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Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2007, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This Statistics in Brief uses data from five administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to examine the distribution of weekly instructional hours by regular, full-time first- through fourth-grade teachers of self-contained classrooms in four subjects: English/reading/language arts...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2012, United States Chamber of Commerce
Resource Type: Education Reports

American colleges and universities have long been viewed as the best in the world. Compared with other countries, the United States stands near the top in its nationwide percentage of college-educated adults. Our research universities dominate international rankings. Talented scholars and...

Students taking water samples during field work
North American Association for Environmental education (NAAEE)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Experts at Stanford University systematically searched the academic literature and analyzed 119 peer-reviewed studies published over a 20-year period that measured the impacts of environmental education for K-12 students. The review found clear evidence that environmental education programs...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
2010, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report summarizes the activities and findings of Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI) in its external evaluation of the Science: It’s Elementary (SIE) program in the period July 2009 through June 2010.

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
2013, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Findings from a decade of Local Systemic Change (LSC) Projects presents major findings from a 10-year, large scale study of 75,000 mathematics and science teachers who participated in 88 LSC projects, with support from the National...

Students test water samples
2016, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, collected in 2009 when students were high school freshmen, and in 2012, when most students were in their junior year of high school. The study has an overarching STEM focus, and included student self-assessment of...

Mine control panel
2003, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report summarizes findings from observations of and interviews with 364 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: how science and mathematics are portrayed, the intellectual engagement of students in lessons, the accuracy of science and...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
2002, Horizon Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Education Reports

The Status of Elementary Mathematics Teaching is one of a series of reports based on data from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2002, Horizon Research, Inc
Resource Type: Education Reports

The Report of 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education details the results of a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs, teachers as professionals, science and mathematics...

Cloud to ground lightning in a storm chase, 1980
2000, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
Resource Type: Education Reports

It is generally accepted that children have their own understanding of how the world works prior to receiving formal science instruction. Much research has been done to determine students' misconceptions related to the physical sciences; less has been done to understand children's ideas in the...

Redoubt Volcano
1991, The Science Teacher
Resource Type: Education Reports

The following list of Earth science misconceptions, compiled from surveys and misconception research, may provide a starting point for discovering and contending with student misconceptions. 

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
2014, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions from the workshop. The chapters do not directly follow the order of the sessions. Instead, the presentations and discussions at the workshop are grouped by topic. Chapter 1 addresses the rationale for the workshop. Chapter 2...

Dinosaur bones in Drumheller, Alberta
The NEA Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

As part of its effort to ensure that all students succeed, the National Education Association Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers Learning & leadership Grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public...

California radio disk
Toshiba Corporation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from K-5 grade school teachers with innovative science or math projects. The foundation awards grants of up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers in public or private nonprofit schools in support of hands-on science or math education projects. Grant...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Spencer Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. Proposed projects should improve education generally and sometimes fall within these specified areas of inquiry: education and social opportunity; organizational learning; purposes and values of education; teaching...

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Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Having trouble shifting yor instructional practices and building Earth science lessons for middle and high school students that support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? SciJinks is here to help! Educators can access a tool to search for SciJinks content that matches te elements of...

Tags: nasa, noaa, ngss
Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
SERC
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Thousands of pages of activities, workshops, course descriptions and more. The work of hundreds of geoscience educators and over a dozen projects. Also, search the supporting catalog: geoscience resources in print and from across the web.

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...

Stratocumulus clouds over Monument Valley, Arizona
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...

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...

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...

Aerial view of Cariaco Basin, Venezuela
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Through Ocean Academy, BIOS strives to support local teachers and educators in the development and delivery of STEM curricula through a wide range of partnerships, professional development workshops, and hands-on activities that are aligned with our student programs. Current offers are...

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

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...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

UNAVCO offers unique internship opportunities for undergraduateIn response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focused on unavco tools and data streams. these courses are for surrent researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use...

Kayak at Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, AK
PolarTREC
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

PolarTREC (teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which teachers from the United States (both formal and informal) spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of polarTREC is to invigorate polar science...

Stegosaurus skeleton on display.
Smithsonian Institution
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Smithsonian Science Education Academies for teachers (SSEATs) bridge the gap between the SSEC's formal science education programs and informal education programs at the Smithsonian museums and research facilities. Teachers from around the country venture to Washington, DC, for a weeklong...

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,...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

NREL promotes excellence in teaching and learning and contributes to improving critical elements of the science, mathematics, and technology education system. Teachers are offered research and development opportunities to enhance their content knowledge, instructional strategies, and leadership...

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea (TAS) program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an...

Orion Nebula
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Find out the latest scientific discoveries from current research missions. Learn what the scientists know and how they conduct their research. Study the tools of planetary research, and analyze the images and data they provide. Link to conferences is provided.

Big Bend National Park, Texas
University of Texas McDonald Observatory
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

McDonald Observatory offers a unique setting for teacher workshops: the Observatory and Visitors Center in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Tours of the telescopes, discussions with the research astrophysicists in residence, and nighttime observations are an integral part of every workshop...

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 "...

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
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...

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...

Scientists surveying soil information
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...

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.

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
Institute for Science and Math Education
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

It is challenging to engage al youth in powerful learning experiences about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), but it is incredibly rewarding when you do. This site includes highly usable tools to support STEM teaching. Every tool has been identified based on what is of interest...

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This program sends preK-college teachers, museum and aquarium educators, and adult education teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships. Participants conduct fisheries research, oceanographic research, or hydrographic surveys under the tutelege of NOAA scientists. Following their...

Scientists surveying soil information
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.

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

At this website, K-12 teachers can access lesson plans, webinars, e-books, videos, interviews, and other resources that promote STEM as a way of thinking. The resources, all of which support NGSS, can be searched by resource type and topic. For example, teachers can find a webinar on Mastering...

Scientists surveying soil information
Smithsonian Libraries
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This program provides a residency at one of the Smithsonian's libraries for mid-career educators working on publications or curriculum development and allows them to use its collections to further their research in science, history, culture, and arts. The Library offers excellent resources for...

Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica
United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

Attention current K-12 teachers: Are you an experienced educator who is ready to make a difference on a national scale? If so, consider applying for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and prepare for a year of unique opportunities. As a Fellow you will spend a school year in...

Tags: award, k-12, teacher
Irrigation system
DuPont
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

A partnership with DuPont Pioneer and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence and innovation in the field of agricultural science education. One award will be awarded annually. The awardee will receive a $5000 grant for their classroom/program, paid...

Multiple galaxies starting to fuse together
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominees are welcome from ASP Members and members of the astronomical community through March 1 of each year. Descriptions of the awards and links to the award pages are listed...

West Virginia floodplains
Arch Coal Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Arch Coal Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding full-time K-12 teachers in West Virginia, Wyoming, and four counties in Utah (Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, and Sevier) for its annual teacher-recognition program. The nominee must be an active full-time teacher with at least three years of...

Volcanologists taking measurements to indicate magma movement
New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

To that end, NERCHE, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College, is inviting nominations for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, which recognizes a full-time faculty member (pre-tenure or with a long-term contract...

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Delaware in the Appalachian Mountains
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The program provides fellowship grants of $24,000 to individuals who are looking to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary-school level. The foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. Awarded: March 1, 2016

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
Resource Type: Webinars

Hosted by the NOAA office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this webinar series for formal and informal educators (K-college) offers an inside look at our nation's "underwater treasures" and provides scientific expertise, resources, and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the...

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Funding for Science Teachers
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Education relies on partnerships. Apply for funding and explore opportunities to join networks of institutions.

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Teacher Professional Development
CalReycle Office of Education and the Environment (OEE)

The California Education and the Environment Initiative is a program of CalReycle's Office of Education and the Environment (OEE). Our mission is to foster environmental literacy among all California students as part of a high-quality K-12 education. Environmental literacy builds critical...

Stegosaurus skeleton on display.
Teacher Professional Development
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Science Education Academies for teachers (SSEATs) bridge the gap between the SSEC's formal science education programs and informal education programs at the Smithsonian museums and research facilities. Teachers from around the country venture to Washington, DC, for a weeklong...

Students studying soils
Education Reports
Teaching Channel, Jennifer Munoz

Teaching Channel blogger Jennifer Munoz is an elementary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and science specialist who has resources for teaching science well and managing time effectively. Munoz has grouped the resources under three headings: Teachers Helping...

Sunflowers
Education Reports
Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands are pleased to announce the release of Green Schoolyards: A Growing Movement Supporting Health, Education and Connection with Nature. This new report documents the journeys and lessons of green schoolyard programs across the country and is informed by a...

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