Rose-Hulman's PRISM offers a variety of training opportunities for K-12 educators of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Indiana. Rose-Hulmanl also offers intensive workshops to train educators in methods to integrate STEM concepts into school curricula.
Learn more below about upcoming 2023 STEM professional development opportunities for K-12 educators.
Computer Science Workshops - In Summer and Fall 2023, Rose-Hulman will be offering several FREE workshops on integrating computer science principles into the classroom for K-12 educators. Sign-up to attend one or all of the 14 workshops being offered. These workshops are supported by a grant from Indiana Department of Education. Space is limited. Register here.
Proud partner of the Indiana Department of Education. Find more information about the workshops and other computer science professional development opportunities on their website or in their newsletter.
Digital Learning Workshops - Supported by the Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education, Rose-Hulman will provide workshops on blended learning and universal design learning to two different Indiana school corporations. Rose-Hulman will present, host, and facilitate workshops for K-12 teachers at Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation and North Central Parke School Corporation this summer.
Dates of workshops:
- May 31-June 2 for K-12 teachers at Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in Evansville, Indiana.
- June 20-23 for K-12 teachers at North Central Parke School Corporation on the RHIT campus.
K-12 Educators Energy Workshops - Rose-Hulman will offer the Sustainability and Alternative Energies Boot Camps. This is a residential program for K-12 teachers interested in learning content knowledge, pedagogy, and practical applications of sustainability / alternative energies. Topics covered include current state of energy and production (including the U.S. power grid / distribution systems), solar technologies, geothermal, biomass, and other emerging sources, alternatives such as wind and nuclear, and social action / public policy for influencing conservation. The program features field trips to nearby, state-of-the-art energy producers, lectures by RHIT faculty experts, and laboratory experiments. Teachers will take home kits to do all hands-on activities in their own classrooms. Additionally, each participant will receive a custom package of digital course materials featuring simulations, scientific visualizations, virtual labs, collaborative skills builders, process modelers, serious gaming, and access to live data. These student learning enhancers mirror the digital tools used in the modern STEM workplace. The workshops are made possible by the generosity of Duke Energy and the Indiana Department of Education. Register here.
Dates of Boot Camps are:
- June 25-30, 2023, supported by Indiana Department of Education
- July 9-14, 2023, supported by Indiana Department of Education
- July 16-21, 2023, supported by Duke Energy
VCSC Summer Workshops - Since 2008, PRISM has partnered with VCSC to offer summer workshops for STEM teachers. These two-week sessions take place in early June and have space for 40 to 60 teachers.Because we do not repeat workshops, we now have a repertoire of 22 different workshops – spanning the Indiana learning standards for 4th – 12th grade. All of these experiences integrate active learning, creativity, and investigation into transportable lesson plans. Teachers are also given extensive training in using digital resources in the classroom. Participants receive a generous set of supplies to duplicate the hands-on components from the workshop with their students. Register here.
- Dates of workshops: June 5-16, 2023, for K-12 teachers at Vigo County School Corporation
- Location: Woodrow Wilson Middle School