Professional Learning

AIMS Workshop

AIMS Center Professional Learning utilizes hands-on, content rich, conceptually based math and science lessons written at the AIMS Education Foundation. Each day offers multiple renewal and growth opportunities for educators in math and science. Teachers will have time:

  • to reflect on the chosen math or science lessons
  • to think about how they might initiate change in their own classroom practices
  • to discuss the language of math and science
  • to discuss how students think and write about math and science

For details on the topics we offer, click on the buttons below:

Math Topics Science Topics

To request more information about AIMS Workshops, fill out this form or call (559) 453-8131.

Looking to Attend a Workshop or Colloquium?

We offer both paid Workshop opportunities and free Colloquia.


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Professional Learning Division

Deb Porcarelli

Deb Porcarelli
Director of Professional Learning
Phone: (559) 453-8131
In her 30th year as an educator, Deb Porcarelli leads the AIMS professional learning cadre. After receiving her BS in Elementary Education from Eastern Montana College, she taught in a small rural K-12 school in South Central Montana. She joined the team to become an AIMS Professional Learning Facilitator in 1995 and in January of 2013 added the responsibility of AIMS Facilitator Liaison. Deb completed her Masters Degree in Integrated Mathematics and Science Education through Fresno Pacific University in May of 2015.
Lynn Gies

Lynn Gies
Professional Learning Assistant
Phone: (559) 453-8100


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