Winter/Spring 2018 Professional Development


April 13-14, 2018
University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls
$45 For Credit
Register:  Basic GLOBE
Sponsored by the 319 Information and Education Project and the Space Grant Consortium

GLOBE is an international science and education project that engages students in monitoring earth’s systems through data collection, data reporting, and participation in research. Sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation, GLOBE gives students opportunities to do real world science with real world application. This hands-on workshop will walk you through the basic protocols in atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Upon completion, participants will be certified GLOBE teachers. GLOBE educators have opportunities for to apply for minigrants, receive special stipends, and connect internationally with educators.

National Geographic Certified Educator Practicum

January 1 - March 30
$45 for credit
Register: NatGeo Certified Educator Practicum

This practicum is a corollary professional development to the educator certification. The Practicum provides support and opportunities for reflection on the way to becoming a National Geographic Certified Educator. 

In addition to meeting the requirements for certification, you will check in with the facilitator to discuss and debrief, reflect on your work and develop your self perception as explorer educator.


The SD Discovery Center offers professional development to formal and non-formal educators in science using proven, high quality, inquiry resources.

We offer hybrid and in person workshops throughout the year in GLOBE, GEMS, the Leopold Education Project and Project WET. Through partnerships with the Space Grant Consortium and the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources we can offer them at minimal cost to participants.

We also provide contact hour certificates for those educators who would like to earn hours by watching and reflecting on NASA or GLOBE webinars. 

We also facilitate and support National Geographic Certified Educator trainings. We conduct the Phase 1 in person workshop and also will provide contact hour certificates. Accreditation may also be provided.


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Thank you to the 
Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
Friends provide on going support so that the
children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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