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Glass sponges and corals
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...

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...

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...

Redoubt Volcano
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.

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...

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....

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 studying soils
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Education and Teaching Excellence
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Provides information on available workshops.

Hubble image
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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

West Virginia floodplains
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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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

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...

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...

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...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This institute for science teachers takes place at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The workshop provides hands-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities as well as opportunities to work with NASA scientists and engineers and conduct field...

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.

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...

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

At Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie, educators learn innovative ways to incorporate the natural environment in their classrooms and earn two semester credits in a week, though the courses may also be taken as non-credit workshops. Designed for classroom...

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...

Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida Coast
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...

World map with ice caps
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Sponsored by the Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO), these programs enable teachers to study abroad at a discounted rate. Programs are available in 21 locations worldwide. Participants can earn graduate and professional development credit. GEEO travel programs are open to K-12...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Geological Society of America is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of Earth's history, processes, and resources through earth-science education. Recognizing that the future of geology rests in the hands of our nations' school teachers is the fundamental building block of the...

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!

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...

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...

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
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The mission of the NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, businesses, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education...

Irrigation system
The Edible Schoolyard Project
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Edible Schoolyard Project trains leading educators to create powerful and sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities. Each June, we invite teachers, administrators, and advocates from around the world to spend five days behind the scenes at the Edible Schoolyard...

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...

Variety of Minerals
ASM International
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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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