Professional Development

Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) designed its professional development programs based on research findings that optimal learning of science occurs through a process of inquiry. Driven by our mission to promote and strengthen science education by providing opportunities for teachers to more effectively engage their students in thinking and acting like a scientist, VAEI created an Instructional Model for Inquiry-based Science.

Professional Development Programs

Employing research-based practices, VAEI staff will design a comprehensive professional development program to meet the specific needs of your school or district.

VAEI is hosting a STEAM conference for inquiry-based instruction—July 15-16, 2019.

Interactive workshops for K-12 educators looking to create classrooms where curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking thrive.

VAEI supports implementation of inquiry-based learning from start to finish. Our professional development and instructional tools support a transformation of science instruction.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact or 616.234.5528.