Training for Informal Science Educators

Training for Informal Science Educators

Fast Facts

Summary

OMSI provides evidence-based, interactive workshops to transform informal science educators into powerful facilitators! 

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Training
Topics 
Collaboration
Critical Thinking
Design
Problem Solving
STEAM
Price 

$1,500 - $6,000 per workshop. Duration and location dependent.

Scholarships available for trainings booked by September 20, 2018!

Highlights 

Informal Science Educator professional development workshops give your science center unique hands-on curriculum, including engineering activities based on real-world careers.

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Scholarships are available for workshops delivered before September 20, 2018! Click the "Get In Touch" button at the bottom of the page to apply.

 

OMSI provides evidence-based, interactive workshops to transform informal science educators into powerful facilitators! 

Training modules cover a variety of topics from in-depth curriculum to facilitation strategies and more. Your staff will walk away with the knowledge and techniques to help bring STEM concepts to life while cultivating critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

OMSI’s trainings are designed to:

Be modified to fit the needs and experience level of your educators

Prepare educators to become effective facilitators

Provide concrete strategies to better engage under-represented youth in STEM

Give your science center unique hands-on curriculum, including engineering activities based on real-world careers
 

 

Examples of Training Modules Offered

Title

Description

Duration

Engineering
Ice Breakers

Team-building ice breakers and ways to introduce inportant engineering concepts to youth through guided discussions.

1 hour

Hands-On Engineering Activities

Learn how to create activity materials, tips for facilitating each activity, and ways to modify each activity to fit the needs of your audience.

2-6 hours               

Engaging Girls

Learn how implicit bias can affect women in science, and practice concrete ways to improve your program design and facilitation to better engage girls.

1-2 hours

Facilitating Engineering Activities

Learn motivating messages about engineering, while gaining practical skills to effectively facilitate any hands-on engineering activities.

1-2 hours

Engineering Design Process

Learn how the engineering design process is connected to activities we do every day. Find engaging ways to teach the process to children and adults.

1-2 hours

Engaging Role Models

Role models can be an effective way to inspire and engage youth. Learn how to find role models, prepare them for effective interactions, and facilitate inspiring conversations.

1 hour

 

Virtual Tour

Informal Science Educator training at OMSI's Educator Summit 2018, Portland, Oregon

Informal Science Educator training at OMSI's Educator Summit 2018, Portland, Oregon

Informal Science Educator training at OMSI's Educator Summit 2018, Portland, Oregon

Informal Science Educator training at OMSI's Educator Summit 2018, Portland, Oregon

Informal Science Educator training at OMSI's Educator Summit 2018, Portland, Oregon

Informal Science Educator training at OMSI's Educator Summit 2018, Portland, Oregon

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