Workshops for Teachers

CMAST- Students Discover, Citizen Science 101

Friday, December 14 2018 9:00am-3:00pm

Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, 303 College Circle, Morehead City 28557

The Science House has teamed up with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, The NC Nature Study Center, and the Keenan Fellows to provide this great workshop that will introduces educators to Citizen Science projects that can be implemented in the classroom. Learn about projects such as Ant Picnic, Critter Cam, King Tide and GLOBE. Teachers who participate in this program will have their substitutes paid for by the Students Discover Grant. CEU.5 Science Content.

The Mountain Office Presents: Exploring Life Science Using the Engineering Design Cycle

January 7-10, 2019

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cullowhee, NC

Utilize the Engineering Design Cycle with literacy strategies, simulations, and data collection around life science content to motivate creative thinking. Geared toward the middle grades, the concepts can easily be scaled up or down to fit your classroom needs.

CMAST- STEM and Literacy- Reading in Science

January 23 & 24, 2019

CMAST, 303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC 28557

Literacy skills are a critical—yet often overlooked—part of science instruction. During this two day workshop educators will learn that literacy skills aren’t add-ons to the science class—they are critical parts of instruction. Participants will learn to use both literacy and science skills in our classrooms to prepare our students for the use of STEM in the future.

NCSO Build Clinic – Ping Pong Parachute/Bottle Rockets

January 26, 2019 (Snow date Feb. 9, 2019) 1 pm - 3 pm

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

Calling all NC Science Olympiad coaches, parents, and students!!! Need some help or hints in the NCSO building events? Bring your materials for the Ping Pong Parachute or the Bottle Rocket events to the NCSO Build Clinic and receive assistance and tips from our expert leaders! Once they are built, you can test them!

NCSO Build Clinic – Boomilever and Pasta Tower Events

January 26, 2019 (Snow date Feb. 9, 2019) 1 pm - 3 pm

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

Calling all NC Science Olympiad coaches, parents, and students!!! Need some help or hints in the NCSO building events? Bring your materials for the Boomilever or Pasta Tower events to the NCSO Build Clinic in Hickory, NC and receive assistance and tips from our expert leaders! Once they are built, you can test them!

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

January 30, 2019

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 new Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Raleigh Office) Presents: Using Makey Makey to Target Invention Literacy

February 11, 2019

The Science House, NCSU, 909 Capability Dr. Raleigh, NC 27695

Join us for a day of exploration and invention using a device called a Makey Makey! With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as a computer keyboard. Because it comes preprogrammed, students with no coding experience can use it and experiment with it as they start to learn coding. Capitalize on the maker movement in your classroom to enhance any curriculum! Teachers joining us will receive intensive beginner instruction and guidance for classroom implementation for any curricular area. Participants who register before 1/25/19 will receive their own Makey Makey kit! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Raleigh Office) Presents: Using Makey Makey to Target Invention Literacy – Advanced

February 12, 2019

The Science House, NCSU, 909 Capability Dr. Raleigh, NC 27695

After you've completed one of our basic Makey Makey sessions, come join us for exciting new ways to use your Makey Makey in your classroom. In this advanced session, we will show you how to get more from your Makey Makey by using the features on the back of the device. We will also show you how to use the Makey Makey GO. Participants who register before 1/25/19 will receive their own Makey Makey GO. This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies! 

The Mountain Office Presents: Stem To Your Doorstep (K-12)

February 26, 2019

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

You can participate in a day of training presented by The Science House of NC State University. You will use MacBooks, LabQuests and various probes to explore science and math concepts. After the training session, you will be eligible to participate in the equipment loan program through The Mountain Satellite Office of The Science House.

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Using Makey Makey to Target Invention Literacy

February 27, 2019

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

Join us for a day of exploration and invention using a device called a Makey Makey! With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as a computer keyboard. Because it comes preprogrammed, students with no coding experience can use it and experiment with it as they start to learn coding. Capitalize on the maker movement in your classroom to enhance any curriculum. Teachers joining us will be able to check out a classroom set of Makey Makey kits to use in their classrooms! Participants will register before 2/11/19 will receive their own Makey Makey kit! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

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

March 5, 2019 9am-3pm

NCCAT Cullowhee, NC

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

March 6, 2019 9am-3pm

NCCAT Cullowhee, NC

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.

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

March 19, 2019

NCCAT Cullowhee, NC

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. Open to all grades.

The Mountain Office Presents: Using MaKey MaKey to Target Invention Literacy

March 20, 2019 (9am-3pm)

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

Learn to use a Makey Makey- intensive instruction and guidance for classroom implementation. Register at www.wresa.org by March 1, 2019 and you will receive your own Makey Makey at the workshop!

Infusing Makerspace Technology into STEM Content

March 27, 2019

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

Join The Science House for an innovative STEM Professional Development program that infuses Makerspace technology and engineering practices with the NC science and math core objectives for grades 6-12! The program uses Project Based Learning (PBL) activities to help students develop problem solving skills, tenacity, and resiliency as they apply grade level content in a cohesive and integrated STEM-based project. This program will focus on the wireless Vernier technology. Once teachers have completed this PD session, they are eligible to borrow class sets of equipment from The Science House for free! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

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

April 5, 2019

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!

Coastal Carolina MATE II ROV Competition

Saturday May 4, 2019

Camp Albemarle, Morehead City

International MATE ROV Underwater Robotic Competition

SAFETY SENSE: Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer 2019 – Raleigh

May 9-10, 2019 (9 am - 3 pm)

The Science House, 909 Capability Dr. Raleigh, NC

Join The Science House for our "Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer" Professional Development Opportunity which will take place on May 9-10, 2018 at The Science House in Raleigh, NC. Time 9 am - 3 pm. Come prepared to create or improve upon your school science safety or Chemical Hygiene Plan. Receive free resources and information so that YOU can train other teachers in your school or science department.

Modeling Institutes in Secondary Science

Summer 2019

To be determined

Modeling Institutes will provide professional development in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science through a research-based, reform-oriented pedagogy for science teachers in North Carolina. For more information on Modeling please visit: http://modelinginstruction.org/