Educator Professional Development

Professional Development Programs

Evening for Educators

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4-8 p.m.

Join us for an evening of networking, planning, and fun and enjoy complimentery dinner and a drink ticket for beer or wine. Meet Science Center staff and participate
in brief professional development sessions including:

  • How to book a Science Center field trip
  • Applying for field trip grants and funding
  • Building support from school administration for your field trip – curriculum, learning goals and outcomes
  • Making the most out of your field trip – before, during and after
  • What’s new at the Science Center

Evening for Educators includes time to explore the museum. Three hours of CPE credit are
available upon conclusion of the event. Attend this event and receive a 10 percent discount on a future field trip. 


FREE! NEOSEF Planning Seminar
Tuesday, October 25, 2017
3:30-6:30 p.m.
Learn how to host a science fair at your school. The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is open to students in grades 7-12 in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Summit, Portage and Medina counties. For details on this year’s event, visit neosef.org. 

FREE General Admission for Ohio Teachers

We encourage teachers to use Great Lakes Science Center as a teaching resource so we offer FREE general admission to Ohio teachers every day! Just bring your school
ID and enjoy free admission to our signature hands-on exhibits, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Steamship William G. Mather. Come and preview Great Lakes Science Center before
your next field trip. Call 216-694-2000 or visit the Box Office for more information.


Discounted Family Memberships

Ohio-licensed educators receive a special rate when joining at any level of family membership.Members enjoy a full year of free, unlimited general admission to the Science Center, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the Mather Steamship plus free general admission to more than 360 science centers worldwide. Call 216-696-4576 or visit the Box Office for more information.


Custom Professional Development Workshops

The Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) offers custom handson workshops and facilitated planning for schools interested in Project Based Learning (PBL), from the theoretical underpinnings of PBL curriculum to assessment strategies. CISE is a collaboration among Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s MC2STEM High School. For more information and pricing, please contact Melissa Myerson with the Teaching Institute for Exellence in STEM at melissamyerson@tiesteach.org or 440-731-6609.


Educator Resources

We want to make it easy to prepare for your day at the Science Center. A wide range of videos and other web-based materials including Exhibit Video ProfilesEarly Childhood Education Resources, Special Exhibition Activity Guides and OMNIMAX Film Library and Educator Guides are available.