Teacher Resources, Camps & Workshops

 I have used almost everything we learned through the STEM PD in my classroom or by sharing it with fellow teachers for their classroom.  That was some of the most valuable PD I’ve attended…6th grade science teacher, Bernard Middle School

Professional Development Workshops

Each teacher coming for a mission is strongly encourage to join us for teacher workshop, which comes free with your mission. New Teacher Workshops feature an overview of what to expect on mission day, as well as hands-on activities to prepare your students for their mission and process the experience afterwards. Returning/Advanced Teacher Workshops will include brief updates on our programs, but will focus inquire-based hands-on activities you can do with students throughout the year. All workshops are held at Challenger. Note that attendance at a teacher workshop is required for first-time teachers, any teachers receiving a scholarship, and any teachers wanting to qualify as Mission CAPTAINs.

New Elementary Teacher Workshops (8:30-3:00; includes continental breakfast and lunch)

For teachers bringing students to a Jr. Astronaut program
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New Middle School Teacher Workshops (8:30-3:00; includes continental breakfast and lunch)

For teachers bringing students to Rendezvous With a Comet, Lunar Quest, or Expedition Mars mission. Note that this may include some upper-elementary teachers
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Returning/Advanced Elementary Teacher Workshops (8:30-12:00; includes continental breakfast)

For teachers bringing students to a Jr. Astronaut program
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Returning/Advanced Middle School Teacher Workshops (8:30-12:00; includes continental breakfast)

For teachers bringing students to Rendezvous With a Comet, Lunar Quest, or Expedition Mars missions. Note that this may include some upper-elementary teachers.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Thursday, January 23, 2020

teachers observing ice globe at PD

Custom Professional Development Workshops

Professional development workshops available through the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis are designed to provide practical and innovative resources for teachers at all levels. Professional development workshops are developed with state and national standards in mind. They can also be customized to address any specific needs.

Workshops may be scheduled at your school or at the Challenger Learning Center. Below are some examples of the options that are available.

Cost: $1,200 for half-day workshop or $2,000 for full-day workshop

 

Inquiry in the Science Classroom

Teachers attending this workshop will gain knowledge of how to include more open-ended, student-focused science activities that enhance students understanding of various concepts. This workshop will be customized to address specified GLE’s/CLE’s. (Grades: K-12)

Interdisciplinary Inquiry

This workshop is designed for elementary teachers and middle school teams that want to understand how to use science topics as a catalyst to facilitate student engagement with language arts, math, social studies, art and P.E. (Grades: K-8)

A Case for Space

This workshop is designed for teachers who would like to broaden their personal knowledge of all things space. Topics will include basic astronomy, spaceflight, and space spin-offs as well as great hands-on ideas to use with students. (Grades: 5-12)

Forces in Motion

Participants will explore concepts in forces and motion and receive idea of how they can engage their students in student-focused explorations. Topics including friction, gravity, magnetism and electricity, and Newton’s laws of motion will be investigated through project-based learning.  (Grades: K-9)

Custom Programs

We can work with you to build a program specific to your needs. Contact Robert Powell, Education Director, at robert@clcstlouis.org or (314) 524-3490 ext. 102 for more information and start planning your own unique adventure!

Teacher Resources

Preparing for Your Mission

Mission CAPTAIN

Crew Manifests

Media Release Form

School Programs Interest Form

Video Tutorials