High School Earth Science Teachers: ESTEP 2023 - 25 Summer Boot Camp Schedule and New ONLINE Course Offerings Schedule AVAILABLE now!!!!

By Dana Smith, dana_smith@isd31.net 





ESTEP is a fast paced, one week, bootcamp style, regional workshop that focuses on a specific set of earth and space science benchmarks AND the teaching strategies you will need to start making the shift to science sense-making with your students.  

  • Deepen your understanding of earth science concepts through investigations! 
  • Utilize 3-dimensional strategies by DOING the science! 
  • Begin building confidence in your unit and lesson planning!
  • Collaborate and discuss how phenomena and storylines relate to particular investigations! 


ESTEP High School Boot Camp Series Schedule 

ESTEP Online Courses Schedule

ESTEP Online Course Descriptions


MnSTA/ESTEP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of Minnesota educators that participate in our programs.   We are especially focused on teachers of BIPOC and underrepresented populations, alternatively licensed educators, and educational assistants working toward licensure. 



Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).