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 through 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. 

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.

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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
  • 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