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Whitaker Center

Whitaker Center

STEM Institute



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Flyer for more information and the registration link for the one-day K-5 workshop on July 14th.

Registration for the STEM Institute is now closed. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact the Whitaker Center.


Flyer for more information on the Schulze Summer STEM Institute for Teachers.

     At the Schulze Summer STEM Institute for Teachers Workshop for K-12 educators, participants will be immersed in the research-based practice of writing and facilitating engaging inquiry-based STEM activities focusing on the SW Florida environment.  Inquiry-based pedagogies have been shown to improve student engagement, comprehension, and retention. The workshop infuses technology into the week by integrating probeware (Vernier Labquest 2), coding basics, and Little Bits circuitry into classroom and field instruction.  FGCU faculty from the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences bring a balance of expertise to you during the workshop week.

     The Schulze Summer STEM Institute for Teachers workshops are developed through collaboration between the Conservancy of Southwest Florida education staff, Whitaker Center FGCU faculty associates, and Lehigh Elementary STEM faculty.

     The Schulze Summer STEM Institute for Teachers connects real-world environmental research with evidence-based, hands-on instruction.

     Whitaker Center for STEM Education at FGCU takes a systemic approach to enhancing and reforming STEM education by providing professional development opportunities for K-12 educators, conducting research in STEM teaching and learning, developing innovative curricula, resources, and materials, developing and supporting programs for students, and building strong community partnerships.



Generous support provided by: 

 Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation