STEM Programs and Resources for Teachers

Teacher participating in the STEM Discovery Lab's teacher training program

STEM programs for teachers are intensive summer institutes and school-embedded teacher professional learning to:

  • Enrich K-12 math and science curriculum with computing and engineering
  • Design lab activities that integrate mathematics, science, and computational practices
  • Develop teaching strategies that are culturally relevant to all learners. 
Contact & VISIT

Come have fun at one or more of these two-day Elementary GLOBE workshops. We will read science stories and carry out creative, exciting and inquiry-based activities. The books and corresponding activities are designed for elementary readers. Elementary GLOBE materials also include extensive teacher's notes and we will discuss its correlations to the Next Generation Science Standards. Each participant will walk away knowing how to set up and collect data that is scientifically sound which can be shared with the rest of the world through the GLOBE Program database of measurements.

Dates & Time:
 
  • July 10 & 11 | 8:30 am - 3:30pm
  • August 7 & 8 | 8:30 am - 3:30pm
  • August 14 & 15 | 8:30 am - 3:30pm
Location:
 

STEM Discovery Lab - UNH Manchester
88 Commercial St. 
Manchester, NH 03101

Schedule of Events:
 
  • August 7 & 8: Earth Systems, Seasons
  • July 10 & 11: Clouds, Climate, Aerosols
  • August 14 & 15: Soil, Water
Fee:
 

$225 per 2-day workshop. ($50 discount for each additional 2-day workshop attended); includes breakfast and lunch, teacher guides binder, set of GLOBE Elementary storybooks, CD-ROM. Registration information to follow. Please join NH GLOBE Community email to receive updates: http://eepurl.com/cl7v45

The GLOBE Program is a science and education program where students, teachers and scientists work together to collect environmental data and use it to carry out research at the school, local, regional, state, national and/or international level. See http://www.globe.gov for more information.

For more information:
 

Emily Kerr
Emily.kerr@unh.edu
603-641-4320

Through plants we receive oxygen, nutrients, nourishment and enjoyment when we can grow them and cook them! In this workshop, we will explore the science behind seeds and plants and ways to engage youth in this topic.

Food Systems thinking involves a holistic approach to examining how our food is grown, harvested, packed, shipped and eaten. Educating our youth about Food Systems is relevant, rigorous, engaging and involves the inquiry process.  

In this workshop, we will explore the science behind seeds and plants and ways to engage youth in this topic.

Date & Time:

April 26, 2017  4:00-6:30

Location:

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commerical St.
Manchester, NH 03101
 

Register Online

 

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension

Seeds and Plants

Soil is the most important component of growing food.  Humans rely directly on the health of the soil in which they are growing food.  

Food Systems thinking involves a holistic approach to examining how our food is grown, harvested, packed, shipped and eaten.

Educating our youth about Food Systems is relevant, rigorous, engaging and involves the inquiry process.  

In this workshop, we will explore the science behind soil and ways to engage youth in this topic.

Date & Time:

May 17, 2017 4:00-6:30

Location:

UNH STEM Discover Lab
88 Commerical St. 
Manchester, NH 03101
 

Register Online

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goal of the Creative Computing Challenge program is to improve teaching and learning in computing-related programs at the Career and Technical Education centers in New Hampshire.  Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers learn to integrate aspects of computational thinking practices into their on-going curriculum when they engage students, including non-traditional computer science students, in personally relevant and meaningful project-based learning.

Location & Dates:
 

Location: Portsmouth CTE
Dates: Coming soon! 

For more information contact: Rosabel Deloge, Professional Development Coordinator, 603 475 8992.

Inquiry Teaching Methods
March 8 - May 10 | Manchester, NH

 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm. All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. Registration Required; Space is limited.

Register Online

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$250 per person
Scholarships Available

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

Manchester is a regional site for the Mobile CS Principles Professional Development program, which is NSF-funded and offered by the STEM Discovery Lab in collaboration with the UNH Manchester Computing Technology program.

High school teachers participate in the summer workshop and school year PD activities to pilot the Mobile CS Principles course designed to help broaden participation in computer science among high school girls and underrepresented minorities.

Location & Dates:
 

Location: UNH STEM Discovery Lab and online
Dates: Coming soon! 

For more information contact:  Karen Jin, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

STEM Docent Creative Computing Challenge Training
April 6 - April 13 | Manchester, NH

 

STEM Docents are individuals trained to deliver high quality STEM programming to youth around New Hampshire. Join our team for the next STEM Docent training! This training will focus on engaging youth with computer coding through mobile application development. Already work with youth? The training may also be taken as professional development. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Registration coming soon!

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
Volunteer track: paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension
Professional Development: $250

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

Stream Safari Training
May 11 & 12 | Manchester, NH

 

Stream Safari provides a series of hands-on, minds-on lessons that provide an introduction to the science of stream ecology. Scientists use various techniques to study streams and within Stream Safari students will have opportunities to conduct stream assessments which fall into 3 categories: biological, physical and chemical. Each of these assessments will provide a particular set of water quality data. The culminating activity provides a time for reflection on our human impact on the stream ecosystem. The overarching question of Stream Safari is to investigate whether or not the water body being studied is healthy.

Register Online

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$125/person including Project WET/Wild Aqatic certification and books.

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120