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  ( canceled through the end of June)
 

New England Aquarium : Professional development workshops  (Currently closed)

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

Wade Institute for Science Education - Professional Development


JUNE:

NSTA: Teacher tip Tuesday: Family Science at the Dinner Table (Archived format)
A new online series from the National Science Teaching Association where teachers of science learn and share through informal discussion on important topics in science and STEM education.

NSTA: Web seminar: Transforming science learning - How to get students to start talking!  (Archived format)
Supporting equitable participation in the science classroom 

Wade Institute for Science Education: Online STEM teaching for PK-5 teachers.
(June 29-30)
Explore 3-5 online tools and high-quality STEM resources and get comfortable with embedding them in online assignments. 


JULY:

Morpho Institute: Rainforest PD Workshop   POSTPONED: New dates are July 1-11, 2021.
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.

Mass Audubon Society: Nature School for K-8 Teachers (July 13-17, 8:30-2:30 each day) at Broad Meadow Conservation Center in Worcester 
Study local habitats, conduct field research and design investigations and field experiences.  Apply your knowledge to develop classroom assignments.

Wade Institute for Science Education: STEM/STEAM Projects for PreK-12 educators (July 15-16)
Participants the have the opportunity to engage with two different design challenges aligned to grade level standards. Modifications for virtual settings will be discussed.

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.

NSTA Virtual STEM Forum and Expo (July 27-30)
 NSTA’s STEM Forum & Expo Virtual will feature an engaging array of sessions, panels, and presentations focused on the latest developments and insights on the most important topics and issues affecting the STEM education community today. (Registration opens mid-June)

Wade Institute for Science Education: Integrating inquiry and literacy learning in the primary classroom: Integrating literacy, science, and inquiry in Grades K-2 (July 28-30)
A minds-on, hands-on professional development experience that will provide you with scientific knowledge, classroom investigations, remote teaching strategies, and a network of resources.  You will engage in strategies for both classroom and remote teaching.


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.


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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