The National STEM Academy Educator Resource Center (ERC) features STEM resources and materials and the STEM Educator Workshop Series at no cost, and hosts the Annual GA Educator STEM Conference.  The ERC offers professional development opportunities for Pre K – 12 in-service, pre-service, homeschool and informal educators, Altitudes Internship and Volunteer opportunities for adults, college, and high school students, the STEM Educator Ambassador program, and STEM Resource and classroom kits available to check-out.

Lending Library

The Resource Center’s Lending Library offers a variety of STEM books, NASA resources, STEM Activity Kits, Classroom set of books and equipment, Lesson Plans and more!

Items are free to check out.

STEM Educator Ambassador Program

The STEM Educator Ambassador Program recognizes highly qualified practicing STEM educators who support* and represent the National STEM Academy and the Academy’s Educator Resource Center programs by making connections with educators, families, and communities.

Professional Development Options & Educator Workshop Series

Educator Workshop Series

Professional Development Workshops for All Educators – Registration is Open!  Register at the bottom of this page!

Free hands-on, workshops for Pre K – 12 in-service, pre-service, homeschool and informal educators making STEM connections.  Educators will receive completion certificates upon completion of each workshop.

The 2022 – 2023 Schedule is available at the bottom of this page and registration is open.

Workshops are free, however, space is limited and registration is required.  Please use the form below to register for workshops.  Check back often as workshops will be added throughout the year.

Professional Development at Your Location

Can be scheduled for schools and organizations.

The Resource Center staff can make arrangements to conduct in-service and pre-service professional development opportunities on-site at your school or location. Virtual professional development opportunities are also available.

To schedule a program at your location or virtually, fees, and/or more information please complete the contact form below.

Altitudes Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

The Resource Center offers volunteer opportunities for adults, college, and high school students (11th-12th grades); Internships for college students in Education and Marketing; and the STEM Ambassador Educator program. 

Use the contact form below to inquire about a volunteer or intern opportunity.

Artifacts, Collections, and Curation Virtual Program (College Students)

This live virtual field trip takes adults and college students on a behind the scenes trip through our collections and curation process.  Students studying for museum and curator degrees will get a live look at how the Museum of Aviation chooses, acquires, stores, and exhibits its artifacts and aircraft.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and, if time permits, will receive a tour of an area of the museum.

Digital Resources and Content

Click the button below to visit our Education Resources page.  The page is full of lesson plans, videos, websites to visit, resource guides, and more!  All content is free and open for use.

Cool Careers

This program highlights cool career opportunities to raise awareness for workforce development.

Each program will include a live presentation from a National STEM Academy instructor and a live STEM demonstration.

The Cool Careers program is available to students in grades 6-12 and can be scheduled at the Museum of Aviation, “On the Go” at your location, or virtually.

Fee: FREE

Minimum: 50 students to schedule.  Please group multiple classes in one large group.  Program is not available for multiple 30 minute sessions per day.

Maximum:  There is no maximum number of students.  For large groups, an auditorium or cafeteria with microphone and speakers available is recommended.

Time: Lasts approx. 30 minutes

Please use the contact form below to schedule or learn more.

Family Science/STEM Nights and Booth Set-ups for Special Events

To inquire about our services regarding Family Science/STEM Nights and booth set-ups for special events, please email education@museumofaviation.org.

GA Educator STEM Conference

Now Registering for September 2022!

The GA Educator STEM Conference is an annual conference For PreK-12 In-Service, Pre-Service, Home School & Informal Educators.

  • Infuse STEM Education into your classroom!
  • Inspire and engage your students with new resources & challenges!
  • Receive STEM resources!
  • Network with Educators!

Archived Virtual Workshops

Virtual ERC Professional Development Workshops can be found on our Education Resources and YouTube pages!

The 2022 – 2023 ERC Workshop Series is now Registering below.

“Explore and discover. Learn and teach. Build and share. It’s what NASA and teachers and parents do.”

BARBARA MORGAN, EDUCATOR ASTRONAUT, MISSIONS SPECIALIST ON STS-118

See what teachers and educators have to say about the Educator Resource Center!

“I have been very pleased with all of the instructors and the workshops. I have learned a lot that I have been able to immediately take back to the classroom.” -Dawn Hardy, Houston County Teacher

“The classes are awesome!” -Kimberly Barkmeyer, Teacher

“I loved the ways to break the concepts down in the classroom.” -Johnny Moore, Bibb County Teacher

For more information or to schedule a professional development program, please email resourcecenter@museumofaviation.org