Our Professional Development courses are self-paced and interactive. They are offered in a flexible format.


Ignite Student Interest in STEAM

This 8-hour course provides everything an educator needs to ignite student interest in STEAM topics and careers. Research shows that learning about STEAM careers and the diverse people working in these fields inspires students and makes the study of science, technology, engineering, and math more meaningful to them. In this course, educators learn how to engage students in STEAM, how to incorporate diverse role models into their instruction, and how to overcome negative STEAM stereotypes.

sl-oa-icon-clock  8 hours of online instruction and activities
sl-oa-icon-flash  Integrates Cool Careers in STEAM books
sl-oa-icon-display  24/7 flexible, self-paced online access
sl-oa-icon-star  Qualifies for graduate credit

Teach STEAM Using the 5Es

This 8-hour course trains teachers in science content (life, Earth, and physical sciences) through inquiry and shows them how to translate their learning to their teaching practice. The course draws deeply on the latest research on how young people learn science and how teachers can support their students’ attainment of STEAM literacy. This course is aligned to NGSS and CCSS.

sl-oa-icon-clock  8 hours of online instruction and activities
sl-oa-icon-flash  Integrates Key Concepts in Science Books
sl-oa-icon-display  24/7 flexible, self-paced online access
sl-oa-icon-star  Qualifies for graduate credit

STEAM Connections to Common Core - Coming Soon

This “mini PD” shows educators how to incorporate STEAM topics as they address specific Common Core standards in nonfiction literacy, mathematics, and more while also supporting student engagement.

sl-oa-icon-clock  2 hours of online instruction
sl-oa-icon-flash  Integrates Common Core State Standards
sl-oa-icon-display  24/7 flexible, self-paced online access