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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

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

Did you know that building a home requires a full understanding of the local geology? Otherwise, adverse consequences may occur ranging from a flooded basement to losing a home to a landslide! This active 3-day workshop explores some of the engineering challenges and solutions New Jersey faces....

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...

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...

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...

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.

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
CalReycle Office of Education and the Environment (OEE)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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 "...

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...

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...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include...

Noble Kolskaya undersea driller
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Teacher of the Year award, given by the American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, will once again be granted to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education. The final TOTY award winner will...

Tags: aapg, award, teacher, k-12
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
Carbon-14 dating laboratory at the University of Arizona
Amgen, Inc.
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE) is an annual awards program that recognizes extraordinary contributions by educators across the United States and Puerto Rico who are elevating the level of science literacy through creativity in the classroom and motivation of students. An...

Tags: award, teacher, k-12
Students studying soils
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This program, made possible through the John William Butler Foundation, honors teachers who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill in shaping the lives of children and teens through education. The program provides $5,000 cash stipends to three to five public or private school...

North Caroline Coast
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The annual NSTA Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators created in 1973. The NSTA Awards and Recognition were created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field. This site features 20 awards,...

Students test water samples
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) honors teachers who have demonstrated their capacity to change student's lives and the communities in which they teach. Two teachers will receive $5,000 cash prizes and up to $1,000 for travel, lodging, and meals while at TMA's annual conference....

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...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This award honors NSTA members who are teachers that have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. Awarded: Annually

Tags: award, nsta, education
Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

This National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) award honors 30 outstanding teaching assistants (TAs) in geoscience education. Winners receive a one-year NAGT membership, including subscriptions to the Journal of Geoscience Education and the In The trenches quarterly magazine. Both...

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...

Big Bend National Park, Texas
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr. Dr. Roy was a past president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a recipient of both the Ian Campbell Medal and the Heroy Distinguished Service Award. He...

Tags: agi, award, k-8

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Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
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.

Examining a surveying benchmark at the Grand Canyon
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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