Professional Development for Teachers

NYSCI offers innovative professional development experiences for teachers of all grades including pre-service and after-school teachers. Our goal is to help teachers infuse their classes with hands-on activities, scientific inquiry, strong content, science communication and literacy to strengthen, inspire and excite STEM teaching and learning. We offer various programs that correlate to science standards and can be customized to meet your needs.


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  • Design Thinking Online Professional Development

    16072167858_254bf23a45_kDesign-based thinking. What is it? And how can you use design to engage your students in motivating, real world problems to master 21st century skills, while at the same time find new pathways into ST

  • Noticing Tools Professional Development

    noticingtools3Learn how to incorporate NYSCI's iPad apps and supporting activities into your classroom.

  • New NGSS-Aligned Lessons

    Images from the Making Meaning [M2] conference at the New York Hall of Science in New YorkNYSCI, working with Achieve, has created 17 exemplary classroom lessons and supporting materials that are available for free on the Teacher TryScience website.

  • Design-Make-Play STEM Institutes

    6924797494_37ca31f269_kJoin us for a series of professional development courses to help you engage your students in STEM learning.

  • Network Literacy document published

    This brochure about network literacy states basic ideas for the study of networks in plain language, presenting seven essential concepts.

  • Engineering Is Elementary® Kit Training

    sciencekit_ftdNYSCI provides training and support on utilizing the EiE® kits.

  • Science Coach

    sciencecoach_ftdNYSCI’s Science Coach program includes mentoring, assistance with curriculum development, science lab support, and educational resources.

  • After School Science Resources for Educators

    kitsNYSCI provides training for after school educators on the AfterSchool Kidzscience kit.

  • Teachers TryScience

    ttslogoTeachers TryScience is a web site for teachers that provides free and engaging lessons, teaching strategies and resources.

  • Teacher Resources

    library_resource_02NYSCI's Science Technology Library offers educators access to our Teacher Resource collection, which includes lesson plans, activities and curriculum standards.

  • My Carbon Footprint

    MCF_ftd_teachersMy Carbon Footprint is an educational initiative designed to build awareness about climate change science.