Sally Ride Science Online Professional Development helps middle school and upper elementary teachers of
all subjects learn new techniques and strategies for integrating STEM education
in their classrooms, and providing college and career preparation for their
Engaging video content from STEM leaders, hands-on exercises, and a consistent focus on college and career readiness will help you prepare your students for success in STEM.
Graduate credit through Brandman University is available (learn more). Districts may also give professional development credit, as the course(s) offers crucial background for aligning STEM instruction to objectives in the Common Core State Standards.
Two courses are currently available:
Ignite Student Interest in STEM
This 8-hour course can qualify for graduate credit (learn more) and PD credit from your district. Educators will learn how to introduce students to diverse STEM role models, improve science literacy, increase student engagement, overcome “STEM stereotypes,” and much more in this foundational online PD course.
STEM Connections to Common Core
NOTE: At this time, STEM Connections to Common Core is only available to Sally Ride Site License customers.
This “mini PD” shows educators how to use Sally Ride eBooks and Activity Guides to support specific Common Core standards in nonfiction literacy, mathematics, and more while also supporting student engagement in STEM.
- 1 hour of online material
- Integrates new state standards
- Self-paced class
- 24/7 online access
Sally Ride Science Online Professional Development is included when you get a Sally Ride Site License for your school.
Educators without a site license can take Igniting Student Interest in STEM for only $89 (includes three eBook subscriptions). Click the Register Now button to sign up. You can also enjoy a two-for-one price: just register yourself, then a colleague, and enter '2for1' as your promo code on the Order Confirmation page.