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 and registration instructions. For more information about and to register for educator workshops, please see below and/or check INFINITY’s schedule of upcoming eventsBy attending this event you consent to INFINITY Science Center's photography policy

All 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. Classes are held 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration for our summer sessions begins April 1, 2017. 

Summer 2017 Schedule

Navy STEM

Monday, June 5, 2017

Discover how the Navy implements STEM into daily routines. Catapults, the science of sound, robotics and much more will ignite your students learning! This workshop will fully equip you to bring real life applications of Naval STEM activities into your classroom. Due to a Navy grant, participants receive a supply tub complete with $100.00 worth of supplies to create the Navy STEM experience for your students. Click here to register. 

Electricity for the Classroom

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Boost your understanding of electricity and currents — and impart that understanding to elementary and middle school students. You will learn about the science behind electricity and circuits, including conductors and insulators, open and closed circuits, and series and parallel circuits. Participants will also learn classroom strategies to use the Makey Makey invention kit to further students’ knowledge of the use of electricity and its properties. Click here to register. 

 

GLOBE 101-Atmosphere

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process.

Mission: To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.

Learn about the GLOBE student investigations that explore the Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate. You will be able to identify the atmosphere as one of the interacting components of our Earth system, and become familiar with the Atmosphere Protocols followed by GLOBE students when they collect data for their scientific investigations. Click here to register.

GLOBE 102-Hydrosphere

June 9, 2017

Advance your environmental monitoring skills and excite your students through hands on water investigations. This training introduces GLOBE’s hydrosphere investigation area. You will learn why it is important to document and monitor the hydrosphere. You will be introduced to the different GLOBE protocols used to collect hydrosphere data. Step- by -step instructions for documenting a hydrosphere study site  as well as the steps you need to follow to report a new hydrosphere study site to the GLOBE database using GLOBE’s mobile data app will be covered. *Must have attended GLOBE 101- Atmosphere at INFINITY to attend this training. Click here to register.

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Museum Studies Program for Teachers

Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions

 

Earn 4 CEU’s 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 CEU’s 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.

Click here to apply. 

For more information, contact Donna Torres.