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About Professional Development

NISE Net offers professional development tools, guides, workshops, and training materials to help educators and scientists increase their capacity to engage the public in learning about current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.

Resources include: 


Training Videos for hands-on activities

NanoDays training video still screen captureTraining videos are available for many NISE Net educational products:

Training  Videos (focused on facilitation skills - not content-specific)

Online Workshops 

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Online workshops and brown-bag conversations allow educators and scientists to share and learn from each other. NISE Net offers these professional development opportunities free of charge. 

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In-person Workshops and Meetings

NISE Net organizes workshops and meetings to support project work. Many presentations from past workshops, meetings, and conference presentations are available for download.


Other examples of workshop materials: 

Guides & Training materials

NISE Net has many resources designed specifically for informal educators. These include training materials for our educational products, tools and guides related to engaging public audiences in learning about current science, and information about developing and strengthening collaborations.

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For ScientistsCreating Stunning Scientific Posters Seminar

NISE Net creates resources designed specifically for scientists. These include tools and guides on science communication, methods for engaging the public, and ways to enhance collaborations.

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Collaborations between museums and scientists

Science communication tools

We encourage you explore the RISE resource page:



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NISE Net has a variety of training materials and resources to introduce professional and volunteer educators to nanoscience, engineering, and technology topics, as well as guidance and approaches for engaging the public in learning about current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

How small is small? What's a nanotube? The basics of nano can be difficult to grasp. The NISE Network has developed a number of media assets that can help you get a grip on the smallest of science!

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