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  • Friday, March 16, 2018 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Integration of Computer Science in Science Opportunity: 

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Scheller Teacher Education Program seeks middle school science educator teams of approximately three teachers within the same school from 8 districts to participate in the third year of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Teachers with GUTS Program. The purpose of the Teachers with GUTS program is to study the impact of the teacher professional development in science, computer science, and computational thinking on teachers’ development as computational thinkers and teachers’ enactment of Project GUTS CS in Science curriculum in middle school science classes.  This is a free program that offers stipends, transportation reimbursement and certificate of PDP hours. Please see the flyer and solicitation memo and application for more information.  Applications are due on April 15, 2018.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    STEMteachersMassBay would like to invite you to attend an Introduction to Modeling Instruction workshop for administrators.

    Date: April 11, 2018

    Time: 3-5 pm

    Cost: FREE!

    Location: Norfolk County Agricultural High School

    400 Main St

    Walpole, MA 02081

    Modeling Instruction is an evidence based pedagogy where students develop models based on experimentation and observation.  This short workshop will immerse participants in a laboratory experience and analysis.  You will learn the same way our teachers and our students learn and experience why Modeling Instruction has transformed teaching and learning.


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    We are also running 3 transformative workshops this summer for science teachers 

    Topics: Chemistry 1, Chemistry 2, Biology

    Dates: July 9-July 20, 2018

    Time: Mon-Fri 8am - 4 pm

    Location: Greater Boston Area - specific location TBD

    Cost: $800-$1000 plus additional fee for graduate credits

    70 PDPs


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  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MIT Haystack Observatory will host two local high school science teachers for 7–8 weeks in summer 2018, to be paid under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. Located 40 miles northwest of Boston, MIT Haystack is a research center engaged in atmospheric science, radio astronomy, geodesy, computer science, and engineering. Teachers will work with staff scientists on a project using observational instruments and will receive hands-on experience. The goal of the program is for STEM teachers to develop a series of inquiry-based introductory lesson plans for a particular high school level. 

    Complete details can be found in the program announcement.

  • Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “If there seems to be a conflict between beliefs and facts, it is the job of all of us as educators to help students understand religious beliefs are rooted in faith while science is rooted in what we know today.” – Sister Buffy Marie Boesen, Angels Among Us

    In a day-long workshop at the Boston Science Museum and inspired by the short story “Angels Among Us” by Lisa Y. Garibay (to be released Spring 2018), participants will hear from a panel of local professionals who have devoted their lives to both science and faith, then work together to create a collection of best practices, tools, and resources on teaching and discussing science in a faith-based environment.

    Join in a discussion with local educators and reflect on how the interaction of science and religion has affected your life and the lives of students, develop an accessible network of diverse educators, and be inspired to continue the conversation with your students in creative and engaging ways.

    Vouchers will be provided for breakfast and lunch in the Riverview Café. Certificate of participation available upon request.

    For more information, or to register, please go to the site for this workshop.

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello MABT Members and Affiliates,

    Please check out the registration flyer for the 2018 MABT Conference - Change is in the Air: Claim, Evidence and Reason in a Climate of Anti-Science on Saturday March 10th at Framingham State University.

    Ken R. Miller will explore why anti-scientific views seem to be on the rise in America and David Knuffke will inspire teachers to create an environment where students actively engage in data-driven science.  

    Stay posted as two new workshops will be announced in coming days.  Hope you can join us!

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and education leaders to bring public health into classrooms across the United States and beyond. CDC is partnering with the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to offer three, 2-day Science Ambassador regional training workshops FREE OF COST. Learn strategies to teach public health concepts and inspire interest in public heath careers.

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.) invites you to join us for our 2018 MITS Professional Development Seminar Series – full day workshops that cover both scientific content and inquiry-based pedagogy. Seminars are designed for staff and volunteers from science, environmental, history, technology, art and other cultural institutions and centers in New England. Teachers are also welcome. All sessions promise to provide hands-on, minds-on professional development opportunities for you and your staff. Come to one or more!

    Wednesday, January 24th

    • Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and Some Ideas About What to Do About It 
      Presenter: Ellen Marie Douglas, Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, UMass Boston
    • How We Know What We Know: Using Real-World Data to Explore Key Climate Concepts
      Presenter: Jeremy D. Shakun, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Boston College

    Wednesday, February 14th

    • Developing a Taste for Molecular Biology
      Presenter: Lindsay Mehrmanesh, Biology Teaching Lab Supervisor, Brandeis University
    • Sharing Science: Connecting Scientists and Engineers with the Public
    • Presenters: Denise LeBlanc, Director of Learning Experiences, and Elizabeth Leahy, Assistant Director of Learning Experiences, The Discovery Museums, Acton, MA

    Wednesday, March 28th (special full-day session)

    • Dig In: Strengthening Sustainability Learning Through Farm-to-School Connection
      Presenters: Ryan Morra, Professional Learning Coordinator, Shelburne Farms & Vermont FEED and Simca Horwitz, Director, Massachusetts Farm to School Project

    Tuesday, April 24th

    • The Technology, Data and People Behind Forecasting in the National Weather Service
      Presenter: Glenn Field, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service, Boston, MA
    • Engaging Students with Weather & Climate Through Media
      Presenter: Jake Foster, Director, STEM Curriculum and Instruction, WGBH

    Dates: January 24thFebruary 14thMarch 28th and April 24th

    Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Location: Higgins University Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA

    Cost: $40 per seminar (discounted fees of $108 are offered for attending 3 seminars or $140 for attending all 4 seminars) 

    Certificates of participation are available for each seminar. PDPs are available for those participating in 2 or more seminar dates.

    Visit for more information and details about each session. Click here to register: 

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Inspire the next generation of ocean and environmental scientists and stewards! One week left to sign up to present a workshop or interactive table demo at the 2018 High School Marine Science Symposium (HSMSS), sponsored by the Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) and the Northeastern University Marine Science Center

    We are particularly seeking table fair presenters at this time, who will deliver short, 5-10 minute activities or demonstrations, as groups of students rotate through the tables to meet presenters.

    When: Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 8am-1pm (presenters are done at 11:30am with the option to stay for keynote/lunch)

    Where: Northeastern University, Boston

    What: Individuals and presenter groups deliver a hands-on workshop or table demo/activity for high school students

    If you are willing and able to participate, please register by Friday, December 22nd by following this link:

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Hog Island Audubon Camp has been in operation since 1936 and is primarily an adult-focused facility which offers about 15 different residential programs each summer, each lasting for 6 days.  Some of our 2018 programs include  Field Ornithology; Sharing Nature: An educator’s week ; The Joy of Birding; Arts and Birding; etc. etc.

    We even have a scholarship program for interested individuals.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) has partnered with Mass Audubon to hold an electrifying alternative energy workshop, Lighting the Way with Wind and Solar: Pathways to a Sustainable Energy Future. Middle and High School Educators, join us for this two-day workshop, and... 

    • Engage in an exploration of Earth’s energy balance, weather patterns and climate change.
    • Discover how wind turbines and solar panels generate power that produces clean electricity and reduces carbon in the atmosphere.
    • Experiment with solar and wind powered technologies; design a solar powered house.
    • Discover how to adapt your curriculum to include energy-related investigations that meet the Revised MA Science and Engineering/Technology Standards.
    • Charge up your curriculum with a kit containing equipment ready to use in your classroom.

    What: 2-Day Alternative Energy Workshop for Middle and High School Educators

    Workshop Title: Lighting the Way with Wind and Solar: Pathways to a Sustainable Energy Future

    Dates: Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, 2017

    Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Location: Gordon Hall, Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln, MA

    Fee: $175 (includes toolkit of materials to take back to your classroom)

    Collaborators: Museum Institute for Teaching Science, Mass Audubon

    Registration Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017

    PDPs: 13 PDPs are available for this workshop.

    Register Online:

    For more information, visit

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