Educators improving access to STEM for BIPOC youth
CuriOdyssey STEMCorps Teacher Professional Development programs are designed to deepen educators’ comfort, competence and capacity in integrating and delivering outstanding STEM learning experiences for their BIPOC students.
Learn and apply CuriOdyssey’s award-winning education methodology of creating robust student experiences that are inquiry- and project-based, learner-driven, and inherently aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Online ongoing support
The learning continues through a virtual community of practice. This educator centric forum provides for ongoing learning, networking and access to lessons and curriculum developed by CuriOdyssey and fellow educators.
CuriOdyssey’s Teacher Professional Development Program consists of 4–6 sessions of 1.5–3 hours each. Participants will engage as learners in STEM activities, learn how to align existing STEM content with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, and build comfort, competence and capacity to provide high quality STEM learning experiences.
Multiple sessions spread out over a period of time allow participants to try new STEM teaching practices between sessions, then collaboratively reflect on those practices, support one another and address any challenges. Program content will be adapted to the needs of the school and/or teacher participants.
What can CuriOdyssey’s Teacher Professional Development program do for my teaching?
CuriOdyssey’s programs help build teachers’ comfort, competence and capacity to provide impactful STEM education experiences for all students.
What programs do you offer?
We have a menu of programs designed to reflect the needs of teachers, schools and districts. We will work with you to create a program that meets you where you are. We tailor the program to your curriculum. Maybe you want to focus on integrating STEM with social studies, math and reading, start an inquiry-based science program or want to feel more comfortable with the process of doing science.
Are the programs customizable?
Absolutely. Let us know your specific requirements.
What sort of support do you provide after the program?
One feature of our program is to involve teachers with a community of practice where CuriOdyssey facilitates continued learning workshops, teachers help one another reflect on and improve their practice and be part of a larger network of educators from multiple schools who share resources, ask for feedback, and support one another.
Do you offer professional development programs in person?
At this time all of our professional development programs are offered virtually in order to reach a larger audience, reduce the need to travel and allow for participation at a location convenient to the teacher.
Who will facilitate the program?
Programs are coordinated and led by Bryan Holmes, STEM Education Specialist. Bryan has taught in formal and informal education institutions. He combines his love for science with fresh ideas, new approaches and joyfulness to enhance your teaching practice. Additional support/facilitation will come from other professional CuriOdyssey educators.
Where can I get more information?
For more information email Carl Oosterman, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org