The Science Center of Iowa is a partner of formal and informal education in the Des Moines metro and across the state.
With STEM-focused professional development opportunities, technology and material usage, standards application, lesson prompts and more, we want to be a resource for you and your students.
Professional Development Programs:
Building Innovators Fellowship Academy (BIFA)
Grade Level: K–8
The BIFA program is a multi-year project that empowers educators by providing them with instructional tools and support to build a cross-curricular framework with members of their school, organization or team. Innovation and creativity are core to the process for the educators as well as the students they have in their learning space. Participants in the program explore ways to use high and low tech equipment to support standards. Sessions can be facilitated offsite at the host school or onsite in SCI’s Innovation Lab, the classroom of the future.
Pint Size Science for Educators
Grade Level: PreK–3
Pint Size Science introduces children to STEM topics through discovery learning. Using a hands-on approach that engages and inspires young minds to explore scientific phenomena, the program works to not only build science understanding but also respond to the ever-changing interests and abilities of children. Sessions can be facilitated offsite at the host school or onsite in SCI’s Innovation Lab, the classroom of the future.
Making STEM Connections
Grade Level: K–8
Making STEM Connections is designed to empower teachers to cultivate engaging, purposeful and successful extensions of their already developed curriculum. The making philosophy directs students to use their hands in conjunction with their minds to produce meaningful learning outcomes. Sessions can be facilitated offsite at the host school or onsite in SCI’s Innovation Lab, the classroom of the future.
To learn more about pricing and availability, contact our Science Learning team at firstname.lastname@example.org.