TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Program visits every school district in Utah on a three-year rotation. Workshops are free for public and charter school teachers. Funding for these workshops comes from the Utah State Legislature’s Informal Science Education Enhancement (iSEE) grant and the Education Alliance Partnership in association with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). All workshops are free and include materials, lesson plans, and Utah State Board of Education relicensure points.

Occasionally, we have enough resources to offer additional workshops. You may request a workshop below.

Workshop Request Form

For more information about TRP workshops please contact Melissa Halvorsen, Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 255 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.

2017-2018 TRP Schedule

Stability and Change in Marine Ecosystems

This free, 4-hour workshop is correlated to the new 6th grade SEEd standards. Teachers will learn about three-dimensional science instruction as introduced by the Next Generation Science Standards and how they can apply this exciting instructional model for their students. In this workshop, participants will learn how to teach using phenomenon, engage students with science practices, and identify and emphasize cross-cutting science concepts.

All participants will receive lesson plans and teaching materials correlated to standard 6.4, Stability and Change in Ecosystems. Additionally, participants will receive four re-licensure points and a materials kit.

March 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

March 2, 2019

12:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

March 8, 2019 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grand County School District

March 11, 2019 

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kendell Building, Davis School District

NOAA: Exploring Earth's Oceans

Discover how you can bring the latest discoveries from the deep ocean into your classroom. Using new technological “eyes” to see, sense, measure, image, and describe a little known ocean world, scientists and educators are bringing the excitement of late-breaking ocean discoveries into classrooms through lesson plans, curricula, Expedition Education Modules, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, and more. Come learn how easy it is to access these resources and use them to enhance your current curriculum.

This seven-hour workshop includes lunch, printed lesson guides, and 7 re-licensure points or .5 USBE credits. The workshop is geared towards grades 5-12, but teachers of all grades are welcome.

Project Wet

Make a splash with water-based science for grades K-12. The mission of Project WET is to provide children, parents, educators, and communities around the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

This seven hour workshop includes the Project WET Resource Guide with lesson plans for grades K-12 that correlate with national standards. Lessons include science, social studies, art, and literacy concepts. All participants will receive 7 re-licensure points or .5 USBE credits.