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. This workshop is currently full. 

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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

January 25, 2018: 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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.

March 13, 2018: Flying Wild

In partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, INFINITY Science Center is hosting the teacher training Flying WILD to provide middle school teachers with students activities about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitats. Participating teachers will receive FREE classroom resources, FREE CEUs and one FREE admission to INFINITY Science Center’s  Second Annual BirdFEST  held on Saturday, March 17, 2018. There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee for this workshop. This class must have a minimum of 15 participants and is limited to 25 participants. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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