• This summer, the STEM Education Center developed a special PD program that is fully online, addressing teachers’ most pressing needs. PK-5 online PDs are highlighted below, and you can also see the full list of offerings HERE.  

    We look forward to collaborating with you virtually this summer,

    WPI’s STEM Education Center’s team
    Donna, Mia, Shari, Kathy, and Terry.


    Online STEM Teaching: Meeting the Needs of all Learners (PK-5 & 6-12; 10 PDPs)

    Need to enhance your online teaching skills to better meet the needs of all of your students?  With this set of introductory and advanced workshops, you can do just that!  There's even a PD specifically for administrators/coaches. More info


    STEM/STEAM Projects (PK-5 & 6-12; 10 PDPs)

    Looking for new STEM or STEAM project ideas to incorporate into your classroom? Look no further!  Explore challenges aligned with grade-level standards and follow the steps of the engineering design process to solve them. Always an educator favorite! More info


    STEM for All: Equity and Inclusion for High-quality STEM Learning (PK-5 & 6-12; 10 PDPs)

    Explore the barriers to inclusion in STEM and learn with others how to reframe the issues and implement strategies such as culturally responsive teaching (CRT) to work towards equity in STEM. More info

     New! Project Based Learning Institute (for school teams)

    Immerse yourself in PBL!  Work together with your educator team to dive deeper into the understanding of project-based learning. Let us guide you to plan real-world, high-quality PBL experiences for your students. More info


    Seeds of STEM: Research-based Preschool Curriculum (PK-K; 12 PDPs)

    Problem Panda has a LOT of problems! Step into the shoes of a preschool student and experience this hands-on approach to doing STEM with young children. Explore the Seeds of STEM curriculum binder and color images, and discuss with other educators how to implement this year-long curriculum in your classroom. More info


    Graduate credit extension options

    STEM Educator Certificate Course (PK-12; 60 PDPs)

    Earn a STEM Certificate from WPI! Join us on a journey to design a high-quality integrated STEM Challenge that aligns with STEM standards of your choice. This course is great for in-school educators, out-of-school educators, and coaches of all grade levels. It’s one of a kind! More info


    Assessments Re-imagined

    Transform the way you look at assessment practices. Re-imagine and redesign your current assessments to meet critical elements of high quality, while collaborating with grade-level colleagues. Assessing will never be so clear! More info




    Mia Dubosarsky, PhD

    Director, Professional Development

    PI, Seeds of STEM

    The STEM Education Center at WPI


    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609


    508-831-5617 (office)

    508-831-5801 (fax)




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