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Dr. Leilani Arthurs begins TEAMS discussion with science leaders.
Dr. Leilani Arthurs begins TEAMS discussion with science leaders.

Attention secondary science teachers who teach Earth science or environmental studies! This summer, the NDE and UNL have partnered to offer a professional development workshop on Earth science for grades 7-12 science teachers in five cities across the state through Nebraska Partnership TEAMS.

You can choose to take the workshop for 3 hours of graduate credit at UNL if you want, but it’s not a requirement. Teachers are also paid a stipend of $15 per hour of class, which you could choose to apply toward the tuition and fees. Travel and lodging to the site nearest you are also covered (some rules apply). If you are interested in applying for TEAMS, please contact me at

Here are the secondary science workshop details:

TITLE: GEOS 898: Special Topics: Earth's Hydrosphere and Geosphere
DESCRIPTION: This course provides teachers with the science content knowledge to more confidently and effectively teach Earth Science concepts dealing with water (hydrosphere) and rock (geosphere). It provides practical and hands-on lessons that teachers can use in their classrooms, and course facilitators model how to implement active learning strategies to teach the Earth Science content.
DATES: June 5-9 and 12-16, 2017 (both weeks are required), and four Saturdays during the school year (TBD by your regional group)
TIMES: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (80 total hours of class)
STIPEND: $15 per hour of class attended
SITES: Crete, Fremont, Grand Island, Norfolk and North Platte
INSTRUCTORS: TEAMS teacher leaders (already selected)
NOTES: Field trips will be part of the course.

This is a brand-new course being developed by the UNL faculty and TEAMS teacher leaders and replaces KICKS. You can start your application here by choosing “Create an Account”: Once you have clicked on the confirmation email, click on Apply to access the TEAMS Participants application.

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