics and how your students will participate in the history of flight through interactive STEAM education in the correlating Principles of Flight Exploration Workshops for grades 6 to 12....

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Space Center Houston
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Space Center Houston offers Teacher Programs such as conferences and awards. Though most programs are geared towards teachers and educators, some programs are open to K-12 students. Join in on an event and learn more about the connections between space and school.

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Northwestern University (NU)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Research shows that strong spacial thinking skills predict success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Based upon its finding, researchers at Michigan Tech developed a program that improves students' spacial thinking skills and found that it improves math...

Students studying soils
Liberty Science Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

As you plan for and implement the Next Generation Science Standards, Liberty Science Center's NGSS-focused Professional Development courses can make the transition easier. We can partner with you to evaluate and adapt your curricular models, lesson design, and pedagogy to capitalize on your...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning provides editable course materials for K-12 science and math instruction. The materials are based on the Progressive Science initiative (PMI), integrated learning approaches that incorporate the use of collaborative problem-solving activities as a...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This program is designed to encourage and support 34 early-career science teachers. Fellows in the Academy receive a year-long NSTA membership; partnership with a discipline-specific e-mentor; access to web-based professional development activities, curriculum, and other resources through the...

Albertosaurus skeleton
McWane Science Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Learning by Inquiry - AMSTI Affiliate Workshop: Designed for 1-8th grade educators, this workshop proves the effectiveness of learning by deep delving. Activities in this workshop will help teachers introduce inquiry learning to their students and incorporate inquiry into lessons they're already...

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McWane Science Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Our programs support your curriculum and meet the Alabama Course of Study Standards (ACOSS) and National Science Education Standards (NSES). McWane Science Center makes science exciting and inspires exploration in each of the young minds that enter our doors. On this page, teachers can find...

Students observing a fault model
CrossCutSymbols
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Cause and effect; patterns; scale; systems; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change -- these crosscuttng concepts are the frames through which scientists think about the natural world. K-12 students who understand crosscutting concepts can develop a deep framework for...

Scientists surveying soil information
2016, NASTAR Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The NASTAR Center's teacher Professional Development Programs offer a unique "spin" on engaging students in math, science, and technology. Program curricula, content knowledge, and activities include NASA and FAA materials as well as feature actual flight experiences in our world-class aviation...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
Museum of Science
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Sharpen your teaching skills with our dynamic, hands-on sessions!

Students studying soils
Lawrence Hall of Science and Boston College
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

A collection of video and other resources developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Boston College can help middle level teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation, a key practice in th NGSS and the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. The toolkit breaks down...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

View a full list of events, opportunities, and more. Searchable by grade level taught.

Mars Terra Meridiani surface imagery from NASA's Mars Odyssey Spacecraft
NASA Electronic Professional Development Network
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

NASA's ePDN, located at The Georgia Institute of Technology, is dedicated to preparing teachers to engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the use of NASA-developed learning materials and resources. Through online courses in robotics, Earth science,...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The EGU Committee on Education has organised Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops since 2003. These are 2.5 day teacher enhancement workshops held in conjunction with EGU's annual General Assembly. There, selected top-level scientists working in the Earth Sciences offer the...

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Funding for Science Teachers
Energy Day

Calling all teachers! Do you have an award-wining lesson that highlights a STEM concept? This year following Energy Day Fetsival in Houston, we will be hosting a contest for educators. Submit a lesson plan to us implementing one of the STEM concepts you saw being demonstrated at an exhibit at...

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Education Reports
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

As part of our effort to enhance geosciences education awareness, the American Geosciences Institute collects science education data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and summarizes the data into reports at the elementary and secondary levels. The data and reports are available...

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Webinars
Xochitl Garcia, Science Friday

In 2016, Science Friday hosted a live online web panel to discuss challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Led by passionate educators who are committed to best practices in climate education, this discussion provided innovated strategies for bringing...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Teacher Professional Development
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The Earth Systems Science (ESS) modules are designed for teachers who are taking ESSEA courses. Teachers can also use the ESS course modules with their students. They have situations, connections to the standards, resources and sample investigations. Unless a module is labeled K-4, you can adapt...

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Teacher Professional Development
ASM International

Sponsored by the professional society for materials scientists and engineers, these five-day summer camps help teachers explore ways to make core science and math principles more engaging and accessible. Topics covered include metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Teachers can complete...

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