Professional Development Opportunities

Numerous organizations offer professional development opportunities for Earth and Space science educators throughout the year. The list below provides information about a number of these opportunities. The descriptions below come from the programs' websites so be sure to click on the URL for all the details concerning application deadlines and a more in-depth program description.

If you have a professional development opportunity that you would like to have listed here, please post the opportunity.

Casper College invites you to the 13th Annual Math and Science Teachers’ Conference on Monday and Tuesday, October 26-27, 2015. Casper College is committed to providing participants of this event with cutting-edge technology, innovative teaching methods, networking opportunities, and continuing education, teaching standards (PTSB), or graduate credits.

Teton Science Schools (TSS) and the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG ) are teaming up to present new technology and water teaching methods. Join WCEHG scientists and TSS educators to learn more on teaching your students about water. Participants will go into the field and experience some of the new ground penetrating radar and geophysical monitoring equipment in action. Teachers will leave with a better understanding of Wyoming water issues as well as supplies and resources to share what they learned with their students.

Teacher friendly guides to the Earth Science of the United States is a website published by the Paleontological Research Institution. The site breaks up the US into different regions around the country. Each region contains information specific to that region of the country. Information included covers topics such as: geologic history, rocks, fossils, mineral resources, soil, climate, and more. The authors also include a How to Use This Guide section.

PAESTA Events will be held in the morning in conjunction with the NSTA Area Conference, and continue with the PAESTA annual meeting in the afternoon.

NESTA Events

NESTA co-sponsors the GIFT (Geophysical Information For Teachers) Workshop
Also of interest: Exploration Station (Sunday, 13 Dec)

ES highlights include "Earth Science Breakfast" with participation by NESTA and NYESTA

31 Oct: NESTA-sponsored field trip to National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC;
NESTA-sponsored short course;
NESTA-sponsored Topical Session

Design your own professional development opportunity at the first annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 13-17, 2015). Capitalize on the experience of your colleagues in a wide range of fields at a variety of workshops, present and discuss your own findings, and network with others engaged in improving undergraduate Earth education. Events will include workshops, oral and poster sessions, plenary talks, and working groups. The meeting will bring together activities that support faculty in improving their courses, departments or programs; in increasing their overall impact of Earth education; and in building a collective capacity to use and conduct education research.

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