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MITS 2017 Summer Professional Development Institutes One-Week Institutes For Grades 3-8 And Middle & High School Educators

One-Week Institutes for Grades 3-8 and Middle & High School Educators
*MITS will provide a follow-up curriculum planning session in the fall of 2017 at the school or district that sends 3 or more teachers to an institute

One-week Summer Professional Development Institutes for Grades 3-8 Educators combine content and skill development sessions. Visit each partner institution’s site for 1-2 days and participate in both hands-on inquiry investigations and content sessions. One-week Professional Development Institutes for Middle and High School Educators combine content and skill development sessions taught by scientists, content specialists and professional educators with field trips to area research labs, field sites and local businesses with product development laboratories.

Cape Cod Region
One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
Making Waves: Exploring Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry
Partners: National Marine Life Center, Thornton W. Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center, Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dates: July 10-14; June 10 On-Site Introductory Session; November 4 Fall Callback
Registration Fee: $375/participant; $350/participant for team of 2 or more teachers from the same school district; $325.participant for a team of 4 or more teachers from the same school district (discount applicable to Cape Cod only)
*MITS will provide a follow-up curriculum planning session in the fall of 2017 at the school or district that sends 3 or more teachers to an institute
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs, $225); 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.
Housing available for Cape Cod Region

MetroWest Region
One-Week Institute​ for Middle and High School Educators
New Visions for a Changing World: Towards a Pedagogy of Climate Change
Partners: Framingham State University College of STEM, McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning, Center for Climate Change Education
Dates: July 10-14; June 10 On-Site Introductory Session; November 18 Fall Callback
Registration Fee: $375/participant; $350/participant for team of 2 or more teachers from the same school district
*MITS would provide a follow-up curriculum planning session in the fall of 2017 at the school or district that sends 3 or more teachers to an institute
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs, $225); 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.
Housing available for MetroWest Region

North Shore Region
One-Week Institute for Middle and High School Educators
Research and Resiliency: Investigating the Local Effects of Global Changes
Collaborators: Mass Audubon’s Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary, Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research, Ipswich River Watershed Association, Ipswich High School, Boston University, Salem Sound Coastwatch
Dates: July 17-21; June 17 On-Site Introductory Session; November 4 Fall Callback
Registration Fee: $400/participant; $375/participant for team of 2 or more teachers from the same school district
*MITS would provide a follow-up curriculum planning session in the fall of 2017 at the school or district that sends 3 or more teachers to an institute
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs, $225); 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

Southeast Region
One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
From Solar to Polar: Designing Sustainable Solutions
Partners: Lloyd Center for the Environment, Battleship Cove, National Marine Life Center
Dates: July 17-21; June 10 On-Site Introductory Session; November 4 Fall Callback
Registration Fee: $375/participant; $350/participant for team of 2 or more teachers from the same school district
*MITS would provide a follow-up curriculum planning session in the fall of 2017 at the school or district that sends 3 or more teachers to an institute
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs, $225); 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

Berkshire Region
One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
Exploring the Berkshires: From the Top of its Mountains to the Bottom of its Ponds
Partners: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Center for Learning in Action (CLiA, Williams College), The Trustees of Reservations, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation​
Dates: July 10-14; Half Day Introductory Session June 17; Half Day Fall Call-back November 4
Registration Fee: $375/participant; $350/participant for team of 2 or more teachers from the same school district
*MITS would provide a follow-up curriculum planning session in the fall of 2017 at the school or district that sends 3 or more teachers to an institute
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs, $150); 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.
Housing is available for the Berkshire Region.

Visit www.mits.org for more information and details about each region. To register: http://mits.org/2017-summer-professional-development-institutes/

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