New Mexico Teacher STEM-READY Academy

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$2,500.00 per teacher*


Develop and enhance inquiry-based programs in alignment with NM Science Ready Standards to develop student interest in STEM and develop 21st-century skills. 

This professional development opportunity will focus on evidence-based practices for engaging students with varied learning styles, integrating project-based learning with core curriculum, alignment with NM Science Ready Standards, and effective strategies for implementing strong STEM inquiry-based research and engineering co-curricular and extra-curricular competitions and projects as end-of-course exams. This training will help teachers engage special populations in STEM with real-world applications – to meet basic career readiness requirements and 21st-century skill development that will prepare students for internships with local business and industry partners and eventual professional employment. The intent is to provide teachers the tools to create, capture, and develop student interest in STEM, and to get students thinking how the path of skills training, certificate courses, two and four-year degrees can lead to career opportunities and continuing education for career advancement. Each Academy session is limited to 20 teachers. Instruction will be delivered by faculty from NMSU’s Colleges of Engineering and Education.

Professional development for New Mexico teachers

Middle School
         June 2 – 13

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High School
        June 16 – 27 

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*Registration fee includes daily lunch, break refreshments, and course materials. If lodging is needed, please contact us for lodging options.  

Meet Your Workshop Facilitators


Karen Kinsman – Director and Senior Program Manager of the UNM STEM-H


Cecilia Hernandez – Associate Professor for Pre-Service STEM Education at NMSU


Wanda Bulger-Tamez – Program Director of the STEM Outreach Center at NMSU


Clara Graham – STEM Program Manager for the College of Engineering at NMSU