Trainings, Resources and Opportunities for Educators

Trainings, Resources and Opportunities for Educators
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We provide resources grounded in research and offer professional learning opportunities to increase educators’ content knowledge, teaching strategies and confidence in the K-12 classroom and informal settings.

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Professional Development / Trainings

Schoolyard SITES

Extension natural resources volunteers paired with K-6 teachers to explore, develop and implement citizen science projects.

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Building Equity Leaders for STEM (BELS)- A new program for STEM teachers grades 6-10. Includes leadership skills, equity pedagogies and STEM instruction. 

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Teaching Through Inquiry & Science Practices

K-12 teacher workshops focused on inquiry-based instruction and the Next Generation Science Standards science and engineering practices.

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Mental Health First Aid®

An 8-hour training teaching how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Experts to enhance your education

We train volunteers in specialty areas who can present in classrooms, clubs and other educational settings - enriching the learning environment.  

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Marine Docents

Highly-trained volunteers are an excellent guess speaker in an classroom or club to discuss an ocean or estuary issue.  

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The professional development program pairs elementary school teachers with UNH Extension science volunteers to implement citizen science projects
In spring 2024, teachers and volunteers from across New Hampshire convened for another successful Schoolyard SITES showcase. The showcase provided spa... Learn More
New programs will build off existing Extension expertise
To address critical needs in health, well-being, youth development and education, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is re-orientin... Learn More
From the city to the country, partnerships create equitable learning experiences for students
There are many factors that can serve as learning barriers for students at every level. To ensure that every child has the chance to succeed, STEM pro... Learn More
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Extension specialists work closely with Leitzel Center experts who facilitate partnerships and initiate programs with the goal of developing educators' knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering concepts, along with human learning strategies—developing learners who experience the joy of discovery and the challenge of understanding; providing learning environments that support active engagement.

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