Professional Development Workshops

Integrated STEM Teacher Conference

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:00 am - 4:00 pm UNCW Watson College of Education

iSTEM Conference

Designed for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Teachers in Grades 6-12, Higher Education Faculty and STEM Businesses

Learn how to successfully integrate important concepts across STEM disciplines in the classroom! 

The conference will feature two keynote speakers, integrated STEM presentations by faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Watson College, and working sessions for STEM teachers and Higher Education STEM faculty.

Keynote Speakers

Drs. Angela & George Shiflet: Integrating Computation with the Understanding of Science

Angela Shiflet is the McCalla Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wofford College, where she helped establish the computer science major. George Shiflet was Dr. Larry H. McCalla Professor of Biology and department chair at Wofford College for 28 years. Together, they have coauthored a textbook for an introductory course in computational science and engineering, served as Fulbright Specialists in Brazil and Italy, and written learning modules used in classrooms around the globe.

Dr. Michael Grant: Engaging Students with Inquiry: Project-based learning & Problem-based learning in Integrated STEM

Michael M. Grant is coordinator for the Educational Technology program at the University of South Carolina. His scholarship and service focuses on how to design and implement project-based and problem-based learning environments in K-12 and higher education, particularly in STEM disciplines.

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About Professional Development

This past year, CESTEM hosted 25 professional development (PD) programs and outreach activities and served 518 participants, totaling 5,875 of contact hours of instruction, with most awarded licensure renewal or graduate credit hours.

For the 2014 - 2015 year, our Professional Development evaluations have proved that

  • 75.23% of teacher participants stated that they would incorporate the content from the program in their classroom often and/or to a great extent
  • 95.41% of teacher participants stated that they would recommend the program to other teachers
  • 92.66% of teacher participants agree and/or strongly agree that the program deepened their understanding of science/math concepts

CESTEM will maintain the number of Professional Development (PD) opportunities, participants served, and contact hours offered to our partners; continue to market PD opportunities more directly to UNCW students, teacher candidates and K-12 teachers in the classrooms; and begin efforts to engage social media (Facebook, Twitter, Website) to increase PD workshop awareness and interest.

CESTEM Workshops

Registration Information

  • To register for one of these programs, please complete the CESTEM Online Registration Form. For additional information, please call the Center at (910) 962-3168 or send e-mail to
  • Registration fees need to be sent in as soon as possible to save your seat. Please review the Registration Deadline dates listed on flyers.  Your seat is not 100% saved until payment has been received. Please send a check, payable to "UNCW CESTEM", to 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403-5976.

Recent Workshops

  • StarLab Planetarium Workshop: Wednesday 11/9/2016
  • Hour of Code Workshop: Saturday 11/5/2016
  • October Skies - Civil Air Patrol Workshop: Friday 11/4/2016
  • Vernier Probeware Workshop - Tuesday 9/20/2016