MITS Summer Professional Development Institutes

MITS Summer Professional Development Institutes provide grades 3-12 educators with opportunities to explore STEM content through inquiry-based activities and visits to field trip sites. All activities are designed to help educators meet State Frameworks and create interdisciplinary connections. Participants can choose to receive PDPs, or graduate credit and PDPs.

Computer Modeling Institute For details and to register, visit:

Making Waves: Exploring Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry:  For more information:

New Visions for a Changing World: Towards a Pedagogy of Climate Change:  For more information:

Research and Resiliency: Investigating the Local Effects of Global Changes:  For more information:

From Solar to Polar: Designing Sustainable Solutions:  For more information:

Exploring the Berkshires: From the Top of its Mountains to the Bottom of its Ponds:  For more information:

Science in the Field: Utilizing Local Ecosystems as Laboratories for Investigations:  For more information:

MAST & MassTEC Spring Workshop Event

“Physical Science Made Easy for Elementary Educators!”

Saturday April 29, 2017,  9am – 1pm

Woodland Elementary School, 10 N Vine St, Milford, MA 01757

MAST & MassTEC are pleased to offer our members a co-sponsored Professional

Development event to help you better understand and teach Physical Science topics within the

new 2016 Science Technology / Engineering (STE) Standards.

All levels of familiarity with the 2016 MA STE standards and teaching levels are welcomed and

encouraged to attend!

The workshop will run two topic strands (Forces and Motion / Light and Shadows) to support

deepening educators' understanding of the content as well as exposure to and development of

classroom labs and resources for each topic. The workshop is free to all MAST and MassTEC

members. To register for this Professional Development Workshop, please visit:


Help create a vernal pool living lab and practice how to implement related STEM activities in the classroom!

Join Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Educational staff, Director Ian Ives, and Wetland Expert Thomas Biebighauser for a unique opportunity this April vacation. Be a part of a conservation effort for rare wetland species while gathering materials to enhance your STEM classroom lessons!

Call 508-362-7475 ext 9353 or visit

LOCATION: Falmouth High School & Mass Audubon’s Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

WORKSHOP COST: $50 per person


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