Professional Development

Organization Type of PD Target Audience Description
Clay Center of West Virginia Workshop K-12 teachers GEMS is a whole language, multi-disciplinary approach to teaching math and science, which was developed by Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Let us bring GEMS to you!

The Clay Center is proud to be a GEMS Center providing GEMS training and professional development opportunities for teachers of all grade levels. We can tailor a professional development session to fit your needs.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Workshop K-12 educators In addition to the Professional Development Courses planned throughout the school year, there is an opportunity for in-service teachers to explore the amazing science education resources available at the Museum. These courses are typically offered M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Design Your Own programs are in-depth sessions where you will:
Gain science or social studies content knowledge based on your group's goals.
Discover how the Museum's unique resources can support your curriculum.
Learn about the programs available for teachers and school groups.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science field trip Preservice students Rotation? Revolution? What do those words mean in astronomy? Answer this question while you participate in a human model of the motion of the sun and planets with your classmates, and visit Space Odyssey.

Additional Information

Participants will spend about 20 minutes in the exhibition, followed by 25 minutes in a classroom learning about the Museum resources and materials. Add a trip to the IMAX Theater, the Planetarium, or a temporary exhibition for an additional fee.
Explora Workshop TBD-upon request These intellectually challenging workshops for educators take a novel approach and are directly applicable to the work done in classrooms, preschools, libraries and community centers every day.
Exploration Place Workshop TBD-upon request Let our experienced Exploration Place Educators teach you what we do best - excite your students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Workshop 6-12 grade teachers This flagship middle through high school teacher workshop correlates with two of our 120-minute Exploration Workshops for students in grades 6 to 12. Through access to an individual laptop, teachers become engineers for the day and learn how to design a mechanical part using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software that connects to a 3-D printer. Then, be prepared to become 'handy' as you learn the physics and compete with other area teachers to build a catapult with GEARS rapid prototyping kits!
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Workshop K-5 teachers Get back to the basics, elementary teachers! Fall in love with learning all over again, as you see how the Exploreum's Education Department takes science topics and turns them into interactive demonstrations. The fun doesn't stop with this workshop, as we put your inner child's science knowledge and creativity to the test!
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Workshop 6-12 grade teachers Middle and high school teachers, prepare to let your imaginations take flight! Learn the basics of aeronautics and how your students will participate in the history of flight through interactive STEAM education in the correlating Principles of Flight Exploration Workshops for grades 6 to 12.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Workshop Grades 3-12 teachers Mike McGlone of NASA will conduct a two day teacher workshop at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. McGlone will discuss the impact and history of the Hubble Space Telescope, during this 20th anniversary week of Hubble?s deployment. McGlone is a K-12 education specialist, and we?re thrilled he?ll be bringing his expertise to Kansas teachers.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Workshop Grades K-12 teachers Interested in the inner workings of NASA?s Johnson Space Center? Then travel with us to Houston for this exclusive up-close-and-personal tour. See areas not open to the public and speak to NASA scientists and engineers. Stand where flight controllers stood during the historic Moon landings and see cutting-edge spacesuits. The trip also features a visit to Galveston Island and includes bus transportation and hotel accommodations. *Please contact the Education Coordinator regarding pricing.