Teacher Workshops

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

All 2021 teacher workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. Applications are required for each workshop. Questions? Please email information@asombro.org.

 

 

 

Upcoming Workshops – Winter 2021

 

 

 

Terrific Technologies for Ranching: Bring Sustainable Solutions into the Classroom

 

How are scientists helping to imagine the future of beef production and make it more sustainable? In this workshop, you’ll meet and learn from scientists in the Sustainable Southwest Beef research project. They’re investigating heritage cattle (Raramuri Criollo) and cutting-edge technologies like cattle movement sensors, water sensors, and virtual fencing. In this workshop, you’ll receive training and access to NGSS-aligned activities developed by Asombro to bring this current research to your students. Participating teachers will also receive a $50 stipend and a classroom set of supplies.
Grade Level: High School Science (Agriculture) Teachers
Date: Saturday September 18th postponed to Saturday January 15th, 2022
Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021- Early applications accepted
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Applications will be reviewed shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants will be notified of their application status by email.

 

 

 

 

Past Workshops – Summer and Fall 2021

 

Curious About Cows? Engaging NGSS Lessons on Current Criollo Cattle Research

 

Cows may be common farm and ranch animals, but this workshop will help you go beyond the basics to learn how to bring current research on sustainable ranching into your classroom. Discover a heritage cattle breed that may be more sustainable in the dry conditions of the southwest, and meet the scientists studying them. Get training and access to a hands-on, NGSS-aligned 3rd-grade lesson developed by Asombro to bring this current research to your students. Participating teachers receive a $50 stipend and a class set of supplies so you can teach the lesson in your classroom. Plus, teachers in southern New Mexico can win a free classroom visit by Asombro educators in the fall.
Grade Level: 3rd Grade Teachers
Date: Wednesday September 15th
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Application Deadline: August 27, 2021 – Early applications accepted
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Applications will be reviewed shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants will be notified of their application status by email.

 


 

 

Water Conservation Data Jam

The Water Conservation Data Jam increases students’ science literacy and ability to turn knowledge about New Mexico water issues into action. The NGSS-aligned lessons are available in a flexible menu so that formal and nonformal educators can customize the project in many ways, including being taught entirely remotely. You’ll engage in the Water Conservation Data Jam, learn how to teach the lessons to your students, and receive a class set of materials worth $375. Participating teachers will receive a $75 stipend and are eligible to apply for small grants to support additional opportunities to teach about water issues in New Mexico.
Grade Level: Formal and Nonformal Educators Who Teach 6th – 12th Grade students
Date: Saturday June 26, 2021
Time: 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
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Climate Change in the Southwest

 

Engage your students in the latest science through hands-on activities about climate change! Whether you consider yourself a climate novice or expert, these workshops will help expand your climate change teaching. You will practice activities that engage students in experiments, games, and more, based on current USDA Southwest Climate Hub research, to promote high-level thinking about climate change. Each workshop is focused on a different climate change theme; attend one or all.

 

Grade Level: 6th – 12th Grade Science and Agriculture Teachers
Dates and Topics:

June 21 : Creating Meaningful Conversations Around Climate Change

June 23 : Using Data to Understand Climate Change

June 28 : Adapting to Climate Change

June 30 : Earth Cycles

Time: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021
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New Mexico Climate Champions

 

Inspire and empower your students to turn knowledge into community action plans with New Mexico Climate Champions. These hands-on, NM-focused lessons for 5th-8th grade explore the science behind climate change with modules on energy use and water availability in our state. You’ll talk to climate experts, experience the lessons, and receive a class set of materials worth $600. Teachers will receive a $175 stipend for participation in all three days of the summer workshop. A mandatory follow-up virtual workshop will take place in the fall, where teachers will receive an additional $100 stipend and share their experiences with other educators.
Grade Level: 5th – 8th Grade Teachers Who Teach in New Mexico
Date: July 7, 8, and 9, 2021
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
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A Teacher’s Guide to the Desert’s Fascinating Flora

 

The desert is filled with fascinating flora. In this workshop, you will learn from scientists at the NMSU Herbarium, receive training for hands-on NGSS-aligned lessons developed by Asombro, and start your own classroom plant collection. We hope this workshop plants the “seed” of interest in the fascinating world of plants and that your investigation of plants with your students continues to grow. Teachers participating from southern New Mexico are eligible to win a free classroom visit by Asombro educators in the fall.  All teachers in attendance will receive a $30 stipend and a kit of supplies to start their own classroom plant investigations.
Grade Level: 3rd and 4th Grade Teachers
Date: Tuesday June 29th
Time: 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021