Other Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES (non-Science Center)

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ONGOING:

Exploring the Arnold Arboretum for Educators

New England Aquarium : Teacher guides


Wade Institute for Science Education - Professional Development

Tufts University Teacher Engineering Education Program


DECEMBER 2022:

PAEMST Leaders: Inspire, Ignite, & Innovate

A Free Virtual Conference on 3-dimensional teaching & learning

Presented by: Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching & Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees in partnership with the STEM Teacher Leadership Network

  • Introductory Keynote: Alexandra Rose, Science Editor & Nature Photographer, Ocean Geographic Magazine - "Exploration with a Purpose: Storytelling for Change"
  • Closing Keynote: Dr. Helen Quinn, world renown scientist and former Chair on the National Board on Science Education - "Why All 3 Dimensions Must Be Addressed in Science Learning"

Come hear from Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching and their colleagues as they discuss key shifts needed for the improvement of science education everywhere. Anyone interested in these topics are welcome to register for this FREE event for K-12.

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Starting at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific
  • Registration and schedule available at apast.org

JANUARY 2023:

 STEM Educator Certificate Course fully online – Register Now!

Six Saturdays in 2023: 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1

Join us for the 10th cohort of the STEM Educator Certificate Course, which guides teachers through everything STEM educators need to know and be able to do. This course engages participants in unpacking the knowledge and skills required of STEM educators, while adapting the content to their subject area, students, and community. The course modules, scheduled over six Saturdays from January to April, cover topics such as the framework for high-quality STEM, standard-alignment, the engineering design process, diversity and equity in STEM, real world connection, and STEM pedagogy. The final project, presented during the last session, is an integrated STEM Challenge, which is aligned with all the components of high-quality STEM. Graduate credit is available. Learn more and register on our webpage, and contact Donna with any questions.

FEBRUARY 2023:

Storyline Model of Teaching & Learning Science Course fully online – FREE for Eligible MA Educators

The Storyline Model of Teaching & Learning Science is a DESE approved course for Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning (OAPL). The course guides educators through the shift toward student-centered science teaching and learning, where students ‘figure out' and explain a real-world phenomenon, as well as the implementation of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM). Throughout the session, participants will experience the different routines and pedagogies associated with the storyline model of teaching science, as well as work with colleagues to review a grade-specific storyline-based unit and plan for adaptation or implementation in their classrooms. Eligible Massachusetts educators may take this course at no cost. Learn more and register on our webpage, and contact Donna with any questions.


ORGANIZATIONS:

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

Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers
National Education Energy Development Project (NEED)
National Science Teaching Association

Project Learning Tree Workshops
WPI STEM Education Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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