Other Professional Development


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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

Tufts University Teacher Engineering Education Program


Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST):

“The Great Outdoors” Webinar – Part II  February 10, 2021 7-8 p.m.

Pandemic or not, the outdoors has untapped opportunity for learners of all ages, particularly elementary. Educators find themselves in person with stringent and necessary safety protocols, teaching in fully remote or hybrid models -- but outdoor education doesn’t have to stop or wait! Let’s investigate together how to start, continue, or enhance your use of the outdoors with your students.

Presenter: Becky Schnekser, K-5 Science Educator Explorer, Virginia Beach, VA

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:  
January 8 - March 7, 2021
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: January 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 2021

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).

WPI : 

STEM Certificate Course Winter/Spring Session – fully online

Six Saturdays this January through April

Join us for the 6th cohort of the STEM Certificate Course, which exposes teachers to 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 11 course modules, scheduled over 6 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 components of high-quality STEM. Graduate credit is available. Registration will be opening soon. For more information visit our webpage, and contact Donna Taylor with any questions.


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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