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The following are PD Opportunities from the MAST

  • 26 Oct 2021 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MSELA and MAST proudly present:

    Dr. Okhee Lee

    October 27, 2021

    4pm - 5pm

    The second webinar in the equity series. 

    Focus: Integrating science and language with a focus on English learners / multilingual learners

    Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She was a member of the NGSS writing team and served as leader for the NGSS Diversity and Equity Team. She was also a member of the Steering Committee for the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. Her research involves integrating science, language, and computational thinking with a focus on multilingual learners. Her latest work focuses on justice-centered STEM education to address pressing societal challenges using the case of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Register here: Okhee Lee Webinar

  • 18 Aug 2021 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAST & MSELA Present:

    Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson


    Date & Time: Thursday September 30, 2021 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

    Registration: (Open to anyone, free of charge)


    This webinar will address the role of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism (DEIA) in science education. Participants will consider:

    1. Why it is important to engage in and acknowledge the role of DEIA
    2. Challenges and opportunities in addressing DEIA in science education
    3. Strategies to address DEIA in science education, including curriculum, pedagogy, resources, and beyond. (There will be time set aside for Q and A.)

    Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, Ph.D., MPH. MA. is an expert on the intersection of race, class and gender in health, health care and social policy. She is extremely well versed in the tools and applications of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in multiple spheres and venues. As the Director for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, and the Graduate Program Director for the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate program she is committed to equity and inclusion in her work as a faculty member, executive leader, and researcher. In the last 30 years Nsiah-Jefferson served as faculty, visiting scholar, and administrative leader on social policy related to race, ethnicity, and gender at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Harvard University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Suffolk University. She has also served as a Policy Analyst for the Civil Rights Project at Harvard Law School, the Director of Health Disparities at Dana Farber Cancer Center, and a research scientist at Columbia University School of Public Health. She has also consulted and presented nationally on these topics. Dr. Nsiah- Jefferson has received the W.K. Kellogg Fellowship in Health Policy Research, the H. Jack Geiger Congressional Health Fellowship, and a fellowship with National Center for Health Behavioral Change. Among her awards are the Harry S. Levitan Prize for Excellence and Leadership in Education, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management Mentoring award. She is also an International Affiliate for the Intersectionality Institute for Research and Policy at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

    Register Here



  • 7 Mar 2021 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join NSTA District 1 on Monday, March 29 from 7 - 8 PM, Jeanne Chowning, PhD, Senior Director, Science Education, Fred Hutchingson Cancer Research Center, and Julie Christianson, Science Instructor Supervisor Capital Region Education Council.

    For Zoom Link, email: susan.kelly@uconn.edu 

    for bios of our speakers, please click on this link.

  • 6 Feb 2021 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3 PM EST – 4 PM EST

    For many hybrid and remote learners, science has taken a back seat this year. Join us and give your classroom a science booster-shot as participants introduce one-another to new and classic picture-book titles we use to introduce and explore scientific ideas.
    Part of our on-going "coffee talk" series: 30-60 minute after-school professional learning meet-ups that both inspire and bring us together.

    Registration and participation is FREE to members and non-members. Participants are asked to complete the linked Google Form to receive weblink to the virtual meeting and reminder of the event 24 hours before.

    Google Form to register: https://forms.gle/a8WvgbF9T4FDySsA6

    Find updates to this event here and on Facebook Events page.

  • 30 Nov 2020 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAST “Coffee Talk”

    Elementary Science Coffee ☕️Talk: Thursday December 10th from 3:30-4:30pm.

    Let’s talk about Elementary  Science!

    Join fellow teachers from across the state for a unique networking experience specifically focused on elementary science education in a hybrid or remote setting.  Our conversations will be centered around sharing successful teaching strategies, a sprinkling of tech talk, as well as brainstorming solutions to the many challenges that teachers face daily while trying to teach science during these peculiar times.  Space is limited, RSVP soon!  PD@massscienceteach.org 

    Optional ✉️envelope experiment: Bring an idea with you about an elementary science investigation to share that could fit in an envelope. No ideas are too small!

  • 17 Dec 2019 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAST & MSELA held a LAB SAFETY EVENT on December 7, 2019. Dr. Jake Foster, former DESE STEM director and founder of STEM Learning Design, provided an update on new OSHA regulations. Breakout sessions featured presentations from Flinn Scientific and Beyond Benign on strategies to support educators and administrators with the new lab safety requirements.  

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