Our Educator Training Model
A New Standard for STEM Education
Countless studies have proven that quality professional development impacts not only teacher performance, but also student achievement. Therefore, our philosophy on professional development is to provide educators with quality sessions in various formats to meet their needs and budget.
We offer a variety of timely professional development opportunities delivered in short and manageable chunks throughout the school year. We also provide online and in-person professional development for educators, preparing them to teaching inquiry-based curriculum. In order to keep costs low, we are seeking creative ways to use technology to impact more teachers than ever before.
Topics for professional development are cultivated based on Wisconsin’s Standards for Science, which are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and emerging trends in educational practices. Educators can choose from a variety of areas to pursue professional growth including; STEM specific content, cross-curriculum integration, standards implementation and assessment, and best practices in student learning. We provide training for content-specific areas of science, engineering practices and models, makerspace development and implementation, design challenges and much more.
Besides offering training throughout the school year, each summer, we host the Einstein Academy, which allows educators the option to dabble in learning something new or just gain better understanding of the science concepts they will be teaching. It’s also a great way to network with people outside their district/school.
Makerspace Training Opportunities
Professional Development Sessions
Einstein Project offers a wide variety of Professional Development Opportunities throughout the year…
· Introduction to NGSS
· 3 Dimensional Instruction
· Phenomenal Science
· 3 Dimensional Assessments
· Ambitious Science Teaching Book Study
· Curriculum Planning for NGSS
· NextGen TIME – Instructional Materials Review
· Science Notebooking
· NGSSifying your Science Lessons
· Introduction to Engineering Design
· Infusing the Maker’s Mindset into your STEM Program
· Introducing Administrators to NGSS
· Sense Making Magic: Fostering Deep Understanding with NGSS