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Professional Development

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Teaching Excellence Academy

Professional Development Offerings

Sharpen your STEM pedagogy skills with Carnegie Science Center's Teaching Excellence Academy. The Teaching Excellence Academy offers opportunities for educators in all grade levels, with specific workshops in STEM, early learner education, and the digital fabrication at your location. Act 48 credit is provided upon successful completion of each workshop.

In addition to one-time workshops, Carnegie Science Center offers its Professional Development Package. This package features multiple opportunities for professional development to be delivered on-site at your school throughout the academic year.

Professional Development Package

Carnegie Science Center invites schools and school districts to take advantage of its Professional Development Package, featuring an array of educational opportunities for teachers to hone their skills. This subscription model offers the inside track to comprehensive professional development for educators. A professional development package is active for a year (the full 12 months) from your time of registration. It is customizable for schools and districts of all sizes.

Package components:

Professional Development Workshops

18 hours of workshop instruction

Choose from an array of workshops designed to train teachers in STEM education best practices. Workshops feature project-based or inquiry learning and fit under the following series:

  • Best Practices in STEM Education
  • Early Learner
  • Maker Education

Or you can customize your own series with any offerings in the Teaching Excellence Academy workshop catalog.

Individualized Coaching/Consultation Meetings

Two 90-minute sessions | Up to 15 educators

Individualized coaching with select educators at your school by a Science Center STEM expert will help you develop a tailored plan to strengthen your STEM education plan or advise you on digital fabrication technology and makerspace needs at your school.

STEM Concierge

Interested in getting your kids involved with Carnegie Science Center STEM events or competitions? We will provide a STEM Programs representative to visit your school to share resources and ideas to help get you started at your school.

On-Call Phone/Email Assistance

When you have a science question in the classroom or when you’re looking for a creative idea, give us a call or send us an email. Our Science Educators are on call to lend a hand, and our Teaching Excellence Academy package members will receive top priority.

Add-ons are offered at a discount of 15 percent off the regular rate:

  • Additional coaching visits to facilitate STEM education at your school and/or to demonstrate digital fabrication technology at your school
  • STEM parent-engagement opportunity at your school
  • Mobile Fab Lab visit at your school for student programming


Packages are affordable and customizable. Package pricing varies, dependent on district's free and reduced lunch eligibility.

For more information:

Jason Brown, Senior Director of Science and Education, 412.237.3399

Toni Stith, STEM Professional Development Manager, 412.237.1616

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