Math and science teachers receive the training, tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom. Check often for upcoming professional development opportunities.

June 18-29, 2018

2018 Cyber@UNO : Intensive Cybersecurity Training for High School Teachers

GenCyber is a two-week immersive training program in cybersecurity for high school teachers held at the University of New Orleans.

The program is funded by the NSA/NSF GenCyber program and is completely free for teachers selected to participate in the program, with lodging and travel (as needed) and meals paid for by the program. The training will be provided by the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA), an NSA/DHS-designated Center of Excellence in Cyber Operations.

  • Teachers attending the training can expect to significantly deepen their knowledge of cybersecurity
  • Participants will receive a complete set of the instructional materials from the training,
  • All materials come pre-installed on a Chromebook, which participants will keep

To learn more or apply, click HERE.

April 28, 2018


Where: Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 11000 Lake Forest Boulevard, New Orleans

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Who: Teachers of 6th – 12th grades (lessons can be scaled down to suit educator needs)

Cost: FREE (A $25.00 registration deposit is due at the time of registration. This deposit will reserve your space for the workshop and will be returned upon full-day participation in the workshop.)

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER staff to learn more about the importance of ocean exploration, current exploration technologies, and recent deep-sea discoveries. This full day Professional Development workshop will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and other resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely-operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, lunch, and a $75 stipend. Lessons are designed for grades 6-12 but many activities can be scaled to suit educator needs.

Many thanks to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for generously providing the funding for this workshop!

**Please email or to request a registration form for the NOAA Workshop. For more information, please visit our website.

May 29 - June 1, 2018

 “From H – 2 – O”
Offered by Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium  (LUMCON)
For Middle School and High School Teachers

From H-2-O is a multi-day residential workshop held at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. Participants spend 2.5 days immersed in a coastal estuarine environment.

The workshop consists of field, laboratory, and classroom work. All activities are designed to ensure that participants have the knowledge and skills needed to use Bayouside Classroom with their students. Each new program teacher will be paired with a mentor teacher or instructor. Workshop funding provided by BTNEP.

Participants will receive a Bayouside Classroom kit (valued at $450) and free lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. The National Park Service will provide up to seve middle school/high school teachers with a $500.00 stipend.*

Questions? Reach out to Kimberly Cooke at

Applications due May 7, 2018.

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