Professional Development

Teacher PD

MIE Lab offers a range of professional development opportunities for teachers, preservice teachers and USC students

  • Learn how to develop students’ growth mindset to STEM subjects
  • Develop confidence and skills in teaching about STEM career education
  • Develop confidence and skills in teaching the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • Conduct a technologies self-audit

The MIE project is extremely valuable on so many levels. It allows pre-service teachers to hone their skills and it makes a daunting topic accessible for unskilled teachers and students. It also shows a clear pathway for students to follow in terms of advancing their education in the STEM areas.

Become a presenter

USC students are encouraged to become presenters for MIE Lab. You participate in 20 volunteer hours of training and teaching with an MIE Lab Lead presenter (USC Student Leadership Award points available) and can then apply to become a paid member of the team.

Developing a growth mindset

Learn how to develop student’s growth mindset to STEM subjects

Serious Games PD

Design and program serious games in Scratch

Micro Drones PD

MIE Lab has partnered with She Maps to offer free online professional development to all teachers from MIE Lab partner schools and all USC preservice teachers.

Arduino PD

An opportunity to learn and apply new knowledge and skills in STEM education, using Arduino.

Self-audit tool

Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in relation to teaching and integrating technologies in the classroom.