Professional Learning Providers

Einstein Project

Providing support and innovation for excellence in STEM education through experiential learning.

Organization Description

Einstein Project is a nonprofit STEM education resource center located at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) campus. We collaborate with UWGB’s School of Engineering and UW-Madison-Brown County Extension to create high-quality STEM learning experiences for all students kindergarten through college. For thirty years, Einstein Project has leased science curriculum and instructional materials, as well as provided professional learning to public and private school districts across Wisconsin.

Focus of OpenSciEd Work

Facilitators at the Einstein Project are ready to partner with all teachers/schools/districts looking to implement the OpenSciEd curriculum by offering introductory and ongoing support for professional learning. The Curriculum Launch PD will help teachers transition to possible shifts in pedagogy in order to build their base of knowledge about the NGSS and be confident in using an OpenSciEd unit for the first time. We will also provide ongoing support with Unit Deep Dives which will reinforce educator understanding of the routines embedded in all OpenSciEd units. If schools are unsure of moving into a full implementation, Einstein Project will give them an opportunity to pilot a unit. Piloting teachers will receive a kit, including all consumable and nonconsumable materials, to use with students after attending a Curriculum Launch training. Additional coaching and consultation can also be offered to help teachers reach the goal of facilitating sense-making for all students. Our team is open to gathering feedback and willing to revise the OpenSciEd materials making them easier for teachers to use with students and still maintaining the integrity of the original program.

Supporting Equitable Science Instruction

The entire Einstein Project staff participated in a 21-week Equity Challenge sponsored by United Way of Wisconsin. This allowed us to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and communities. As an organization we are improvement-focused, actively seeking solutions to eliminate unconscious barriers in curriculum and programming for all learners. Development of creativity, innovation, and problem solving skills should not be limited by socioeconomic status, race, gender, or any other factor. All kids deserve equal access and opportunities to grow in their potential for academic and creative endeavors both in and out-of school settings.

Supporting School Systems

We have a long-standing history of serving approximately 35 private and public schools/districts by meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We believe in building sustainable partnerships with administrators and educators to assist them in meeting their unique goal for updating curriculum to meet the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards. Einstein Project also offers consulting services, makerspace programming, materials management, curriculum leasing, and a variety of professional learning that aims to transform instructional delivery and impact student sense-making in science.

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OpenSciEd Professional Learning

  • Curriculum Launch
  • Facilitator Training
  • Ongoing Support/Unit Launch
  • Unit Adaptation Support

Other Professional Learning

  • Strategic District Implementation
  • Supporting Science Coaches