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 »

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 For Immediate Release Engaging Your Students in Science and Engineering Practices Using Inquiry Each year, the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) collaborates with museums, aquariums, natural science centers and other science, technology or cultural organizations to hold graduate level hands-on, minds-on Summer Professional Development Institutes. Institutes promote a positive change… read more »

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 For Immediate Release Computer Modeling Comes to MITS For the first time in its history, the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) will offer a one-week Computer Modeling Summer Professional Development Institute. In partnership with MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, the July 31 – August 4, 2017 institute will provide middle… read more »

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 For Immediate Release MITS Professional Development Seminar Puts a Spotlight on Engineering and Math Wednesday, January 25th was the first of four monthly sessions in the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) 2017 Professional Development Seminar series. Educators participating in the seminar examined applications of the Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations… read more »

Friday, January 13, 2017 For Immediate Release Join MITS January 25th: Engaging Engineering & Mathematics to Problem-solve On January 25th, the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) Professional Development Seminar Series will begin with a behind-the-scenes look at engineering for oceanic research, followed by an inquiry-based activity that challenges participants to re-think math and measurement…. read more »

Wednesday, January 11, 2016 For Immediate Release Fall Call-back Reunites Teachers for Professional Share-out As a follow-up to their summer experience, teacher participants in the Museum Institute for Teaching Science 2016 Summer Professional Development Institutes gathered this fall at regional host sites throughout Massachusetts to share their recent experiences incorporating more inquiry-based instruction into their… read more »

Friday, December 9, 2016 For Immediate Release The Museum Institute for Teaching Science, part of an active STEM community in Massachusetts November was a month of professional growth and sharing that included our attendance at the Massachusetts STEM Summit and MAST Conference. STEM Summit: On November 1st, the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council held its annual… read more »

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 For Immediate Release Working Together to Build a Foundation for Implementation of the 2016 MA Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework In their first collaborative initiative, the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) and the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA) introduced science leaders and educators to the 2016 Massachusetts Science and… read more »