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 : Teacher guides


Wade Institute for Science Education - Professional Development

Tufts University Teacher Engineering Education Program


JULY 2022:


National Science Teaching Association,  
 
Annual Conference in Chicago (July 21-23, 2022)
Learn, connect, and recharge at the three-day premier science and STEM education event of the summer, NSTA Chicago22! Check out the all-star lineup of keynote and featured speakers; explore scheduled ticketed and special events and housing and travel information, and register today.
 

Wade Institute for Science Summer Professional Development Institutes:

Rivers to Range: Exploring the Geology of the Pioneer Valley

A Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
Description: Known for its basalt flows, mountain ranges, dinosaur footprints, and fertile soils, the Pioneer Valley exhibits a rich history of geologic change. During this Institute, you will explore opportunities for integrating science and math as you learn about the geologic history of the Pioneer Valley. You will visit local field sites, delve into museum collections, investigate the traces that animals can leave in sediment, learn how rivers can shape a landscape in geological time, participate in inquiry-based investigations and discover how your modern landscape can provide clues to a very different past.
Dates: July 18th – 22nd, 2022 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)
Collaborating Partners: 
Beneski Museum of Natural History; Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Springfield Science Museum; The Trustees of Reservations
Investigating Watersheds: From the Mountains to the River Basin

A Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators      Description: What affects water quality in rivers that flow through your community? Investigate first-hand how important our watersheds are and what it takes to protect them as we visit mountain, forest, river, and stream habitats. Explore a variety of methods for investigating a watershed. Sample macroinvertebrates, learn water quality monitoring techniques, and explore how communities use green infrastructure to improve the health of a watershed. Put science and engineering design practices to work as you participate in citizen science projects that your students can engage with to protect watersheds in your area.
Dates: July 25th – 29th, 2022 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)
Collaborating Partners: Housatonic Valley Association; Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Mount Greylock Visitor Center; Berkshire Environmental Action Team; Hoosic River Watershed Association



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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