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Workshops for Teachers

Introduction to Modeling and the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) – Ocracoke NCCAT

April 29 - May 3, 2024

NCCAT Ocracoke Campus 2 Irvin Garrish Hwy Ocracoke, 27960 United States

NC has new science standards that leverage Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs). Modeling is the central practice of the SEPs. This research-based, reform-oriented pedagogy helps correct the many weaknesses of the lecture-demonstration method of instruction found in many classrooms, including the fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and the persistence of naive beliefs about the physical world. Scientists learn by doing: they construct and deploy models of the real work and test their ability to predict new phenomena. The student-centered Modeling classroom focuses on turning students into scientists to replicate this process. This program will introduce teachers to the instructional methods of SEPs and Modeling.

Sustained STEM Support (S-Cubed)

2024-2025 School Year - Initial PD will be on September 11-12, 2024

The Science House (715 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695)

Are you a school or system navigating the transition to the new NCSCOS for Science? Look no further! Our professional development packages are specifically designed to support teachers in implementing the 2023 K-12 Science Standards and Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs).

Family STEM Challenge (Like a STEM Night, but More Fun!)

Whenever You Want to Host

Your School

Hosting a Family STEM Challenge event provides a unique opportunity for schools to build and enhance relationships with family members and to engage and inspire young people to explore STEM in a fun way.

Exploring Plant Genetics

August 28, 2024

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

This one-day workshop will provide teachers with visits and interactions in the Research Station fields with faculty and graduate students involved with research on different varieties of plants.

STEM to Your Doorstep

August 30, 2024

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

K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics teachers, what do you need to boost the STEM curriculum in your schools? You will use MacBooks, LabQuests and various probes to explore science and math concepts.