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PD Opportunity: Wade Institute for Science Education 2022 Summer Professional Development Institutes

13 Jul 2022 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Wade Institute for Science Education

2022 Summer Professional Development Institutes


Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners for a unique, graduate level course that will engage you in hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based investigations and increase your STEM content knowledge! Connect with scientists, engineers, and STEM professionals, and work with educators at our collaborating partner institutions to explore real-world phenomena through standards-aligned, hands-on, minds-on investigations that you can bring back to your classroom. Earn PDPs and optional graduate credits.


Rivers to Range: Exploring the Geology of the Pioneer Valley

Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators 

Dates: July 18th – 22nd, 2022

Known for its basalt flows, mountain ranges, dinosaur footprints, and fertile soils, the Pioneer Valley exhibits a rich history of geologic change. Explore opportunities for integrating science and math as you learn about the geologic history of the Pioneer Valley. Visit local field sites, delve into museum collections, investigate the traces that animals can leave in sediment, learn how rivers can shape a landscape in geological time, participate in inquiry-based investigations and discover how your modern landscape can provide clues to a very different past.

All institutes offer 40 PDPs and optional graduate credit for an additional fee. Institutes cost $475 per participant with discounts for teacher teams. Registration is now open! Learn more athttps://www.wadeinstitutema.org/spdi-k12.

Wade Institute for Science Education

Customized Professional Learning Services

We help schools transition to implementing inquiry-based and phenomena-based STEM instruction. Our interactive science professional learning programs provide resources for educators to engage the curiosity and wonder of students by bringing hands-on, minds-on curriculum into current teaching situations! These professional learning experiences are tailored to teachers' needs within a school district and are offered both on-site and remotely. The Wade Institute for Science Education is an OpenSciEd Certified Professional Learning Provider and a certified provider in the Rivet Education Professional Learning Partner Guide. Our Customized Professional Learning Services:

  • align science curriculum with the MA STE Framework and NGSS

  • model the use of the Science and Engineering Practices for instruction and assessment

  • provide scientific content relevant to the Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • apply inquiry-based science instruction strategies 

  • develop skills to create phenomena-based units and investigations

  • foster teachers’ use of inquiry-based, hands-on instruction 

  • include science content as well as pedagogy

  • support school-based initiatives to strengthen science instruction and assessment

  • provide strategies for creating an inclusive and equitable science learning environment

  • can provide support for implementing OpenSciEd materials in the classroom


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