2014 Summer Professional Development Institutes

Hybrid Institutes for Grades 3-8 Educators

Hybrid professional development institutes combine 16 hours of on-line instruction with a one-week on-site component.  During the on-site component, spend a day at each partner institution’s site participating in hands-on inquiry investigations combined with content sessions.

Boston Region
SI13 Boston RegionInnovation: Modeling Solutions to Inspire Classroom Practice
Partners: Zoo New England, Learning By Design, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Course Dates: June 14 Introductory Session (10 am – 2 pm); June 30 – August 8 on-line; July 21 – 25 on-site (9 am – 3:30 pm)
Registration Fee (50 PDPs): $375/individual; $350/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (4 credits, 90 PDPs): Cambridge College – $200, Framingham State University – $300
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Metro-West Region
Fitting In/Making It Fit: How Plants, Animals and Teachers Adapt to a Changing Environment
Partners: Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, New England Wild Flower Society, Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center’s Challenger Learning Center
Course Dates: June 7 Introductory Session (9 am – 1 pm); June 30 – August 8 on-line; July 21 – 25 on-site (9 am – 3:30 pm)
Registration Fee (50 PDPs): $375/individual; $350/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (4 credits, 90 PDPs): Cambridge College – $200, Framingham State University – $300
Read more about the Metro-West Region on our Regions Page.

 

Southeast Region
Practicing Progressions from Land to Sea: Bringing Engineering Design and Inquiry Into Your Classroom
Partners: Lloyd Center for the Environment, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Mass Audubon Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, National Marine Life Center
Course Dates: June 21 Introductory Session (8:30 am – 12:30 pm); June 30 – August 8 on-line; July 21 – 25 on-site (9 am – 3:30 pm)
Registration Fee (50 PDPs): $375/individual; $350/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (4 credits, 90 PDPs): Cambridge College – $200, Framingham State University – $300
Read more about the Southeast Region on our Regions Page.

 

 

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One-Week Institutes for Grades 3-8 and K-5 Educators

These one-week professional development institutes combine content and skill development sessions.  Visit each partner institution’s site for 1-2 days and participate in both hands-on inquiry investigations and content sessions.

SI13 CentralFor Grades 3-8 Educators

Merrimack Valley Region (Lowell area)
Investigations that Matter: Exploring the Ecological and Economic Fabric of the Merrimack Valley
Partners: Tsongas Industrial History Center, American Textile History Museum, Groundwork Lawrence
Course Dates: July 7 – 11 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm); September 27 (8:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Registration Fee (40 PDPs): $350/individual; $325/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs): Cambridge College – $150, Framingham State University – $225
Read more about the Merrimack Valley Region on our Regions Page.

For Grades K-5 Educators

North Central Region (Fitchburg area)
Science Practices: Investigating and Exploring Your Community Through Inquiry
Partners: Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Nashua River Watershed Association, Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Course Dates: July 7 – 11 (9 am – 4 pm); September 27 (9 am – 2 pm)
Registration Fee (40 PDPs): $350/individual; $325/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs): Fitchburg State University – $275
Housing is available at Fitchburg State University for the North Central Region institute.
Read more about the North Central Region on our Regions Page.

 

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One-Week Institutes for Middle and High School Educators

These one-week professional development institutes for middle and high school educators combine content and skill development sessions taught by scientists, content specialists and professional educators.  These courses are based out of the lead institution with field trips to area research labs, field sites and local businesses with product development laboratories.

Berkshire Region
Industry, Innovation and Inquiry: Bringing the Science of Berkshire Innovators into the Classroom
Partners: Berkshire Museum, MITSSI13 Berkshire
Course Dates: June 21 Introductory Session (8:30 am – 12:30 pm); July 14 – 18 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Registration Fee (40 PDPs): $350/individual; $325/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs):Cambridge College – $150, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts – $150
Read more about the Berkshire Region on our Regions Page.

 

Central Region (Worcester area)
Putting the Science Practices to Work: Exploring the Transformation of Natural Materials Into Every Day Products
Partners: Catch the Science Bug, Alden Lab, MITS
Course Dates: June 14 Introductory Session (8:30 am – 12:30 pm); July 14 – 18 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Registration Fee (40 PDPs): $350/individual; $325/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district 
Graduate Credit Offered (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs): Cambridge College – $150, Framingham State University – $225
Read more about the Central Region on our Regions Page.

 

Cape Cod Region (Buzzards Bay area)
From Land to Sea: Integrating Science and Engineering Practices Into Your High School Curriculum
Partners: National Marine Life Center, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, MITS
Course Dates: June 14 Introductory Session (8:30 am – 12:30 pm); July 7 – 11 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Registration Fee (40 PDPs): $350/individual; $325/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district
Graduate Credit Offered (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs): Cambridge College – $150, Framingham State University – $225
Housing is available for the Cape Cod Region institute.
Read more about the Cape Cod Region on our Regions Page.

 

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