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 »

Monday, December 5, 2016 For Immediate Release Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Don DeRosa, Inspired by Science Education The Museum Institute for Teaching Science is excited to announce that Don DeRosa, Ed.D, Director of Boston University’s CityLab, has joined its board of directors. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching Science Education followed by his… read more »

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 For Immediate Release Springfield Public School Teachers Talk Standards with the Museum Institute for Teaching Science On Tuesday, November 8th, as many schools across Massachusetts closed to allow for voting in their gymnasiums and cafeterias, many teachers dedicated the day to learning and growing professionally. The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)… read more »

Friday, November 11, 2016 For Immediate Release Educator Spotlight: Liz Moniz, Modeling Science Concepts at the Lloyd Center for the Environment On-site at the Museum Institute for Teaching Science’s Southeast Region Summer Professional Development Institute, science concept models sit out on tables waiting for an audience of educators to use them. These models seem to be… read more »

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 For Immediate Release Teachers Engage in Citizen Science with MITS and Brandeis Thirteen Massachusetts teachers, ranging from grades one to twelve, gathered on the Brandeis University campus on Saturday, October 15th. The group convened for a hybrid course, Citizen Science for Classroom Teachers, created through a collaboration of Brandeis University and… read more »