From the federal government to science museums, universities, and professional societies like the American Society for Engineering Education, summer learning opportunities for STEM teachers abound. Apply for these 2017 institutes and workshops today!
Hands-on projects and visits with federal scientists and engineers are among the highlights of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s summer institute for middle school teachers, which takes place July 10 to 21, 2017 at NIST’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend and up to $2,000 to cover travel and lodging expenses. Apply by March 3, 2017.
Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property is the theme for the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s 3rd Annual National Summer Teacher Institute, to be held July 17-22, 2016 at Michigan State University. Some 50 K-12 teachers from across the country will be selected to participate in this professional development and training program. Apply by March 15.
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Biofuels and other interdisciplinary energy topics are the subject of free “train the trainer” workshops for STEM and agriculture teachers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Program. The central New York workshop runs from July 27 – 30, with a Washington, D.C., workshop from August 10 – 13.
The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is a five-day, all-expenses-paid professional development program for third- through fifth-grade teachers designed to help inspire students to pursue careers in science and math. The fun, hands-on activities are created and led by two of the nation’s leading teacher-training organizations, Math Solutions Professional Development and the National Science Teachers Association. Applications for the 2015 Academy are due October 31, 2014.
Pathways to Science has a searchable roster of more than 1,500 science, technology, engineering, and math education programs and professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and students.including a separate engineering resources search engine.
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Become the “go-to Person” for engineering and technology instruction – or simply provide better guidance to students interested in pursuing STEM majors and careers. Widener University, in Chester, Pa., is offering a free, interactive Introduction to Engineering Workshop for high school teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators from July 30–Aug. 1, 2013. Lodging, breakfasts, and lunches included.
Want to help your STEM students beat the “summer slide?” NASA’s Summer of Innovation project offers summer day camps for middle school kids, teacher professional development opportunities, and minigrants of up to $2,500 for schools, youth organizations, or other partners to infuse STEM content into existing after-school or summer programs. The application deadline is June 10, 2013.
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Siemens STEM Institute, an all-expenses-paid week of professional development for 50 middle and high school science and math teachers, and for a two-week Science Teachers as Researchers summer fellowship.