Manchester Tech for Teachers Institute

The Manchester Tech for Teachers Institute is a dynamic, paid professional development program open to middle and high school teachers from across all STEM subject areas in the Manchester region. The focus of the program is two-fold: Building knowledge of regenerative medicine and biofabrication and the transformation of instructional practice through project-based learning.

Manchester CREATES

The two-week program is open to both school-based teams and individuals. Upon completion, participants will receive a $1,500 award, CEUs, classroom supplies and ongoing support from UNH faculty and graduate students. Space is limited this year to 12 participants.

Working in collaboration with fellow teachers, UNH faculty and graduate student mentors, industry professionals and educational experts, participants will design projects to implement during the 2023 - 24 school year.

Manchester Tech for Teachers part of Manchester CREATES, a workforce development initiative at UNH Manchester funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as part of a national Build Back Better Regional Challenge award.

Program Overview

  • Attend seminars and develop deeper learning in regenerative medicine and project-based learning.
  • Initiate design of individual projects and observe projects in action at Manchester Tech Camp.
  • Observe and assist with middle and high school projects focused on regenerative medicine, biofabrication and related subjects.
  • Complete initial project design for implementation, introduce to Manchester Tech Camp participants and faculty experts for feedback and redesign.
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Academic School Year

  • Teachers are expected to implement their project and participate in Tech for Teachers presentations and panel discussions.
  • Teachers will receive ongoing mentoring, technical support and funding for supplies to implement their project.

For questions or more information, please contact Shannon McCracken-Barber at or Amy Booth at