STEM Programs and Resources for Teachers

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

UNH Manchester, Third Floor
Phone: (603) 641-4320
Directions & Parking

Date & Time

April 10 & 17
4:00pm - 7:00pm


STEM Discovery Lab, UNH Manchester
88 Commercial St
Room 325

Use your imagination to think, create and make! Join the UNH STEM Discovery Lab for an interactive workshop on the basics of creating 3D models using Tinkercad. No experience necessary. 

In this workshop we'll explore the Tinkercad software and create a simple design together.  Participants will be encouraged to add their own ideas and flare to their project.  3D models will be printed as time allows or can be picked up at a later date. 

In the second workshop, more design principals and ideas will be explored.  You can attend 1 or both workshops.

This workshops is designed to meet the needs of educators who might want to try 3D printing out with students, however anyone can join us!




Interactive workshop for Elementary Educators on the Boston Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary units. 

Example unit: Just Passing Through, Designing Model Membranes: Membranes are thin layers that let helpful substances pass through and keep harmful substances out. In this unit, students learn to think like bioengineers as they design a model membrane to mimic the properties of real membranes in live organisms. The storybook Juan Daniel’s Futbol Frog sets the scene, as students read about a boy who engineers a membrane to keep a frog alive. Students learn how membranes function and apply their knowledge of the basic needs of living organisms to the engineering design challenge: designing a frog habitat with a model membrane that delivers just the right amount of water.

If you are interested in scheduling a training on this or other units, please contact Sarah Grosvenor for more information. Through our partnership with the STEM Teachers’ Collaborative, we have materials kits for different units available for you to borrow.

As the regional partner, we are pleased to offer Computer Science Fundamentals workshops at no cost to NH educators. 


March 23, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UNH Manchester STEM Discovery Lab, Room 325
88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101

April 13, 2019
UNH Durham
Hamilton Smith Hall 95 Main St, Durham, NH 

May 4, 2019
White Mountain Science, Inc.
23 Ammonoosuc St, Littleton, NH 03561
Register Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.

Middle and High School Teachers: Applications now open for 2018 Professional Learning Program

The University of New Hampshire is a regional partner and we are looking for teachers!

Applications are now open to become a part of the first New Hampshire teacher cohorts of the CS Discoveries (grades 6-10) and CS Principles (grades 9-12) programs. The 2019 Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop, with four additional one-day follow-up workshops throughout the year. Together with a cohort of teachers from various backgrounds, you’ll enjoy dedicated time to deliver lessons with your colleagues, dive deep into the curriculum and tools, and experiment with inquiry-based approaches to teaching.

If you have any questions, let us know by writing to or


Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing and discussing with others what results were found.

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. They 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 practices.

  • Option 1:  8 classes offered over a course of 7 weeks with a final reflection class TBD
  • Option 2:  5 day intensive course within the summer months with a final reflection class TBD
  • Option 3:  School year course with classes meeting once a month
  • Option 4:  For informal educators a 3 day workshop
  • Option 5:  Other, contact Sarah Grosvenor for more information

UNH STEM Discovery Lab
University of New Hampshire
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101


$450 for whole series
$125 for one day

Scholarships Available; Contact Sarah Grosvenor

Date & time

Tuesday, August 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


UNH STEM Discovery Lab
University of New Hampshire
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101

Interested in bringing the SeaPerch ROV program to your class or youth group? Attend the Seacoast SeaPerch Educator Workshop, and learn how to build, and test an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Seacoast SeaPerch will offer a one-day training program open to educators, 4-H leaders, afterschool providers, community partners or others interested in mentoring a SeaPerch club or team.

The training will include:

  • Building a SeaPerch – educators will work in teams to build a SeaPerch ROV.
  • Working with youth – learn strategies for challenging youth and incorporating the principles of inquiry science.
  • Organizing a SeaPerch Club/Team – we will get you started in forming a SeaPerch club or team.  covering startup costs, school teams and 4-H clubs, safety, finding local sponsors, general resources and competition details.
  • Participants will assemble a SeaPerch kit during the workshop in pairs, and then receive instructions and a part list to help you build them with your group.

Lunch and Professional Development Credit will be provided. For more information contact Tara Hicks-Johnson at (603) 862-1417 or