K-12 Professional Development Programs

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Education GeoSource

The geoscience education resources on this site come from a variety of providers. The site provides visitors with the widest possible collection of curricula, classroom activities, teacher professional development opportunities, science education standards, virtual field trips, teaching ancillaries, and much more.

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(High School)
Acquire information about how to plan and lead workshops on Earth System Science in the Community (EarthComm) at this comprehensive professional development website.

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(Middle School)
Information about providing professional development on Investigating Earth Systems (IES) can be found on this website.

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(Middle School)
Earth Science by Design (ESBD) is a professional development program to enhance the capacity of middle and high school teachers of Earth science.

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K-5 GeoSource

(Elementary School)
This one-stop professional development website for teaching Earth science at the elementary level offers content, activities, and services.

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NASA Triad

(Grades 6-12)
An online professional development guide for lead teachers to use in conducting workshops for peers using NASA’s extensive collection of geoscience, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources.

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AGI: Earth and Space Science 2020

Introductory Earth Science Course for K-12 Grade Teachers. This Fall we look forward to welcoming teachers supported by the SouthWest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (SW AAPG).

Earth Science Teacher Leadership Academy K-8

A week-long academy, funded by ExxonMobil, will be held virtually July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 29 in 2021. K-8 teachers will be provided with inquiry activities, instructional resources, access to research facilities, and leadership development activities. Email us at tla@americangeosciences.org for more details.