Professional Development

  • NSF Grants Aims to Fast-Track STEM Teacher Training to Fill Gaps

    A grant-funded program in a Georgia university is combining tuition, mentoring, professional development opportunities and extra pay to grow the number of STEM-certified teachers in the state.

  • DRK12 Robotics website

    Free Workshop Trains Teachers on Developing STEM Lessons

    This month, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

  • STEAM Week

    New STEAM Week Virtual Event Offers Free Learning Series on STEM and STEAM Education

    STEAM Universe, in partnership with THE Journal and Campus Technology, is pleased to announce STEAM Week 2019, a multi-day virtual event focused exclusively on STEM and STEAM in both K-12 and postsecondary education.

  • Principals Sought for STEM Research Leadership Project

    The program will use virtual reality and online coaching. The purpose: to help principals improve their abilities to observe, analyze and communicate improvements to classroom instruction, particularly as it relates to access and equity in STEM.

  • Getting Trained to Teach Robotics

    Getting Trained to Teach Robotics

    This professional development opportunity helps you with the basics and even includes freely available curriculum.

  • During the open house for the Urban STEM Education Center, student members of an area robotics club demonstrated a robot made out of Legos as part of the First Lego League, a competition for elementary and middle school students. Source: Urban STEM Education Center.

    U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center

    An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron's College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.

  • Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

    Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

    Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.

  • Institute of Play Offers Free PD for Math Teachers in Grades 6-12

    Participants will learn how to use game-design principles and tie games into their lessons. Teachers have until September 21 to get their applications in.

  • LEGO Adds 110 Master Educators to New Ed Community

    LEGO Education has launched a new education community — LEGO Education Master Educators — and has named 110 members to its initial cohort, Applications will soon be accepted from educators around the world.

  • New Colorado Pathway Tackles Teacher STEM Ed

    Graduate Program Tackles STEM Teacher Prep

    A group of organizations announced plans to launch a graduate-level educator preparation program for Colorado teachers, intended to help them gain the credentials they need to teach STEM classes in K-12. The first focus of "STEMpath" will be computer science.

  • MakerBot Debuts Teacher Certification Program

    MakerBot Debuts Teacher Certification Program

    The program is available as a self-paced online course or as a blended course. The online option allows teachers to complete the course via MakerBot University at their own pace and to complete an assessment at the end to earn a certificate. It is designed to take approximately five to 10 hours to complete and costs $99.

  • Partnership Aims to Create STEM Teacher Pipeline

    Partnership Aims to Create STEM Teacher Pipeline

    The University of California, Riverside, and the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) have partnered on an initiative to attract new STEM teachers to the California district.