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  • 29 Jul 2024 8:08 AM | Anonymous
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      Where & When
      Emerald Resort
      35 Scudder Avenue
      Hyannis, MA 02601
      July 29 – 31, 2024


      About the Conference

      Educators from across Massachusetts will come together for three days of engaging and fun energy education training with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. The conference is fully sponsored, including lodging, and offered at no cost to educators. The conference provides you with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy. You will receive the training and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units in your classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs. We will provide extra night for those driving more than 90 miles to the conference.


      Who Should Attend?

      •          Educators interested in energy!

      •          K-12 Teachers

      •          Science and STEM Teachers

      •          AP Environmental Science Teachers

      •          CTE Teachers

      •          Out of School Time Program Leaders

      •          Student Advocacy Organization Leaders


      What Do Participants Receive?

      •          Massachusetts standards aligned curriculum

      •          Choice of NEED Kit

      •          Stipend

      •          PDP Certificate

      •          PRIZES

      •          Graduate Credit

      •          A great opportunity to learn with fellow    educators in an engaging and fun way

    • ·                  The chance to network with energy professionals to learn more about energy careers and the energy landscape in Massachusetts.




    If you have questions or need assistance, please email Wendi Moss at  or call 1-800-875-5029.


    July 29, 2024

    11:00 a.m.       Registration and Energy Challenge Activities

    11:30 a.m.       Lunch and Welcome

    12:30 p.m.       Introductions and MA Energy Efficiency Bingo

    1:15 p.m.         Science of Energy

    2:45 p.m.         Energy Roundup

    3:15 p.m.         Energy Source Break Out Sessions

    ·        Onshore and Offshore Wind

    ·        Exploring Solar

    4:15 p.m.         Energy Source Breakout Sessions (Swap)

    5:15 p.m.         Q&A and NEED Internet Resources

    5:45 p.m.         Dinner and Presentation


    July 30, 2024

    7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.         Science of Electricity

    9:30 a.m.         The Electric Grid – Reliably Smart

    10:00 a.m.       Massachusetts Electric Connections

    10:30 a.m.       Baseload Balance

    11:15 a.m.       Electric Vehicles

    12:00 p.m.      Lunch

    12:45 p.m.      Energy Storage – Expanding Capacity

    1:15 p.m.         Gather up and get ready to roll

    1:30 p.m.         Let’s Take a Field

    4:45 p.m.         Reception and Energy Carnival

    5:30 p.m.         Dinner


    July 31, 2024

    7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

    8:15 a.m.         Exploring Energy Efficiency and Conservation

    ·        Energy systems in a building

    ·        New technologies

    8:45 a.m.         The Energy House Challenge

    10:15 a.m.       Greenhouse gases, climate & energy

    11:15 a.m.       Energy Efficiency Career Round Up

    11:45 a.m.       Lunch and Speaker

    1:00 p.m.         Creating & Facilitating School Energy Teams

    1:20 p.m.         Synthesizing the Conference

    1:45 p.m.         What’s Next?   Q&A, Post-Assessment, Final Evaluation

    2:15 p.m.         Adjourn

  • 22 Jul 2024 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Teacher Summer Institute

    JULY 22, 2024 | 12:00 AM - JULY 26, 2024 | 11:59 PM

    Northeastern Innovation Campus-Burlington MA, Burlington, MA, 01803

    Register for Event

    MassBioEd’s Teacher Summer Institute is a one week, 40 hour, lab-based course designed to enhance high school teachers skills and content knowledge in Biotechnology. Use this registration form to express your interest but please note that completion of this form does not ensure your spot in the course.

    The Teacher Summer Institute  includes a 10 hour pre-workshop assignment  and a 10 – 15 hour post-workshop assignment.  The lab hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am  – 4:30 pm.

    Applicants for this program should be high school life science educators that will teach at least two courses during the 2024/2025 academic year.

    Successfully completion of all components of this program will qualify for 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University or 67.5 PDPs from MassBioEd.

    A $200 fully refundable deposit will be collected from all participants.

    Once you complete this form, a MassBioEd staff member will be in contact with next steps.

  • 28 May 2024 7:45 AM | Anonymous



    Offered by Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University


    Immersion in Global Energy Distribution focuses on introducing K-12 teachers to local and global environmental investigations that they can facilitate in a grade appropriate way with their students. A principal objective is for participants to recognize potential areas for investigations around their school (e.g., an outdoor classroom, a garden area) and in the school’s community that their students will find engaging out of curiosity or environmental justice.

    In the spirit of “we teach the way we have been taught”, immersion in this course is participants engaging in an environmental investigation in which they will define research questions relevant to their school and community, collect data, analyze it, and prepare a poster presentation. During the course, instructors will visit each teacher’s school to advise on grade appropriate and school appropriate local investigations.

    GLOBE ( and My NASA Data will be primary resources for methods of investigation, lesson plans, and global environmental data. GLOBE and NASA resources map onto the major content areas of AP Environmental Science.

    Initial sessions will be held at the Blue Hills Observatory Science Center to practice investigation methods for the four spheres (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere).

    This course will be run as a seminar. We invite teachers from all grades to participate. Through discussion, participants will see how Earth systems science concepts are vertically integrated across grades in the Massachusetts Science and Engineering/Technology Standards.

    L O GI S T I C S

    Introduction to Methods of Investigation

    Dates: Tuesdays from 4:30PM - 7:30PM on May 28, June 4, June 11, and June 18.

    Location: Blue Hills Observatory (BHO), 1 Observatory Service Rd, Milton, MA 02186

    Immersion/Investigation Seminar Schedule

    Dates: July 8 – 11 & July 15 - 18 9AM – 1PM

    Location: Science Materials Center. Campbell Resource Center, 1216 Dorchester Avenue; Blue Hills Reservation; and, teachers’ schools.

    Tuition: $1992 (BPS teachers receive discount)


    For registration, please contact Peter Garik at

  • 27 May 2024 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    Applications for the Massachusetts Policy Fellowship are Open!


    Applications for the Massachusetts Policy Fellowship are now open!

    Are you interested in growing as an educator and professional? Do you want to have a voice in the decisions impacting your profession? Consider applying today for this year long, paid teacher leadership opportunity! Feel free to share this opportunity and nominate educators you think might be interested!

    What is the Massachusetts Policy Fellowship?

    The Massachusetts Policy Fellowship is a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding teachers looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect your students and the teaching profession. The fellowship is open to teachers in the Greater Boston area and to teachers across Massachusetts.

    ·        Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with experts in education policy and key decision makers. No prior policy experience required. 

    ·        Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom.

    ·        Fellows stay focused on their classroom and minimize disruptions to their instruction by using a blended learning approach with a combination of monthly virtual and live meetings held after school, or during the weekend. 

    ·        Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend for their commitment.


    Teach Plus seeks a cohort of teachers who reflect the cultural and geographic diversity of Massachusetts. Apply to the policy fellowship if you:​

    ·        Are a current teacher of record (ECE-Grade 12) with at least two full years of teaching experience by August 2024.

    ·        Have a track record of success teaching students in traditional public or charter schools in Massachusetts.

    ·        Are ready to dedicate your time and energy to learning about policy and advocating on behalf of changes that impact your students — while continuing to teach full time.

    ·        Have a passion for sharing the diverse perspectives and experiences of students and teachers with policy makers.


    Applications are due on May 27, 2024.







    For more information, please contact Kimberly Nguyen at

  • 1 May 2024 8:14 PM | Anonymous
    Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2024 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences at global field sites in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. Applications are now being accepted until January 28. Courses begin in May 2024.

    Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with face-to-face experiential learning and field study through several AIP sites in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2024 cohorts are being now being accepted until February 28, with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, and St. Louis.

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University. NEW for 2024 Applicants: To help make a Miami education more accessible and affordable, the Miami University Graduate School will waive the $50 application fee for those who attend an Information Session preceding the fee payment step of the application process.

    Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits, and graduate programs worldwide. Project Dragonfly is based in the biology department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Established as a state university in 1809, Miami is one of the eight original Public Ivies and has a distinguished record of excellence in research and teaching in science and science education.
  • 27 Apr 2024 9:33 AM | Anonymous

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