teacher professional development


K-12 Professional Development

Bring science to life in your classroom! Find out more about the science of learning, strengthen your expertise, and learn to integrate hands-on science activities into your classroom more effectively.

Instructional Sequence Matters

Grades 3 - 5

June 17-18, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
September 28, 8 a.m.–noon

Get ready for the revised Colorado Science Standards! We’ll help you prepare by learning simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities that promotes long-lasting understanding for your students.

Language of Inquiry & Argumentation Hybrid Course

Grades 6 - 12

June 19-21 & October 12

Increase engagement and deeper sense-making by incorporating argumentation, nonfiction text, and scientific writing into your lab activities. Have fun as you observe, practice, plan, and implement research-based strategies that support all learners.

SOLD OUT: Foothills to Tundra: The Changing Ecosystems and Biomes of Rocky Mountain National Park

Grades K - 12

June 26–28 

ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TO JOIN YOU! You do not need to be a professional educator to participate, so invite family and friends. (Must be over 16 years of age.)

ADI Train the Trainer Certification for ADI Introductory Workshops

Grades 6 - 12

October 21-24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

This institute is designed to help district or school science supervisors and coaches develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to train teachers about the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model.