Professional Development

Explorers’ Guild

Since 1999, the Explorers’ Guild (EG) program has delivered free professional learning for Georgia’s K12 educators. The program brings the expertise of the EG team, STEM experts, and educators to share knowledge and best practices. Explorers’ Guild focuses on equipping educators with methods and ideas to enhance student-teacher engagement with the aid of current technologies.

Topics are chosen based on feedback from prior workshop attendees, shifts in technology and policies at the state and federal level, and needs assessment gathered from instructional technology leaders. Participants receive a Certificate of Participation at the end each workshop.

Summer Workshop

In June, a special all-day (or multi-day) summer workshop is offered. Past workshop topics included grant writing, GALILEO, and STEM research.

2019-2020 Schedule

STEM@GTRI is committed to the health and well-being of its program attendees. At this time, we are postponing the March and April Explorers’ Guild workshop scheduled for March 28th and April 18th. We are committed to bringing excellent, relevant, and timely topics and speakers to our school partners, and we hope to pick back up in May.

  • September 21, 2019 – Digital Citizenship & Computer Science Careers
    (CSS.DC.K-2.3.1-9; CSS.DC.6-8.2 – 5)
  • October 19, 2019 – Cybersecurity & Human Computer Interactions
    (CSS.DC.K-2.3.; CSS.DC.6-8.11 – 13; CSS.CT.6-8.40)
  • November 16, 2019 – Computational Thinking
    (CSS.CT.6-8.30 – 39)
  • January 25, 2020 – Gaming
    (CSS.IDC.6-8.26 – 28)
  • POSTPONED - March 28, 2020
  • POSTPONED - April 18, 2020
  • May 16, 2020 – TBD

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