Professional Development

Looking for something new and exciting in the sea of professional development offerings? Institute scientists and educators have spent years developing engaging programming in support of classroom curriculum. Enhance how science is taught through inquiry and interdisciplinary PD sessions and leave with ideas and activities that make teaching science more exciting than ever!

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF INQUIRY

Explore the role of inquiry to create powerful student experiences in science education, including best science practices, guiding learners in develop-ing questions and facilitating student-driven inves-tigations at any age. This workshop supports best science practices in the classroom and is available as a half-day or day-long session.

ART AND SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

Develop multi-disciplinary thinking and creative skills in K-12 students by integrating art and science within your instruction. With topics ranging from geology to biology to a wide range of traditional to contemporary studio arts, teachers will explore the nature of art and science and discover where they intersect. This workshop is available as a half-day or day-long session.

SUMMER INQUIRY WORKSHOPS

Looking to further integrate inquiry into your science instruction? This week-long experience guides K-12 teachers to discover how students can engage in authentic science practices, addresses misconceptions in inquiry and provides the means to adapt existing curriculum to an inquiry-based approach in a variety of classroom contexts.

INTEGRATED STEM LEARNING THROUGH INQUIRY

Discover how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be taught in an integrated fashion. Find ways to use inquiry to purposefully guide students to science and math understandings while engaging them in the engineering process. This workshop supports best science practices in the classroom and is available as a half-day or day-long session.

Call us at 248 645.3035 to discuss a custom session for your group.