NEED Educators Professional Development

Educator Testimonials

The NEED Project has been very impressive, and the presentations and materials for the students are second to none. Please continue to offer such a great program.

Mike Dulsaki, Westfield, MA
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The curriculum and materials are wonderful and can be adapted to fit every class and student need/accommodation.

Tiffany Stillwell, Tazewell, VA

Thank you for putting on one of the most incredible PDs I’ve ever attended! I am putting a lot of what I learned right into my classroom lessons.

Daniel Leija, San Antonio, TX

The program has been such an amazing resource for teaching energy to our students. It is all very much appreciated!

Jayme Miller, Braidwood, IL

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Local Workshops

The NEED Project works with local and national sponsors to provide local professional development opportunities across the country. One-day workshops are provided throughout the school year along with multi-day events during the summer. View upcoming workshops.

Conference Sessions

NEED hosts sessions at many state, regional, and national science teachers conventions and conferences. View upcoming conferences.

National Energy Conference for Educators

Every summer, NEED conducts a five–day conference for educators — teaching about energy and how to implement NEED programs in the classroom. Scholarships are available for classroom teachers. Graduate credit is also available for teachers participating in the program (additional cost). Registration fee includes lodging (double occupancy), most meals, and materials. For more information, contact NEED at 1-800-875-5029 or view conference information online.

Hosting a NEED Workshop

Interested in hosting a NEED workshop for your district?  Learn about partnering with NEED to create a custom workshop for your teachers, or reach out to us at

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