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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!

In-Person Professional Development: Scientist-in-Residence

The Scientist-in-Residence program pairs public school teachers with scientists to 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 the critical support they need to bring scientific inquiry to life in the classroom. Learn more…

Online Professional Development: STEM Education in the 21st Century

STEM Education in the 21st Century is a six-week online graduate course that supports educators include essential skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication, collaboration, data literacy, and digital literacy & computer science) in their K-12 STEM classrooms. Participants will learn the research behind and the importance of these seven Essential Skills, explore practical ways to include them in the classroom, and develop a plan for including them in their instruction. This course uses the Academy’s own research-based STEM Education Framework as a tool for supporting curriculum development.

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

Professional Development Aligned to the STEM Education Framework

See below for our growing list of workshop offerings for groups of STEM educators. We are happy to host your group at the New York Academy of Sciences or deliver a workshop at your school or location. Each workshop takes place over a two-day period, and requires approximately 12 hours to complete.

All Global STEM Alliance professional development content 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.

Menu of Professional Development Workshops

  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
    • The engineering design process in middle school science classes
  7. Phenomenon First: An Approach to Engaging Students in Inquiry-based Instruction
  8. Science Journalism: Promoting Literacy in Science Class
  9. Incorporating Computational Thinking in STEM Lessons
  10. Using Instructional Technology to Boost STEM in the Classroom

Note: If you are interested in other STEM topics, we are happy to accommodate. Please contact us.