Education PD

FOCUS Professional Development Program

The 2016 FOCUS (Facilitating Ongoing Content Understanding in STEM) professional development program invites middle school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) content-area educators to participate in this summer’s “FOCUS: Engineering and NGSS” workshops. Participants will learn how to incorporate engineering design into their curriculum and practice at this program. By using initiation phenomena, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts, middle school teachers learn disciplinary core ideas in alignment with the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  FOCUS is a partnership with the University of Hartford and funded by the NASA Space Grant Consortium.

Program details and application instructions may be found by clicking here. For more information, please contact Gail Emilsson, STEM Education Specialist, at 860-282-4232 or