Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski is a nationally recognized science education consultant with over 30 years experience in academia. Having been employed full-time as a science educator at the middle and high-school level, as a university professor teaching science education methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and as a professional staff development consultant.
In 1987 Diana ventured out of the classroom as a full-time science teacher to start her own science education consulting business. Diana travels extensively throughout the United States and world to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for science with educators, administrators, students, and parents.
Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski’s professional staff development teacher workshops are renowned for being interactive, enlightening, inspirational, and thought-provoking. Since the inception of her educational consulting business she has provided over 800 hands-on STEM and science professional staff development workshops throughout the world, reaching thousands of educators in both public and private educational institutions.
Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski offers hands-on science professional staff development opportunities for individual schools and districts nationwide. Diana offers half-day, full-day workshops, and extensive multiple-day institutes. During Dr. Diana’s STEM and science professional staff development teacher training workshops participants can expect to increase content knowledge and be introduced to new and effective methods of introducing and reinforcing STEM and science concepts to their students in an atmosphere that is highly interactive, engaging, and exciting.
All of Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski’s Hands-On Science Professional Staff Development Teacher Training Workshops:
- Are standards-based (regional and national)
- Are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) learning goals.
- Integrate 21st century skills: creativity & innovation, critical thinking & problem-solving, communication and collaboration.
- Connect to the Common Core State Standards.
- Are hands-on-minds-on.
- Are inquiry-based.
- Incorporate the use of reflective journaling.
- Use simple, readily available, and inexpensive materials.
- Incorporate an array of affordable technological tools.
- Are highly interactive
- Make connections across the sciences and disciplines.
- Allow the participants to make models of many of the concepts introduced to bring back to their classrooms (i.e., bottle biology, solar ovens, molecular models, aeronautical models, etc.).
Available K-12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Teacher Training Workshops:
Introduction to the NGSS: A New Vision for K-12 Science Education.
Introduction to the Disciplinary Core Ideas.
Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Practices
Engineering Design as a Core Idea.
Introduction to Crosscutting Concepts.
To view and download the Next Generation Science Standards K-12 Teacher Training PDF Brochure click the following link.
Available K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Teacher Training Workshops:
Developing Critical Thinking Skills via Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Concepts
Introduction to the Engineering Design Process
Incorporating the Arts in STEM: From STEM to STEAM
Implementing STEM Explorations On A Shoestring Budget
To view and download Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Teacher Training Workshop PDF Brochure click the following link. STEM K-12 Teacher Training Workshops 2016 Internet
Available K-12 General Science Teacher Training Workshops:
Implementing The Next Generation Science Standards In The Classroom via Inquiry-Based Learning
Making The Connection: Genuine Integrated Science In The Secondary Science Classroom
Connecting Science With Other Disciplines
Exploring The Nature of Matter via A Kitchen Chemistry Approach
Exploring Earth and Space Science Concepts
Exploring Physical Science Concepts
Exploring Life Science Concepts
Teaching Science Through Children’s Literature
Teaching Science Through The Literature of Dr. Seuss
To view and download the K-12 Hands-On-Minds-On Science Teacher Training Workshops Brochure click the following link. K-12 Science Teacher Training Workshops National 2016-2017
In addition to the teacher training professional staff development titles shown above, Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski can custom-design school/organization-based workshop(s) and institutes designed to meet the specific needs of your school and organization.
Diana is a proponent of coherent, long-range sustainable training that will have long-term positive impacts on the educational system in its entirety.
Teacher training can be funded through Educate to Innovate Funds, STEM Education Initiatives, Race to the Top Grants, Educate to Innovate, Title I, Title II, Literacy Grants, and School Improvement funds.