GNO STEM empowers math and science teachers with classroom tools and training through free, quality professional development. Our workshops offer strategies and methodologies that can improve and motivate hands-on, minds-on STEM learning in the classroom.

Check our website and follow GNO STEM on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming teacher professional development opportunities.

 

CAMINADA HEADLANDS VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 12:00PM-4:00PM
UNO Oliver St. Pe’/TRAC Center

During this in-person PD, teachers will engage with online and hands-on activities as they discover the critical role that barrier islands play in protecting and preserving our coastal ecosystems. Teachers will receive a classroom kit supporting 5 hands-on investigations for up to 30 students as well as resources to include full-color printed teacher/student guides, the online interactive virtual tour, and instructional videos.

Upon completion of the 1-day workshop, teachers will receive a $120 stipend. Lunch will be provided on the day of the event. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Download and share the flyer, here.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND YOU! (**POSTPONED)

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
New Dates Will Be Announced Soon! | 9:00AM - 1:00PM
UNO Oliver St. Pe’/TRAC Center

Teachers will embark on a journey through a middle school unit focusing on climate change where students engage in activities addressing causes and effects of and potential solutions to climate change with a goal of empowering them to take action to impact critical issues facing our global and local communities. Participating teachers will experience the lessons as a student, interact with other participants to share implementation ideas, and receive a Teacher’s Guide for this NGSS and Phenomena-Based unit funded by the National Geographic Society.

Upon completion of the 2-day workshop, teachers will receive a $150 stipend. There is a $20 deposit that will be refunded to teachers upon completion of the PD. Space is limited, so sign up now! Preference will be given to classroom middle school science/STEM teachers.

REGISTER HERE! 

 

LEARN LIGHTS & LASERS WITH LIGO & GNO STEM

July 25-29, 2022

 

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, LA, made waves a few years ago when it measured the collision of two black holes. Since then, LIGO has measured dozens of astronomical events, including neutron stars colliding.

Join GNO STEM and LIGO for a five-day instituteJuly 25-29! Middle and high school teachers will learn about Light and LASERs (L), how waves interfering with each other convey information (I), how gravity rules the universe (G), and how the two LIGO observatories use hundreds of scientists and technicians of all backgrounds to figure out what the universe is trying to tell us (O).

In this hybrid format, we will combine in-person activities at the University New Orleans TRAC Center (as long as the current conditions allow for in-person activities) and LIGO located in Livingston Parish* in addition to virtual online activities.

Teachers will engage in hands-on activities they can utilize in their classroom and receive a LIGO materials kit, priority scheduling, and funding support for field trips, as well as a $100/day stipend for attending.

This workshop is designed for middle and high school science teachers. There is a $20 registration fee to reserve your spot and participation is limited.

Please note: Only teachers who are vaccinated can appear at the LIGO facility. LIGO requires proof of vaccination status.

*Mileage will be compensated for travel to LIGO in Livingston. 

REGISTER HERE.

Connect With Us

Promoting Quality Teaching

University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70148
504-280-5710

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director
Jennifer.LaCoste@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Cathie Smith
Director of Education
Cathie.Smith@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

MAILING ADDRESS
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009