What’s better than teaching them science?

Letting them discover it.

Effective STEM/STEAM classes start with effective, inquiry-based science instruction. We’ll explore the latest teaching strategies, effective use of technology, and NGSS standards and practices.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

STEM and Storybooks

Using Literature in the STEM Classroom: Literature helps students make connections with STEM concepts. In this workshop, we will explore ways to teach STEM through different types of literature. You will learn how to engage your students with activities utilizing key Math, Science, and Literacy concepts found in their favorite fiction and nonfiction stories!

Coding for Junior Engineers

Coding in the early years is growing rapidly in popularity as more and more parents and educators see that it is an important 21st century skill best taught early and often. In this session, you’ll learn some simple, effective ways to start your own coding classes and clubs, while attempting to provide advice on academic approach, curricula and other resources.

Once Upon a Fairy STEM

Once upon a time, fairy tales were for the very young. They were read at bedtime or watched in Disney movies. However, in a true to life “happily ever after” scenario, fairy tale literature is experiencing a revival these days. As educators, we understand the time crunch we face daily to “get it all in”. Why not teach skills simultaneously? In this workshop, we will focus on how to integrate fairy tales and STEM challenges. It will contain examples of tiered lessons, STEM challenge activities, printables, a step-by-step guide for setting up a classroom and how to complete a fairy tale STEM challenge.

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