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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...

Scientists surveying soil information
KnowAtom
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Have you ever wondered about the differences between the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and curriculum that supports effective NGSS instruction? If so, this professional development book, Key Differences Between Next Generation Science Standards and Curriculum, is for you. Written for...

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...

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...

Students observing a fault model
Sonoma County Office of Education
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Take an in-depth look at the principles and concepts of the NGSS and deepen your understanding of the intent of the standards and the changes in instruction needed to implement them in K-12 classrooms. Available at the Sonoma County, California, Office of Education's website, and created by...

Mississippi River Watershed
Ocean County Soil Conservation District
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Discovering Barnegat Bay is an interdisciplinary guide for the historical, cultural and natural resources of the Barnegat Bay watershed.  The program was created by members of the Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Steering Committee in 2003 to provide a unique activity guide that addresses...

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...

Fire at Bitterroot National Forest, Montana
World Wildlife Federation (WWF)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Lean how our changing climate impacts biodiversity through educator resources from the World Wildlife Federation. Designed for advanced high school and college teachers, the resources include an educator packet with background information, wildlife vulnerability assessment tools, and links to...

Great Falls Park on the Potomac River, Maryland
Project Learning Tree
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Project Learning Tree's instructional materials are delivered through professional development for: formal educators who work in classroom settings; pre-service students at colleges and universities who are studying to become teachers; nonformal educators who work in parks, zoos, nature centers...

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
Annenberg Learner
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

This eight-part workshop for K-8 science teachers shows inquiry teaching and learning in action, with real teachers and students in real classrooms. Whether you have already experimented with inquiry teaching and want to enhance your practice, or are new to the approach and want to know how to...

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...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
Project WET
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The delivery model resembles a pyramid: Project WET forms the point, and workshop facilitators are the broad and essential base, or foundation, of the network. The delivery model functions as follows: Project WET partners with city, regional, state or country organizations to establish Project...

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
National Geographic
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (GTF) Program is a professional development opportunity for PreK-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and 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
Students test water samples
Project WILD
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Project WILD's state coordinators and their facilitators (who are trained to lead workshops) conduct workshops (usually six hours long) for educators within their state. The Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, the Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, and Science...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
Ed Leaders Network
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Ed Leaders Network (ELN) is grounded in the belief that educational leaders impact student performance. With this foundational belief at ELN's core, multiple state principal associations have partnered together to provide you high quality, on-demand professional development to enhance your...

Orion Nebula
Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Join us to explore how to bring Earth and space science resourcess and content into your classroom!

Horsehead Nebula, Bernard 33
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

We offer a variety of teacher workshops that can be customized to meet staff development needs and schedules of the participating organization. All workshops support National Education Standards and can be adapted for local curricula. Workshops include hands-on, interactive learning, content...

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...

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.

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.

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Montor resources are available for faculty and othe rprofessionals working with students, including career exploration videos, mentoring tips, and other resources for student professional development.

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

Microgravity University for Educators or MgUE, is an authentic learning experience requiring application of scientific and engineering practices that creates exposure to STEM career pathways. MgUE challenges teams of educators and high school students to solve technical problems by designing,...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

EPA supports environmental education (EE) and training for teachers and other education professionals through the National Environmental Education and Training Program (NEETP), informally known as the Office of Environmental Educator's teacher training program. The purpose of this program is to...

Brooks Coal Mine, Colorado, circa 1905
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Scheduled workshops (list below) are announced through our web site and through the NJSSI List-Serv system. If you would like notices of upcoming workshops sent to you via e-mail, contact Jason Winkler, SHMM Education Coordinator, at jason.winkler@...

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...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Project Atmosphere is the comprehensive teacher professional development program based on studies in the atmospheric sciences. It is directed toward improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among students at pre-college...

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

JASON Learning’s comprehensive professional development program is designed to increase teachers’ general expertise in implementing inquiry-based science curricula in the classroom and prepare them to use JASON with their students. In addition to custom teacher training workshops JASON conducts...

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Maury Project is a teacher professional development program based on studies of the physical foundations of oceanography. It is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among precollege students. The...

Students studying soils
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Fleet Inquiry Institute works with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry. Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 600 teachers and 120...

Coal power plant, Kentucky
United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

EERE workforce and education activities range from supporting the rapid scale-up of deployed energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through technology-specific workforce training programs, creating job task analyses for selected sectors, developing career visualization tools (ex.:...

Copper Smelter in Arizona
Wisconsin Energy Education Project at University of Wisconsin Steven's Point
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program lists courses and scholarships available.

Mine control panel
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...

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...

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....

Students taking water samples during field work
Carleton College, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
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...

Tags: arizona, nagt
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...

Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
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...

Channel Islands, California
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,...

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 "...

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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...

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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...

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

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...

Canberra Complex disks
Teacher Professional Development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Microgravity University for Educators or MgUE, is an authentic learning experience requiring application of scientific and engineering practices that creates exposure to STEM career pathways. MgUE challenges teams of educators and high school students to solve technical problems by designing,...

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

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...

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