Professional Development

Professional Development for STEM Educators

CEISMC continuously provides Georgia’s educators with opportunities to learn within real-world contexts. These experiences can be transferred to classrooms and encourage excitement about STEM. Teachers are empowered to engage their students with active, hands-on STEM learning experiences.

 
Hummingbird Robotics

This professional development session is open to teachers interested in learning more about the hummingbird robotics system. All participants will leave with their very own hummingbird starter kit along with gaining access to the Georgia Tech Savannah lending library.

 

Satellite Summer Programming

Targetted at rural school districts, this program is designed to help you bring high-quality STEAM summer programming to your community by attending a 3-day professional development session. Teams of 5 teachers will work together to learn how to implement a 5-day program for 3rd-8th graders. All attendees will gain access to the Georgia Tech Savannah lending library as well.

 

 

STEM ID & AMP-IT-UP

CEISMC provides extensive curriculum materials for middle school engineering, mathematics, and science courses, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. These lessons, available for free download, have engaged students with interactive lessons while enhancing their interest in STEM along with their test scores.

 

 

 

Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals Course

Computer Science Fundamentals is appropriate for K-5th grade students and is designed to be flexible for your classroom. How you implement is up to you - teach CS Fundamentals for your next science unit, use it to support math concepts, add technology time to your schedule once a week, or go deeper with extension activities and projects!

 

 

 

GIFT

GIFT provides paid summer STEM internships in industry workplaces and university laboratories for K-12 STEM teachers. Teachers spend 4 to 7 weeks experiencing how industrial scientists and researchers work. GIFT offers teachers "real world" applications of the subjects they teach, allowing them to increase content knowledge and gain practical examples of STEM applications for enriched instruction and teaching practices based on evidence-based experiences.

InVenture Prize Teacher Workshop

Led by classroom teachers, this workshop will show you how to bring the free InVenture Prize curriculum into your classroom. Additionally, we’ll give you everything you need to prepare for your first K12 InVenture Prize competition!

 

 

 

EarSketch

EarSketch is a web-based application that helps students learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology. Students learn to code in Python or JavaScript while manipulating loops, composing beats, and applying effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation. EarSketch is free to use and has been used by over 190,000 students in 50 states in the US and over 100 countries around the world.