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.
COCAedu engages students, inspires teachers, and demonstrates the power of the arts to bridge barriers through programs in classrooms across the St. Louis region.
Through our two introductory workshops for groups and our annual Institute for Arts Integration, COCAedu provides ongoing professional development opportunities that are ideal for educators across disciplines, subject-matter, settings, and grade levels.
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.
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.