Training Sessions & Workshops

Challenger Learning Center Professional Development Sessions

The key to a successful student program begins with teacher training. Professional Development sessions are offered for all programs and will provide educators with resources and insight into Challenger programs and content. Take a look below to see if there’s a session for you. Feel free to call us with any questions (219) 989-3250.

Mission Scenario Training (required for new teachers)

All “mission teachers" are required to complete a training session prior to bringing students to Challenger to fly an Earth, Moon, Mars or Comet mission. This training will provide you with educational activities that you can use in your classroom to prepare your students and ensure a successful experience. The following teacher training is available:

Return to the Moon or Rendezvous with a Comet Mission Simulation

  • Friday, September 21st (Seats Available)

  •  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Fee: free with scheduled mission

  • Lunch not provided
  • Register below or by calling (219) 989-3250

Expedition Mars Mission Simulation

  • Tuesday, September 25th, Tuesday September (Seats Available)

  •  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Fee: free with scheduled mission

  • Lunch not provided
  • Register below or by calling (219) 989-3250

New! Booster Workshops

Specifically designed for teachers who have already trained for the mission scenario but are looking for more to BOOST their curriculum to the next level. These NEW, FUN and focused-on-STEM lessons and activities are cross-curricular, relevant and will engage students in the excitement of science and engineering. No charge for one teacher per mission booked. All others $50.

1/2 Day Options:

  • Thursday, September 27th - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday September 27th - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teacher Training Sessions - Fall 2018
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