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

Schedule of 2020 Teacher Workshops

MUSEUM STUDIES PROGRAM- January – May 2020 & June - August 2020

Earn 4 CEU's by working with the Educational Department at INFINITY Science Center. As a part of the Museum Studies program you will work side by side with our educators assisting with lesson delivery, special programming and have the opportunity learn new and engaging activities that you can take back to your classroom.

Nonrefundable $40 registration fee. Contact Donna Torres at dtorres@visitinfinity.com with any questions.

Schedule will be arranged with Education Manager after registering .

To earn the 4 CEU’s you must complete 40 hours within program time frame.

On your first day you will complete CEU paperwork and will need to provide a check for $35 made payable to PRCC for your CEU transcript that will be mailed to you within two weeks following completion of the program.

Museum Studies 2020

https://visitinfinity.doubleknot.com/event/museum-studies-2020/2632197

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

Are you an educator in grades 5-12 looking for new ways to expand your science knowledge and engage your students in science research that matters? INFINITY Science Center is pleased to announce the ISC Watershed Education & Environmental Impact Program for educators in the following counties and parishes:

Mississippi Counties: Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson
Louisiana Parishes: St. Bernard, Orleans, and St. Tammany

This competitive program  is now accepting applications through April 30, 2020. We will select up to 15 educators from the pool of applicants.  Notification of those accepted for the program will be made by end of  May 2020.

If selected to participate in the program teachers will receive the following:

  • Three day intensive  summer training program – June 23, 24, 25, 2020
  • Two days of INFINITY Science Center  in school support 
  • Fieldtrip including busing and subs if needed
  • $1000 stipend given in increments throughout the program. 
  • A chance to carry a student research team to the Southeast Regional Science Symposium.

All participants are required to submit a student research project to the NASA GLOBE Virtual Science Fair OR attend the Southeast Regional Science Symposium to receive final stipend payment.

Applicants must request an invitation to apply. 

For more information, or to request an invitation to apply please contact Donna Torres at dtorres@visitinfinity.com or 228-533-9025 ext. 306.

This opportunity made available through the NOAA Gulf B-Wet grant program.  

TEACHING STEM IN A CAMP SETTING

June 22, 2020 through July 17, 2020

This professional development opportunity will allow you to learn and experience INFINITY SCIENCE CENTER/NASA's Astro Camp program. You will work side by side with NASA trained educators in a camp setting to learn engaging up to date STEM activities for your classroom and see how lessons impact students. 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.   Our 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, we 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!

Upon completion you will be able to conduct an Astro Camp program within your school as an Astro Camp Collaborative. More information on collaboration will be given during training.

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.

CAMP DATES FOR AGES 7 TO 11

June 22-26

June 29- July 3

June 6-10

July 13-17

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 1, 2020 CHECK BACK THEN.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR

INFINITY Science Center is excited to offer a webinar professional development series called Population Connection: Hands-on Activities for People and the Planet.  With this five-part series, teachers can earn .5 CEU's. Through this series, educators will become familiar with activities that they can use to engage their students in hands-on learning about population growth, natural resource usage population trends throughout history. At the end of the series, teachers will be issued a certificate and a CEU request form that they can submit to GCEIC for the .5 CEU's.  The webinar fee is $30.  

Registration is open now and the link is below. Earn CEU's from home or work. 

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Webinar- Population Connection Hands-on Activities for People and the Planet

https://visitinfinity.doubleknot.com/event/webinar-population-connection-hands-on-activities-for-people-and-the-planet/2651914

If you have any questions please contact me at dtorres@visitinfinity.com

Webinar Dates and Times:

All webinar sessions will be from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday- March 19

Tuesday- March 24

Thursday- March 26

Tuesday- March 31

Thursday- April 2

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