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.


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.
 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 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 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.