Professional Development

  • 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.

  • Lego Master Educator Applications Closing Soon

    Lego Master Educator Applications Closing Soon

    The deadline to apply to become a Lego Master Educator is fast approaching. Applications for the program are due April 16.

  • Amazon Pumping $50 Million into CS Education

    Amazon Pumping $50 Million into CS Education

    Amazon is committing $50 million to computer science education in the United States with new programs supporting high school and early undergraduate students, including financial aid to help schools bring AP CS courses to their students.

  • Hands-On PD: The Key to Helping Educators Facilitate PBL

    A curriculum direcrtor shares her successful professional development strategy for preparing educators to teach project-based learning.

  • From left to right, Jennifer Chauvot, chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Paige Evans, clinical professor, teachHOUSTON; Leah McAlister-Shields, teachHOUSTON academic program manager; and Mariam Manuel, instructional assistant professor, teachHOUSTON. Source: University of Houston

    NSF Grant to Cover Master Degrees in STEM Teaching and Bonuses

    The $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation will cover tuition and fees for teachers working in middle and high schools to earn their master of education degrees with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math; they'll also receive a $10,000 annual stipend for four years afterwards to train other teachers in schools serving populations of students who are under-represented in the STEM fields.

  • Wonder Workshop, provider of educational robots, has launched the Teach Wonder initiative, a new program that leverages nonprofits to give teachers the skills they need to bring coding and robotics into their classrooms.

    Wonder Workshop Debuts Robotics PD Initiative for Teachers

    Wonder Workshop, provider of educational robots, has launched the Teach Wonder initiative, a new program that leverages nonprofits to give teachers the skills they need to bring coding and robotics into their classrooms.

  • 2018 to See More Emergency Hiring to Cover STEM Teacher Gap

    2018 to See More Emergency Hiring to Cover STEM Teacher Gap

    According to 100Kin10, the "highest-leverage root causes" for the current STEM teacher shortage are linked to school culture and, in particular, to the culture of professional development, collaboration and accountability. According to a teacher survey, 69 percent of respondents said their principals give "little to no time for them to collaborate and learn from other STEM teachers in their school or district."

  • Online Program Offers STEM Engineering Ed Certificates

    The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

  • A new NIH grant will support a program in Missouri that aims to couple STEM learning with language arts to improve literacy even as students work on hands-on projects.

    Missouri Middle School Teachers to Get STEM Literacy Support

    A new NIH grant will support a program in Missouri that aims to couple STEM learning with language arts to improve literacy even as students work on hands-on projects.