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 

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



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.

 

APRIL:

National Science Teaching Association: National Conference on Science Education (April 2-5 in Boston)
Volunteer by February 15, 2020 and  receive reduced registration!  

Arnold Arboretum: Exploring Ecopond Systems (April 11, 9-11am)
This month we will look closely at the life cycles of organisms that make their home in and around pond ecosystems. We will look for evidence of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, and consider their diverse interactions with plants. We will also collect pond water for further investigations with different levels of magnification, and use field guides to help identify macroinvertebrates present in the water.

MAY:

Project WILD: Growing up Wild PD Workshop, Exploring Nature with Young Children  (May 9, 9am-3:30pm).  For educators of children ages 3-7.  Parker River National WIldlife Rescue Visitor Center, Newburyport, MA  $25
To register contact pam.landry@state.ma.us



JUNE:

Wade Institute for Science Education: Bringing together science and literacy learning in the primary classroom: Integrating literacy, science, and inquiry in Grades K-2 (June 24-26)
A minds-on, hands-on professional development experience that will provide you with scientific knowledge, classroom investigations, and a network of resources. 


JULY:

Morpho Institute: Rainforest PD Workshop (July 1-11, 2020)
$1250 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop
Educator Academy in the Amazon RainforestThe Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest provides powerful professional development designed to transform student learning. Immersed in the Peruvian Amazon, teachers learn about this key global ecosystem while building their ability to engage students in scientific research, engineering design, cross-cultural connections, and stewardship projects. Field workshops support NGSS 3D learning, STEM, 5E and more.



National Energy Education Development (NEED) Projects's 2020 National Energy Conference for Educators (July 19-23 in Albuquerque, New Mexico)
NEED leaders at the conference help participants develop specialized units with NEED lessons that integrate energy curriculum into classrooms at any grade level and with students of all learning styles, while focusing on the successful achievement of state and national education goals by using correlations of NEED materials to the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core standards and state science standards.


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

NSTA: Science Matters in Massachusetts

Project Learning Tree Workshops

WPI STEM Education Center
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