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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  • STEM Learning Through Video Game Design

    Video-Game-DesignLearn how to engage your students using video games at this free, two-day program.

  • Comic Book Activity Design Team

    Transmissions Teacher DesignCalling all middle school teachers: NYSCI wants you for our Comic Book Activity Design Team!

  • Maker Space 101 PD

    maker-space-101pdLearn about the Maker Movement and the benefits of adding it to your STEM curriculum.

  • Design-Make-Play STEM Institute

    private-PDLearn how an innovative pedagogical approach called Design-Make-Play can help you engage your students in STEM learning.

  • The Value of Systems Thinking to Climate Change Education

    16147417670_649304de1a_kUnderstanding the complex interactions involved in a changing climate, teachers increase their own confidence in teaching about them.

  • NGSS EQuIP-Revised Lessons

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

  • Network Literacy document published

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

  • Science Coach

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

  • STEM Institutes

    stem_tchs_ftdSTEM Institutes are offered as full-day, half-day, or multiple day programs that can be customized to meet your requirements.

  • 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_02In addition to our professional development opportunities for educators we have provided some online resources that can bring STEM into your classroom. NYSCI Noticing Tools http://noticing.nysci.org/

  • My Carbon Footprint

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