John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Virtual PD Workshop: Atmospheres of North Dakota

NASA-in-the-Classroom Professional Development Workshop

Registration Closed

Please join us for a VIRTUAL hands-on professional development workshop open to all ND educators!

Stay at home and participate in this 100% virtual NASA-in-the-Classroom professional development workshop. Open to all North Dakota K-12 educators and education majors, participants will receive a free PurpleAir atmospheric sensor for the workshop (you’ll be able to keep it and use with your own students!). Participants will also be able to interview NASA atmospheric scientists, as well as learn about other NASA education and ND funding opportunities to stay involved throughout the year.

Hosted by the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC), we encourage interested educators to request a seat in the workshop, regardless of your experience levels, subject content areas, and teaching experience. The NDSGC encourages educators from rural and/or Tribal communities to apply.


Where: Virtual; at a location where you have access to Wi-Fi.

When: August 10, 12, 17, and 19, 2021

Mode of Instruction: Synchronous class time and asynchronous homework and practice time

Time Commitment: We will provide 15 hours, over a two week timeframe. Educators interested in earning 1 PD credit will be able to apply through UND.

Draft Agenda: Click here to preview the agenda

Capacity: The NDSGC will accept the first 20 educators who sign up, first-come, first-serve. We will open a waiting list in case we exceed our limit.

Required technology: All participants will need a laptop or computer to join the workshop, access to Wi-Fi*, and (optional) a smart device (i.e. a smartphone or tablet to participate in online quizzes).

* We will connect our PurpleAir sensors to our local Wi-Fi source. To do so, you will need to know your Wi-Fi’s password.


Apply here!


Application deadline: July 20, 2021

Because we are limited to the 20 participants, you must hear back from the NDSGC with an official confirmation before assuming you are enrolled. Thanks!

Please reach out to Marissa Saad (, Tori McIntosh ( or Caitlin Nolby ( with any questions.