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  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016 8:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Time 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Worcester, MA
    Conference Details and Registration available by late Sept. http://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem/guidance.html

    Project Lead The Way’s activity-, project-, problem-based STEM curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development create an engaging classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, K-12 students learn problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate. Over 8,000 schools in all 50 states offer PLTW programs, including over 80 schools across Massachusetts. WPI is one of PLTW’s affiliate universities and offers Core Training each summer to prepare educators to teach PLTW courses.

    Join us for this professional development conference for teachers, school counselors, curriculum specialists, principals, district administrators, and interested business, industry and workforce development professionals. Come learn about the PLTW curricular programs that are aligned with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Hear from teachers, administrators and students at schools with successful PLTW programs. The conference is open to all K-12 schools.

    PLTW programs are endorsed by Change the Equation, the American Aerospace Industry Association, the American Society for Engineering Education, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and others. For more information about the Project Lead The Way programs, please visit the PLTW website at www.pltw.org.

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    August 1–4, 2016
    Become immersed in local habitats, (re)excited about science, and familiar with science practices embedded in Massachusetts’ new science standards. The week will combine habitat exploration, hands-on fieldwork, labs and classroom seminars taught by Mass Audubon educators and scientists. The course will introduce principles of ecology (ecosystems, habitats, adaptation, food webs, cycles and systems, energy flow), and highlight their connections to the earth, life, and physical science standards. Presenters will suggest methods and resources for helping students learn and practice science through the exploration of their schoolyards and neighborhoods, and will model practical ways to teach in an outdoor environment.

    Instructors:
    Jennifer Feller, Education Manager, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
    Robin Stuart, School and Group Program Coordinator, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
    Tia Pinney, Senior Teacher Naturalist, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sign up at bit.ly/natureschoolforteachers2016

  • Friday, April 01, 2016 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aug 8-11
    Save the date and register for the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers Summer Conference! This year it will be held Aug 8-11 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA. The topic is Chemistry, Naturally!
    Information is on the NEACT website: http://neact.org/sites/default/files/Conference%20Flier%20Rev%20February.pdf
    You can also register on-line at http://www.neact.org/summer-conference
    We are still taking applications for presenters of workshops or lectures.
    Please let Mel Govindan know if you are interested in presenting. mgovindan@fitchburgstate.edu

  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A two-day workshop for middle school and high school STEM and English teachers on science reading and writing
    Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10 am-4 pm
    Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary, Worcester, MA
    Registration: $269
    Standards-based science education includes research and writing expectations, the focus of this hands-on workshop. On day one, we will examine narrative, informational, and argumentative styles and prompts, from lab-based abstracts and discussions to science essays and text-based summaries. We’ll examine creative ways to integrate science content into writing that motivates and supports learning and comprehension, including original e-books using authentic sources. Day two will focus on argumentative writing, in which students make claims, organize evidence, build arguments, and summarize their conclusions. We will use graphic organizers and writing templates to organize arguments with logical claims and textual evidence—the claim, evidence, reasoning model. The workshop will include e-templates of all materials, including argumentative writing packets on several topics, handouts on academic language, open response templates, academic honesty, editing, developing writing prompts, citation style and other skills essential for science writing in your classroom.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Sumner at
    Green.Athenaeum@gmail.com  

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2016 Webinar Schedule:

    • Chemical Handling and Storage: 2016: Nov 18

    • Complying with the OSHA Lab Standard: 2016: Oct 31

    • Compressed Gasses: 2016 Dec 1

    • Eye and Face Protection: 2016: Aug 5

    • How to Convince Others: 2016: Dec 16

    • Public vs. Private Employees/State Plan States: 2016: Oct 21

    • Recordkeeping for Effective Safety Programs: 2016: May 26

    • Safety Information Resources: 2016: Aug 18

    • Strategies for Best CHO: 2016: Sep 12

    • Ventilation Basics: 2016: Oct 6

    All webinars and other training programs are available on request. Please contact Mary Thompson for more information: mthompson@labsafetyinstitute.org. For LSI’s Full Schedule visit our website: www.labsafetyinstitute.org/schedule

    The following five courses are offered on request: · 8-Hr HAZWOPER Refresher · Laboratory Ventilation · Radiation Safety · Regulatory Compliance for Labs · Safe Labs Can Be Green Labs info@labsafetyinstitute.org

    • 24-Hour Short Course Aug 8-11 Boston, MA

    • On-Demand Tutorial: Many of LSI’s training programs can be provided on-demand at our Natick training center. You pick the date.

    • Bring LSI to your location! We are still expanding the 2015 & 2016 schedule. Please let us know if you would like to be a host site for a seminar or short course. For smaller groups, hosting will be more economical. Contact Ana Adams to discuss: adams@labsafetyinstitute.org

    • Hosting & Sponsoring If you would like to sponsor or host an LSI seminar or short course for your school district? Please contact Mary Thompson to discuss your needs. mthompson@labsafetyinstitute.org Larger groups and programs that are shared by two or more Sponsors are more cost-effective.

    • Online Courses (on-demand) Safety In the Laboratory (SITL) Series: SITL: An Introduction (12 Topics) SITL: Extended (18 Topics) SITL: Comprehensive (23 Topics) LSI’s Online Courses Offers: Available Anytime, Anywhere Online Tests & Quizzes Certificate of Completion Pre-recorded videos Go at your own pace www.labsafetytinstitute.org/online


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