Professional Development

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Providing High Quality Professional Development for all Teachers

Professional Development
Science Instruction

Courses We Offer

Our program immerses teachers in the best practices in science instruction, focusing on:

  • Implementing science content and Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom using Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts
  • Incorporating Language Arts and Mathematics into science instruction
  • Embedding STEM and Inquiring Into Lessons and Units
Professional Development
Experienced & Qualified

Our Instructors

Our Instructors are experienced and qualified teaching professionals who:

  • Focus on the learning goals of each teacher and school while integrating a thorough understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Guide teachers through VINS educational resources in the context of the NGSS
  • Are Highly Qualified Teachers with Masters of Education
Bald Eagle
Science Education/Place-based Learning

VINS Nature Center

A focus on science education and place-based learning create a variety of professional development opportunities:

  • ​Courses and workshops at the VINS Nature Center offer educators access to a variety of ecosystems and resources to deepen their understanding of the role of nature in science education.
  • Courses can also be tailored to your school's faculty and unique environment for rigorous engagement across a school or district.
School Programs
Science in Your Classroom

School Programs

VINS Professional Development doesn't end with workshops and courses but extends to the classroom:

  • Pair the professional development in your district with our world-class in school programs
  • Gain access to additional materials, lessons and in class instruction through the ELF Science Program
  • Engage middle school students in project based learning through the Science Symposium