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The following are PD Opportunities from the Science Community

  • 14 Feb 2022 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Teaching About the Climate Crisis: what teachers should know from students' perspective. 

    Virtual workshop, Saturday April 23, 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

    This training, in honor of Earth Week, will be led by passionate high school students in Spring Forward, a youth-led climate education organization which has led over 100 workshops for students. You will come out of the training prepared to lead effective climate lessons to students in a way which will grasp their attention and leave them empowered to take meaningful action. Open to all teachers; primarily oriented to elementary, middle school, and after school / informal instruction. (Organized by Spring Forward with the support of Elders Climate Action.) Register at

  • 14 Feb 2022 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you on the hunt for ways to engage your students with real-world connections to standards-based learning? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they dig into NASA eClips videos and resources that build STEM literacy through the lens of NASA. This webinar is targeted for formal and nonformal educators of learners in grades 3–12.

    Access registration here.

    Also, we are pleased to share our past episodes with you from our updated NASA Community Page. Feel free to watch former episodes and reach out to the guests for further resource information!

    Want to get involved?

    Please help NASA better reach underserved audiences!  We are asking informal educators to complete a survey that takes no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

    Your responses to this survey will directly impact the design of new workshops being designed for scientists and informal educators.

    Planetary ReaCH (a NASA funded program intended to support scientists and educators working to serve Black and Latinx youth and families) is excited to partner with informal educators for a workshop series focusing specifically on partnering with planetary scientists. As a thank you for your time, we are offering those who complete the survey NASA posters and space science stickers. You may access the survey at

  • 14 Feb 2022 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March 4, 2022 | 9AM to 12PM: The Secret Life of Plants

    Photosynthesis and Climate Change

    Plants and other photosynthetic organisms have a unique role in our world, with the ability to turn carbon dioxide into biologically important products. In this set of labs, learn the biochemistry of this process by determining the right wavelengths of light and the effect carbon dioxide has on photosynthesis. Research how technologies use plants and photosynthesis as allies in combating anthropogenic climate change, and devise your own plant-based solutions to mitigate the effects of human activity on our world. This area is among the leading trends in biotechnology, allowing teachers and students to connect their classroom lab activities to contemporary research happening in the world.

    Register for this free workshop at

  • 27 Jan 2022 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    February 10th from 12-4 PM

    Science Education Leadership: Supporting Equity in Challenging Times

    Keynote - Philip Bell, University of Washington

    Supporting equity and justice through science instruction: The road traveled and the one ahead

    Plenary - STE Innovative Assessment Project - Corrine Steever, DESE

    Breakout Sessions 

    • The Instructional Leader's Guide to Implementing K-8 Science Practices - Rebecca Katsh-Singer

    • Teach with C.A.R.E., Assess with Empathy - Bonnie Nieves

    • Learning is Cultural:  Exploring STEM Teaching Tools Professional Learning Tools for Equitable Science Instruction - Sandra Ryack-Bell and Kathy Renfrew

    • Strategies for Raising Equity and Activating SEL in Science and STEM Education - Jorge Valenzuela

    • And, more!

      Conference Registration

  • 27 Jan 2022 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers

    2022 Virtual Conference

    Saturday, March 26, 2022

    Storytelling with Data 

    Students gathering, analyzing and communicating data

    As science educators, we have the power to inspire and equip our students with the abilities to read, manipulate, visualize and communicate data. These data literacy skills are essential to understanding personal genomics, climate change, and of course disease risks + prevention.  Join our distinguished keynote speakers and workshop presenters as we explore 21st Century tools.  The 2022 MABT virtual conference will provide valuable lessons and ideas for participants to bring back to their classrooms.

    Featured topics include:

    • Daily Data.  Create opportunities for learners to recognize the relevancy of data in their everyday lives.

    • Science for Everyone.  Encourage ALL students to ask their own scientific questions and generate datasets. 

    • Learning from Failure.  Develop guided and open inquiry lessons where students can reflect and grow from mistakes.

    • Data is Not Scary!  Help students make complex data meaningful.

    • Sharable Science.  Create innovative methods for students to communicate their findings.

     → Click here to learn more about the 2022 Virtual MABT Conference

    Please visit us online:Website,Facebook,Twitter

  • 20 Dec 2021 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are your students looking for opportunities to become NASA scientists? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NASA/NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, January 6th at 7pm CT as they learn about the STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Summer Intern Program that engages student interns to view and investigate NASA remote sensing data, mission design, analysis of ice sheets, Earth's gravity field, and other observations while being mentored by project scientists. 

    Access registration here!

    Also, we are pleased to share our past episodes with you from our updated NASA Community Page. Feel free to watch former episodes and reach out to the guests for further resource information!

  • 18 Oct 2021 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for the upcoming 3-D Thursdays for Rural Educators on Thursday, Nov 4th at 7pm CT to learn about the variety of available NASA citizen science projects spanning all three scientific domains (Life, Physical, and Earth & Space). Projects can be conducted regardless of educators’ unique geographic locations and can meet the content and age-level needs of your classrooms.

    This webinar is suitable for all grades K-12.

    Access registration HERE!

  • 5 Oct 2021 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    STEM teachers! A PD opportunity through Salem State Collaborative Project starts on October 18, 2021. 

    It is called Strategies for Science, Technology, and Engineering and it is an online, 4 week workshop that highlights beneficial strategies to support the teaching of Science, Technology, and Engineering.

    Sessions will include differentiating practices for diverse learners and STEAM. All strategies are adaptable to grades 3-12. This workshop directly fulfills the DESE Individual Professional Development plan requirement of 15 PDPs in STEM content (subject matter knowledge). 

     Register at: 

    Cost is $25 for member schools and $100 for non-member schools for the pdps.  

  • 26 Sep 2021 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Please join us for our Fall Workshop to learn more and to further develop your skills in brining STEM and invention to the classroom.


    This new training is specific for anyone teaching YIP for the first time. Educators will participate in a multi-session training to learn about how invention supports STEM standards and develops 21st century skills, while also becoming familiar with the YIP curriculum and invention convention. We will engage in lively discussions, best practice sharing, and hands-on activities. We are offering 2 separate workshops to better accommodate schedules. Please register for just one. (Note, each workshop consists of two, 2 hour sessions).


    YIP In Your Classroom (2 part, virtual workshop)

    Thursday, October 14 AND 21, 4:00-6:00pm

    REGISTER here: YIP In Your Classroom Oct 14 & 21 Registration



    Wednesday, October 27 AND November 3, 3:30-5:30pm

    REGISTER here: YIP In Your Classroom Oct 27 & Nov 3 Registration

  • 26 Sep 2021 6:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Young Inventors’ Program of the University of New Hampshire’s Leitzel Center is a K-12 project-based learning experience that provides hands-on STEM enrichment opportunities as educators guide students through the invention process to solve problems while applying STEM learning and gaining 21st century skills. The YIP Curriculum and supporting materials are available for FREE to schools and programs. YIP is adaptable to all learning environments and formats and flexible enough to meet diverse students needs, and applicable to a broad range of disciplines, and it is accessible to anyone.

    Exploring Engineering Design with the Young Inventors' Program

    Celebrate Mass STEM Week with the Young Inventors' Program!
    Explore strategies to bring engineering design into your classroom with an introduction to the Young Inventors' Program. This K-12 project-based curriculum meets core standards, including the NGSS, and provides hands-on STEM activities to take students on an invention journey through the design process, culminating in a showcase of original inventions that may lead to local, regional, national and international competitions. Learners will have an opportunity for expression and creativity as they develop and practice higher-order thinking skills. This workshop will provide you with all of the resources you need to bring the Young Inventors’ Program curriculum to your classroom – all FREE for your school.


    Online Workshop

    Tuesday, October 19


    Link to Register:

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