Professional development resources available from the NISE Network
Tags: Informal | SMD E/PO Community | Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Exhibits | Community Posts | Cross-Forum / Collaborative Project | Informal Working Group
Below are links to a variety of professional development materials created by the NISE Network over the past eleven years. The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) is a national community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Nisenet.org is an online digital library of public educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists. All of the resources described below are available for free download on nisenet.org.
These professional development resources are designed specifically for educators, and include tools and guides on engaging the public in current science, training materials for specific products, and ways to enhance collaborations. Here are just a few examples that we thought might be helpful to share.
Developing activities and program
- Development Process overview
- Program Development: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Effective Learning Experiences for Public Audiences
- NanoDays: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Activity Kits, Building Communities, and Inspiring Learning
- Museum & Community Partnerships: Collaboration Guide and additional resources
Developing a small-footprint exhibition
- NISE Network Guide - Nano Exhibition: Creating a Small-Footprint Exhibition with Big Impact
- Team-Based Inquiry Guide
- Evaluating the NISE Network: Reflections from the Evaluation Workgroup
Examples of evaluation and research studies:
- NISE Net Professional Impacts Summative Evaluation
- Public Reach Estimates for the NISE Network
- Summative Evaluation Study of the Nano Mini-exhibition
- Summative Evaluation Study of NanoDays 2014 Events
- More NISE Network professional development materials:
- About the NISE Network
- NISE Network projects