WHAT WE DO
PEF’s McKinney Center for STEM Education provides critical professional development to STEM teachers and consults with schools in the design of their STEM curriculum, labs, and academic honors programs.
What We Offer
PEF’s McKinney Center for STEM Education augments its teacher professional development with curriculum development. A few examples in PEF’s portfolio are:
Bright Solar Futures
In partnership with the Philadelphia Energy Authority, PEF is creating 1,080 hours of solar energy curriculum, including lesson plans that include solar installation basics, academic enrichment (such as math and engineering), and workforce development skills.
Johnson Controls, Inc. is installing clean energy components in one Philadelphia School District elementary, secondary, and high school. PEF will work with teachers from those schools to create lesson plans to augment and enhance the school building modifications.
Twenty First Century Partnership for STEM Education
PEF staff are developing STEM lesson plans and curriculum units for Egyptian students, teachers, and teacher trainers.
Together we’ll design a dynamic plan for your STEM education needs. Get in touch with Dr. Nancy Peter about our curriculum development and delivery options.
“Like many of my colleagues, I was doing STEM education back when it was called science! Since then, the field of STEM education has grown exponentially on a local, regional, and national level. Why? Because STEM education and skills drive the 21st century workforce.
PEF’s focus, as always, is on the community we serve. We work to ensure that Philadelphia students have equitable access to robust STEM education.”
Dr. Nancy Peter, Director
PEF’s McKinney Center for STEM Education