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Online PD from the American Museum of Natural History
Earn graduate credit, and get access to cutting-edge research, rich content, and powerful classroom resources with Seminars on Science. The next session starts March 16; the registration deadline is March 2. The six-week online courses are co-taught by experienced scientists and educators and include The Ocean System; The Solar System; Earth: Inside and Out; Evolution; Genetics, Genomics, Genethics; and more. Graduate credit is available through leading institutions. AMNH is looking for 100 science teachers to participate in an online course on climate change. Receive a $500 stipend for completing the course.

Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute
This week-long professional development opportunity, takes place July 20-24. Participants will explore the benefits of using historical primary sources in the science classroom, particularly around the nature of science, the practices of scientists, and the relationship between science and society.Tuition and materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC, and any required overnight accommodations. Application deadline: March 24, 2015.

The Design of Discovery Workshop
In this K-12 professional development workshop, participants will explore the stories behind amazing NASA missions, from initial concept to science results, with the people who make the missions a reality. Discover how scientists, engineers, and mission operators collaborate to meet the challenges of complex missions to assure that science goals will be met. Hear the latest on emerging science from the New Horizons mission as it begins to return images of Pluto, and follow Dawn as it nears orbit around dwarf planet Ceres. Be the first to learn a new guided engineering, maker-based "design a mission" project to help students understand the relationship between scientific objectives and the engineering and design process. The workshop will be held at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.