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Exploring the Arnold Arboretum for Educators

New England Aquarium : Teacher guides

Wade Institute for Science Education - Professional Development

Tufts University Teacher Engineering Education Program

Wade Institute for Science Education 2023 Professional Learning Workshops

MARCH 2023:

WADE INSTITUTE: Building a storyline
March 6th and 7th; Location: New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, Boylston, MA


Building a Storyline

A professional workshop for grades 3-5 educators

An Approved Course for MA DESE’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning

Whether you are a botany expert or you are new to the world of plants, refresh your curriculum with storyline teaching and phenomena! Follow a storyline unit focused on plant parts, basic needs, life cycles, adaptations, and more. Engage in lessons from the unit as a learner, including the anchoring phenomenon routine and student-driven inquiry investigations, then reflect on those experiences as a teacher. Construct a storyline unit, incorporate relevant phenomena, and utilize best practices for DEI in the STEM classroom. Bring back to your classroom an outline of a storyline unit, inquiry investigations, and resources for developing your own storyline unit using culturally relevant phenomena.


Whales’ Tales, Turtle Hurdles, and Migration Phenomena

A Summer Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

An Approved Course for MA DESE’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning

During this week-long institute, teachers will explore the phenomena of migration of whale, sharks, turtles and birds as they explore the tools used to track migrating species. They will work with real time data collected by researchers and citizen scientist, gain an understanding of the importance of both technologically collected data as well as historical data collected by whalers and fisherman and learn about their students can become involved in citizen monitoring programs. Teachers will participate in field and inquiry-based classroom investigations, explore how phenomena can provide a foundation for inquiry-based science instruction, identify culturally appropriate phenomena for classroom-based investigations, learn how their students can become involved in place-based citizen science activities, and visit research laboratories in Woods Hole.  July 17-21, 2023; Manomet, Inc. Plymouth, MA. 


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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