Professional Development Days

Spend the day at Liberty Science Center! In collaboration with ExxonMobil Teacher Workshops, LSC hosts full days of professional development experiences for teachers to support their classrooms and school science education programs. Teachers also receive access to the Science Center's general admission exhibits.

Workshops are $125 per participant and run from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Reservations are required for all participants. To make a reservation or for more information, call 201.253.1290 or email us at

Teachers can register individually for Professional Development Days. If you're interested in professional development exercises as a group, please explore our Professional Development Workshops.

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2017-18 Schedule

October 12, 2017 - Intermediate Science Sampler*

October 19, 2017 - NGSS Overview: Teaching Science in Three Dimensions

November 2, 2017 - The Nervous System and Behavior*

November 16, 2017 - NGSS: Asking Questions and Science Investigation Design/Implementation

December 7, 2017 - Math and Science Connection Workshop*

December 14, 2017 - NGSS: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

January 11, 2018 - Planning NGSS Aligned Science Units and Lessons

January 18, 2018 - Exploring Matter: The Chemistry of the Universe*

January 25, 2018 - NGSS: Developing and Using Models

February 8, 2018 - Hidden Worlds Revealed through the Microscope*

February 15, 2018 - NGSS: Evidence Based Explanations and Argumentation

March 1, 2018 - Math and Science Connection Workshop*

March 8, 2018 - NGSS: Teaching Science with Crosscutting Concepts

March 15, 2018 - Integrating Science, Math and Literacy (workshop for K - 4th grade teachers)

March 22, 2018 - Inquiry Based Learning in STEM and Humanities*

April 12, 2018 - Explorations in Ecology*

April 19, 2018 - Citizen Science in the Classroom

April 26, 2018 - Inquiry in STEM and Humanities

May 10, 2018 - Plants and Insects: Perfect Together*

May 17, 2018 - Problem-Based Learning through the NGSS Engineering Practices

May 24, 2018 - Inquiry in STEM and Humanities

* indicates that this workshop is designed for middle and high school science teachers and addresses the New Jersey Student Learning Standards: Science.