The STEM Education Center offers a variety of professional development workshops for teachers on WPI's campus during the academic year as well as throughout the summer. We focus on enriching STEM education in the classroom at both the subject specific level and as fully integrated subject content & practices across STEM fields. Scroll down to review the upcoming PD offerings.
Please note: All workshops require a minimum number of registrations to run; registration closes one week prior to each workshop. For more information about any of these professional development opportunities, please email Donna Taylor at email@example.com
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SUMMER 2020 STEM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
At this time, all Summer 2020 PD's will be offered as online, interactive experiences.
Online STEM Teaching: Meeting the Needs of all Learners
Need to enhance your online teaching skills to better meet the needs of all of your students? With this set of introductory and advanced workshops, you can do just that! There's even a PD specifically for administrators/coaches. Check them out!
Looking for new STEM or STEAM project ideas to incorporate into your classroom? Look no further! Explore challenges aligned with grade-level standards and follow the steps of the engineering design process to solve them. Always an educator favorite!
Seeds of STEM
Problem Panda has a LOT of problems! Step into the shoes of a preschool student and experience this hands-on approach to doing STEM with young children. Explore the Seeds of STEM curriculum binder and color images, and discuss with other educators how to implement this year-long curriculum in your classroom.
STEM Educator Certificate Course
Earn a STEM Certificate from WPI! Join us on a journey to design a high-quality integrated STEM Challenge that aligns with STEM standards of your choice. This course is great for in-school educators, out-of-school educators, and coaches of all grade levels. It’s one of a kind!
Transform the way you look at assessment practices. Re-imagine and redesign your current assessments to meet critical elements of high quality, while collaborating with grade-level colleagues. Assessing will never be so clear!
Project Based Learning Institute
Immerse yourself in PBL! Work together with your educator team to dive deeper into the understanding of project-based learning. Let us guide you to plan real-world, high-quality PBL experiences for your students.
Coding and Computational Thinking
Gain insight into coding/computational thinking! Explore, experience, and create meaningful, problem-solving tasks that integrate computational thinking with ELA, math, and science. Don’t have robots? That’s okay! The tools we use in this PD will be available to borrow, FREE of charge!
What’s Inside my Technology? + Makerspace Exploration
Have you ever wanted to take something apart to see what’s inside? Did you wonder what makerspace looks like in other schools? This PD is just for you! Explore communication systems through several activities that align with middle school T/E standards, while going on a virtual tour of makerspaces. End the day with a tour of WPI’s newest makerspace!