DESTINY Professional Development Programs

Every year, DESTINY holds workshops around the state that provide training and materials to teachers and enable them to use or adapt DESTINY curricula in their own classrooms.

DESTINY’s innovative curriculum encourages students to think critically and creatively, shows them the relevance of science to their lives, and furthers their understanding of the world around them. All of DESTINY’s curriculum modules are interdisciplinary in order to encourage students to develop their writing and math skills and to help them make connections between science and the humanities.

DESTINY's curricula are aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards. Please click here to see a complete list of DESTINY's active curricula.

Professional development workshops are typically offered during each summer and feature selected curricula. These workshops are announced in the spring through the External Programs listserv and other channels. Please click here to download a flyer on workshops scheduled for summer 2014 (pdf format). The workshop application is available in both a .doc and .docx format, depending on your computer system. Click here for the .doc format. Click here for the .docx format. Complete the application, save it as a Word document and email it to There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee. The instructions for payment are included on the application form.

Each teacher who completes the DESTINY workshop receives a resource kit (filled with materials to conduct workshop module-related activities in the classroom) and receives 1.0 CEU credit upon completion.  Lunch and snacks are included.

Questions? Please contact the DESTINY educators at 919-843-9036 or Crystal Harden Adams, Morehead’s Director of External Programs, at 919-843-8496.

Want to know about upcoming DESTINY workshops?
E-mail to be added to the DESTINY listserv.

Become eligible to request a visit from DESTINY’s traveling science laboratories
Teachers who attend workshops in the following curriculum modules are eligible to request school visits from DESTINY's traveling science laboratories:

  • Biological Bodyguards
  • Brand Name Genes
  • The Crucial Concentration
  • From Finches to Fishes
  • Get a Clue (formerly Case of the Crown Jewels)
  • Mystery of the Crooked Cell

These modules include a wet-lab that can be performed by students on DESTINY's traveling science laboratories.

Learn more about DESTINY's specially developed curriculum.