Professional Development Program
Teaching science as inquiry, engineering as design
The ISEE Professional Development Program (PDP) is a flexible, multi-year program for scientists and engineers at the early stages of their careers, with a primary focus on graduate students.
Participants receive training through workshops, work on a design team before and after workshops, continue developing their skills through mini-workshops and expert consultation, and then put their new teaching skills into practice. The practical teaching experience takes place in “teaching labs” — PDP-affiliated educational programs or courses. PDP participants leave the program as well-trained, innovative, and reflective scientist-educators and engineer-educators.
The PDP includes the following:
- ISEE Inquiry Institute
- ISEE Design Institute
- Facilitation Workshops
- Teaching experience
2013 Program Details:
2013 Program Application - Apply Online
PDP Themes & Frameworks: How the PDP focuses on inquiry, diversity & equity, and assessment to design innovative laboratory activities.
- For comprehensive review, please see our descriptive paper on the PDP: Cultivating Scientist- and Engineer-Educators 2010: The Evolving Professional Development Program
The Professional Development Program (PDP) is jointly sponsored by ISEE and the Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI).