The Blair Center for Professional Development

The Blair Center for Professional Development at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is committed to providing educators with hands-on minds-on interactive opportunities that will enhance your classroom practice. The Center is the home of the Texas Center for Inquiry, the 21st Century Learning Academy and Educator Workshops.

Texas Center for Inquiry

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is the home of the Texas Center for Inquiry.  The institute provides educators with in-depth experiences in science inquiry through institutes, workshops, forums and follow-up coaching.  The center’s mission is to help curriculum specialists, teacher leaders, and educators incorporate science inquiry into their curricula in ways consistent with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the Next Generation Science Standards.  For additional information, contact outreach@fwmsh.org.

Teaching Science through Inquiry 2018 | June 11 - 14, 2018

Generous support for the Texas Center for Inquiry has been provided by

 Exxon Mobil and XTO Energy

21st Century Learning Academy

The 21st Century Learning Academy will provide educators with in-depth experiences integrating STEM education into their classroom.  The pedagogy, practices and implementation strategies taught will enhance professional practice and help build educators’ understanding of how STEM based instruction can benefit student learning.  Educators will have the opportunity to implement strategies during the 21st Century Learning STEM Camp for Kids.

21st Century Learning Academy: Integrating STEM into the Classroom, K-2 | June 25-29, 2018

21st Century Learning Academy: Integrating STEM into the Classroom. Grades 3-8  | July 9-13, 2018

For additional information, contact outreach@fwmsh.org.

Contact Professional Development

Looking for campus or district staff development?  We will customize professional development to your needs.  For additional information, contact schoolservices@fwmsh.org.