Professional Development

Philadelphia Education Fund: STEM Networking Meetings

Each month, the Education Fund hosts a STEM Networking Meeting for classroom teachers, informal science educators, afterschool staff, and anyone interested in innovative STEM education. These meetings feature a light breakfast, introductions and announcements, a peer panel discussion, and professional networking opportunities.

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Philadelphia Education Fund: STEM Teacher Forums

Each month, the Philadelphia Education Fund hosts a STEM Teacher Forum for teachers who work with students in grades K-12. These free events include a light dinner, introductions, announcements, and professional networking, and three different workshops that focus on STEM education.

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Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute offers professional development to help educators engage students in active science learning and address the needs of school districts, schools, individual teachers, and science learners. PD is offered for both teachers and out-of-school—time providers.

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Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

The Center offers curriculum supplements, PD sessions and graduate courses offered in partnership with Arcadia University.

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Out of School Time Resource Center

This portal offers a PD calendar and  links to STEM professional development training, both locally and state-wide.

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Philadelphia Area Math Teachers Circle

Provides opportunities for professional mathematicians and middle-grades math teachers to engage in collaborative and creative mathematical problem-solving. Hosts monthly meetings.

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ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Offers free online Act 48 continuing professional education opportunities on the SAS Portal.

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EdX

Take great online courses from the world’s best universities for free.  Optional course certificate available.

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Coursera

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.  Optional course certificate available.

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PBS TeacherLine

Online professional development for preK-12 teachers.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.

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Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative

Use this free learning platform to access course materials and received targeted feedback.

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Webcast.berkeley

Webcast.berkeley is UC Berkeley’s central service for online video and audio for students and learners around the globe.

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Nepris

Nepris is an online speakers bureau that connects classes to vetted STEM speakers from all over the country.  There is a nominal annual  fee involved.

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Center for Courage and Renewal

Approaches for managing the stresses associated with teaching, based on Parker Palmer’s best selling book, The Courage to Teach.

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Technology Education

TechnologyEducation.org is an online directory of technology and computer education and careers.

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New Horizons Learning Solutions

New Horizons Learning Soluntions is a training company that offers IT and computer training courses for those who need assistance.

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