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21st Century Teacher Academy at NASA AMES
The 21st Century Teacher Academy is a professional development opportunity for 6-12 educators, on how to create and implement real-world, project-based learning, or PBL, curriculum using NASA's missions. The workshop will take place July 11-22, 2016, at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Attendees will receive a $4,500 stipend. Applications are due May 31, 2016.

Texas A&M workshop: Global Warming and Climate Change
This workshop is at Texas A&M on July 21: Climate keeps changing in response to ongoing greenhouse gas emissions, and climate science media coverage continues to increase as more and more people learn about the risks a warming climate poses to society. Teachers need to be well-informed to explain the science and address myths and misconceptions.

Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate.

The 2016 DREAM2Explore teacher professional development workshop will take place July 11-15 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Grade 6-9 science teachers are invited to participate in this free workshop focused on lunar and planetary science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon, asteroids, and the moons of Mars is growing and changing with new data from current and recent planetary missions. In-service and pre-service science teachers are encouraged to apply.

Lunar Workshop for Educators
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission is sponsoring a free workshop on June 27-July 1 in Greenbelt, Maryland for grade 6-9 science teachers. The week-long workshop focuses on lunar science and exploration, complete with tours, presentations and a lunch with NASA scientists, tons of hands-on activities, pedagogical discussions about how effectively to share lunar science with your students and more! Stipends amounts of $500 are available for those who need financial assistance to participate (first-come, first-served basis).

Summer Houston Chemistry Workshop
In this 4-day workshop, July 18-21, teachers participate in a broad spectrum of instructional exercises, become part of a panel discussion and tour various chemical plants and industrial waste disposal sites on facility field trips. Teachers completing all days of the workshop receive a $300 stipend.