Our Professional Development Offerings

Summer Virtual Academy 2021

Designed for teachers and administrators who want to increase classroom effectiveness and for administrators seeking to take leadership and develop their local capacity for their Lab-Aids and SEPUP programs. This year Lab-Aids will host three distinct sessions:

Registration is now closed for our Summer 2021 Academies

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Supporting Agriscience Education

Lab-Aids has been a professional development partner of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) since 2005.  Our kits, curriculum, and approaches to professional development have been important elements of the National Agricultural Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA), a premier program of NAAE, since its inception. 

We  we received the 2010 DuPont Educational Partner of the Year in part due to our work on the NATAA program.  We can design short- and long-term professional development workshops to support the use of inquiry teaching and learning techniques and put together programs in support of the AFNR Pathways. 

SEPUP 6-8

SEPUP 6-8

SEPUP 6-8 SEPUP programs are written for "off the shelf" use. However, most teachers tell us that our professional development enhances their use of the materials. Training can be provided on all SEPUP courses, units, and modules, and is available...
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Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards This workshop will provide an overview of the NGSS, including background and context of the Standards and how they relate to previous national science standards, such as the National Science Education Standards and...
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Using Tablets in the Science Classroom

Using Tablets in the Science Classroom

Using Tablets in the Science Classroom Why take this course? More and more Districts are implementing 1:1 digital initiatives in their schools. Science teachers are often overlooked in the implementation of these programs. This workshop will focus on the effective...
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Assessing Student Learning in Science

Assessing Student Learning in Science

Assessing Student Learning in Science Why take this course? Careful assessment of what students know and are able to do is increasingly important at the local, state and national levels. Information from "high stakes" tests are now used for a...
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Supporting Literacy and Writing to Learn in Science

Supporting Literacy and Writing to Learn in Science

Supporting Literacy and Writing to Learn in Science This course will provide a deeper understanding of the importance of supporting literacy in the science classroom and tools and procedures for accomplishing this goal. Why is this important? Every science lesson...
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A Natural Approach to Chemistry

A Natural Approach to Chemistry

A Natural Approach to Chemistry A Natural Approach to Chemistry is an innovative approach to teaching high school chemistry , developed by Ergopedia, a group of MIT-area ex-faculty and staff, and is organized around the following principles: All students can...
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EDC Earth Science

EDC Earth Science

EDC Earth Science EDC Earth Science is a full-year, activity-driven high school earth science course developed with support from the National Science Foundation, and fully aligned to A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (the...
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Science and Global Issues: Biology

Science and Global Issues: Biology

Science and Global Issues: Biology SGI Biology provides a research-based, inquiry-driven approach to high school biology suitable for basic, honors, and college prep courses. The following content is provided in all workshops: NGSS/Common Core Support This workshop content explores support...
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