Professional Development

Each year, hundreds of K-12 teachers receive professional development and clock hours from EarthGen’s experienced staff.

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Zoom screenshot from a recent virtual training event
Teachers wear hard hats and look out on large solar arrays and wind generators during an Energy Matters training.

Through EarthGen’s seminars and workshops, teachers:

  • Learn new strategies to engage students in science learning in the context of environmental issues;
  • Receive ready-to-use classroom resources designed to be adaptable to the local and culturally-specific needs of diverse students; and
  • Share ideas with like-minded colleagues.

In 2020, EarthGen moved all of its trainings online to meet safety guidelines during the pandemic. Virtual trainings have proven to be effective, and have become popular among teachers. EarthGen’s virtual workshops strengthen teachers’ preparation in climate and environmental science and teach them how to use remote learning tools such as PearDeck, Jamboard, and Padlet to make remote learning effective for their own students.

Featured Event

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“This was seriously the best training I have attended since I started teaching 14 years ago! Relevant, useful, and great resources!”

Katie Levenick, Teacher, Camas High School