Teacher Professional Development

We invite you to join our community of educators as we share best practices and resources for teaching about climate and Earth systems with our free virtual or low-cost in-person teacher workshops.

Teachers engaging in a professional development activity

Our staff is hard at work creating unique teacher professional development opportunities to demystify climate science and support teaching about Earth systems at all grade levels. 

 

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Bring climate science to your elementary classroom with standards-aligned lesson plans. Free!
Apr. 3, 2024 (4:00 – 5:00 pm MDT)
Online, from the comfort of your own home or classroom!
Explore the essential elements of climate literacy at the middle school level. Free!
Apr. 11, 2024 (4:00 – 5:00 pm MDT)
ONLINE, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME OR CLASSROOM!
Learn about mitigation and adaptation strategies for addressing climate change in ways that make sense to secondary students. Free!
Apr. 17, 2024 (4:00 – 5:00 pm MDT)
ONLINE, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME OR CLASSROOM!
Explore a variety of hands-on and collaborative games to teach Earth systems in your middle school science classroom. $30 fee.
Jun. 4, 2024 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm MDT)
NSF NCAR Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr Boulder, CO 80305

In-Person Workshop
Climate Science Everywhere

Learn the best ways to incorporate climate science into lessons you already teach in your elementary classroom. Bring an idea or topic and we’ll help you develop it into a lesson plan! $30 fee.
Jun. 18, 2024 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm MDT)
NSF NCAR Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr Boulder, CO 80305
Climate change discussions don’t have to be scary! Together, we’ll navigate how to teach climate science to middle and high school students. $30 fee.
Jun. 25, 2024 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm MDT)
NSF NCAR Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr Boulder, CO 80305