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MITS 2018 Summer Professional Development Institutes

MITS 2018 Summer Professional Development Institutes: Using Science and Engineering Practices to Engage Your Students in Inquiry-Based Learning
Save the Dates: Weekdays, July 9 – 13 or July 16 – 20, 2018

MITS 2018 Summer Professional Development Institutes are unique professional development courses, designed for Grades 3-8 and Middle & High School teachers, which are offered throughout Massachusetts. Participate in content and skill development sessions taught by professional educators and scientists at each collaborating partner organization. Daily activities include indoor inquiry-based classroom experiences and outdoor field experiences. Take home investigations you can use in your classroom as well as a collection of teaching resources and field trip ideas!
Learn how to use the Science and Engineering Practices in your classroom and how they relate to science inquiry.
Explore STEM resources in your community.
Discover how to adapt your current curriculum to meet the revised MA Science and Technology/Engineering Standards.
Become part of a network of teachers from your region and across the state.
This year, institutes will be held in the Cape Cod, MetroWest, North Shore, Southeast, Berkshire and Central regions of Massachusetts. For more information, visit: http://mits.org/2018-summer-professional-development-institutes/.

Cape Cod Region (for Middle and High Educators)
From Land to Sea: Practicing Sustainability, Modeling Solutions
Partners: National Marine Life Center, Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, YMCA Camp Burgess Farm & Hayward, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Dates: July 9-13; Half Day Introductory Session June 9; Half Day Fall Call-back November 3
Registration Fee: $400/participant, $375/participant for a team of 2 teachers from the same school district, $350 for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school district
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University ($225 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.
Housing available for Cape Cod Region

MetroWest Region (for Grades 3-8 Educators)
Landscapes for Learning: A Natural Confluence of Science, Literacy, Mathematics and Place-based Pedagogy
Partners: Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Walden Woods Project, Concord Museum
Dates: July 9-13; Half Day Introductory Session June 9; Half Day Fall Call-back November 17
Registration Fee: $400/participant, $375/participant for a team of 2 teachers from the same school district, $350 for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school district
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University ($225 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). Fitchburg State University ($285 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

North Shore Region (for Grades 3-8 Educators)
Investigating Ecosystems and Assessing Human Impact
Collaborators: Mass Audubon’s Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary, Glen Urquhart School, Plum Island Ecosystems LTER
Dates: July 16-20; Half Day Introductory Session June 16; Half Day Fall Call-back November 3
Registration Fee: $400/participant, $375/participant for a team of 2 teachers from the same school district, $350 for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school district
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University ($225 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). Fitchburg State University ($285 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

Southeast Region (for Grades 3-8 Educators)
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: How to Use Marine Science and Technology in the Classroom
Partners: Lloyd Center for the Environment, Battleship Cove, National Marine Life Center; University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST)
Dates: July 16-20; Half Day Introductory Session June 16; Half Day Fall Call-back November 3
Registration Fee: $400/participant, $375/participant for a team of 2 teachers from the same school district, $350 for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school district
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University ($225 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

Berkshire Region (for Grades 3-8 Educators)
Going Green with your Students: The Science and Engineering Behind Clean Energy
Partners: Flying Cloud Institute, Trustees of Reservations, Center for EcoTechnology
Dates: July 9-13; Half Day Introductory Session June 16; Half Day Fall Call-back November 17
Registration Fee: $400/participant, $375/participant for a team of 2 teachers from the same school district, $350 for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school district
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) ($150 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

Central Region (for Grades 3-8 Educators)
Parts and Purpose: Using Inquiry to Explore Structure and Function in Nature’s Laboratory
Partners: Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dates: July 9-13; Half Day Introductory Session June 9; Half Day Fall Call-back November 3
Registration Fee: $400/participant, $375/participant for a team of 2 teachers from the same school district, $350 for teams of 3 or more teachers from the same school district
PDPs and Graduate Credit: Framingham State University ($225 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). Fitchburg State University ($285 for 3 credits and 67.5 PDPs). 40 PDPs available without graduate credit.

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