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Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops
 

Archery in the Schools Teacher Workshops

Grades 4-12
Topics Certification for teachers to teach archery classes.
Cost Free
Other Schools are also offered the opportunity to apply for grant money to purchase archery equipment for their school's National Archery in the Schools program.
For More Information To learn more about the NASP program and NASP grants, see the NASP program pages and/or contact jrlong@nd.gov, 701-328-6332).

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The following teacher workshops are taught during the summer and spring semesters for one graduate credit. Look for educator workshops in your area. If your district is interested in hosting a workshop, contact Sherry Niesar at sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714.

Habitats of North Dakota Teacher Workshops

Grades K-6
Topics Five major North Dakota habitats (wetlands, prairie, riparian areas, badlands and woodlands), wildlife found in each habitat, importance of each habitat.
Cost Free (Some districts may add an administrative fee. If taken for credit, there is also a $50/credit recording fee.)
Other Each unit is accompanied by its own student guide and instructions for activities that relate to these areas. Teachers receive all the materials necessary to teach about the five habitats in their own classrooms. There are scheduled classes in the summer that are planned through the ND teacher center. Workshops can also be requested by teachers if at least five teachers are present. The Department instructor will travel to sites to provide this service. There are full 15 hour courses where a one graduate credit can be earned, or shorter in-service workshops on habitats.
For More Information To learn more about this program and workshops view our Habitats of North Dakota for K-12 Educators page and/or contact sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714.

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Birds of North Dakota

Grades K-12
Topics North Dakota bird identification and information
Cost Free (Some districts may add an administrative fee. If taken for credit, there is also a $50/credit recording fee.)
Other Teachers will enjoy learning about the different types of birds found in the state. They will receive resource materials including the book, "Birds of North Dakota." The workshop will provide teachers with different lessons relevant to North Dakota by integrating life science techniques with the visual arts. Links will be made between the description of birds and their habits and habitats using both classroom and field instruction. Materials are correlated to meet North Dakota curriculum standards.
For More Information To learn more, contact sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714.

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A Visual Arts Approach to Teaching Life Science

Grades K-12
Topics The workshop will demonstrate visual arts hands-on activities educators can use in their classrooms, discussion of classroom and curriculum integration, and identification of local resources.
Cost Free (Some districts may add an administrative fee. If taken for credit, there is also a $50/credit recording fee.)
Other Participants will complete several art projects.
For More Information To learn more about contact sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714.

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Life Science Resources for Elementary Educators

Grades K-6
Topics This workshop will provide an overview of North Dakota Game and Fish Department resources available to educators.
Cost Free (some districts may add an administrative fee. If taken for credit, there is also a $50/credit recording fee.)
Other Students will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum from The Whale, Wildlife of North Dakota Trunk, Elementary Aquatic Education Trunk and other resources. This in an integrated workshop for elementary, science and social studies teachers, and anyone else who would like to breathe life back into their curriculum. Materials are correlated to meet North Dakota curriculum standards.
For More Information To learn more about contact sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714.

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Mammals of North Dakota

Grades K-12
Topics North Dakota mammal identification and information
Cost Free (Some districts may add an administrative fee. If taken for credit, there is also a $50/credit recording fee.)
Other Teachers will enjoy learning about the different types of mammals found in the state. They will receive resource materials including the book, "Mammals of North Dakota." The workshop will provide teachers with different lessons relevant to North Dakota by exploring life science investigation techniques. Links will be made between the description of mammals and their habits and habitats using both classroom and field instruction. Materials are correlated to meet North Dakota Curriculum Standards.
For More Information To learn more about contact sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714.

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Early Child Techniques for Teaching Wildlife of North Dakota

Grades Pre K-2
Topics Using wildlife and natural resources to help teach across the curriculum.
Cost Free (Some districts may add an administrative fee. If taken for credit, there is also a $50/credit recording fee.)
Other Children love animals! Take a trip with the wildlife of North Dakota to bring your classroom to life. Engage students in exciting learning adventures that teach across the curriculum. Go from math to language arts to science effortlessly, without losing your students in the transition.
For More Information To learn more about contact sniesar@nd.gov, 701-527-3714).

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