MSI offers academic year and summer professional growth sessions at no cost to teachers selected to participate. We prioritize schools in high-needs communities, and courses are designed for teachers in grades 3-8 with limited experience teaching science. Teachers receive lesson plans and materials for classroom activities.
Courses are designed in accordance with state and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as standards for effective teacher professional growth. Teachers engage in sessions designed to improve their science instruction, enhance science content knowledge, provide them with inquiry-based curriculum materials/lesson plans, and develop additional classroom instructional strategies. Participating teachers will be better equipped to promote student achievement and foster a positive attitude toward STEM.