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.
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.
Contact: Abby Crawford
Director of Education
Free event -Exploring Opposites: Using Music and Movement to teach Science and Math with The Lion and the Mouse.
Leverage the power of music to engage young students in learning math, science, and more! This year’s workshop uses the story of The Lion and the Mouse as the springboard for incorporating music into teaching critical concepts. We’ll have you singing, dancing, playing instruments and composing as you discover how music can support your early childhood teaching goals—no previous music experience required!
Gateway Greening organizes ongoing school gardener and outdoor educator meet-ups, highlighting different topics and youth gardens each month during the growing season. Meet-ups and workshops are open to anyone interested in working with youth outside and participants are encouraged to bring resources and ideas to share with others. Gateway Greening also leads district and in-school teacher professional development on youth gardening basics and connecting the garden to science curriculum.
The mission of the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center (LREC) Teacher Partnership Program is to equip teachers to be effective outdoor place-based educators; using outdoor spaces to achieve curriculum goals, improve the environment and engage with their community.