Professional development

Through our program of two-day workshops and weeklong summits, we offer professional development to teachers, organizers, and other science educators across the northwest region.

Two-day workshops

Workshops are two-day experiences in one of NESSP’s three topic areas:

  • Environmental science and remote sensing
  • Planetary exploration and robotics
  • Exploration of the solar system and rocketry

Current

August 2020 Two-Day Teacher Workshop đź—“

NESSP's next educator professional development will take place virtually (via Zoom) — but will still be hands-on! The two-day educator workshop, running August 24–25, is aligned with our next ROADS challenge (to be announced October 2020). Supplies will be mailed to participants who register by August 10.

Weeklong educator summits

NESSP offers weeklong educator summits over the summer on an every-other-year basis. Our next summit will take place in 2020 — details to be announced.

Our summer 2020 summit has been postponed.

Past

2018 NESSP Summer Summit for Educators – Seattle

The 2018 Summit in Seattle took place at University of Washington  July 10-14, 2018. NASA scientists and educators came together for a weeklong exploration of culturally relevant activities and topics designed to bring the excitement of  science, technology, engineering, and math into classrooms and informal education programs. The summit was geared to formal and informal educators working with middle and high school students.

2018 NESSP Summer Summit for Educators – Ellensburg

The 2018 Summit in Ellensburg took place at Central Washington University June 25-29, 2018. NASA scientists and educators came together for a weeklong exploration of culturally relevant activities and topics designed to bring the excitement of  science, technology, engineering, and math into classrooms and informal education programs. The summit was geared to formal and informal educators working with middle and high school students.