Education Discovery Forum

2017 marks the first year that the Education Discovery Forum (EDF) will be held in two locations! EDF California will be held in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 26-28, 2017, and EDF Baltimore will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 12-14, 2017. The EDF is a multi-day professional development event designed to give teachers dynamic, hands-on training in implementing innovative, project-driven, multi-disciplinary curricula. NICERC subject matter experts and master teachers will introduce attendees to the Cyber Interstate—a robust library of STEM, Cyber, and Computer Science curricula—as well as innovative pedagogical methodologies.

2017 EDF California Logo

June 26-28, 2017

Rancho Mirage, California
2017 Baltimore EDF

July 8-14, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland
2017 Baltimore EDF

EDF Baltimore

July 8-14, 2017
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland

This year, NICERC has partnered with CSTA to bring teachers a professional development experience unlike any other! The CSTA Annual Conference and the Education Discovery Forum (EDF) are joining forces to provide teachers and administrators a unique workshop event that will help them explore how to integrate cyber and computer science principles into the classroom. One registration provides educators the opportunity to attend three sections: the Cyber Showcase Pre-Workshop on Saturday or Sunday, the CSTA Annual Conference on Sunday through Tuesday, and the EDF Baltimore on Wednesday through Friday. Teachers may attend one, two, or all three of the sections all for one registration price.

Cyber Showcase Pre-Workshop (Saturday, July 8 or Sunday, July 9): During the Cyber Showcase, educators and administrators will be introduced to a robust library of STEM, Cyber, and Computer Science curricula that is available to K-12 teachers across the country at no cost. Teachers will experience project-driven, hands-on curricula, projects, and technology that provides new, innovative ways to engage students within the classroom.

CSTA Conference (Sunday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 11): Teachers will have the opportunity to attend CSTA’s widely-popular annual conference.

EDF Baltimore (Wednesday, July 12 through Friday morning, July 14): Teachers attending the EDF Baltimore will have the option to be immersed in one of the following NICERC content threads: STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA), Cyber Literacy, Cyber Literacy II, or Computer Science. Teachers will take a deep-dive into the content, providing them with a greater understanding of the curriculum design process, projects, and opportunities for implementation. All EDF participants will have the opportunity to connect with NICERC subject matter experts and many of the authors of the curricula.


Registration, travel, and lodging for this event are being handled through the CSTA portal. Click here to create your account and register.

NICERC is proud to offer scholarships and travel grants for teachers attending the Education Discovery Forum. To apply for either of these, please submit the application found here. Scholarships and travel grants are limited!