PD Programs for Teachers
Informal Learning Opportunities for Teachers
This is a list of events currently scheduled for teachers during Summer 2019.
Please check back throughout the spring as new opportunities are announced.
SPARCS - Middle School Teachers
SPARCS is a National Science Foundation supported program for middle school teachers who want to learn more about computer science and computational thinking. Through a combination of summer and school-year professional development, teachers learn fundamental computational thinking skills, build lesson plans that integrate these skills into their content area, and practice teaching these new lessons.
SPARCS is open to teachers from all content areas, and no experience with computer science is needed.
WRIST: Wearable Research for In-Service STEM Teachers (RET) - High School Teachers
The objective of the WRIST RET site program is to engage high school technology and STEM teachers in cutting-edge research projects in wearable computing and related areas. The program consists of a six-week immersive summer research experience under direct faculty mentorship. Teachers can select from a variety of projects ranging from activity recognition using a wrist accelerometer, to software engineering principles for wearable application development, to computational wearables in fashion. Teachers will use their results to design an innovative lesson, which they will present at a one-day spring workshop. Learn More.