STEM Professional Development to Improve Student Achievement
With the goal of improving student achievement, NASA’sUS Satellite Laboratoryoffers exemplary STEM educator professional development, mentoring, and standards-based curricula, utilizing technology as a tool for understanding while engaging students in meaningful contexts.
The NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project is getting ready for “Summer with STEM” courses that meet teachers where they are with STEM and Next Generation Science Standards, and build their confidence and toolbox for the new school year. The courses include “Methods of STEM Education,” “Math Connections in the STEM Classroom,” “The E in STEM: Meaningful Content for Engineering, “Climate Science: Socioscientific Issues in the STEM Classroom,” and “Literacy and Discourse Practices in STEM Education. Teachers are invited to register for a live 20-minute information session.
Plus: STEM Professional Development (PD) Mini Modules are provided for educators looking for flexible online STEM PD. Teachers can enroll in a six-hour module, facilitated by a veteran STEM educator and expert in online learning. Each six-hour module includes three one-hour live, online sessions; and three hours of collaboration, discussion, and implementation. Teachers earn a six-hour PD certificate for each module, the cost of which is $250 per participant.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.
BYJU’SSummer Camp 2022 is the largest virtual summer camp for youth aged 6–18. Students will have the opportunity to participate in 10 classes from world-renowned experts, including scientists, mathematicians, and even a cool robot.
Developed by researchers at TERC and Tuft University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), the Designing Biomimetic Robots curriculum challenges middle school students to learn about biomimicry by interweaving engineering, biology, robotics, and computer programming concepts through a series of engaging and practical tasks.