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2019 Summer Professional Development Institutes


Region: Berkshire, Boston, Cape Cod, Central MA, MetroNorth , MetroWest, Northeast, Pioneer Valley, Southeast
Level: Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12
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Description: Our Summer Professional Development Institutes are unique professional development courses for teachers. These institutes bring together scientists, engineers and other STEM professionals with educators from museums, aquariums, natural science centers and other science, technology or cultural organizations to provide one-week graduate level courses. Visit each of the partner organization’s sites for 1-2 days and participate in both STEM content and inquiry-based skill development sessions. Depending on the region, daily activities include: nature walks, behind-the-scenes tours of laboratories, introductions to resource centers, modeling of inquiry-based activities and more. Each day includes a balance of indoor, classroom-based components and outdoor field experiences. All activities are designed to help you meet State Frameworks and create interdisciplinary connections. Participants can choose to receive PDPs, or graduate credit and PDPs.

Topics: Agriculture, Animals, Astronomy, Atmosphere, Birds, Botany, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth Science, Education, Educational Methods, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Sustainability , Food and Farming, Geology, Land Use, Life Science, Marine Science, Meteorology, Oceanography, Oceans, Pedagogy, Physical Science, Plants, Plate Tectonics, Science and Engineering Practices, Technology, Water Quality, Watershed, Wetlands, Wildlife biology

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One-week on-site institutes for grades 3-8 and middle & high school educators

PDPs and graduate credit available

Fee Information: For more information, visit: https://wadeinstitutema.org/spdi-k12/