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Professional Development

This website is designed to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career and technical education (CTE) educational opportunities accessible to students, parents, teachers and other interested citizens.

This website is a work-in-progress. If you know of a program that should be included, please "Add Your Program". Questions or Comments? Contact us!

The programs are sorted by grade level with those pertaining to specific geographical regions are listed at the end of each section.

K-16 Teachers School University Partnership

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 1/8/14


PreK-12th: Exploring Science Workshop for Teachers

Participants learn how to enrich their students' learning with resources available from the Science Posse, NASA Space Grant Consortium, and UW. They will be introduced to the basics of inquiry and learn how to make subtle shifts in their lessons to promote curiosity and integrate more inquiry into their teaching. Workshop is open to all formal and non-formal educators of PreK-12 students Location: Held at the University of Wyoming. Outreach and PTSB credit available. Inquiry Updated 1/8/14


PreK-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. Updated 1/8/14


K-12 STEM Teachers: Astronomy Focus Group

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. Astronomy Updated 1/8/14


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 Updated 1/8/14


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.


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. Updated 1/8/14


Middle School Teachers: STEP Energy Literacy Curriculum

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 1/8/14


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 1/8/14


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 Updated 1/8/14


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