Professional Development

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NICERC’s professional development opportunities span across various cities, nationwide.  Teachers gain hands-on experience with projects and technology that provide new, innovative ways to engage students in the classroom.  The professional development offered through NICERC provides a collaborative and comprehensive solution that fosters systemic and sustainable change in education.  Through NICERC’s teacher professional development model, more students are ultimately impacted (over a greater period of time) than would any program aimed at students alone.


Middle School Professional Development

STEM Explore Discover Apply (STEM EDA) workshops are available for middle school teachers.  During these one to three day workshops, teachers experience first-hand a sampling of modules from the STEM EDA curricula. They engage in the engineering design process while also gaining hands-on experience with NICERC’s project-driven curricula.  This model prepares and empowers teachers across the country to implement the STEM EDA curricula in their classrooms.

High School Professional Development

Cyber Literacy professional development explores interactive, engaging lessons that will motivate your students. Through a blending of robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts, teachers are introduced to the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with operating in cyberspace, as well as laying a foundation for further exploration into STEM and cyber-related topics.

Computer Science professional development builds a strong cyber foundation for teachers to bring to their high school students. Subject matter experts and master teachers introduce cyber and computer science through robotics, programming, electricity, networking, and elements of liberal arts.

Cyber Showcase

A Cyber Showcase is a one-day professional development workshop for middle or high school educators and their administrators. This workshop showcases the Cyber Interstate™ and introduces teachers to project-driven, hands-on curricula, projects, and technology that provides new, innovative ways to engage students in the classroom, as well as introduce students to potential c yber & STEM career fields.

Education Discovery Forum

The annual Education Discovery Forum (EDF) is a multi-day workshop in the summer that offers a dynamic professional development experience for middle and high school teachers.   Subject Matter Experts guide teachers in an immersive experience through NICERC’s curricula. Through each of the various EDF threads, teachers explore the connections between cyber, STEM, and liberal arts while also creating a network of cyber-conscious educators.


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