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.

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The New Jersey Science Convention is the best professional development opportunity in the Mid-Atlantic area for science educators, including teachers, administrators, and student interns.

This two-day convention allows more teachers to attend at least one day of activities without burdening the school districts with excessive absence. Each day has up to seventy-five sessions of interest to all levels and disciplines in science, as well as over fifty-five vendors of science books, supplies, and equipment.

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.

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

Free online Oceans Literacy course.
This course will help you understand seven essential principles that explain fundamental concepts about the ocean.


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