About Professional Development

Professional development tools, guides, workshops, and training materials are resources designed for educators and scientists to improve their capacity to engage the public in current science and technology.

Guides & Training materials

These resources are designed specifically for educators, and include tools and guides on engaging the public in current science, training materials for specific products, and ways to enhance collaborations.

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Training Videos: NanoDays training video still screen capture

Training videos are also available for many specific programs and activities:

Online Workshops 

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Online workshops and brown-bag conversations are professional development opportunities that allow educators and scientists to share and learn from each other.

Participating in the online brown-bag conversations is free of charge.

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In-person Workshops and Meetings

Many presentation are available for past workshops, meetings, and conference presentations.


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For ScientistsCreating Stunning Scientific Posters Seminar

These resources are designed specifically to be used by scientists, and include tools and guides on science communication, methods for engaging the public, and ways to enhance collaborations.

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Collaborations between museums and scientists

Science communication tools

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Intro to Nano and NanoDaysfinger centimeter - how small is nano

These training materials and resources can be used to introduce professional and volunteer educators to nanoscience, engineering, and technology topics, and approaches for engaging the public.

How small is small? What's a nanotube? The basics of nano can be difficult to grasp. The NISE Network has developed a number of media assets that can help you get a grip on the smallest of science.

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