Professional Development Opportunities Portal Launches for Earth Science Teachers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Teachers of Earth and space science topics have an effective way to find professional development opportunities, thanks to a new website launched this month.

The website provides information on available opportunities in Earth and space science education professional development offered by a wide range of regional and national organizations. The available opportunities offer support across many aspects of instruction, such as implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in Earth and Space Science (NGSS-ESS).

Susan M. Sullivan

Susan M. Sullivan holds a PhD in atmospheric chemistry from the University of Colorado for work conducted with NOAA. Since 1996, Dr. Sullivan has engaged geoscientists in education and outreach in her roles with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education and Outreach group at the University of Colorado Boulder. As Interim Director and then Director of the group since 2000, she has recruited and trained many geoscientists to work in public outreach roles and been Principal Investigator for more than 36 geoscience education and evaluation projects. Her work has focused primarily on teacher professional development, digital libraries, evaluation and climate literacy. She served as President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers in 2013. Currently, Dr. Sullivan is Director of Diversity and Inclusion at CIRES, focused on talent pool and workplace inclusion.

AGI Affiliation: 

Member at Large (2018-2021)
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