Friday, October 20, 2017 For Immediate Release During MITS North Shore Summer Institute, Educators Investigate Local Effects of Global Change Wenham, MA – From July 17-21, 2017, middle and high school educators deepened their understanding of the effects of climate change on ecosystem health during the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) North Shore Summer… read more »

Monday, October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release Berkshire Region Teachers Explore the Berkshires from Top to Bottom North Adams, MA – During the week of July 10-14, 2017, grades 3-8 educators joined the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) for “Exploring the Berkshires: From the Top of its Mountains to the Bottom of its Ponds”…. read more »

Friday, September 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Teachers Energize Their Curriculum During MITS Southeast Summer Institute Dartmouth, MA – In the Southeast region of Massachusetts, grades 3-8 educators explored alternative energy sources, including wind and solar power, through “hands-on, minds on” experiences. During Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) Summer Professional Development Institute, “From Solar… read more »

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 For Immediate Release Educators Wade into Water Science During MITS Cape Cod Summer Institute Buzzards Bay, MA – On Cape Cod’s coast, grades 3-8 educators dove into marine science during the July 10 – 14, 2017, Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) Summer Professional Development Institute, “Making Waves: Exploring Water and… read more »

Friday, September 22, 2017 For Immediate Release Educators Explore Climate Change Concepts During MITS MetroWest Summer Institute Framingham, MA – From July 10 -14, 2017, middle and high school educators met in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts for “New Visions for a Changing World: Towards a Pedagogy of Climate Change,” a Museum Institute for Teaching… read more »

Friday, August 25, 2017 For Immediate Release Nauset Regional Middle School Students and Teachers Hack SeaPerch ROVs  ORLEANS, MA –  Students in the 2017 Summer Science Institute program at Nauset Regional Middle School prepared to investigate the local estuary as they attached cameras, LED lights and water collection equipment to their newly built SeaPerch underwater… read more »

Thursday, August 17, 2017 For Immediate Release MITS 2017 Summer Professional Development Institutes a Success The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) brings hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based professional development to K-12 educators through programs with diverse science content. Since its inception in 1986, MITS has run annual graduate-level Summer Professional Development Institutes through regional partnerships and… read more »

Thursday, June 8, 2017 For Immediate Release Teacher Spotlight: Cara Pekarcik, 2018 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) would like to congratulate our 2016 Summer Professional Development Institute alumnus and North Quincy High School biology teacher, Cara Pekarcik, on her recent receipt of the 2018 Massachusetts Teacher of the… read more »

Thursday, June 1, 2017 For Immediate Release Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Jacob Foster, STEM Consultant The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacob Foster, former Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at the Massachusetts Department of Education, has been appointed to MITS’ Board of Directors. Jake brings… read more »

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 For Immediate Release Board Member Spotlight: Dr. David B. Spencer, Inventor and Resource Recovery Specialist The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) is pleased to announce that Dr. David Spencer, founder of wTe Corporation, has been appointed to MITS’ Board of Directors. A prominent figure in the recycling industry, David brings… read more »

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