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Professional Development Opportunities

If you know of any PD opportunities available to Nebraska Science Teachers, please let us know.  Email us at:

Multiple Subjects (K-12)
  • NATS Fall Conference - Our annual 3-day conference.  Thurs-Saturday. 
  • Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institute (UNL) - Opportunities for K-12 educators in subjects such as Arachnids, Geoscience, Inquiry Methods, Robotics, and Integrated Science and Math for Elementary.
  • American Modeling Instruction - Modeling Instruction puts the student at the center by helping them to construct and apply of conceptual models as a way of learning and doing science. Most PD occurs in summer workshops of 2-3 weeks duration that thoroughly treat the pedagogy and content for a middle school, high school, or introductory college STEM course.
  • Nebraska BLAST! has STEM workshops throughout the year.  Check back regularly for upcoming sessions.
Elementary/Middle School

    • CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship - This opportunity is for  teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health sciences into current middle- and high school classrooms. This competitive fellowship includes a 5-day summer course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity.

    • Young Nebraska Scientists - 2 opportunities:
      • Week long Professional Development opportunity focusing on developing Physics Teacher Leaders with Dr. Brad Shadwick of UNL's Department of Physics and Astronomy.
      • One-Day hands-on professional development opportunity exploring fundamental physics concepts. 

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