CU Science Discovery’s Teacher Professional Development STEM Workshops are a unique professional development model featuring day-long, activity-based programs for teams composed of a teacher and five students. Teachers and students (grades 4-8) work side-by-side, allowing teachers to observe students’ interaction with inquiry and innovation-driven activities grounded in standards-based content. These workshops feature three interconnected classes on a specific science, engineering or pedagogical theme that:

  • Provide a full-day of engaging, hands-on STEM learning and activities
  • Share new, standards-based activities, skills and technologies
  • Develop inquiry, innovation, engineering design and/or science process skills
  • Bring the best of cutting-edge science and pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Supply program resources, curricula and CDE/NGSS standards correlations
  • Provide a certificate documenting 5 hours of professional development or college/university credit

Each Year CU Science Discovery brings a new STEM Workshop to locations across Colorado. This year we will bring the new Design Thinking, Tools and Technology: Standards-Based Learning For 21st Century Classrooms Teacher Professional Development STEM Workshop to:

  • Sterling, La Junta, Limon and Trinidad
  • Denver, Boulder, Longmont and Centennial
  • Granby, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs and Salida
  • Craig, Basalt, Montrose, Grand Junction and Durango

More information on campus and regional workshops will be posted and linked as they are scheduled.

Schools, districts, colleges, BOCES and organizations around the state can collaborate with us to bring workshops to their communities. We would be happy to work with you to discuss options for planning a Teacher Professional Development STEM Workshop on one or more of the following topics:

For additional information or to begin planning your CU Science Discovery program, please contact Hester Nadel via email or by calling 303.492.8640.