Teacher Programs

September 15, 2016
Kauffman Foundation
4:30pm to 8:30pm

Making & Breaking Stuff to Teach Science & Engineering Practices

Learn how to teach science and engienering practices using concrete - the world's most used building material. Discover and participate in inexpensive STEM projects that engage students of all levels. Enjoy demonstrations, learn practical applications and make and break stuff in this interactive workshop. Also get a basic primer on Materials Science and how using solids can ignite and spark interest in STEM careers. Correlations will be made to the NGSS. 

Courses limited to 24

ScienceWise courses are back with new topics! Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and Park University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $30*/ 1 grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC. You MUST enroll with and pay the university for graduate credit separately from registering for your course(s) with Science Pioneers. The registration fee payable to SciPi for each four-hour course is $20 and each twelve-hour course is $60. Course descriptions, syllabi and other course information can be found here. Registration and payment to Science Pioneers is required for all courses. Register online.

*subject to change

November 5, 2016
8:30am to 12:30am
UMKC Student Union
Event limited to 24

Get some tips on generating ideas for projects and activities to motivate students, and guide them to produce great research projects for entry in the GKC Science & Engineering Fair.  Register online.

January 28, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm

Place: TBD
Event number unlimited

ScienceWise Teacher Resource Day includes a Teacher Share-A-Thon and a Science Resource Expo. Master teachers will be on-hand demonstrating exciting new lessons. Kansas City Metro area science education organizations will be present to share the wonderful opportunities they have for teachers and students throughout the school year and metro area. Receive a free CD with all lesson plans and handouts PLUS contact info for science education organizations, PowerPoint presentations and information on freebies and grants for the classroom. Numerous door prizes will be given away. Register free online or email admin@sciencepioneers.org, your name, school, district and phone number to register or call 816-460-2261.

Science Pioneers is offering FREE 7-hour code.org workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). Learn from an experienced computer science facilitator an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Teachers will receive the supplies they need to teach the courses. Not only is this an opportunity to increase your knowledge and confidence in facilitating an engaged computer science classroom, it's also a chance to connect with other educators in your area who are working to bring computer science to their schools.

There is no charge for these workshops. You’ll also receive (at no cost to you):

1. Printed curriculum guide

2. Certificate of completion (which could count for PD credit)

3. Classroom supplies for the unplugged lesson
4. Fun Code.org swag