Professional Development

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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Upcoming Workshop Dates

March

Maker Mindset

March 30, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Fee: $25

Participants will learn how to incorporate design thinking and project-based learning in the classroom through making. Participants will reflect on ways to bring Maker culture to their own schools.

April

Introduction to 3D Printing

April 13, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Fee: $50 

Participants will learn the basics of 3D design and see how their students can use this exciting new technology to learn about measurement, geometry, and group design skills.

For further details on these and other offerings, please contact our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.


Learn about our current offerings by downloading the Educator Professional Development Guide:

Professional Development Guide

Classroom Activities

Download our classroom activities guide to help students make meaningful connections between classroom content and their experience at Orlando Science Center.

 

Classroom Activities Guide

Offerings

PreK-12 educators are invited to individually register for workshops at Orlando Science Center in which they will learn skills for leading innovative STEM education. Workshops are offered throughout the spring 2019 semester.

 

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.

Orlando Science Center is proud to be one of Code.org’s Regional Partner organizations.

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 Computer Science Training Dates in Partnership with Code.org

June

Computer Science Principles (high school AP class)

June 24 – June 28

Orlando, FL

 

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.

 

For further details on how to schedule this training, contact our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

July

Computer Science Discoveries (Grades 7–9)
July 29 – August 2

Orlando, FL

 

The Computer Science Discoveries course is targeted toward middle and early high school students. It is based on 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.

 

For further details on how to schedule this training, contact our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer. The cost of the CS Principles program 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, 9 days of professional development, 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! Completed CSP application is required. Click here to apply.

 

Orlando Science Center is a professional development provider of the Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum.