Professional Development

 

INFINITY offers a wide range of professional workshops for teachers on STEM related topics.  The workshops emphasize a hands-on approach to STEM that can be integrated into any curriculum.  Please see below for more information about upcoming workshops. 

  • Workshops will carry .6 CEUs through Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium (GCEIC). CEUs are an additional $20. All paperwork and payment will be collected on day of workshop.

  • Workshops align with NEW Mississippi and Louisiana State Science Standards as well as Next Generation Science Standards.

  • By attending these events you consent to INFINITY Science Center's photography policy

June 2, 2018: PreK Workshops - Science of Sound/Science of Shadows

INFINITY Science Center is excited to offer training for Pre K educators.  The workshops emphasize a hands-on approach to STEM that can be integrated into any curriculum.

8:00- 11:30 a.m. Science of Sound: This session will help you engage little learners by providing you with activities that encourages them to listen, notice, and identify sounds they hear around them every day.  Click here to register.

12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Science of Shadows: This training will provide activities to guide 3-5 year olds in exploring shadows. Click here to register.  

There will hands on exploration for teachers and materials for attendees to take back to the classroom. For childcare centers, each training provides 3.5 contact hours for attendees.  You can also register for a full-day with both sessions (7 contact hours) for $40 here.

360 Degree Classroom Powered by Geography

In partnership with the National Geographic Society and Mississippi Geographic Alliance, INFINITY Science Center is hosting four geography workshops during the summer of 2018. The activities and lessons are aimed to build learners' understanding of interconnections among Earth’s systems from local to global scales.

Join us to learn about National Geographic's Educator Certification Program and Educator Community. During this workshop, you will complete Phase 1 of the certification process, and dive into National Geographic's Learning Framework, which covers the attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas needed to transform students into explorers. 

Lunch will be provided and CEUs are FREE. ( .8 CEU's are offered through these workshops). There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee for each day to secure your place in the workshop. The workshop must have 20 participants. ( If workshop does not meet 20 person minimum, prepaid participants may choose to put the $25 toward another workshop or request a refund.)

May 30: 360 Degree Classroom Powered by Geography 1.0 Click here to register

May 31: 360 Degree Classroom Powered by Geography 2.0 Click here to register

June 19: 360 Degree Classroom Powered by Geography 3.0 Click here to register

June 29: 360 Degree Classroom Powered by Geography 4.0 Click here to register

July 9: 360 Degree Classroom Powered by Geography 1.0 (Repeat) Click here to register

Aerospace Education in the Classroom 

This professional development opportunity will allow you to learn and experience NASA's Astro Camp program. You will work side by side with NASA educators and learn how to engage your classroom students in aerospace activities. You will be a part of well tested, organized program. 

Astro Camp strives to:

Inspire future generations to learn about space explorations and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics developing pathways to STEM careers;

  • Present nationally aligned math and science principles through fun, hands-on activities through ASTRO CAMP® methodology;
  • Integrate NASA’s unique resources.
  • Spark student’s interest in learning the basics of engineering, rocketry, robotics, and supporting the NGSS alignments while having fun.

June 4-8 Aerospace Education in the Classroom - Astro Camp Click Here to register.

June 11-15 Aerospace Education in the Classroom - Astro Camp STARS Click Here to register.

June 18-22 June 18-22 Aerospace Education in the Classroom - Astro Camp - NRL SEA PERCH Click Here to register.

June 25-29 Aerospace Education in the Classroom Astro Camp Click Here to register.

July 9-13 Aerospace Education in the Classroom - Astro Camp Click Here to register.

July 16-20 Aerospace Education in the Classroom Astro Camp Click Here to register.

 

June 2018: Museum Studies

Join the education staff for a 1-week intensive study of informal science education.  This 40-hour workshop focuses on guest interaction through group demonstrations and exhibit staffing at the INFINITY Science Center. Your time will include development and field-testing of new museum curriculum, content and programming and gathering metrics of results.  This workshop carries 4.0 CEU’s through PRCC at an additional cost of $35.

Week 1 June 4-8, 2018  Click here to register.

Week 2 June 11-15, 2018 Click here to register.

Week 3 June 18-22, 2018 Click here to register.

Week 4 June 25-29, 2018 Click here to register.

2018-2019 EduPro Workshops

Professional Development Opportunities for K-12 teachers

October 12, 2018 - ATMOSPHERE

November 9, 2018 - CODING

January 11, 2019 - SCIENCE EVERYDAY

February 8, 2019 - K-12 PHYSICS

March 8, 2019 - ROV(REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLES)

April 12, 2019 - DOLLAR STORE SCIENCE

June 11, 2019 - WATERSHED WONDERS

 

Pre-K Professional Development Opportunities

September 8, 2018 - COLOR & LIGHT

January 19, 2019 - RAMP ENGINEERING

Registration for 2018-2019 workshops will begin July 2, 2018. 


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