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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!

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York City and the East River in 1960
New York City Center for Space Science Education (NYCCSSE)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

NYCCSSE offers multi-day professional development series throughout the year. NYCCSSE professional development offerings provide teachers with hands-on experiences that demonstrate how experiential science can be integrated into classroom instruction. Contact Peter Giles at...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Glacial Cravasses
PolarTrec
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

PolarTREC and ARCUS partnered with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education to administer the Cyber-based Interdisciplinary Science Education (C-ISE) Learning Community. C-ISE Learning Community provided professional development opportunities to educators through course materials...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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@...

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.

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...

Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex
Northrop Grumman, NSTA
Resource Type: Teaching Awards

A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education. NSTA and the Northrop Grumman Foundation recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into...

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

This award recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant...

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

This NSTA award posthumously recognizes long-standing members of NSTA for significant lifelong service to NSTA and contributions to science education. This award is open to long-standing members of NSTA (minimum 15 years) who have been deceased for no more than 10 years; an individual may be...

Tags: nsta, award
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

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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Teacher Professional Development
UNAVCO, Inc.

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.

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Teacher Professional Development
UNAVCO, Inc.

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...

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