Professional Development

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) provides high quality professional learning for educators and educational organizations to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. We promote student learning through collaborative and grant-funded projects, workshops, and sessions custom designed to meet specific needs of partners. Our customized services use research based strategies to develop science content understanding, integrate real world engineering practices, and implement Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 

The following is a sample of learning opportunities provided by our team of professional development experts.

  • STEM

    STEM Focus Schools for the Future

    This program is customizable for a school or district and involves collaboration with your school/district on systemic change to STEM focused integrated instruction.

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    Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

    Teacher Workshops focus on preparing educators to use the EiE curriculum.
    Teacher Educator Institute focuses on preparing educators that will be training classroom teachers in the EiE curriculum.

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    Geospatial Thinking

    Integrated Geospatial Thinking

    Learn how to integrate freely accessible mapping and data analysis technologies into instruction. With collaborative use of geospatial technology, students investigate authentic problems while practicing 21st century workforce and spatial thinking skills.

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    Professional Learning Workshops

    Curriculum Focused Workshops: GEMS, FOSS, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, BSCS
    Making Sense of Science: weaves together science and pedagogy
    STE Workshop: integrates science and engineering practices