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Professional Development

How entries are organized:

Entries are organized by age level and (where appropriate) geographic area. University of Wyoming programs are also delineated (UW).

The links will take you to the entry's website. If there is no website, contact information is given.

We have coded the entries to indicate if the focus is on specific subject areas:
ASTRO, BIO, CHEM, COMP, ENERGY, ENG, GEO, HEALTH, MATH, PHYS, ROB or STEM (more than one topic).

 

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Wow! We knew we had a GREAT time at this year's WDE hosted Roadmap to STEM conference....but this video show just how fabulous the experience really was!

Get ready for  NEXT year's conference in Rock Springs! (We are looking forward to it already!)

"So statistically, everything that we've experienced in our lives right now that's impossible, is on the trajectory of becoming possible"
-2015 Keynote Speaker Mick Eberling, Not Impossible Labs CEO
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K-16 Teachers School University Partnership (UW)

The Partnership is a frequent and active co-sponsor for many University of Wyoming and statewide events centered on providing educators meaningful professional development opportunities. All of the events which the Partnership co-sponsors align with the core belief that schools are democratic forums for education. (updated 1/2015)


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Wyoming Geographic Alliance

The Wyoming Geographic Alliance provides professional development programs for teachers, publishes a newsletter, distributes teaching materials, acts as a clearinghouse for curriculum materials and organizes National Geographic Awareness Week in Wyoming. GEO (Updated 1/2015)


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Pre-K-12th Teachers: Wyoming Project Learning Tree

Wyoming Project Learning Tree offers workshops throughout the state focused on the National PLT environmental education curriculum. Workshops are open to all formal and non-formal educators of PreK-12 students; PTSB, STARS, and UW graduate credit available. STEM (updated 1/2015)


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K-12 STEM Teachers: Astronomy Focus Group (UW)

Teachers will participate in astronomy activities and provide feedback on how they would be the most useful in classrooms and how the astronomy lessons can relate to Science and Mathematics standards. Location: Held at the University of Wyoming, Contact Andrea Burrows, aburrow1@uwyo.edu, 307-766-6735. ASTRO (updated 1/2015)


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K-12 Teachers in Converse County School District: Flooding the Fields with Problem Based Learning

This professional development experience will expose teacher participants to science, math, and literacy content via problem based learning approaches to instruction. Held in Douglas. Contact Jennifer Forrester, jforres5@uwyo.edu, 307-268-2274 STEM (updated 1/2015)


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High School And Community College Science and Math Teachers: Data Analytics for the Geosciences

The goal of this course is to empower teachers, scientists, and engineers through the use modern methods of data analysis. This course will teach participants how to use R (a publicly available software package) in a hands-on and tutorial environment and explore substantial data sets in a way that will motivate a variety of statistical methods. STEM (updated 1/2015)


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High School: Beauty and Joy of Computing (UW)

In AY 2016-17 The College Board will launch an Advanced Placement ProgramĀ® called Computer Science Principles. We are seeking teachers from Wyoming and surrounding states adapt and pilot a preparatory course for the exam based on The Beauty and Joy of Computing course taught at UC Berkley. Online registration opens Feb. 16. Contact Lynn Ipina (Ipina@uwyo.edu, (307) 766-2318) for more information. COMP (updated 1/2015)


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Middle and High School Teachers: Wyoming Water in the Classroom

This workshop provides training in local geology, hydrology, and groundwater models. Teachers will learn research and science inquiry teaching techniques using equipment and activities that are part of larger Water in the Changing West program. Location: Held at Teton Science School. STEM (updated 1/2015)


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Middle School Teachers: STEP Energy Literacy Curriculum (UW)

Professional Development for Middle Level teachers to support 3 newly developed middle level energy literacy units. Contact Ana Houseal, ahouseal@uwyo.edu, 307-766-4925. (updated 1/2015)


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Upper Elementary Teachers in Campbell County School District: Teacher Workshop

Workshop for Campbell County teachers (grades 3-6). Focus: Critical thinking skills, NGSS, and curriculum development. Location: Held in Gillette. Contact Ana Houseal, ahouseal@uwyo.edu, 307-766-4925. (updated 1/2015)


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Elementary Teachers in Albany, Carbon, Laramie and Natrona Districts: PLACE Workshop for Teachers

PLACE: Place Learning and Civic Engagement The goal is to make the elementary school science curriculum more connected to the places that the teachers and children call home by using place-based education methods. The focus in Year 1 was on Water, Year 2 on Energy and the Environment, and Year 3 is on Weather and Climate. Contact Kate Welsh, kmuir@uwyo.edu, 307-766-2013 STEM (updated 1/2015)



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