National Geographic Professional Development Courses

National Geographic’s free online courses for educators equip teachers with powerful tools to transform their classrooms. Through these courses, educators build their skills and knowledge to foster the mindset of a National Geographic Explorer in their students. National Geographic online professional learning courses vary in their lengths and schedules so that busy educators can find a program that fits their needs. Courses are open to any educator from anywhere in the world who works with students in either a formal or informal setting. In many of our courses, learners can earn graduate credits through our university partnerships.

San Diego County Office of Education Science Professional Development

SDCOE science learning events are designed to support and build the capacity of schools and districts as educators and administrators deepen their understanding of the NGSS, plan science instruction, develop assessments, and evaluate materials for alignment to the new standards. 

STEM Teaching Tools

Free online professional development modules in myriad aspects of STEM Education made available through grants from NSF and ACESSE Project (Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education).

Teaching Tolerance Professional Development

Teaching Tolerance provides a range of free materials for educators including inspiring learning modules, informative podcasts, and self-guided presentations. These resources help K-12 teachers improve their practice and help K–12 leaders shape their schools into strong, equitable communities.

TERC—Technical Education Resource Center’s “Inquiry Project” Professional Development

The Inquiry Project and its companion project Talk Science offer a range of free online tools for K-12 teacher professional learning. The Inquiry Project website includes sample agendas for onsite implementation workshops that focus on STEM curriculum.

The Tech Interactive Bowers Institute Professional Development

Created by educators, these free webinars and short video guides on facilitating design challenges, promoting engineering, and fostering innovator mindsets are excellent references for both novice and experienced educators.

youcubed 21st Century Teaching & Learning Training

This free online professional training empowers teachers to interact with STEM content in fun, interesting, and creative ways through the lens of data science. K-12 teachers will experience model lessons and see many classroom examples.

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