Advanced Learning Technologies Workshop

Supporting Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design with Advanced Learning Technologies

You are invited to a three-day professional development workshop funded by the National Science Foundation to learn how advanced learning technologies can be used to empower authentic scientific inquiry and engineering design in your classroom. You will have the opportunity to work at the human-technology frontier and get firsthand experience with powerful science and engineering apps that we have been developing. These apps support students to explore in the virtual world and in the physical world, assisted by artificial intelligence, computer vision, and big data technologies. Come to experience how learning may be transformed by cutting-edge technologies and help us improve these technologies to benefit even more students and teachers!

The workshop will be held at the York Harbor Inn in the picturesque town of York Harbor, Maine. The workshop will begin with lunch on Sunday, October 28, and will run through Tuesday, October 30, at 3 p.m. Lodging, meals, and mileage reimbursement will be provided and participants will receive a $400 stipend for completing the workshop.

If interested, please complete this application by September 21 . Note that we only have 25 spaces available, so we will review applications and confirm attendance by October 1st.

Submit Application

Feel free to invite other engineering, physics, Earth science, and physical science teachers in your science department.

Questions? Email energy@concord.org.

Hit the Ground Running Next Year: Free NGSS Course Opportunity!

Are you looking to kick start the school year with a robust, vetted, and Next Generation Science Standards-designed unit?

If you’re teaching science in grades five through nine and are interested in learning about the Disruptions in Ecosystems Unit, receiving the printed materials, getting continuing education or graduate credit, and implementing Chapter One at the start of your school year — then apply today to join our free online course!

As part of this course, Disruptions in Ecosystems: Three-Dimensional Learning in Practice, we will:

  • Provide you with printed materials for the unit and some other handy printouts to support your teaching.
  • Give you access to the Tch Plus platform, where you can engage with other science educators and discuss the materials with experts.
  • Pursue credit opportunities for your specific region.
  • Construct meaningful learning experiences around video.

Questions?

Reach out to cguimaraes@teachingchannel.org with any questions about this great opportunity to hit the ground running next year and then be sure to apply to get your spot!

Computer Science Training Grant

On April 12, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts has a received a $364,000 grant from the College Board and the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. The money will be used to train public high school teachers in computer science coursework. To qualify for the professional development, teachers will submit online applications to Code.org beginning this spring. Information on how to apply is available online. Preference will be given to teachers working in Level 4 and 5 schools and to teachers from districts with a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Monthly PD Offerings from ASSISTments

The ASSISTments team is excited to be hosting PD workshops at WPI. Sessions are for new and experienced users to learn how to use ASSISTments to improve homework and other formative assessment practices. Sessions are offered on the first Friday and Saturday of each month. Friday sessions are five hours and Saturday are three. If you do two Friday sessions or three Saturday sessions you can earn 10 PDPs. Learn more and register...

Argument-Driven Inquiry Online Courses

Start Anytime & Work at Your Own Pace!

Each online course runs for six weeks.

  • Register anytime to begin the course and work at your own pace. However, you must finish the course within 6 weeks of beginning of the course. 
  • Each course is moderated by an ADI Instructor and we're here to help if you get stuck or have questions along the way.
  • Want to talk with other people taking the course? Each course has its own Discussion Board to share ideas.

Course Price: $85/participant

Click here to Register

Are you a district that is interested in registering 10+ participants? We offer a discounted district rate. Interested districts should e-mail krista@argumentdriveninquiry.com

Teacher Engineering Education Program at Tufts University

The Teacher Engineering Education program is a flexible, affordable graduate credit-earning program from Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), a pioneer in K12 engineering education research and practices. The program imparts the knowledge and provides the resources for any teacher to expand or change their approach, meet NGSS standards, and integrate hands-on engineering principles into their coursework. All courses are online and built to fit a busy teacher’s lifestyle with four rigorous and engaging courses totalling 16 credit hours, small class sizes, shipped-to-your-door hands-on resources, and a low $300 per credit hour cost. For more information, visit teep.tufts.edu

Professional Development by STEM Education Center at WPI

The STEM Education Center offers a variety of professional development workshops for teachers on WPI's campus during the academic year as well as throughout the summer. We focus on enriching STEM education in the classroom at both the subject specific level and as fully integrated subject content & practices across STEM fields. 

https://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem-education-center/professional-development/center

Professional Development offered at BSU

The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University is offering the following opportunities for teachers.  Additional details and links to register for all programs below can be found online at http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/prek-12-teachers 

  • The Great American Solar Eclipse
  • Open Lab Night for High School and Middle School Teachers
  • Macro to Micro Professional Development for Teachers
  • CH560 Matter: From Atoms to Macromolecules
  • BIO 514: Advances in Biomedical Biology – Teaching Cancer Biology

Experiencing Scientific Inquiry A THREE-COURSE SERIES ON LEARNING AND TEACHING SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” Albert Einstein

Tufts Departments of Education and Physics & Astronomy offer a series of graduate-level courses for K-8 science educators focused on doing science. That’s the “practices” part of the new MA Framework and Dimension 1 of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Take a Class

The first course begins this spring: Experiencing Scientific Inquiry. It will be mostly online, with three in-person meetings at Tufts.

Learn more about the first course >

Teachers interested in continuing their education may register for the full three-course sequence on teaching scientific inquiry.

Learn about the course sequence >

Earn a Certificate

After completing the first course, students may apply to the Science Education Certificate Program. Credit earned in the first online course will be transferred into this program. Request more information by emailing Certificates@tufts.edu.