Dedicated to inspiring tomorrow’s scientists, technicians, inventors, educators and original thinkers, the Science Center collaborates with educators to help future innovators develop strong skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Educators can look to Orlando Science Center to provide them with additional training, resources and inspiration to help make science come alive in the classroom for their students.
As life becomes even more technologically driven and competitive, educators are going to need to be equipped with the curriculum, resources and understanding to guide their students into the future.
Our extensive professional development programs include a wide range of offerings from original curriculum to resources from national partners that help create a foundation for stronger, more confident educators to impact the next generation.
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Experience a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award-winning Makey Makey invention kit. With Makey Makey, you can make a piano out of bananas, play a game on play dough, or let your pet take a picture of herself!
This is a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everyone in between.
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Orlando Science Center is an endorsed site to provide Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Professional Development Workshops to the southeast. Our certified trainers can travel to any school in the state of Florida.
Intensive hands-on training shows educators first-hand how to embed this curriculum into the classroom and provides the necessary support for success. Each of the trainings will cover one unit of EIE curriculum that the educators will subsequently be able to implement in their own classroom.
Computer Science Fundamentals
This Code.org computer science elementary curriculum is designed to be flexible for your classroom. How you implement is up to you - teach CS Fundamentals for your next science unit, use it to support math concepts, add technology time to your schedule once a week, or go deeper with extension activities and projects!
The Computer Science Fundamentals one-day professional development training is free for Florida public school elementary teachers and can be held at Orlando Science Center or at your school (minimum of 10 teachers required)!
For further details on how to schedule this training, contact our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the button below to learn more about Code.org elementary curriculum.
Orlando Science Center is proud to be one of Code.org’s Regional Partner organizations. Orlando Science Center is a professional development provider of the Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum.
This partnership establishes Orlando Science Center as a regional hub of Code.org’s professional learning community. The Science Center offers a variety of professional development workshops that will provide local educators with the resources necessary to foster a strong understanding and appreciation for computer science in all students.
Upcoming Code.org Computer Science Training
Computer Science Principles (high school AP class)
June 24 – June 28
The Computer Science Principles course introduces students to foundations of computer science. They will discover how our world has been impacted by the widespread use of computer technology, covering topics such as abstractions, algorithms, the Internet, programming, and data. The Code.org Computer Science Principles syllabus has been pre-approved by the College Board’s AP Course Audit.
Computer Science Discoveries (grades 7-9)
July 29- August
The Computer Science Discoveries course is targeted toward middle and early high school students. It is based in the creation of artifacts such as physical computing devices and mobile game apps. CS Discoveries can be taught as a standalone course or incorporated into a pre-existing technology class.
Registering for 2019-2020 Academic Year workshops
Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer. Tuition for a full academic year is only $1,710 per teacher (the value of this training on a national scale is $3000). The program fee covers the full year-long program including your teaching materials, five days of professional development during the summer, four days of follow up training during the academic year, and your meals during workshops. Additional travel costs are not covered.
Do you teach in a high needs school or a school with a diverse student population? Is funding for computer science limited in your district? We have a limited number of scholarships available for teachers. Apply now!
A completed application is required. Click the button below to apply.