We work with a variety of partners, to host cutting edge professional development workshops for faculty who teach astronomy, physics and the geosciences.  Our workshops are collaborative, and focus on pragmatic classroom actions that can be used to enhance the instructor's "teaching toolkit." Rather than listening to lectures on how to not lecture students, faculty engage in the kinds of activities that we know work with students. Threaded throughout, we provide an introduction to the most robust findings in the cognitive sciences, so that faculty can have a head start on adapting teaching interventions for their own classrooms.  

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Register for Upcoming Workshops and Conferences

CI International Science Education Conference, May 31-June 4, 2020 in Prague. More information available here.

Astronomy Teaching Summit, August 10-12, 2020 in Long Beach, California. Registration information here

Pacific-basin STEAM Teaching Conference, September 24-27, 2020 in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawai’i. Registration information here

Some Past Workshops

Pacific Science Teaching Conference @HawaiiCon, September 13-16, 2018, on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.  .

InterNational Astronomy Teaching Summit and Robotic Telescopes in Education Conference, July 23-27, 2018 in Hilo on the east coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i.

International Science Education Conference, Barcelona, Spain., June 3-6, 2018.  Registration and hotel information available online at: 

HawaiiCon Science Fiction Conference, Mani Lani Hotel Near Kona On The Western Side Of The Big Island Of Hawai'i

Pacific Science Teaching Conference: Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii, September 13-17, 2017.  

The National Astronomy Teaching Summit: August 7-9, 2017 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida.

Perplexed Physicist's Primer for Teaching Astronomy: A 1-Day Teaching Excellence Workshop: July 22, 2017, University of Cincinnati, AAPT PreConference Workshop.  

Perplexed Physicist's Primer for Teaching Astronomy: A 1-Day Teaching Excellence Workshop: July 21, 2017, Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana. .

Robotic Telescopes in Education Conference: June 18-21, 2017, in San Diego.  Updated information here.

Teaching Qualitative Reasoning In Astronomy. An American Association Of Physics Teachers Pre-Conference CAPER Workshop, February 17, 1017, Atlanta, GA. Information Forthcoming.

Maui International Science Education Conference, January 2-5, 2017, Maui, Hawai'i. 

The Astronomy Teaching Summit Conference, City College Of San Francisco - North Beach China Town Campus, San Francisco, CA. August 1-3, 2016

Italian International Science Education Conference, June 5-9, 2016, Venice, Italy. 


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We are happy to partner with professional societies, federal agencies, and host campuses.  Overcoming educational inertia requires substantial work, which is much easier with like-minded collaborators.   If your organization is interested in working with our collaboration, please contact us




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