Educators may download useful resources from past NDGSC workshops.
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium travels to host workshops each semester for pre-service teachers enrolled at an institution of higher education in North Dakota. These workshops can be on various space topics in STEM, and have traditionally included astronomy, life in space, physics, and hands-on activities that teachers can incorporate into their classroom. 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 some sample K-12 teacher workshop activities. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Nolby.
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.