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Teaching Native Waters: Professional Development and Virtual Community

About this virtual professional development series:

Middle and high school science, technology, engineering, and math educators: Join us for place-based STEM education professional development to build community with other teachers serving Native students.

Earn up to $500 for each module for materials and supplies for your classroom. Receive technology to help you connect for distance learning. Receive materials and lessons for distance learning curriculum.

Support each other through challenges and build resilience with other educators serving Native students.

Teaching Native Waters will hold a total of four virtual modules this school year, each six-weeks long. Sign up for just one or for all four.


  • Module 1: Oct. 5 – Nov. 20, 2020. Pueblo Farming Project: Know Your Soil
    Connect with scientists and TCUs to build career bridges for your students.  Learn valuable techniques for making science place-based and relevant to community. Earn professional development clock hours for Arizona.
  • Module 2: Jan. 18 – Feb. 26, 2021. Making Climate Connections.
    Join the module on Making Climate Connections to discover ways to blend local climate impacts and knowledge into your classroom.
  • Module 3: April 18 – May 28, 2021. “What Makes Water Drinkable?”. Join us for hands-on experiences all about water quality that will help us develop our skills in claim-evidence-reasoning.