Continuing Education for PK-12 Teachers

Providing specialiezed instruction, professional development, licensure and credit toward licens renewal - serving the working teacher.

Please see Professional Development for PK-12 Teachers for more information.

Spring Fest - April 9-10, 2010

For more information, check out the Official Spring Fest Website.

VACCINE (Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments) Teacher Workshop

Two Sessions: June 3rd or 4th, 2010 8:00am- 3:30pm

One-Day Visualization and Data Analysis Workshop at Discovery Learning Research Center for Middle and High School Teachers. Homeland Security examples, curriculum development and hands-on learning modules.

  • 7 Professional Growth Plan Points (PGP) available
  • $150 stipend to each teacher who attends
  • Prizes awarded for curriculum input and development

To register: Go to and look under the "Workshop Information/Registration" tab located in the blue Quick Links section.

Purdue zipTrips

zipTrips is an innovative program to create science-based electronic field trips for students in grades 6–8. These field trips use technology to provide virtual visits to the West Lafayette campus, where students will meet scientists from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue Agriculture, and Discovery Park, and learn first-hand about their work. Purdue zipTrips is funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Visit to learn more.

Class Visits to DP

Have you and your class been to Purdue University’s newest research facility? We would like to invite you to take a tour. To register for a class visit, please go to:

Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC)

The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) includes 23 affiliates who work together to promote STEM education initiatives related to NASA themes and careers in the State of Indiana. Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, serves as the INSGC lead institution under the direction of Dr. Barrett Caldwell.

Please see website for more details and opportunities:

For questions contact:

2010 Purdue Guitar Workshops for Teachers and Students

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing works each summer with the College of Technology in hosting 3 guitar manufacturing workshops. This coming summer we have three planned:

  • June 28 to July 2 - Girls Rock (this will be geared toward high school girls with boys included) ($950=includes room & board)*
  • July 12 to July 16 - High School Students ($950=includes room & board)*
  • July 26 to July 30 - Purdue Guitar Workshop (during this workshop we have experts from Fender, Seymour Duncan and Stewart MacDonald helping out with the workshop) ($1450)*

For more information
* includes guitar, gig bag & accessories

Standards-Based Integrated Instruction (SBII)

Summer Workshops: July 12-23, 2010

A summer workshop, Infusing Energy Education into Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies is available for Grade K-8 Teachers. This project is supported, in part, by an Improving Teacher Quality Program grant (Public Law 107-110) administered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Please visit SBII Website.
For question please contact: Sally Louk ( (765) 494-9632.

Watch for:

Discovery Park’s second annual Afternoon for Educators at Discovery Park to be held Wednesday, September 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the DLRC. Please come for a good look at Discovery Park and to find out about STEM Education opportunities during the coming school year.

About P12-STEM

A Message From Chris Foster

Thank you for your interest in Discovery Park's P-12 STEM Program. In this location at Purdue biological, physical and engineering research combines to create new discoveries that may both interest and inspire pre-college students, teachers and parents. Through this web page, the P-12 STEM Program intends to make educational resources based on this research more generally available to the public. We welcome your enquiries!

Fall Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from P-12 STEM, including an update about opportunities in STEM education at Discovery Park and Purdue for teachers and students. These opportunities include teacher workshops, summer science camps for students and events for everyone.

View the Newsletter (PDF)
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Christian Foster
Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR)
207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, Suite 204
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1791

  • Phone: 765-494-2981