Educators

Three adults reading a shared text.Seeking Grade 6-12 Science Teachers to Consult on Soil Curriculum

Stipends, Credit Offered

The South Dakota Discovery Center is looking for teachers of Grade 6-12 science to consult on a reworking of the lesson plans for the soil health buckets. This opportunity would be begin in mid November and extend through Spring 2022.

Teachers across the science disciplines— Earth science, environmental science, life science (including biology, ecology), physical science and chemistry— are invited to apply. Must be familiar (although not expert in) 3D and phenomena forward instruction.

A $1000 stipend will be provided. Partial payments will be made on the completion of deliverables. Credit will be available.

Consulting deliverables include:

  • Provide ideas and suggestions for curriculum rework according to grade band standards and 3D/phenomena forward approach.
  • Provide feedback on products developed.
  • Pilot teach relevant lessons.

To apply, please complete this form.  Applications close Wed Oct 27, 2021. Please contact Anne Lewis with any questions.

GLOBE

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is an international science and education project that involves students in investigating the Earth's Systems through collecting data using standardized protocols, reporting data using an internationally accessible database, and participating in research projects and field campaigns.

GLOBE is active in 112 countries with over 66,000 teachers participating world wide.

Students who participate in GLOBE:

  • collect and report data on local environmental conditions to an internationally accessible data base,
  • contribute data to field campaigns coordinated by scientists, and
  • do research using data collected from their school's site and sites around the world.

GLOBE equips teachers to meet standards by using science and engineering practices to explore disciplinary core ideas.

While the GLOBE resources are freely available through the website, only GLOBE trained teachers can enter data into the GLOBE database. The database is a connection to thousands of other students and teachers around the world as well as research scientists.


GLOBE MINI-GRANTS

Grants of up to $750 to purchase monitoring supplies and resources will be made available to GLOBE trained educators in South Dakota. By applying for this grant, educators agree to collect and report data within a year of purchase. Complete this mini-grants application.


To schedule a half day training, please contact Anne Lewis.