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 this year’s workshop offerings.

  • 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.

  • All workshops cost $50.

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

  • Workshops are held 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

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September 21, 2017: Full Speed Ahead into STEM

Explore STEM through the eyes of the US Navy.  This workshop covers basic coding & robotics, the physics of sound, catapults and engineering. You will take away EVERYTHING you need to ignite your students learning including real life Naval STEM applications of the activities learned during this workshop. Participants receive a supply tub complete with $100.00 worth of supplies thanks to a Navy nCASE grant. 

Registration coming soon. 

October 5, 2017: Electricity

An introduction to electricity followed by basic circuits and classroom extensions fills the morning.  The afternoon is spent learning to use a Makey Makey, incorporating it into the classroom setting and a creation challenge to finish off the day.  Participants receive a bin with all the supplies used in the workshop.  This workshop is sponsored by a grant from Navy nCASE.

Registration coming soon. 

November 17, 2017: Physical Science - Atmosphere

Using the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program as a guide, learn how to bring atmospheric data collected by your students into the classroom.  This workshop covers temperature, barometric pressure, rainfall and cloud identification using standardized protocols set forth by the GLOBE program.  Classroom activities to enhance the protocols is included.  Each participating school receives a weather box, digital hygrometer and rain gauge thanks to a NRDA grant from the BP Oil Spill Restoration Funds.

Registration coming soon. 

February 22, 2018: Science Every Day

Need to incorporate basic science principles into your curriculum but don’t know how?  Feel science is “over your head”? Science Every Day is a workshop focused on quick demos and activities for any teacher at any grade level.  Join us as we explore how to make science come alive every day using chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.  Each participant will leave with a bin of supplies used in this workshop.

Registration coming soon. 

March 1, 2018: Water Robotics

Looking for something different to bring to the classroom?  SeaPerch is the robotics program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and at the end of the workshop, you will leave with one of your very own.  This workshop focuses on the engineering, history and uses of robots in aquatic environments as well as the physical properties of those environments.

Registration coming soon.

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.

Registration coming soon. 

 

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Museum Studies Program for Teachers

Summer Sessions

Earn 4 CEUs with 40 hours (one week) of guest interaction via 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.

Earn 8 CEUs with 80 hours (two weeks) of museum studies. The 80 hours (two week) program includes the original 40-hour program along with an additional 40 hours of content programming in museum educational leadership/administrative roles in INFINITY’s educational program.

All Summer sessions are currently full. Please check back soon for infomration on Fall sessions. 

For more information, contact Donna Torres.