Professional Development

The STEM Connection provides professional development to empower educators and youth workers by sharing STEM content knowledge, developing STEM practices, and building confidence to provide more meaningful STEM experiences for children.   

Due to Covid-19, our current Professional Development opportunities have shifted to virtual opportunities. 

2021 STEM Webinars

The STEM Connection provides professional development to empower educators, youth workers, and caregivers by sharing STEM content knowledge, developing STEM practices, and building confidence to provide more meaningful STEM experiences for children. 2020 has posed new challenges and opportunities and The STEM Connection is working to provide timely and relevant information to address the concerns of educators, youth workers, and families as they navigate in-person, virtual, and blended learning experiences. A PGP and CYC certificate is available upon participation in a webinar. 
Check back for more information on upcoming webinars. 

 

PD Workshop Offerings for 2021 Include:

STEM for Today and Tomorrow 

Engaging STEM Challenges

STEM All Day

STEM (, Nature,) and PBL

Engaging Youth with the Engineering Design Process 

STEM Quick Wins 

Connecting Kids with Nature: Why We Should and How We Can

 Best Practices for Outdoor Learning

Brilliant Books: Using Children’s Literature to Positively Impact Youth

How to Host a Family STEM Event 

Developing a STEM School Identity 

STEM by the Numbers 

Connecting STEM and Social-Emotional Learning

Using Unplugged Coding to Teach Computer Science

Creating a Family STEM Kit

Youth Voice and Choice

Setting All Students Up for STEM Success

Developing School STEM Identity

STEM for Summer

Exposing Youth to STEM Careers

The training has excellent content and well-paced. Angela tailored the presentation to our needs and provided our teaching artists with useful materials that prompt further thinking on how to integrate the Arts in teaching STEM concepts. – Ploi Pagdalian, Senior Director of Programs, Arts for Learning

Pike Township has partnered with The STEM Connection for summer programming,  field trips, after-school clubs, STEM kit distribution, and professional development.  They continue to be thoughtful in meeting the needs of our students, teachers, and our community by offering rich, engaging opportunities in all that they do.  All staff is knowledgeable in STEM teaching and learning and goes above and beyond to make STEM education equitable.  – Erin Naylor, District STEM Coach at MSD Pike Township

The team at The STEM Connection immediately engaged all staff members in meaningful dialogue and activities that effectively created a sense of ownership in STEM education for all students. Through a series of realistic examples, our staff felt supported and encouraged to explore after the professional development experience. – Eric Schommer, Principal, St. Monica Catholic School

“The Webinar helped me become less anxious about practicing safe teaching and creating the correct environment for educating during Covid.”. – Webinar participant

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