In Summer of 2022, ARETS partnered with Dataspire to offer the Data Literacy Using LTER Data Workshop Series to potential ARET@LTERS applicants. Participants learned so much that we are now requiring all ARET participants to complete the series. 

The Dataspire training fosters educators’ and students’ abilities to engage confidently with data in their daily lives.

The next Data Literacy Using LTER Data Workshop Series will be offered in April 2023. Through a series of 8 short, 90-minute, online, interactive workshops we unpack what is involved in teaching with data. Participants network with other data-interested educators to enhance their own data literacy skills and build a repertoire of techniques for teaching. We use current, cutting-edge data from the Arctic, HJ Andrews Forest, and Santa Barbara Coastal Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites.


  • $200 Stipend
  • Increase your confidence in using practices that are key elements of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Mathematics Standards
  • Get new ideas for engaging your students in using and analyzing data practices
  • Dive more deeply into common areas that trip up students while they are working with data
  • Time to explore and modify activities for your classroom that address the topic being covered
  • Practice incorporating data analysis, interpretation, and computational thinking into what you already do
  • Network with teachers from across the country and learn about publicly-available data from the LTER network


The $194 registration fee will be paid with grant funds, and each teacher will receive a $200 stipend for full participation.

To Apply

We are seeking high school teachers who teach in Alaska, California (Santa Barbara and Ventura counties), Oregon, or the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. We think teachers from a variety of STEM disciplines will get the most out of the experience; however teachers from any discipline who are interested in the topic are welcome. 

Twelve seats will be reserved for ARET@LTER selected teachers. Application for remaining seats will open in February, 2023.

For Questions

  • Teachers in Alaska, please email Amanda Morrison at
  • Teachers in Santa Barbara, CA please email Scott Simon at
  • Teachers in Wisconsin or Oregon, please email Kari O’Connell at

This professional development opportunity is funded through a larger project. We hope you will consider joining us for the ARETs@LTER project.