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Intro to Citizen Science Professional Development Workshop

The first of our three-part virtual PD workshop series: Citizen Science & Pocket Labs. Workshops may be taken individually as stand-alone programs, or in succession for PD credit.

Join fellow educators for a "mini PD" exploring strategies for engaging students in meaningful learning through Citizen Science. Educators in this workshop will learn what Citizen Science is and how it can be used as a vehicle for Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the K-12 classroom. You will also learn about curriculum and resources for practicing Citizen Science with students, available for free through the NASA GLOBE program. All participants will receive a materials kit valued at approximately $50 to aid in the implementation of citizen science in the classroom.

The workshop will consist of (2) one-hour live sessions on Zoom, and an individual research and reflection assignment (approx. 3 hours) to be completed between the two meetings. Zoom sessions will be recorded; however live attendance at the Zoom meetings is required in order to receive a materials kit and to be eligible for PD credit (see below).

Workshop Meeting Dates:

Thursday, December 8 | 4:30-5:30PM PT

Thursday, December 15 | 4:30-5:30PM PT

This workshop is the first of a three-part professional development series - Citizen Science and Pocket Labs. These workshops are adaptively designed for K-12 educators of any subject who are looking to integrate student-centered, project-based STEM learning opportunities in their classroom. Educators who complete all three workshops in the series are eligible to register for a professional development credit through the University of Idaho. (Information about obtaining a credit will be provided during the workshop.) Workshops meet Thursday evenings from 4:30-5:30pm PT, on Zoom.

To learn more and register for the other two workshops in the series, click on the links below:

Introduction to Pocket Labs - February 2 & 9, 2023

Citizen Science in Non-Science Disciplines - April 13 & 20, 2023

Cost: $110* 

*Idaho Public Educators (including public/charter school teachers & staff, public library workers & non-profit/after-school program personnel) are automatically eligible for a $100 scholarship through the Idaho STEM Action Center. Select the option for "Idaho Public Educator" at check-out.

When
December 8th, 2022 from  4:30 PM to  5:30 PM
Workshop Fee
Out-of-State / Private Educator $110.00
Idaho Public Educator $10.00