Professional Development Workshops

StarLab Portable Planetarium Workshop - October 3, 2017: 

Learn how to use the cylinder based portable planetarium and find fun ways to introduce Astronomy in your classroom.  Only participants completing this workshop will be able to check out the StarLabFor more information, click here to view the flyer.  If you are ready to register for this workshop, click here. 

Hour of Code Workshop - October 14, 2017:

Learn about a variety of classroom-tested technology tools appropriate for your grade level.  Explore Bee Bot, Pro Bot, Makey Makey, Lego, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi.  For more information, click here to view the flyer.  If you are ready to register for this workshop, click here.

The information below is for other workshops taking place at UNCW.  If you are interested in attending the workshops listed below follow the instructions to register.  These are not CESTEM workshops but are great workshops offered by UNCW’s Environmental Sciences Department. 

UNCW’s Environmental Sciences Department is proud to host the following NC EE workshops this year, with more to be announced.

Sept. 29, 2017 - Project  WILD with Becky Skiba

Oct. 27, 2017 - Flying WILD with Becky Skiba

Nov. 17, 2017 – Project Learning Tree with Dru Harrison & Elissa Riley

Feb. 23, 2018 - Aquatic  WILD with Becky Skiba

Mar. 23, 2018 – CATCH with Becky Skiba *

The above workshops are brought to you by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission & NC Forestry Association. Pre-registration is required, but attendance is free of charge.  Workshops are capped at 25 students max and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Workshops are 6-hours long and participants will receive curriculum and activity guides and are eligible for Criteria I credit of NC EE Environmental Education Certification; homework options are available for 10-hour credits. School teachers receive CEU credit. All workshops will all be held on the UNCW campus in the Teaching Lab Building (classroom 1025 or 1023 – TBD) except for CATCH (exact Wilmington location to be determined). To registration, please click here. For questions, please contact Blake Hocker at blh0708@uncw.edu or Amy Long at longa@uncw.edu. If you have specific questions about the curricula, please contact Becky Skiba at rebecca.skiba (at) ncwildlife.org or Elissa Riley at eriley (at) nhcgov.com.

September 30, 2107 - Project Learning Tree at the Cape Fear Museum

Lunch is provided during this workshop.  Register for this workshop here.

This workshop is also brought to you by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission & NC Forestry Association.  Pre-registration is required, but attendance is free of charge.  Workshops are capped at 25 students max and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Workshop participants will receive curriculum and activity guides and are eligible for Criteria I credit of NC EE Environmental Education Certification; homework options are available for 10-hour credits.  School teachers receive CEU credit.

About Professional Development

This past year, CESTEM hosted 25 professional development (PD) programs and outreach activities and served 518 participants, totaling 5,875 of contact hours of instruction, with most awarded licensure renewal or graduate credit hours.

For the 2014 - 2015 year, our Professional Development evaluations have proved that

  • 75.23% of teacher participants stated that they would incorporate the content from the program in their classroom often and/or to a great extent
  • 95.41% of teacher participants stated that they would recommend the program to other teachers
  • 92.66% of teacher participants agree and/or strongly agree that the program deepened their understanding of science/math concepts

CESTEM will maintain the number of Professional Development (PD) opportunities, participants served, and contact hours offered to our partners; continue to market PD opportunities more directly to UNCW students, teacher candidates and K-12 teachers in the classrooms; and begin efforts to engage social media (Facebook, Twitter, Website) to increase PD workshop awareness and interest.

CESTEM Workshop Flyers

Registration Information

  • To register for one of these programs, please complete the CESTEM Online Registration Form. For additional information, please call the Center at (910) 962-3168 or send e-mail to cestem@uncw.edu.
  • Registration fees need to be sent in as soon as possible to save your seat. Please review the Registration Deadline dates listed on flyers.  Your seat is not 100% saved until payment has been received. Please send a check, payable to "UNCW CESTEM", to 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403-5976.

Recent Workshops

  • GLOBE Workshop June 19-22
  • Science and Engineering Fair Summer Workshop August 2
  • K-2 Science Workshop; July 31- August 4