STEM Programs and Resources for Teachers

Teacher participating in the STEM Discovery Lab's teacher training program

STEM programs for teachers are intensive summer institutes and school-embedded teacher professional learning to:

  • Enrich K-12 math and science curriculum with computing and engineering
  • Design lab activities that integrate mathematics, science, and computational practices
  • Develop teaching strategies that are culturally relevant to all learners. 
Contact & VISIT

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to announce its Regional Partnership with Code.org. Applications are now open to become a Code.org facilitator! As we prepare to interview and onboard a fantastic group of educators, we encourage you to take this opportunity to:

  • Join a nationwide community of leaders and facilitators in the CS education space
  • Participate in in-person and online facilitator development
  • Collaborate with UNH, your local Code.org Regional Partner, to deliver professional development to teachers on Code.org’s courses, with on-going support from Code.org and the facilitator community
  • Partner with Code.org to shape the future of professional learning for thousands of new CS educators across the US and beyond

There is no cost for facilitator training!

Apply Now

 

Not ready to be a facilitator?

No problem! We’re also looking for teachers! Applications will open in early January to become a part of the first New Hampshire teacher cohorts of the CS Discoveries (grades 6-10) and CS Principles (grades 9-12) programs. What can you do now? Work to get a Computer Science course offered at your school during the 2018-2019 school year, and click here so that we know you’re interested.

If you have any questions, let us know by writing to laura.nickerson@unh.edu or Emily.kerr@unh.edu

 

UNH Cooperative Extension STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Docents are individuals dedicated to strengthening youths appreciation and understanding of STEM. Learn about the specifics of becoming a STEM Docent volunteer for our Mousetrap Car Engineering curriculum.

  • Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, NGSS-aligned curriculum and how to deliver STEM activities to engage youth.
  • Volunteer to teach multi-day, two hour lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs. Receive training for no fee.
  • Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours documentation available.
Dates:

Next training Spring 2018

Location:

UNH Manchester
88 Commerical St. 
Manchester, NH

Fee:

$250 (if taking the training to volunteer as a STEM Docent, there is no fee required.)

Sponsored by:

UNH Cooperative Extension

Questions:

Contact Emily Kerr

Inquiry Teaching Methods
 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. Partcipants will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  

If you would like to schedule Inquiry Teaching Methods professional development tailored for your school or district, please contact Sarah Grosvenor.

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$250 per person
Scholarships Available

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

STEM Docents are individuals trained to deliver high quality STEM programming to youth around New Hampshire. Join our team for the next STEM Docent training! This training will focus on engaging youth with computer coding through mobile application development. Already work with youth? The training may also be taken as professional development. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates:
Spring 2018 

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
Volunteer track: paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension
Professional Development: $250

Register online

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

STEM Docent Stream Safari Training
Next Training in Spring 2018

 

Stream Safari provides a series of hands-on, minds-on lessons that provide an introduction to the science of stream ecology. Scientists use various techniques to study streams and within Stream Safari students will have opportunities to conduct stream assessments which fall into 3 categories: biological, physical and chemical. Each of these assessments will provide a particular set of water quality data. The culminating activity provides a time for reflection on our human impact on the stream ecosystem. The overarching question of Stream Safari is to investigate whether or not the water body being studied is healthy.

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$125/person including Project WET/Wild Aqatic certification and books.

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120