Maryland Association of Science Teachers

Professional Development Opportunities

Apply Now for NOAA and MADE CLEAR Climate Change Academy A NOAA Professional Learning Opportunity

Self-paced online component starts Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In-person Tuesday, August 8 -- Thursday, August 10

Location Towson University campus, Maryland

               Lodging and meals will be provided

Do you want to teach about climate change?

NOAA and MADE CLEAR are partnering for the 2017 Climate Change Academy as part of NOAA’s Earth Systems Science Professional Learning series.  We invite classroom teachers and informal educators to apply for this exciting opportunity!

Join us to

•         Learn how to bring climate change and Earth system science into your classes

•         Get started with climate change education in a self-paced on-line component

•         Meet climate science experts, and use real climate change data

•         Try out three-dimensional lessons and model field studies

•         Share your experience and ideas with colleagues

We’ll focus on lessons and activities to investigate

  • The causes and effects of a changing climate
  • How climate change is impacting cities, agriculture, and coastal areas
  • Solutions and stewardship activities to address climate change

You will receive materials and resources to start your climate change teaching portfolio. You may earn professional certification hours based on participation and submission of a teaching plan.


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June 29 - 30

AVS (American Vacuum Society) is hosting a Science Educators workshop.  This workshop provides training on vacuum equipment and teaches scientific principles that can be used in the classroom (aimed at high school level). at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia.  The dates of the workshop will be June 29-30th.  We will provide a two day workshop, a short tour of Jefferson lab, and overnight accommodations.  You will be responsible for your transportation to Newport News.  To sign up to attend, please send an email to and provide me a few sentences about yourself (where are you from, what education do you have, what classes/grades do you teach, what you are interested in learning about vacuum science, etc).  Please reply by June 9th, 2017. 

 We also offer a similar course annually in different locations around the country.  This year we will be sending a teacher to the National workshop in Tampa, FL occurring October 30-31st, 2017. We only have one slot available, but we sponsor full travel costs. More information and the application form is available here:

June 8-11 

Conference of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Section over Jun 8-11, at CCBC Catonsville just outside the Baltimore Beltway.  There will be opportunities to hear presentations, visit local & regional Maryland sites of geologic interest, and enjoy relaxed time with colleagues. Check out the details of the agenda in the attached information and we hope you can join us.

Teachers On The Estuary -- Data Edition!!

Held July 31 to August 4 (with some pre-course work leading up to those dates, and lesson planning follow-up) at the stunning Karen Noonan Center this middle and high school level course is designed to support teacher's understanding of the environment using technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance local, participant-driven field experiences and authentic research.

During this dynamic five-day residential program, participants will explore Dorchester County's coastal habitats by conducting field investigations and interacting with local scientists, community members and coastal educators, as well as practice integrating local and national monitoring data into the classroom through cross-disciplinary, hands-on field activities highlighting CBF's Environmental Literacy Model, Chesapeake Exploration and Estuaries 101 Curriculum.

The Course is FREE (with a small processing fee). 

Course credit and $200 in implementation support are provided upon full course completion. Registration is filling up.

Register HERE

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Please contact Coreen Weilminster at coreen.weilminster@maryland. gov for more information.

Mobile eXploration Lab Teacher Open Houses & Workshops                    All MAST Members are invited!

It's here! MdBio is launching the Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab), the country's largest, most advanced mobile STEM laboratory for the 2017/2018 school year and we want Maryland teachers to get the first look at the new lab. Join us at one of our events across the state to get a sneak peak of the MXLab plus a hands-on teacher professional development activity for your classroom. 

Register Here ( 

The first 25 teachers to register for each workshop will receive a kit with reagents and supplies to teach the Crooked Cell lab in their classroom.

MXLab: Teacher Open Houses & Workshops

Event Dates & Locations

  • March 1 - Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Dorchester County)
  • March 28 - Marriotts Ridge High School (Howard County)
  • May 24 - Middletown High School (Frederick County)
  • Additional locations in Baltimore and Prince George's County coming soon

Register Here ( 

Can't make one of the workshops? Visit the MXLab at B'More Healthy Expo in Baltimore and the Western Maryland STEM Festival in Frostburg.

Recently left the Science Classroom? Retired?  Are You Interested in Teaching Teachers??

Become a STEMscopes Trainer!!

We are looking for passionate science educators with availability during August and the school year to train on the implementation of the award winning, digital science curriculum, STEMscopes™.  We serve Pre-K through high school teachers.  This is a consultant position with the Professional Services Team that allows you to make your own schedule and has opportunities to grow with the company, Accelerate Learning Inc.  For more information and interest please send your resume and inquiries to  To learn more about our products please go to

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We hope you can join us June 3, 2017 at George Washington University Lehman Auditorium for a 1 day teacher training: Engineering Project Based Learning (ePBL).  This one day training in partnership with American Society for Engineering Education, led by devX PD will allow teachers to design a ePBL unit that incorporates engineering in a way that is tailored to their classroom and their content. The one day training will leave teachers with lessons ready to incorporate, a network of like-minded K-12 teachers and get teachers confident for incorporating the ePBL approach in their classroom.  Erin Twamley ( This event is powered by Eventbrite with more details available:

I am offering a professional development workshop for educators in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) this summer from June 26-July 1. Participants will learn about the latest techniques in oceanographic and environmental data collection including ocean "glider" technology. Participants will also learn how to plan and implement a future field study course at BIOS for their students.

 Contact me for more information: or Kaitlin Baird for more information:

Explore & Restore Maryland Streams Teacher Workshops
Check website for dates and locations:
Free one-day professional development workshop that emphasize outdoor learning to help meet a variety of education standards and current practices.

Digital Harbor Workshops
Check website for upcoming workshops and dates:
Designed to introduce educators to making tools and tech so that they can help their students to be creators, and not just consumers.

Teacher to Teacher, Climate Change Conference

June 28, 2017
Towson University Student Union, Towson, MD

National Association of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Section - Annual Conference

June 8 - 11, 2017, CCBC Catonsville, MD

More info: check newsletters at

2016-­17 MADE CLEAR­ affiliated Climate Change Professional Learning Opportunities


NSTA Sponsored


 Come and join GEOetc as we discover the geology on the Big Island of Hawaii, Central Colorado and Acadia National Park this summer (June, July and August of 2017)!  These trips are designed for teachers to increase their Earth science content knowledge as well as to model inquiry-based practices.  You will have the opportunity to collect rock, mineral and fossil samples to take back to your classroom.  Discussions will take place to help you learn how to bring what you learned in the field to your classroom.  Teachers from all grade levels are welcome to participate and no prior Earth science knowledge is needed!  For more information, visit or contact Gary Lewis ( or Davida Buehler ( 


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