Teacher Workshops

 

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

2019-2020 EduPro Workshops

Summer 2019 Astro Camp CEU Option

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.

Astro Camp® sessions are aligned with NASA current priorities:  Aeronautics, Technology, Solar Systems & Beyond, Earth Right Now, International Space Station and Journey to Mars.  The camp culminates with a tour of Stennis Space Center, including rocket engine test stands, launching of Estes Rockets and Astro Camp’s family closing program.  The 8th - 10th grade –SSC ASTRO CAMP® STARS includes advanced robotics and 3D printing experiences. An additional week is scheduled for the SSC ASTRO CAMP® STARS featuring SSC U.S. Navy Research Laboratory’s SeaPerch ROV and NASA sharing activities from space to ocean robotics.

NASA’s vision is to inspire the next generation of scientists, researchers, and engineers to pursue careers in STEM fields. By tapping into the curious minds of our youngsters, NASA is planting the seeds necessary to attract and retain students in STEM education. Astro Camp® is an important “stepping stone” in developing our future workforce!

By participating for 1 week ( 40  hours) you will earn 4 CEUs.  There is a registration fee of $40 and a $35 CEU fee which you will pay to PRCC on your first day. Sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 3-7 Astro Camp CEU Option: Click here to register.

June 10-14 Astro Camp CEU Option: Click here to register.

June 17-21 Astro Camp CEU option: Click here to register.

June 24-28 Astro Camp CEU option: Click here to register.

July 8-12 - Astro Camp CEU option: Click here to register.

July 15-19 Astro Camp CEU Option: Click here to register.

The Mississippi Geographic Alliance is partnering with INFINITY Science Center in a series of geographic education professional development workshops on June 17th/18th and 20th/21st, 2019. These workshops are designed to give teachers geographic tools and resources to incorporate geography into their lesson plans and classrooms across disciplines.

For each day of these professional development workshops participants will be eligible for .8 CEUs.  Resources and lunch are included. The cost of this workshop is free for teachers, CEU credits are $20 and due at event.  Contact Donna Torres at dtorres@visitinfinity.com or 228—533-9025 ext. 306 for more information.

Geography for the Classroom: Powered by Geography 1.0 offered June 17th and June 20th.

National Geographic Teacher Certification Phase One:  National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers.                                                                                                                                                      

Geography for the Classroom: Powered by Geography 2.0 offered June 18th and June 21st.

Introduction to Geo Inquiry: Today's students need to understand how the complex and dynamic human and natural systems interact in order to make smart decisions. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world.

June 17: Geography for the Classroom: Powered by Geography 1.0 Click here to register.

June 18: Geography for the Classroom: Powered by Geography 2.0 Click here to register.

June 20: Geography for the Classroom: Powered by Geography 1.0 Click here to register.

June 21: Geography for the Classroom: Powered by Geography 2.0 Click here to register.

Simple Rocketry for the Classroom (2 sessions) July 15 and July 16, 2019

Be a part of Global Rocketry Day, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, at INFINITY Science Center. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched to put man on the moon. We will train you to use simple rocketry activities that you can take back to the classroom. You will have the opportunity to test out what you  have learned as a part of Global Rocketry Day.

You will receive .6 CEUs, lunch and resources to create your own rocketry day for your school or classroom. This is a two-part program. To receive CEUs, lunch and resources you must attend both sessions. Session 1- Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Session 2- Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration is open now and is $50 per participant. Space is limited to 15 participants. Click here to register. 

Museum Studies (Open for Coastal Educators ONLY)

Forty hours (one week) of guest interaction via group demonstrations and exhibit staffing at INFINITY Science Center. There is an ISC $35 registration fee  and a $35 CEU transcript fee for PRCC that will be collected on your first day at INFINITY. CEU transcript payments need to be in the form of a check to PRCC or a money order made payable to PRCC. Once you have completed your registration you will be contacted to create your schedule to complete your 40 hours.

 

40 hours = 4 CEUs

$35 registration fee @ registration

$35 transcript fee for PRCC , payable by check or money order on first day of their 40 hours.

Please contact Donna Torres for more information. 

 

 

 

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