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2021 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
Online Resource

Description: Explore hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based investigations and increase your STEM content knowledge during our virtual 2021 Summer Professional Development Institutes! Connect with scientists, engineers, and STEM professionals through live discussions and virtual site visits. Work with educators at our partner institutions to explore real-world phenomena through hands-on, minds-on investigations. Explore how to use these investigations with your students both in the classroom and remotely. Earn PDPs and optional graduate credits. Receive a toolkit containing materials to enable you to complete the inquiry-based, minds-on, hands-on investigations introduced during the course. As an added bonus, you will be invited to participate in optional field sessions with our partners during the 2021-2022 school year. All courses include 5 virtual sessions plus 15 hours of online learning. 

Seasons and Cycles: How Weather Affects Us and How We Affect the Weather
Virtual Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
Dates: Virtual Sessions June 21st – 25th
Partners: Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center, The Ecotarium, GLOBE Mission Earth (Boston University) 

My Soda Bottle Ended Up Where? Exploring Plastic Problems and Solutions
Virtual Professional Development Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators
Dates: Virtual Sessions July 19th – 23rd 
Partners: Beyond Benign, Salem Sound Coastwatch, wTe Corporation 

How Does Your Dinner Grow? Exploring Connections Between Food Production and Sustainability
Virtual Professional Development Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators
Dates: Virtual Sessions July 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th & 16th 
Partners: Shelburne Farms, Massachusetts Farm to School 

Landscapes on the Move: Investigating Geologic Formations and Processes 
Virtual Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
Dates: Virtual Sessions July 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th 
Partners: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Lloyd Center for the Environment, Center for Coastal Studies Provincetown, Cape Cod Learning Tours

Institutes provide an opportunity for you to increase your skills using phenomena-based inquiry investigations in the classroom and in synchronous and asynchronous remote settings. Learn more about each institute at https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/spdi-k12!

Topics: Agriculture, Animals, Botany, Chemistry, Climate Change, Earth Science, Education, Educational Methods, Environmental Sustainability , Food and Farming, Forces, Geology, Inquiry-based learning, Land Use, Life Science, Meteorology, Microbiome, Pedagogy, Physical Science, Plants, Plate Tectonics, Remote learning, Science and Engineering Practices, Technology

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PDPs and graduate credit available

Fee Information: Discounts were available for teacher teams attending the 2021 Summer Professional Development Institutes.