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.

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GNO STEM & GIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

FOR 3RD - 12TH GRADE EDUCATORS
Saturday, June 6-7, 2023 | 8 AM - 4 PM
UNO Oliver St. Pe’/TRAC Center

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a cloud-based geospatial platform enabling individuals to create and share maps, apps, and map services with 200 inquiry-based lesson plans in 3-12 math, science, social science, English, coding, and computer science.

This 2-day workshop is designed to train educators in cutting-edge technology for STEM project-based learning to engage their students inside and outside of the classroom. Plus, participating educators will receive follow-up classroom support! Teacher stipends are available.

Educators will:

  • Learn to tap into your students' spatial reasoning to strengthen their problem-solving skills
  • Obtain Lesson Plans and Exercises that enrich your current curriculum
  • Leave with new project-based, cross-curricular teaching tools that have wide applications

Students will:

  • Become active learners and engaged in their own learning
  • Develop spatial and geographic reasoning
  • Learn to identify and analyze issues impacting their local communities

For more information, contact: cathie.smith@gnostem.org.

Spaces is limited! REGISTER HERE.

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EXPLORING ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP

FOR 3RD - 8TH GRADE SCIENCE & STEM EDUCATORS
Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 8:00AM - 3:30PM
UNO Oliver St. Pe’/TRAC Center

Presented in partnership with The NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project. Teachers will learn about the forms of energy and energy transformations while exploring the Science of Energy kit.

Plus, we will study the 10 sources of energy. What are they? Where do they come from? How do we use each of the sources of energy. Discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity.  For a complete itinerary, click here.

The workshop is free and breakfast and lunch are provided. Participating teachers also receive the NEED Science of Energy kit, LEAP aligned curriculum, and a $120 stipend for attending. Space is limited.

The NEED Project designs and delivers teacher-tested educational materials, evaluation techniques and tools, recognition of student achievement and professional development for educators. NEED materials and training programs provide comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and the sources of energy - their use and their impact on the environment, the economy and society.

This workshop is generously funded by the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation. Contact Wendi Moss at wmoss@need.org or call 1-800-875-5029 to learn more.  Download and share the flyer

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

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director
Jennifer.LaCoste@gnostem.org

Cathie Smith
Director of Education
Cathie.Smith@gnostem.org

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