Petroleum Council Teacher Education Seminar

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation hosts this seminar for educators to learn about the oil industry and take projects, lessons, and ideas back to the classroom. The seminar also helps educations translate to their students geography, math, chemistry, geometry, etc. tie into the oil and gas industry and careers. Delve deep into the oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the skills, technology and education it takes to recover it and the ways it is important to you.
Topics include:
Petroleum geology – Why is petroleum found in the rocks of western North Dakota?
Drilling, producing and refining oil and gas and why is it important to me?
Career exploration in the energy industry.
History of oil and gas in North Dakota.
Paleontology of the Williston Basin.
Oil and the environment – Can they coexist?
Plus, attendees get a rare opportunity to tour a drilling rig, production site, and more.

Online Professional Development Program for the Lessons of Our Land Curriculum

*Online Independent Learning Opportunity*

The Lessons of Our Land professional development program provides teachers with a variety of learning opportunities to enhance their practice by incorporating and utilizing a culturally-responsive curriculum. As an educator, you will gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum and develop the necessary skills to help your students get the most out of their learning experience. Professional development participants will also have access to a safe, robust private forum where you can share your experiences and resources (including photos and videos), celebrate classroom successes, and discuss the challenges of teaching Lessons of Our Land. By participating in the professional development program, you’ll receive:

– Ongoing access to six sessions on video
– Downloadable PowerPoint presentations with practical exercises
– Exclusive access to the private discussion forum where educators can interact
– Reference materials will be added over time, including specific links to ILTF resources

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to become part of a larger community of learners and educators while maximizing the impact of Lessons of Our Land for your students. Individual one-year memberships are available for $100. Please inquire about pricing for groups or institutions.

Click the ‘Register’ button below to download the printable registration form. Questions about Professional Development may be directed to Nichlas Emmons, Program Officer at Indian Land Tenure Foundation via email ( or telephone (651-766-8999). Teachers will earn CEUs for their successful completion of the program from United Tribes Technical College.