Join miSci, the Challenger Learning Center, the Dudley Observatory, Fox Vision Development Center, New York State Network for Youth Success, the San Francisco Exploratorium, and WMHT for a STEM Professional Development workshop for all educators. Attend workshops tailored towards the grade level you teach and receive a certificate for three hours of professional development credit.
Registration and schedule:
Registrants will be split into three groups based on grade level. Please select your group (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) during registration. All Educators will be scheduled for a workshop with the Challenger Learning Center with their group. Please select the Challenger Workshop for your group during registration.
Discounted memberships are available for purchase during registration. If purchasing a membership, please fill in information regarding your mailing address and phone number.
4:30 – 5:15 Arrival and Networking
5:15 - 6:00 Introduction and talk by Exploratorium Educators
6:00 – 6:40 Workshop 1/Challenger Learning Center at miSci K-4
6:40 – 7:20 Workshop 2/Challenger Learning Center at miSci 5-8
7:20 – 8:00 Workshop 3/Challenger Learning Center at miSci 9-12
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