Professional Development

NESTA links you to a variety of professional development opportunities that offer support to the Earth and Space Science teacher by enriching their content knowledge and supporting best practices in the Earth and Space sciences. We highlight NESTA Professional Development opportunities, professional development opportunities offered by other organizations, and opportunities for teachers to become involved in research.

Some of the professional development opportunities highlighted here include full-time course work and others can be accomplished online or during summer programs. Some of these opportunities include full or partial scholarships. Monitor this link for new and exciting opportunities in professional development and be sure to add professional development opportunities of interest to your MyNESTA calendar. To access MyNESTA, you need to be a member of NESTA. If you are not already a member of NESTA, join today!

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NESTA Professional Development Opportunities

This NESTA workshop presents exemplary NGSS-based activities for the geology classroom that bring fundamental concepts in Earth science to life for your students. Handouts.

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Dr. James White of the University of Colorado at Boulder will discuss "Abrupt Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future."

Jim White is the Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and is also instrumental in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado (CU). He is the past Director of Environmental Studies Program at CU, which he helped to establish and grow during its first decade, and was past chair of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.


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