Professional Development Educators

Professional Development

Infuse your practice with innovative ideas and strategies to engage students in science learning! Explore activities and materials designed to inspire student-driven inquiry and critical thinking. Workshops are correlated to both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards - plus offer interdisciplinary connections to enrich student understanding. Deepen your own science knowledge and expand your teaching practices by participating in one of our workshops today!

Preschool Hands-On STEM Workshop: 
I Am a Scientist! & Build It!

Join us for a packed day as we explore two Preschool Hands-On STEM thematic units: I Am a Scientist! and Build It! This is a great opportunity for small preschool centers and individual teachers who are looking for opportunities to grow as an educator during the summer break. Must reserve by July 10, 2015. Spaces are limited.

Preschool Hands-On STEM Workshop Date:

Monday, July 20, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$100/person
$75/Educator's Guide per unit (printed and digital version)
$35/Digital Educator¹s Guide per unit (provided in a flash drive)

Download a flyer with additional information.
To register call: (213) 744-2019

The Brain and Early Learning, 5th Annual Science Symposium

Inviting all early childhood educators, librarians, administrators and homeschool parents to come learn about research trends in early childhood brain development and teaching strategies.

Learn new strategies to engage young learners in the discovery of science, engineering, art, language, nature, and much more! During this 5th annual symposium, there will be a keynote presentation by Dr. Sam Chan, focusing on healthy brain development in early childhood. Additionally, there will be breakout sessions with a wide variety of topics. There will also be time to browse through our Curriculum Fair to learn about different programs and products that you can take back to your site or community event that will enhance young children's explorations and learning opportunities. We hope to see you there!

The Brain and Learning Symposium Date:

Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$85/person or $75/person for groups of 5 or more

Download a flyer with additional information.
Visit www.crystalstairs.org to register. (Registration opens July 2015)
Registration includes light breakfast, lunch, and parking. For additional information, call (323) 421-2627 or (213) 744-7444.

Preschool Hands-On STEM Program

Engage young learners in the discovery of nature and science!  Each of our thematic units includes materials for preK-Kindergarten students to explore scientific concepts and create models to demonstrate what they are learning.  Curriculum aligns with California Preschool Learning Foundations in Science.  We provide a full-day workshop for each unit, as well as the necessary materials for immediate implementation in your classroom!  Programs are customizable; your group or school can select one, two, or all seven units.  For group pricing, please contact PDinfo@cscmail.org.

Current units include:

  • Technology Tool Kit
  • I Am a Scientist!
  • Balls, Ramps, and Roller Coasters
  • From Seed to Plant
  • 6 Legs, 8 Legs, Many Legs!
  • Habitats
  • Build it!

Download a flyer with additional information.