STEM Workshops for Teachers

Posted by Franklin Institute on December 7, 2015

The Franklin Institute is pleased to offer a series of STEM professional learning opportunities available for informal educators and teachers. This includes workshops on engineering, life science and climate change. Pre-registration is required and ACT 48 credit is available. Cost is $75/person.


Engineering and Design: Circuits and Switches
Learn how to create simple electrical engineering activities that engage and inspire creativity and critical thinking. Challenge your students to discover how energy moves and powers objects.
Offered: 1/12/16 9:30am-12:30pm, 1/14/16 4:30-7:30pm

Gardening for the Classroom
Learn about different gardening options, type of plants, problem solving, garden maintenance, staff involvement, time commitment, and harvesting. Discover how a garden can be incorporated into curriculum and across subjects.
Offered: 2/9/16 9:30am-12:30pm, 2/11/16 4:30-7:30pm

Climate Change Basics for Educators
Learn about how climate change is affecting us both locally and globally. Discover hands-on ways to introduce these ideas to your students so that they are informed about climate change and empowered to make climate-conscious decisions.
Offered: 3/8/16 9:30am-12:30pm, 3/10/16 4:30-7:30pm

Understanding the Brain PART 2: Applying Neuroscience to the Classroom
Extend learning from the “Brain Part 1” workshop to more deeply explore topics in neuroscience that apply to the classroom, including piquing curiosity, multisensory learning, focused vs. relaxed thinking, and social/emotional effects on learning.
Offered: 4/12/16 9:30am-12:30pm, 4/14/16 4:30-7:30pm

Engineering and Design: Robots for Everyone
Build simple robots that draw, paint or simply entertain! Learn how to create lessons that challenge and inspire your students to be collaborative creators and engineers.
Offered: 5/10/16 9:30am-12:30pm, 5/12/16 4:30-7:30pm

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