For Teachers


Innovative professional
development offers transdisciplinary
problem-based learning.


Through our STEM focused courses we show educators how to engage students in solving real-world problems.  Teachers move from the textbook and lectures to challenging students to brainstorm projects that find solutions for real-world problems. TPBL connects all subjects and develops real problem-solving skills that allows our students to close the employment gap in South Dakota.

SDIL partners with PAST Innovation Lab to offer exciting professional development courses for teachers and pre-service teachers in South Dakota.

SDIL Professional Development is tailored, differentiated curriculum that supports Teacher Effectiveness, Student Learning Objectives and is aligned with:

  • South Dakota Science Standards (Adopted May 2015)
  • Common Core ELA and Math Standards
  • Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards