High School Teacher Workshop

Join us for a FREE STEM Research Training Program!

NIRSEF applied for the Advancing STEM Research Training (ASRT) program and was one of ten applicants to be selected nationwide. ASRT is a 3.5-day, in-person, professional development program aimed to support high school teachers who teach STEM or provide science research opportunities; including, but not exclusive to, teachers involved in NIRSEF and other science fairs. The workshop will be lead by a national expert educator in STEM.

The goal of this training is to develop custom curriculum, including activities and guides, for high school science teachers. ASRT offers information and insight pertaining to all stages of the student research process. ASRT also presents tips for students to present in public, including in science fairs and other competitive/non-competitive venues.

Free follow-up support will be offered via email or Zoom/Google Meet.

Join us at Notre Dame July 16-18 from 9am-3pm and July 19 from 9am-12pm. 

Lunch will be provided July 16-18.

This workship is provided at no cost to participants. Please contact us with questions or if you need additional information. We do hope to get the workshop approved for Professional Growth Points (though that is still pending). To register please click here

Comments from previous ASRT participants

More quotes can be found on the www.ASRTprogram.com website.

  • The ASRT Program provided me with resources, ideas, inspiration, and energy to expand science research opportunities for my high school students. I found the workshop extremely worthwhile (one of the best PD opportunities of my teaching career). Michael is a wonderful, energetic educator who believes deeply in the life-changing power of high school science research programs. Nathaniel Lohmann – Colorado
  • ASRT is an all-inclusive toolkit and curriculum for guiding your students through self-led STEM projects.
    Emma Carey – Maine
  • ASRT program is an immersive professional development program that allows beginner, intermediate or advanced/veteran teachers of STEM research projects to gain valuable skills, curriculum, activities, and best practices in guiding students through STEM research. Jennifer Nilvo – New Mexico
  • The ASRT program is one of the best workshops that I have ever attended. As a new teacher this workshop was invaluable to getting a Science Research Program started! It provided all the necessary pieces. Kristen Bonner - Utah
  • Have you ever wished for standards to base your research curriculum on? Do you constantly feel like you wish there was a textbook or worksheets from “Teachers Pay Teachers” that you can use for your science research class? I went into the ASRT professional development workshop thinking "I can't believe this is an entire week" and left wishing there was a second week. Please apply. You will thank me later. Kathleen McAuley-Dias - New York
  • It would have taken me years of sweat and tears to come up with these ideas on my own. Michael was an incredibly motivating and knowledgeable speaker. ASRT has given me both a pathway and a support network to improve the science research program in my high school. Lauren Kidd - Colorado