Educational materials and presentations for STEM teachers and their students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Nanotechnology Summer Institute for STEM Teachers. Includes Powerpoint presentations, activity descriptions, and links to other resources.
This comedic training video highlights common pitfalls presenting techniques and reinforces best practices for giving an entertaining and educational stage presentation.
The associated training worksheet provides a structure to focus the training and invite participant involvement.
This video playfully highlights best practices in engaging in a meaningful conversation between a museum facilitator and a visitor, while pointing out some common pitfalls.
The associated training worksheet provides a structure to discuss the video and deepen conversation.
Hosted in July 2013 by the Museum of Science, Boston, the Universal Design of Educational Programs workshop was intended for museum educators who develop and conduct educational programs or train those who do. Invited workshop participants had a hands-on opportunity to apply NISE Net's universal design guidelines to a current NISE Net program and collect feedback on their progam from people with disabilities using the Team-Based Inquiry approach.
Included here are the powerpoint slides, handouts, and other resources from the workshop.
In June 2013, NISE Net partners representing twenty informal education centers around the country explored how to better engage Hispanic/Latino audiences with nanoscale science, technology, and engineering. Workshop resources include the agenda, information on sheltered instruction, presentation slides, TBI resources, and workshop handouts.
This document outlines general guidelines for collecting and handling Team Based Inquiry (TBI) data. The guide was created for the NISE Network's Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol as a part of the Human Subjects Research training for NISE Net partners.
Improv exercises empower educators to facilitate positive, learning conversations with visitors. Incorporating improv exercises into staff and volunteer training helps create a supportive and upbeat environment for educators to practice and strengthen essential skills. Included are tips on how to lead improv exercises with your staff and guides for 13 separate improv activities you can use.