Professional Development

Below you’ll find a listing of professional-development offerings from St. Louis’ STEM-rich institutions and STEM-instruction experts. Use the drop-down fields on the right-hand side of the page to filter by educator type, content focus, grade level, and credit offerings. We continue to update our listings as program providers develop new content, so visit us often! Can’t find what you need here? Let us know! Want your STEM program’s information listed on the site? Submit your information here.

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Blueprint4 Anti-Racism Resources

Virtual
A collection of past workshops, articles, and books discussing how to incorporate anti-racist practices in education programming.
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COCAedu Autumn Institute for Arts Integration

Brittany Woods Middle School 8125 Groby Rd, University City, MO 63130
The 2021 COCAedu Autumn Institute is a one-day, in-person professional development opportunity for educators on Saturday, October 16. Facilitators lead educators through learning experiences that provide concrete strategies and best practices for successfully integrating the arts across the curriculum.
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Customized Professional Development Workshops

205 Brotherton Ln, Ferguson, MO 63135
The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite a lifelong interest in technology , engineering, math and science through simulated space missions and other hands-on science programs. Professional development workshops available through the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis are a great way to enhance your science curriculum. They are designed to address state and national standards and can be customized to address any district-specified needs, e.g., low-level readers, differentiated learning, or cross-curricular teaching. Challenger Learning Center staff will work closely with school and district personnel to provide a high-quality training experience that meets the needs of teachers. Previous topics have included: A Case for Space, Force and Motion, Electricity, Teaching STEM for the Gifted Classroom, After-school STEM Club, Using Rockets to Teach Math, DIY Robots. All of the above workshops are designed to support in-person learning, but many of them have been or can be adapted for a hybrid delivery.
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Defining Arts Integration Workshop

6880 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130
For more than a decade, COCA has assembled teaching artists and classroom educators to co-create meaningful learning experiences through arts integration. As a Kennedy Center Partner in Education, we are positioned to share and teach about arts integration utilizing their resources. This session requires 90 to 120 minutes (depending on group size). During the workshop, participants see robust examples of arts integration in action, hear from our team, and develop a common language and understanding of arts integration. We can come to you or, depending on availability, host you at COCA.
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Early Childhood Professional Development Workshop

718 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103
SLSO Early Childhood Professional Development Workshops equip early childhood educators with the knowledge and tools to engage their students in music. SLSO staff provide teachers with engaging lesson ideas and planning tools that emphasize creating and exploring music through the framework of current early childhood curricula.
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