For Upper Elementary, Middle and High School Educators
Educational Crossroads: Science, Technology and Engineering Meet Literacy and Social Science
The 2013 MITS Summer Professionals Development Institutes offer you an opportunity to experience cross-disciplinary investigations and to create the synergy of science, technology, engineering, literacy and social sciences in your classroom. These professional development STEM courses for K-12 teachers are offered throughout Massachusetts. Spend one or two weeks participating in a minds-on hands on summer workshop designed for science and technology teachers.
The Berkshire Region Institute is a DESE designated Summer Professional Development Institute – there is no registration fee. See details below.
- Our new Hybrid Courses (includes 10 hours of online instruction): $350
- 1-week on-site courses: $300
- Traditional 2-week MITS institutes: $400
- DESE/MITS Institute (Berkshire Region): No Registration Fee (DESE funded)
Graduate credits available for an additional fee.
Hybrid Courses (June 17th – July 30th)
Boston Region: Science Solutions: Using Design Education to Investigate Animal and Human Needs
Partners: Zoo New England, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Learning by Design
On-site Dates: July 8th – 12th
Southeast Region: Investigating Interdisciplinary Pathways Through Engineering Design and the Natural World
Partners: Lloyd Center for the Environment, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Mass Audubon Oak Knoll and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Marine Life Center
On-site Dates: July 15th – 19th
One-Week Summer Institutes (July 8th-12th or July 15th-19th)
For High School Teachers: Under the Periscope: Marinating Your STEM Curriculum with Marine Science, Engineering Design and Literacy Connections
Partners: National Marine Life Center, Mass. Maritime Academy, MITS
Dates: July 8th – 12th
Location: Buzzards Bay, MA. Housing is available.
Two-week Summer Institutes (July 8th – 19th)
Merrimack Region: Teaching STEM Through the Past, Present and Future
Partners: Amoskeag Fishways, American Textile History Museum, Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm, Tsongas Industrial History Center/Lowell National Historic Park
DESE Summer Professional Development Institute – Berkshire Region: Science and Literacy Connections: Investigate it, Read it, Write it, Talk it! An Interdisciplinary Look at the Social, Ecological and Economic Fabric of the Berkshires
This institute is supported by DESE. Registration fee is waived. Visit the Berkshire Region page for course description.
Partners: Berkshire Museum, Housatonic Valley Association, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Marmalade Productions