TGR Foundation offers free educator professional learning in partnership with DoD STEM
Through its ongoing partnership with DoD STEM, TGR Foundation recently opened registration to STEM Studio, virtual educator professional learning sessions offered at no cost in the summer of 2022.
There will be two sessions available for first-time STEM Studio participants taking place 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT, daily June 21 – 23 and June 28 – 30. These sessions will cover practices to build an Inquiry Mindset in their teaching and students’ approach to learning.
Educators who have participated in STEM Studio in the past will be able to build on their inquiry training July 12 – 14, with a workshop focused on “Making Inquiry Visible.” This workshop will also be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT, daily.
“TGR Foundation’s training has not only given me tools that I can use in my own classroom but also gave me an opportunity to communicate, collaborate and learn from other wonderful educators who were participating in the training with me,” said Alexis Chorn,” a former STEM Studio participant and science educator from the Anaheim Union High School District.
STEM Studio is a three-day, hands-on professional learning program for in-school and out-of-school educators to learn how to create active student-centered environments using inquiry. Educators from all disciplines and grade levels are encouraged to attend.
“STEM Studio has been a signature program equipping educators with skills, tools and confidence to enhance their students’ learning environments,” said Eric Moore, Senior Director of Programs. “Summer is a time when many teachers prepare for the following year, and this training will be a great resource they can use immediately and build on beyond the summer.”
In addition to the training, participants will also receive a meal voucher to cover lunch, a $50 gift card to purchase supplies for their class and an opportunity to win raffle prizes from STEM kits and class supplies to exclusive access to Discovery Education’s platform. Upon completion of the program, educators will also have the opportunity to earn a micro-credential.
“While past participants have proven the value of STEM Studio, we know that there is a lot of competition for digital and virtual programs,” added Moore. “These small incentives are another way we are investing in educators. We’re grateful for our partnership with DoD STEM.”
To learn more about the workshops or register, visit TGRFoundation.org/STEMStudio.