Accessible DEIA PD Workshop

The IDEAS* team presents:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Education PD Workshop

*(Innovative Differentiated Education Activities in Space Science)

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

About: To prepare for accessible and inclusive eclipse and space science experiences, all educators will participate in hands-on STEM investigations, explore UND’s Human Spaceflight Laboratory (Inflatable Lunar/Martian Analog Habitat, Space Suit Lab, Electric Rover, Spacecraft Simulators, and more), and visit the UND Atmospherium, all while donning simulators!  Educators’ experiences will lead to rich discussion on how to improve inclusive STEM pedagogy. Participants’ feedback will also influence future iterations of NASA lesson plans. Educators will network with STEM-passionate educators, DEIA-passionate educators, and NASA researchers.

Hosted by the IDEAS team (South Carolina, North Carolina, and North Dakota Space Grant Consortia), we encourage interested educators to request a seat in the workshop, regardless of experience levels, subject content areas, and teaching experience. We encourage educators from rural and/or Tribal communities to apply. All expenses will be sponsored by the educators’ local Space Grant Consortium.

Where: Grand Forks, North Dakota (see Map) at the University of North Dakota

When: July 25 – 28, 2022

Mode of Instruction: In-person

Time Commitment: All educators will participate for at least 15 hours, over a multi-day timeframe. Anticipated workshop duration: evening on Monday, July 25 – mid-day Thursday, July 28.

PD in progress: Educators interested in earning 1 PD credit will be able to apply through the University of North Dakota.

Draft Agenda: coming soon

Capacity: This workshop will host 30 educators from across the country. All seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waiting list will be opened if the limit is exceeded.

Required technology: None required; we recommend bringing a smart device (i.e. a smartphone or tablet to participate in online quizzes and STEM applications). Campus-based WiFi will be available for all participants.

Application deadline: June 15, 2022

You must hear back from the NDSGC with an official confirmation before assuming you are enrolled. Thanks!


Submittable Registration Link (notice of interest only)

Please reach out to the IDEAS team with any questions:

Marissa Saad ( (preferred for registration questions)

Tori McIntosh (

Caitlin Milera (

Dr. Cass Runyon (

Jobi Cook (

Maria Royle (

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