Carnegie Mellon professional development programs for K-12 Teachers include, but are not limited to:
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CMU Physics Teachers Program
CS Academy offers professional development opportunites for teachers interested in incorporating CS Academy curriculum into the classroom. CMU CS Academy currently offers three different graphics-based computer science curricula in Python. Each curriculum uses interactive notes, autograded exercises, creative tasks, and projects. The notes help explain various topics and include interactive checkpoints to help check for students’ understanding of the concepts covered. Additionally, our autograded exercises help students practice concepts learned directly from the notes and our creative and collaborative tasks help students apply what they have learned to create something of their own!
Research @ CMU
Since 2006 the Gelfand Center has created opportunities for middle and high school teachers of STEM subjects to meet with Carnegie Mellon faculty and students. These workshops are held on Saturdays during the academic year or in the summer. Teachers gain a broader understanding of what it means to conduct research and how research is integrated into the work of a scientist or engineer. The format includes presentations, hands-on activities, tours of research facilities and panel discussions. Participants also learn about opportunities for middle and high school students to become engaged in research activities and how students can share their work through regional competitions and programs. In many cases the Carnegie Mellon faculty members are hoping that teachers will help them to understand the connections between their research and content that is taught in schools. This information is frequently used to design broader impacts stratgies for National Science Foundation Proposals.
Recent programs have included both in-person and remote sessions.
Robotics Academy Professional Development
The Robotics Academy is a world leader in robotics education and trains teachers here in Pittsburgh and beyond in online, face to face, or in programs at your location.
Check out the Robotics Academy to learn more about the extensive programming they offer!