Professional Development: Intro

For science center and museum staff, looking for new solutions to problems, fresh ideas, and strategies for the future is a constant responsibility. There are plenty of professional development opportunities for disciplines and issues that span the science museum field, but it can be challenging to know where to look.

In the coming weeks, Science Beyond the Boundaries will share professional development opportunities to expand your knowledge in museum fields such as project management, exhibit design, writing for museums, interpretation, stage presence and demonstration, and science content.

To get you started, below are a couple of broad-spectrum professional development and continuing education links.

Try ASTC’s professional development site specifically geared toward science and technology centers.

Check out the National Information STEM Education (NISE) Network’s professional development opportunities for educators and scientists.

What aspect of museum work do you feel needs more professional development opportunities?

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