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Professional Learning for Educators List

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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NISE Network Fact Sheets and Brochure for Partners

Fact Sheets and brochures describing the NISE Network and summarizing opportunities.
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Museum & Community Partnerships: Collaboration Guide and additional resources

Professional development guide for educators, researchers, and network leaders from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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NISE Network General Overview Power Point Presentation Slides

Presentation slides providing an overview of the NISE Network and projects.
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Short Articles on topics in Nanotechnology

This collection of short articles features various topics in the field of nanotechnology.
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Sustainability Training Materials

Professional development training tools to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate SustainABLE activities.
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Gum and Chocolate

In this activity, learners practice observation and prediction skills as they experience an interesting chemical reaction in their mouths by chewing chocolate and gum at the same time.
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Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Booklet

Tools for engaging communities and incorporating DEAI practices into informal STEM projects. The tools, practices, and project examples are designed to support NISE Network partner efforts in making their experiences more relevant and inclusive in order to promote a more equitable STEM future in our local communities.
Man in red shirt and lady in blue shirt participate in a Improv exercise with other professional museum educators

Improv Exercises

Improv exercises can be used by professionals as icebreakers, getting-to-know-you activities, and as tools to empower educators to facilitate positive, learning conversations with visitors.
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Evaluating the NISE Network: Reflections from the Evaluation Workgroup

This NISE Net Evaluation Team document goes into specifics of how we set up our team, what impacts we decided to measure, and what methods we used to collect data on a national scale. It also talks about ethical considerations we took into account and how we shared our work with multiple audiences.

Edu-Cathalon: A facilitation strategies and best practices training video for engaging museum visitors in STEM related content

Professional development training tool to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate STEM-related activities.