«return to past eventsProfessional Development Series 2020-2021


(3) Professional Development Sessions will be held to help MESA teachers navigate a different type of school year.  Instead of in person singular training, we will be utilizing a virtual module training method to support our advisors (teachers) in their teaching practices, assistance with project-based learning, our yearly theme of “Designing for Equity”, and adapting their classroom and MESA program to a changing educational landscape. Each module will be up to a full day of training, will be recorded for future viewing, will provide opportunities for followup assistance, and will provide resources for continued learning. 

  • All NM MESA Teachers are Invited to Attend.
  • All sessions will be held virtually via zoom.  “Live” attendance is considered participation in real time.

SERIES #1: October 1, 2020; 3:30-6:30 PM

  • State of MESA, Organizational Changes, and Year Plan, Results of Survey
  • How to operate MESA in new school-scape
  • Bringing “Hands On’ STEM to your virtual classroom 
  • Registration Deadline: September 17, 2020 @ 5PM
  • $50.00 Stipend Paid for Live Attendance
  • Series #1 Event Flyer with Agenda
  • Recordings and Event Materials
    • Adapting Your MESA Powerpoint, Click HERE
    • Statewide Events and Resources Powerpoint (Event Master), Click HERE
    • Part 1 Event Recording (MESA Portion), Click HERE
    • Part 2 Event Recording (Bringing STEM Virtual, Explora Museum), Click HERE
    • Session Chat, Click HERE

SERIES #2: December 1, 2020; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • MESA Competitions and MESA Day Handbook Release
  • Video Creation Training Part 1-OPTIONAL; 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • MESA Updates and Competition Overview Part 2; 1:00-3:00 PM
  • $75.00 Stipend Paid for Live Attendance. $25.00 Stipend for Part 2 Partial Attendance. 
  • Series #2 Event Flyer with Agenda
  • NOTE: Additional Designing for Equity National Professional Development will be held December 5 or December 12 (TBD)
  • Recordings and Event Materials: Posted When Available

SERIES #3: February 1, 2021; Time TBD

  • Current State of MESA
  • TBD-Based on Survey and Current Needs