Educators wear many different hats. They provide students with foundational knowledge, create opportunities to engage in hands-on project-based learning, and build confidence and interest in STEM subjects. GCSC provides educators with resources to lead STEM learning in their classrooms, programs, and other educational spaces.
Teacher professional development is included in GCSC club and camp programs to ensure success for both educators and students. Training simulates student learning and helps educators see how they can support students. Communities of practice are created around each year’s cohort of GCSC club and camp leaders.
Ohio STEM / STEAM Teacher’s Professional Learning Community (PLC)
Launched in 2018-2019 in partnership with Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM), the PLC advances educators’ skills, experience, and confidence to lead student-engaging STEM learning. Educators meet multiple times over the course of the year. They participate in classroom-hosted “fishbowl” lessons with real students and follow-ups discussions in which they explore how bring what they’ve observed into their teaching practice.
Resources for Educators in the Area
Many partners across Greater Cincinnati offer resources and professional development opportunities for educators. For example, Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education have brought their “Ignite My Future in School: TECHademy” program to Greater Cincinnati for the past two years and a STEM Conference for educators is hosted annually by Northern Kentucky University and University of Cincinnati. View upcoming events on our Community Events Portal