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.
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Schedule of 2020 Teacher Workshops
The Environmental Effects of World Population
Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Target Grades: K-8
Foster environmental awareness among your students. Present classroom activities that promote global citizenship and spark students’ interest in environmental issues while also building skill sets in scientific inquiry, data analysis, and critical thinking. This professional development will target K-8. Teachers will leave with access to all of the hands-on and demonstration activities needed to use in the classroom. This professional development is provided free by grant funding and carries .5 CEU’s. Teachers are responsible for the CEU fee of $20 made payable to GCEIC. Lunch is on your own. You may bring a lunch or purchase a lunch from INFINITY’s Café. (Minimum number of attendees 10)
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February 21, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Target Grades: K-12
Fill your plate with a little of this and a little of that! This training will offer a smorgasbord of science activities to tease the palates of your learners no matter what grade level. We will show you engaging demonstrations and hands on activities that you can use in your classroom. You will leave with plenty of resources and your favorite meal from the buffet for you classroom. This professional development is provided free by grant funding and carries .5 CEU’s. Teachers are responsible for the CEU fee of $20 made payable to GCEIC. Lunch is on your own. You may bring a lunch or purchase a lunch from INFINITY’s Café. (Opened to the first 15 attendees) No waiting list.
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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 29- July 3
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 1, 2020 CHECK BACK THEN.
Other Educational Services Provided by INFINITY
Family ENGINEERING OR SPACE Night Planning: $150
Let INFINITY organize and plan your Engineering or Space (Astro Camp Collaborative) Family Night. You give us the date; select your set up and we will make the schedule, provide the curriculum and outline the activities. Fee includes up to 2 hours consultation and we will provide a 15-minute educational power point presentation and a cost effective supply list. All you need to do is purchase the supplies and recruit the people to conduct the activities. For more information, contact Donna Torres at email@example.com or 228-533-9025 ext. 306.
MUSEUM STUDIES PROGRAM
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 $45 registration fee. Contact Donna Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 228-533-9025 ext. 306 to register.
Schedule will be arranged.
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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Are you an educator in grades 6-12 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 will be accepting applications for participation October 1, 2019-December 31, 2019. We will select 15 educators from the pool of applicants. Notification of those accepted for the program will be made by February 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 email@example.com or 228-533-9025 ext. 306.
This opportunity made available through the NOAA Gulf B-Wet grant program.
COMING 2020 INFINITY EDUPRO WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
INFINITY Science Center is excited to announce that we will be conducting webinar professional development starting 2020. These five 1-hour sessions will be on effective science teaching strategies and techniques. Webinar attendees must commit to 1 hour per week for 5 weeks. Cost for the webinar training is $70 resource access and CEUs included.
Check back on our website for future information!
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