Other Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES (non-Science Center)

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ONGOING:

Exploring the Arnold Arboretum for Educators: first Saturday of each month 
 

New England Aquarium : Professional development workshops  (Currently closed)

MIT - Edgerton Center: Maker Workshops (for K-12 Educators)

Wade Institute for Science Education - Professional Development

FALL: 

Tufts University Teacher Engineering Education Program

The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) is an online certificate program that issues 4 credits a course over 4 courses. Courses cover both content and pedagogy in the classroom and are affordable at only $1,000 a course (+$100 lab fee for content courses). This program is online and flexible for a busy teacher's schedule. Registration is now open.

NOVEMBER:

Wade Institute: 
Learn more about all our programs and register online at www.wadeinstitutema.org!

Integrating Inquiry and Literacy in the Elementary Science Classroom

Remote Professional Development Institute for Grades K-2 Educators
Full course dates:  
November 2 – December 11, 2020. 
How can you integrate science and literacy learning through the use of inquiry-based learning practices remotely or in the classroom? Learn how literacy strategies can strengthen science teaching and science inquiry methods can strengthen literacy strategies as you investigate how to use inquiry and the Science and Engineering Practices to deepen students’ understanding of both science concepts and literacy strategies.


Science Inquiry During Remote Learning: Engaging Students in the Science and Engineering Practices

Remote 4-Day Focus Workshop for Grades K-8 Educators

Dates: November 5, 12 & 19, and December 12

Explore grade-specific minds, on hands-on investigations that meet the MA Science, Technology and Engineering Standards. Explore what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in the socially distanced or remote classroom. Investigate strategies, tools and methodology for teaching science in combined remote/virtual settings as well as hybrid (virtual and classroom combined).

Massachusetts Energy Education Virtual Workshops
Hosted by The NEED Project, offering free hands-on energy education virtual workshops this fall semester. Geared for K-12 science teachers and CTE teachers. Participants will receive a NEED Science of Energy Kit, choice of an energy management kit, substitute reimbursement provided, PDP credits, and Massachusetts aligned curriculum. Workshops dates are November 5th, December 3rd, and December 12th. The workshop training is virtual, but still hands-on! Don’t delay in registering to attend as supplies will be shipped to participants ahead of time. View details, agenda, and register to attend at https://www.need.org/events/. Please email wmoss@need.org with any questions.



ORGANIZATIONS
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Wade Institute (formerly MITS: Museum Institute for Teaching Science)

Wade's Science by Connections website: searchable PD opportunities

Museum of Science Workshops

Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers

National Science Teaching Association


Project Learning Tree Workshops

WPI STEM Education Center
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