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. 
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According to CNN Money, the number one career for 2016 was Mobile App Developer. What better way to prepare your students for the future than teaching them how to build an app that showcases their content knowledge? In this workshop, participants will create their very own mobile app using the Thunkable platform, and will be given tools and strategies to integrate this innovative tool into their classroom. This session will be facilitated by Heather Drolet, a Concord Technology Integrator who was selected by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Christa McAuliff Sabbatical.


July 13, 2018


8am -2pm


UNH Manchester, Room 132


Lab space is limited to 20 teachers. To reserve your place for this workshop, please send an email to:  ASAP! More details will be sent in June. All teachers who register and participate in the full workshop will receive a stipend for the day!



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


Fall 20118
8:30am - 4:30pm 


University of New Hampshire Manchester
STEM Discovery Lab, Room 325
88 Commercial Street, Manchester 


Registration coming soon! 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!  Read the announcement

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 2018 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.

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Inquiry Teaching Methods

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. Partcipants 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.  

If you would like to schedule Inquiry Teaching Methods professional development tailored for your school or district, please contact Sarah Grosvenor.

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

Fee: $250 per person (scholarships available)

Sponsored by: UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information: Visit the Extension website or contact Sarah Grosvenor at or 603-641-4120.


July 25-27

Register online

Aligned with Computer Science Principles, this module focuses on teaching youth computer coding techniques through engaging them in mobile application development. 

Subject area: Computer Science

Target grades: 8-12

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to App Inventor (MIT program)
  • Platform developing
  • Problem solving, in the form of modifying and customizing apps to see how changes in block code and component properties affect the performance of the app
  • Learn how to create multiple lists to store and que up information, images, questions, maps, etc. and collaboration with peers

Includes 8 instructional hours. Up to 10 chrome books and tablets are available for loan to use with students during the program.