Professional Development Opportunities

Virtual Energy Institute

Bond Elementary Science Institute

Bond Elementary Science Institute


Are you looking for a way to get a couple of college credits?  Are you interested in what is going on in the oil and gas exploration that is occurring all around us?  Are you trying to figure out how to help your students and yourself understand the geology of this area and answer questions regarding oil and gas production?

Participants will be able to learn the science behind the formation of oil and gas, the processes of extracting oil, and regulations surrounding the process from experts in each field. Participants will also gain insights into science pedagogy, get lesson plans applicable to their classrooms, and enjoy two field trips to a sites that show hands-on models of equipment used in the field and active sites to see drilling and completion operations first hand.

Dates:  July 13-14th

Where:  Online

 $100 stipend and money for classroom materials. ($50 of stipend can be used for 1 UNC


Sponsored by  PDCE, Oxy, and Noble Energy

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Bond Elementary Science Institute

Bond Elementary Science Institute

Bond Elementary Science Institute


Teachers looking for a 3-dimensional science boost this summer can apply for the Bond Elementary Science Institute.  By participating in this virtual workshop, teachers can learn about NGSS 3-dimensional learning, STEM/STEAM explorations, integration ideas galore and take away inquiry-based lessons that can used their classrooms. 

Dates: June 15-17th, 2020

Time commitment will include virtual meetings and short online instructional videos. 

Where:  Online 

What: Participants will receive  

 a $100 stipend that can be used to earn 2 UNC credits ($50 per credit).  Participants will also receive $150 to use toward purchasing science materials for their classroom.

(Limit 15 participants)

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Confluence Institute

BOCES STEM Institutes

BOCES STEM Institutes


This course will provide K-12 educators the opportunity to strengthen and apply their knowledge in four areas of science education during this 4-day professional development workshop: 1) The Nature of Inquiry and How Students Learn; 2) Inquiry-based science curriculum, Project WET; 3) Earth System Approach instructional strategy; 4) Life, Physical, Earth science concepts.


Participants have the option to take the workshop for two continuing education credits. The workshop is free to area K-12 teachers as well as non-formal educators. Lunch is always provided!

When:  June of 2020 (pending)

Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

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BOCES STEM Institutes

BOCES STEM Institutes

BOCES STEM Institutes



This one-day workshop is for teachers who are interested in exploring ways to incorporate STEM practices into their classrooms. Participants will explore ways to incorporate NGSS Science and Engineering practices and move toward an inquiry-based approach that will help them shift their existing curriculum to align with the new Colorado 2020 Science Standards. Participants will be asked to be “learners” throughout the day to really understand the implications of providing more responsibility to learners through a STEM model, which will highlight student engagement, curiosity, and the joy of learning!.

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