In Person and Hybrid Professional Learning Opportunities
GLOBE is an international science and education project that engages students in monitoring earth’s systems through data collection, data reporting, and participation in research. Sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation, GLOBE gives students opportunities to do real world science with real world application. This hands-on workshop will walk you through the basic protocols in atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Upon completion, participants will be certified GLOBE teachers. GLOBE educators have opportunities for to apply for mini-grants, receive special stipends, and connect internationally with educators. A special emphasis will be placed on teaching using the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Sciencetelling in the Badlands
Sciencetelling is where science meets storytelling! Join us in this field based exploration of the Badlands. You will spend one day in class in Wall and three days/two nights camping in the primitive area of the Badlands doing field studies. Along the way you will become GLOBE certified, learn how to use iNaturalist, contribute to an ongoing citizen science project and start on earning National Geographic Educator Certification. We will also spend some time strategizing how to bring your adventures into the classroom. Suitable for teachers in Grades 4-12.
Fee: $50. Includes meals while in the field. Travel and accommodations prior to field session not included. A limited amount of camping gear available for a low fee rental. Pierre School District teachers, email Anne for the discount registration code.
Credit: 1 (fee extra)
Sponsored by SD Space Grant Consortium, SD 319 I&E Project, and the National Geographic Society.
Teach Phenomenally!Last Monday of Oct-April (not Dec) Starts October 29.
4pm - 6pm
via Google Meet (requires Chrome browser)
Free! (credit extra)
Sign up at: Teaching Phenomenally
Sponsored by the SD 319 Information and Education Project, South Dakota EPSCoR, the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Join us the last Monday of Jan-April for a two hour professional development about using phenomena in your science teaching that will excite your students and lead them into exploration and discovery.
You can earn a 2 contact certificate hours for each session you participate in.
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
The South Dakota Discovery Center is a training partner for GLOBE. GLOBE is an international science and education project sponsored by NASA and NOAA dedicated to earth systems monitoring and research. GLOBE trained educators in South Dakota are eligible for mini-grants to purchase classroom supplies to support implementation. Become a GLOBE trained educator through online e-training or at an in person professional development opportunity.
The South Dakota Discovery Center will provide contact hour certificates if you participate in and reflect up a webinar from NASA, GLOBE, or CLEAN.
Please visit our mini-site for more information.
National Geographic Educator Certification
The South Dakota Discover Center supports South Dakota educators pursuing their National Geographic Educator Certification. Contact Anne for more information.
The SD Discovery Center offers professional development to formal and non-formal educators in science using proven, high quality, inquiry resources.
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