CU Science Discovery’s Professional Development Programs provide K-12 teachers with curricula, materials and resources to enrich STEM learning across Colorado in a variety of models. We offer a variety of development opportunities for teachers, pre-service learners and paraprofessionals throughout the year. Our programs feature engaging activities, hands-on learning, cutting-edge content from across the university community and opportunities for collaboration, classroom integration and customized applications. Participating teachers receive curricula, standards correlations and classroom tools, a letter and certificate of completion documenting professional development hours for CDE re-licensure, or in some cases, graduate credit from CU Continuing Education.

Upcoming Teacher Professional Development Workshops:

July 26-28, 2016: Teacher Mountain Research Experience


Custom Workshops for Schools, Districts, BOCES Partners and other Organizations:
CU Science Discovery can provide organizations across the region with single or multi-day professional development workshops in a number of formats, including teacher workshops in tandem with our STEM Workshop programs. With existing collaborations and workshops already in progress across the state, including workshops in Sterling/North-East, BVSD, St. Vrain, Salida, Roaring Fork, and Naturita, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, and Craig CO, adding a custom teacher PD workshop can be a cost-effective way to enrich your school’s STEM learning. While we can coordinate with researchers across the university to develop custom workshops on any number of topics, the links below will direct you to our existing, research-based and field tested programs.

21st Century Life Science for Upper Elementary and Middle School Practitioners 

Empowering the Future: Engineering Renewable Energy Systems and Green Buildings for Upper Elementary and Middle School Practitioners
An Introduction to the Resources, Pedagogy and Best Practices in Solar, Wind and Green Building/Transportation Technologies

Engineering is Everywhere for Upper Elementary and Middle School Practitioners
An Introduction to Engineering Pedagogy and Methods for Incorporating Cutting-Edge Materials and Technologies

Exploring Physical Science for Upper Elementary and Middle School Practitioners 

Introduction to 3D and 4D Design and Printing for Upper Elementary and Middle School Practitioners/Librarians
A Comprehensive Course, From Initial Design Facilitation to Animating 3D Printed Objects, Including Opportunities to Borrow a 3D printer for Your School/District

World of Waves: Waves, Technology and Innovation for Upper-Elementary and Middle School Practitioners
An Exploration of Wave Science and Pedagogy Including Electromagnetic Energy, Technology and Digital/Analog Signals


Our 2015-2016 School and Teachers Programs catalog is now available! Click the cover image below to download your copy today.  

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For more information about CU Science Discovery’s Teacher Professional Development Program, please contact Hester Nadel via email or call 303-492-8640.