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Teaching Excellence Academy

Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

As schools and districts adapt to remote learning, social distancing, and the "new normal," the Teaching Excellence Academy is here to support the needs of educators during the 2020–2021 school year.

From crash courses in distance learning to virtual teacher workshops on STEM best practices, the Teaching Excellence Academy offers opportunities for educators in all grade levels, with specific workshops and coaching sessions in:

  • Tools for Virtual Instruction and Online Engagement
  • STEM
  • Early Learner Education
  • Digital Fabrication

Workshops can be offered online via live virtual webinars, at your location, or at Carnegie Science Center (some restrictions apply).

Act 48 credit for Pennsylvania educators is provided upon successful completion of each workshop. 

For more information, contact Jeremy Bassett, Teaching Excellence Academy Manager, at

Online Engagement Workshops
Online Engagement Workshops Navigate the demands of virtual instruction with a crash course in online engagement tools.
Virtual STEM Professional Development
Virtual STEM Professional Development Learn strategies for encouraging higher-level thinking and STEM skills in the classroom.
Professional Development Package
Professional Development Package This package features multiple opportunities for professional development to be delivered online or at your school throughout the academic year.
Pillars of STEM
Pillars of STEM A series of workshops focusing on the four pillars of high-quality STEM education.
Starting Your STEM Pathway
Starting Your STEM Pathway Start building a collaborative learning environment that embraces best practices in STEM education
Maker Education Series
Maker Education Series Get hands-on with digital fabrication tools and integrate making experiences into your curriculum.
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