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Online Engagement
and STEM Professional Learning 

The Teaching Excellence Academy of Carnegie Science Center is offering
hour-long sessions that focus on student engagement tools in an online learning environment. 

Online Engagement Workshops
One-hour live virtual format | Cost: $25 each

These workshops aim to help teachers navigate the demands of virtual instruction for the upcoming school year. Act 48 credit is available for PA educators. 

Online Engagement Workshops
Video Conferencing 101 
Explore the features of your selected video conferencing application that best support key components of effective virtual instruction. Brainstorm ways that video conferencing can foster class community, collaboration, and communication. 
Google Classroom 
Discover how Google Classroom can be utilized as a learning management system for all educators regardless of discipline or technical expertise. Explore features that can enhance virtual learning for a diverse group of students. 
Google Features 
Take a tour of the myriad of free Google applications and features that promote authentic learning in a virtual classroom setting. Discuss strategies for incorporating the selected options into your instruction regardless of the discipline. 
Online Collaboration Tools 
Experience digital tools that promote collaboration within a virtual learning environment. Practice using application features that help to minimize the challenges that can exist when implementing group work outside of the physical classroom. 
Online Assessment 
Learn how to effectively use online assessment tools to monitor the comprehension and progress of your students in a virtual learning environment. Brainstorm ways in which these tools can allow for differentiation and encourage valuable student feedback. 
Interactive Tools 
Explore various tools that are aimed to increase student engagement during their virtual classroom experience. Consider options for using interactive digital tools to promote authentic learning and a deeper connection to subject matter content. 


A professional learning package, consisting of 8 hours of online-virtual workshops plus 3 total hours of virtual coaching sessions, can be  purchased for $5,000. Individual 1-hour workshops (includes a coaching session) can be purchased for $750. Customize this package to suit your school or district’s professional learning needs. We are here to partner with you and support your educators!

To discuss your desired professional learning options and schedule your suite of online engagement workshops, contact Jeremy Bassett, Teaching Excellence Academy Manager at Carnegie Science Center, BassettJ@carnegiesciencecenter.org or (412) 237-1634.

STEM Professional Learning

The Teaching Excellence Academy offers a wide array of online and in-person workshops for formal and informal educators, dedicated to STEM, early learner STEM, and digital fabrication.

STEM Educator Academy

Online and Blended Professional Learning Options

Professional Learning Package

Pillars of STEM

Starting Your STEM Pathway

Maker Education Series

Early Learner Series