Wade Institute for Science Education 2023 Professional Learning Workshops

March 5th, 2023, 11:00 pm - April 28th, 2023, 10:59 pm CDT
Host: The Wade Institute

The Wade Institute for Science Education is offering approved courses for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning program. These professional learning workshops are free for eligible Massachusetts educators.

Register for any of the events below at  https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/oapl

Learn more about the MA DESE OAPL program: https://www.doe.mass.edu/instruction/ela/oapl

Building a Storyline: A professional workshop for grades 3-5 educators

An Approved Course for MA DESE’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning

Whether you are a botany expert or you are new to the world of plants, refresh your curriculum with storyline teaching and phenomena! Follow a storyline unit focused on plant parts, basic needs, life cycles, adaptations, and more. Engage in lessons from the unit as a learner, including the anchoring phenomenon routine and student-driven inquiry investigations, then reflect on those experiences as a teacher. Construct a storyline unit, incorporate relevant phenomena, and utilize best practices for DEI in the STEM classroom. Bring back to your classroom an outline of a storyline unit, inquiry investigations, and resources for developing your own storyline unit using culturally relevant phenomena.

This professional learning opportunity is an Approved Course for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning and is free for eligible Massachusetts educators.  

Registration Information

Dates and Times: Monday, March 6th and Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Collaborating Partner & Location: New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

Cost: $200 per educator or free for eligible MA educators

Credit: 14 PDPs or 1 graduate credit and 22.5 PDPs for an additional fee

 

Building the Storyline: A professional workshop for grades 9-12 educators

An Approved Course for MA DESE’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning

Explore how to use storyline routines and anchoring phenomena to shift your curriculum to student-centered science learning as you explore the relationship between humans and the natural environment. Follow a storyline unit focused on sustainability, management of natural resources, ecosystems health, design solutions, and more. Engage in lessons from the unit as a learner, including the anchoring phenomenon routine and student-driven inquiry investigations, then reflect on those experiences as a teacher. Construct a storyline unit, incorporate relevant phenomena, and utilize best practices for DEI in the STEM classroom. Bring back to your classroom an outline of a storyline unit, inquiry investigations, and resources for developing your own storyline unit using culturally relevant phenomena.

Registration Information

Dates and Times: Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)
Collaborating partner & Location: Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Cost: $200 per educator or free for eligible MA educators

Credit: 14 PDPs or 1 graduate credit and 22.5 PDPs for an additional fee

 

Engaging Students in the Engineering Process Using Sensors: A professional workshop for grades 6-12 educators

An Approved Course for MA DESE’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning

Build your skills and confidence to incorporate digital technology and computational thinking into engineering design portions of your curriculum, even with no prior coding experience! Explore coding and engineering design concepts through fun, engaging, hands-on projects using the Arduino Electronics Platform! 

Delve into a variety of investigations that you can use to explore using Arduino Sensors with your students. Model how to engage students with hands-on lessons that develop an understanding of the engineering design process, including using engineering design drawings and bread boards, as we explore the concepts of current, voltage, and digital logic as well as the fundamentals of programming. Participate in a design challenge you would like to incorporate into your own curriculum. Receive an Arduino kit to start using these materials and investigations in your classroom!

This professional learning opportunity is designed for Arduino beginners and intermediate users. Other sensors can be used along with the products that can be created with the kits.

Registration Information

Dates and Times: Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th, 2023 (8:30 AM  – 3:30 PM ET)

Location: Massasoit Community College (Canton Campus)

Cost: $200 per educator or free for eligible MA educators

Credit: 14 PDPs or 1 graduate credit and 22.5 PDPs for an additional fee