Hands-on STEM Trainings
Interested in training your staff to deliver high quality, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects? Join us for a hands-on STEM workshop!
More dates to be added, please check back soon!
For more information on the Design It! and Explore It! curriculum click here.
STEM Professional Development
Train your staff to lead high-quality hands-on science activities:
NPASS is one of the largest and most comprehensive professional development programs for science in afterschool. This program is led by the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Informal Science Education program. CalSAC is the only provider of NPASS in California and is one of only 7 states in the country offering this program. Over 500 afterschool sites nationwide are currently offering regular, high quality afterschool science projects through NPASS.
For a detailed program overview, click here.
Enroll in NPASS for a 5-month cycle:
Over the course of 5 months, your CalSAC STEM Trainer will lead 3 training workshops for 2-3 of your program staff. Staff are placed in a cohort with other OST program leaders in their community to create a rich learning environment.
$850 Program Includes:
- 3 STEM Activity Trainings (3 hours each for 2-3 staff)
- 3 STEM kits (Curriculum handbooks and materials for 20-25 children/youth)
- 3 STEM activities (5-6 hours of classroom curriculum each)
- 5 months of TA to ensure high quality implementation
Do you have multiple program sites or are you interested in training more than 3 of your staff? Click here for more information on different NPASS program models and pricing structures.
To enroll your program, contact Zak Parpia, email@example.com or (510) 444-4622 x103.
NPASS is an Education Development Center (EDC) project funded through the National Science Foundation. Click here to learn more about NPASS.
The Bay Area Summer STEM Institute - A Huge Success!
The Bay Area Summer STEM Institute was a huge success! The East Bay and San Francisco Teacher Pathway programs participated in seven weeks of intensive STEM related course work and training, while interning weekly at youth serving programs throughout the Bay Area. East Bay students spent their summer interning with the Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Science Camps as STEM Activity Leaders. San Francisco students worked in pairs to deliver STEM activities to 14 different San Francisco summer programs.
CalSAC provided over 25 hours of STEM training to prepare the Pathways students for their work with children and youth in a classroom setting.
A big thank you to Bechtel, Noyce, and Packard Foundations for their generous funding.
Please contact Zak Parpia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 444-4622 x103.
The Bay Area Summer STEM Institute is part of the Bay Area STEM Teacher Pathway Program which aims to engage more young adults in a career in education and youth work with an intentional focus on math and science. To learn more about the Teacher Pathway Program click here.