Workshops and Conferences
Educators may download useful resources from past NDGSC workshops.
Through a competitive application process, the NDSGC awards travel stipends to North Dakota educators to attend NASA and STEM-relevant conferences. Some example conferences include the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) and Space Camp for Educators (commonly-attended conferences and workshops).
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium travels to our affiliate institutions to host workshops each semester for pre-service teachers. These workshops can be on various space topics in STEM, and have traditionally included astronomy, life in space, physics, engineering, and more. Teachers will participate in these hands-on activities with the goal of incorporating them into their future classrooms. Any space-related topic can be covered, depending on the needs of the class. Faculty and instructors in education departments at affiliate institutions are encouraged to utilize this resource for a fun day of space activities in their classes! View our K-12 hands-on STEM activities; for additional information, please contact Marissa Saad.
The NDGSC hosts a NASA-themed workshop each year for North Dakota educators. Pre- and in-service teachers can register for one professional development credit and, in some cases, Continuing Education Units. The past few workshops have implemented NGSS, SciGirls, and NASA education standards and content. The "NASA in the Classroom" workshop allows educators to get hands-on and take home these project-based learning activities into their own classrooms.
Any North Dakota teacher who wishes to join the NDSGC educator listserv to receive updates on these opportunities may email Marissa Saad with a message that includes their first name, last name, and email address.