The Project Scientist Teaching Institute is a professional development initiative by teachers for teachers to provide hands-on training and strategies on how to create an equitable, culturally responsive, empowering learning environment for all students. We train educators on integrating gender and racially-equitable STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) teaching strategies, with an emphasis on math, for growing students’ confidence and outcomes.

By attending our workshops, educators will:

Gain access to actionable curriculum ideas and free lesson-planning materials that can be seamlessly implemented in the classroom.

Grow their professional network by accessing the broader Teaching Institute Community through our learning platform.

Develop a nuanced understanding of students' lived experiences and realities.

Gain access to exclusive resources curated by experts.

Build confidence to teach Math and other STEM subjects.

What to Expect:

Workshops are available at NO COST to educators and can be attended in-person or virtually.

Our facilitators are skilled trainers with deep expertise in their fields ensuring all our participants will have a hands-on and interactive learning experience.

In-person participants will receive a $150 stipend for select workshops.

Continuing education units (CEUs)  provided for each workshop (will vary by session).

Completion certificate will be awarded to all participants.

Upcoming Workshops

Register for our upcoming in-person workshops at the links below. This one-of-a-kind experience is provided to educators at NO COST due to the generosity of our partner Cargill:

June 14, 2024 (9:00 AM -3:00 PM CT): St. Paul, Minnesota

July 29, 2024 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET): Charlotte, North Carolina

Bring the Teaching Institute to your school or school district

You can now bring our Teaching Institute to your school or school district. Fill out this program interest form and a member of our team will contact you with next steps. You can also contact our team at  

What they're saying:

"The lessons and teaching strategies outlined in the Teaching Institute were perfect for my 5th grade interdisciplinary class. My students were able to express their creativity by making their own quilts using both the mathematical and cultural concepts they learned in the lesson. This clever introduction to basic geometry kept my students engaged, while allowing them to find the connection between math, art, and humanities."

Alicia Martinez, K-8 teacher

“I love the Teaching Institute. I learned a lot about how we can use culturally responsive teaching in STEM classrooms and how I can support all students from diverse backgrounds."

Sarah, K-8 STEM Teacher

“Thank you so much for such an amazing PD [professional development day] yesterday! [Our] staff were highly engaged and really appreciated the time and space to make curricular connections. We are excited for our future work with students and the partnership with your team!”

Kristen Longway, Principal, Battle Creek Public Schools