Professional Development

Current Professional Development Opportunities

There are currently no professional development opportunities scheduled. Please subscribe to our educator e-news to be kept informed of exciting teacher workshops!

About South Dakota Discovery Center Professional Development Opportunities

The South Dakota Discovery Center’s professional development opportunities equip teachers with the knowledge, skills and abilities to integrate hands-on, experiential learning into their classroom.  Our accredited workshops provide teachers with classroom ready activities that engage students in exploration, investigation, and discovery.

  • Early childhood to high school, we offer something for every grade band.
  • Standards and best practices are important to you, they are important to us.  We understand the importance of standards and best practices, including the Framework for K-12 Science Education.
  • 21st Century Teaching and Learning – the 4 C’s – are infused in our workshops.

Current highlights of our professional development offerings are:

NASA Summer of Innovation – We have partnered with NASA to provide professional development on how to integrate NASA into your classroom.

Watershed Field Studies – We offer field based workshops to study a local watershed.  Spend 2-3 days on the river doing field studies in the best classroom – the outdoors!  This slideshow shows you more.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) – This award winning curriculum is used by educators around the world to teach their students about every aspect of water.