Professional Development

Effective professional development enables educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students’ learning challenges.  Here you will find many resources to support your path in professional development:

  • Orlando Science Center professional development offers hands-on trainings designed to increase educators’ STEM literacy and ability to implement STEM activities with learners
  • STEMFlorida offers externships – adventures can give you hands-on experience you can use to build engaging lesson plans, awareness of unique careers, and a wealth of information and knowledge you can then share with your peers and students
  • The Florida Engineering Education Conference (FEEC) bridges the engineering workforce and the academic sector through a series of workshops, hands-on activities, and networking sessions
  • FLATE Professional Development for technical faculty and educators in STEM curriculum provides opportunities to develop, refine or certify their knowledge base within manufacturing and/or its related enabling technologies and educational pedagogies
  • Kennedy Space Center offers Professional Development Workshops
  • NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth
  • FAST (Florida Association of Science Teachers) offers Professional Development Programs
  • Math Teachers Circles are professional communities of K-12 mathematics teachers and mathematicians to work on mathematics problems and allowing teachers to enrich their knowledge and experience of math, while building meaningful partnerships with other teachers and mathematicians