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The STEM Education Center offers a variety of professional development workshops for teachers 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.  For more information about any of these professional development opportunities, please email Donna Taylor at

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All PD's are currently offered as online, interactive experiences. Contact Donna Taylor with questions.

Children participating in the Seeds of Stem program

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.  Our curriculum binder, color images and Problem Panda can be included!  Come play with us!

Dates: October 15-16 from 10am-2:30pm ET + 2 additional dates TBD by participants

Presentations in the certification program

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!

Dates:  6 Saturdays in 2022: 1/8, 1/29, 2/12, 3/5, 3/26, 4/9

I am STEM, STEM, lesson library, PK-5, Design process

I am STEM Webinar

In preparation for MA STEM Week, the STEM Education Center is offering two free 1-hour sessions that will introduce educators to the I am STEM – STEM I am lesson library. This library of lessons focuses on solving problems in books and is designed to empower PK-5 students to become proud problem solvers. All lessons are aligned with grade-level ELA and math/STE standards, can be done in the classroom or remotely, and use every day and recyclable materials. Our free online webinars will introduce you to the problem solving process, show you how to navigate the library and allow you to briefly explore grade level lessons with colleagues. Learn more.

Register now for one of our sessions:
October 4, 2021 from 4-5 pm ET - Registration now closed
October 6, 2021 from 7-8 pm ET - Registration now closed

equity, access, STEM

Equity, Inclusion & Antiracism for High Quality STEM Learning

Find out what it means to be antiracist and explore the barriers to inclusion in STEM.  Learn with others how to reframe the issues and implement strategies such as culturally responsive teaching (CRT) to work towards equity in STEM.

Dates: Aug. 10 & 11, 2021

Consider inquiring about In-School PD's

Educators participating in the STEM and STEAM Projects

Solving Real World Problems

Looking for ways to bring relevant, real world problems to your students? Join us for this hands-on experience that will immerse you in the problem solving process and show you how to guide your students to content and skill mastery, both in the classroom and virtually.

Dates: July 20 & 21, 2021 from 10 am – 2:30 pm ET  Plus 2 hrs individual work

Consider inquiring about In-School PD's

TouchTomorrow for Educators, STEM, PD, FREE

TouchTomorrow for Educators

Are you a PK-12 educator looking for a unique way to enjoy TouchTomorrow?  Formal, informal, and home-school educators are invited to attend these special workshops as part of WPI’s annual festival.  Join us to learn about bringing STEM to your students or children through STEM challenges, and about the many opportunities to engage with the STEM Education Center at WPI or in your school. These workshops are FREE but require pre-registration.


OpenSciEd training, professional development, PD

OpenSciEd Launch

The STEM Education Center is offering OpenSciEd training for schools and districts.  Explore this high quality, open resource curriculum through our interactive PD experience.  Immerse yourself in the learning and practice techniques that will transform your science classroom.  This is the PD you've been waiting for, so don't miss out! 

 Email us to schedule your training.

Engineering Design Process, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM

STEM Week 2020 was a huge success!

Thanks to a grant from the MA STEM Advisory Council, more than 100 educators from across the state joined us for an interactive and immersive FREE online professional development experience for PK-5 Educators.  They identified the steps of the engineering design process and worked together with colleagues to solve problems in storybooks aligned with grade level standards.  They then, guided their students to collaboratively solve problems too!  

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