Summer Workshop (Summer Insititute)

Summer Workshop, previously known as Summer Institute, is designed with the needs of classroom teachers and building-level leadership in mind.

The five-day Summer Workshop brings together STEM educators and education leadership for learning, collaboration, and dialog.

Our nationally acclaimed SECME Annual Summer Workshop is meant to improve educators’ ability to launch their students into the STEM workforce pipeline. We believe K-12 educators are better equipped to do this if they have the experience of connecting and exchanging ideas with other professionals along the STEM pipeline – university representatives, STEM industry, and government partners.

Participating teachers take advantage of various interest-specific elective Professional Development Module options, including hands-on STEM content modules in engineering, physical, and life sciences.

SECME’s modules are not presented as isolated activities. All modules are aligned to national standards. Participants will leave understanding STEM discipline concepts, methodology, and pedagogy – and the importance of integrating hands-on, standards-based learning into student instruction and activities.

Participants have opportunities to meet in small professional learning communities to align the module offerings to their states’ standards and work with a SECME Master Teacher mentor to develop their implementation plan for the following school year.

*Participants will earn Professional Development Credits.

Who should attend
  1. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers; Building-level Leadership (Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Coordinators)
  2. SECME Member University Leadership, SECME Industry, Government Partners and Friends, SECME Alumni

* SECME encourages schools, districts, universities, and industry to sponsor teachers to attend this workshop.

Please contact the SECME National Office at for more information.