Workshops for Teachers

The Mountain Office Presents: STEM Next Steps- How to design your own PBL and plan your own STEM lessons

January 30, 2020 (9am-3pm)

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Join us for an exciting day of Problem/Project Based Learning.  Learn more about PBLs and design a PBL for implementation with your students for your standards.

Using Makerspace Technology in the Classroom – for Caldwell County Teachers Only

February 27-28, 2020

NC Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) 1990 Main Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

For CALDWELL County teachers only: Join us to see how you can use Little Bits, Makey Makey, robots, coding, electronics, and other technologies in your classroom! Participating teachers will also receive a Makey Makey and be able to check out any technology used in the PD from The Science House including a set of 15 Sphero bolts and a set of 10 mBots. Substitutes will be paid through a Google/ TIDES Foundation grant.

The National Center for Science Education presents Turning Misinformation into Education: Leveraging Fake News to Teach Climate Change (hosted by The Mountain Office of The Science House)

March 17, 2020 (9am-3pm)

NCCAT 276 NCCAT Dr., Cullowhee, NC

This workshop will lead science educators through a series of free lessons created by teachers and for teachers that tackle much of the fake news and arguments leveraged against climate change. You will also leave with ideas on how to increase student understanding of the science behind climate change through literacy, data analysis, and hands-on activities.

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Literacy & STEM (Part I)

March 18, 2020

NC Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) 1990 Main Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

STEM activities help student build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Integrate literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines. Participants will be able to check-out supplies for free after the workshop!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: More Literacy & STEM (Part II)

March 19, 2020

NC Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) 1990 Main Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

During this session we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM.The day will be a combination of STEM learning experiences infused with literacy strategies. 5.0 Contact Hours

Mountain Satellite Office: STEM to Your Doorstep (K-12)

March 19, 2020 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Join us to explore various types of probes, technologies, and software to enhance STEM in your school. We will also explore how to integrate STEM into your specific curriculum. Participants are eligible to check out the equipment for free.

The Mountain Office Presents: Literacy and STEM (part 1)

March 23, 2020 9am-3pm

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

STEM activities help student build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Integrate literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines.

The Mountain Office Presents: MORE Literacy and STEM (Part II)

March 24, 2020 9am-3pm

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

During this session we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM.The day will be a combination of STEM learning experiences infused with literacy strategies. Can be taken as a stand alone or follow up to Part I.

The Mountain Office Presents: EVEN MORE Literacy and STEM (Part III)

March 25, 2020 (9am-3pm)

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

During this session we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM.The day will focus on infographics and how to enhance student’s non-literary text comprehension. Can be taken as a stand alone or follow up to Part I and Part II

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: STEM To Your Doorstep

April 7, 2020

NC Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) 1990 Main Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

STEM To Your Doorstep! The Science House, NCSU, is conducting a STEM To Your Doorstep Professional Development session for K-16 STEM teachers at The Science House's Northwest Outreach Office located at the NCCET in Hickory, NC! Sign up now to be trained so that you can check out equipment for free from our extensive loan program! This program qualifies for Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Citizen Science 101

May 19, 2020

NC Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) 1990 Main Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

Citizen Science allows you and your students to participate in current research on various topics. This session will introduce you to current Citizen Science projects and you will leave the session with a plan to incorporate them in your classroom!

Synthetic Biology Teacher Workshop

June 22-26, 2020

Raleigh, NC

This five-day-long workshop is for current high school biology teachers or pre-service science education majors (juniors or seniors) who plan to teach high school biology. This professional development opportunity will provide hands-on training in basic recombinant DNA technology and synthetic biology.

SAFETY SENSE: Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer (Coastal Office)

June 25-26, 2020

CMAST (303 College Cir, Morehead City, NC 28557)

Join The Science House for our "Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer" Professional Development Opportunity which will take place on June 25-26, 2020 at our Coastal Office (CMAST 303 College Cir, Morehead City, NC 28557). Time 9 am - 3 pm. Come prepared to create or improve upon your school science safety program or Chemical Hygiene Plan. Receive free resources and information so that YOU can train other teachers in your school or science department.