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Professional Development for K-12 STEM Educators
Professional Development for K-12 STEM Educators

The Global STEM Alliance, a subsidiary of the New York Academy of Sciences dedicated to advancing STEM education worldwide, now offers online and in-person professional development for K-12 STEM educators. All of our educational content and training aligns with our STEM Education Framework, a free resource detailing research-based principles for STEM teaching and learning designed to prepare students for 21st century careers.

Professional Development for Individuals

If you are an educator seeking to deepen your STEM content and/or pedagogical knowledge, check out our line-up of online and in-person offerings! Learn more…

Professional Development for Groups

The STEM Education Framework is a guide to help schools and districts design and improve STEM education. While it is free to download and use, the Global STEM Alliance provides professional development workshops for educators and administrators, to support practical implementation of the framework in their schools. Learn more…

Free Curriculum Resources for Teachers

Are you looking for ways to bring STEM topics to life, both in and out of the classroom? Visit our STEM Resource Library to access a collection of free lesson plans, slide decks, and videos, focused on helping your students develop the skills they'll need to thrive in the modern workplace. Each resource can be used as a stand-alone learning segment, or as a supplement to your existing curricula.

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Professional Development for K-12 STEM Educators
Professional Development for K-12 STEM Educators

The Global STEM Alliance offers a growing list of professional development opportunities, including both in-person programs and workshops, and online options. Select the approach that works best for you!

STEM Educator Certification

Become a New York Academy of Sciences Certified STEM Educator! Aligned to our STEM Education Framework, this certification is awarded to K–12 educators who support their students’ development of 21st-century skills through STEM learning. Find out more...

Scientist-in-Residence

The Scientist-in-Residence program pairs New York City public school teachers with scientists and supports each pair as they develop inquiry-based research projects for the classroom. By building partnerships between teachers and scientists, this innovative program gives students opportunities to engage in authentic, hands-on research, and provides teachers with critical support to bring scientific inquiry to life in the classroom.

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Professional Development for K-12 STEM Educators
Professional Development for K-12 STEM Educators

8-Week Online Course: STEM Education in the 21st Century

Aligned to the Academy’s STEM Education Framework, STEM Education in the 21st Century is an 8-week online course designed to support K–12 educators in applying the framework to their teaching. Focused on the framework’s seven Essential Skills—Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Data Literacy, and Digital Literacy & Computer Science—participants learn about the research behind these skills, explore practical ways to apply them in the classroom, and develop a plan to address them through instruction.

This course is offered once a sufficient number of participants enroll. Please let us know of your interest by emailing educatortraining@nyas.org


Professional Development Aligned to the STEM Education Framework

See below for our growing list of workshop offerings for groups of educators, all of which align to our STEM Education Framework. Due to COVID-19, we are hosting workshops exclusively online.

2-Hour Workshop Offerings

The workshops listed here have been modified for 2-hour virtual sessions with break-out rooms so that participants can interact with each other.

  1. How to Use the STEM Education Framework in Your Professional Learning Community
  2. Using Portfolios in STEM Classrooms
  3. Using the Innovation Process in Middle and High School Classrooms
  4. Using Instructional Technology to Boost STEM in the Classroom

2-Day Workshop Offerings

The following workshops are intended for in-person delivery. These can be scheduled pending COVID-19 guidelines. Please email educatortraining@nyas.org if you are interested in these topics or are interested in having them modified for virtual delivery.

  1. How to Use the STEM Education Framework in Your Professional Learning Community
  2. How to Assess Learning in Modern STEM Classrooms
  3. Beginners Guide to Problem-based Learning
  4. 10-step Innovation Process for Middle and High School STEM Classrooms
  5. How to Integrate Coding into Your STEM Classroom to Boost Students’ Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication
  6. Engineering in Science Classrooms:
  • How to start the year off by getting students to talk and work together like engineers
  • Applying the engineering design process
  1. Phenomenon First: An Approach to Engaging Students in Inquiry-based Instruction
  2. Science Journalism: Promoting Literacy in Science Class
  3. Incorporating Computational Thinking in STEM Lessons
  4. Using Instructional Technology to Boost STEM in the Classroom

Note: If you are interested in other STEM topics, we are happy to accommodate. Please email educatortraining@nyas.org