CSTL provides high quality, research-based professional development programs that improve content knowledge and pedagogy.
We offer workshops and implement long-term programs that provide the support and tools that you need to bring and expand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to your classroom, school, or district.
STEM Schools Accordion Closed
The STEM Focus Schools for the Future is a K-8 professional learning program designed for schools who are beginning or are currently focused on integrating STEM learning school-wide. The program’s purpose is to assist Arizona schools to develop a more STEM literate workforce by building school capacity to design and implement effective STEM education. For more information, or to apply for support for your school, contact Kenric.Kesler@nau.edu.
STEM Teacher Induction Program Accordion Closed
CSTL provides online Professional Development and support to 1st and 2nd year middle and high school STEM teachers to support their growth and help them overcome the challenges that lead to 50% of teachers leaving the classroom within the first 5 years of their career. This program improves teacher retention, provides a peer group and expert support, and encourages leadership and sustainability in STEM. Contact Kenric.Kesler@nau.edu to learn more.
Robotics and Technology Accordion Closed
Receive professional development and technical assistance that help you to start a new team, bring robotics and programming to your classroom, connect to national NASA robotics and drone challenges, or create a more sustainable robotics program in your community. Learn more
The CSTL PD, Research, and Evaluation Team:
- Partners with districts, educational service agencies, and funding partners
- Are certified providers for Engineering is Elementary and Making Sense of Science professional development programs
- Prepares teachers to meet Arizona and Next Generation Science Standards
- Provides customized professional development workshops or long-term programs
- Works with you to collaboratively develop grant and other funding proposals
Work with us to develop or access a program in your community: Collaborative Grant Development, Past Projects, Consultation Services, Educational Research, and Evaluation and Assessment.