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Teaching Excellence Academy

Professional Development Workshops
Sharpen your STEM pedagogy skills with Carnegie Science Center’s Teaching Excellence Academy. The Teaching Excellence Academy offers opportunities for educators in all grade levels, with specific workshops and coaching sessions in STEM, early learner education, and digital fabrication. Workshops can be offered at your location or at Carnegie Science Center (some restrictions apply). Act 48 credit is provided upon successful completion of each workshop.

In addition to one-time workshops, Carnegie Science Center offers its Professional Development Package opens in a new window. This package features multiple opportunities for professional development to be delivered on-site at your school throughout the academic year.

For more information, call Toni Stith, STEM Professional Development Manager, at 412.237.1616 or email StithT@CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

“After participating in Teaching Excellence Academy workshops, teachers were able to identify STEM best practices, recognize factors that make for a collaborative STEM learning environment, and use resource materials and curriculum tools to incorporate STEM into multiple subject areas.”
– Maureen Taggart, Superintendent of Toronto City Schools

Saturday Morning STEM Series

This series of professional development workshops is a fun, exciting way for educators to earn Act 48 credit hours and take their STEM skills to the next level!


Pillars of STEM

Each workshop in this series focuses on one of the four pillars that form a high-quality PreK–12 STEM education: project-based group learning, inquiry-based education, integrating curriculum, and career awareness.


STEM Integration Series

Explore the many possibilities for bringing STEM learning experiences into any classroom at any grade level.


Starting Your STEM Pathway

Get ready to spark new ideas and build on existing ones as you discover STEM best practices and learn strategies for integrating them into your curriculum.


Maker Education Series

Get hands-on with digital fabrication technologies and learn how to incorporate STEM competencies into authentic making experiences.


Early Learner Series

Learn best practices for integrating STEM into your early learner classroom and set a strong foundation of curiosity and excitement for learning that they will carry with them for years to come.

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