|ASTC provides professional
development opportunities for people who work in
science centers and other institutions of informal learning.
Network with colleagues, expand your knowledge base, and identify resources you can use in your work by starting or joining a Community of Practice (CoP). CoPs are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
ASTC CoPs - Communities of practice provide informal science education professionals the infrastructure they need to meet the field's challenges from the ground up. ASTC provides COPs with resources and support for connecting with colleagues, convening meetings, and organizing workshops, among other activities.
RAPs - short intensive workshops
hosted by science centers and museums
Learn without leaving home
and get in-depth experience through Web-based workshops and tutorials,
plus ASTC's online discussion list:
Connect - online workshops
and self-paced tutorials for science center professionals
- a discussion list with 1,200 subscribers worldwide
opportunities and plan your career with these professional development
Noyce Leadership Fellows 2013
- executive education for leaders of science centers and children's museums who are early in their careers as chief executives
ASTC Job Bank
- classified job ads for the science center field
Program Networks - links to regional
networks providing professional development for youth program staff
Center Networks - links to associations
and networks of science centers worldwide
Organizations - other nonprofit educational organizations
that offer professional development opportunities