The DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) leverages the expertise of its six research program offices and the unique capabilities at DOE’s laboratories to sponsor workforce training programs designed to motivate students and educators to pursue careers that will contribute to the Office of Science’s mission in discovery science and science for the national need. WDTS also partners and coordinates with other DOE program offices and other federal agencies in its workforce and STEM education efforts.
The federally authorized Einstein Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for educators to inform national policy and improve communication between the K-12 STEM education community and national leaders. Fellows spend eleven months working in a federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing extensive knowledge and classroom experience to education programs and policy efforts.
The Einstein Fellowship Program is administered through the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education on behalf of the Department of Energy, in partnership with other participating federal agencies and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
PBS provides professional development for educators through PBS TeacherLine. As the premier provider of high quality online professional development, PBS TeacherLine has been recognized for excellence by organizations such as the United States Distance Learning Association, the National Educational Association, and the Software and Information Industry Association. Our collection of more than 130 top quality, graduate level courses for educators spans the entire curriculum: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, and Science. And our newest offering, PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection, taps the power of online communication, collaboration, and content to provide a rich, flexible set of tools to help instructional coaches open and maintain productive communications and collaboration with the teachers they support.