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.
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
These are fun and exciting introductions into the world of biomechanical and mechanical engineering. The workshops are appropriate for adults and volunteers who work with youth in out-of-school time or classrooms. Content most appropriate for youth ages 5th-9th, but can be adapted as needed.