The Teacher Engineering Education Program at Tufts University

Helping teachers inspire the next generation
of problem solvers in their classroom


The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) at Tufts University is flexible, affordable, and designed to fit a busy teacher’s lifestyle. All four courses are online, offer 16 total hours of graduate credit, and have a low student-to-instructor ratio.All materials necessary to complete the coursework are shipped to participants, including (but not limited to) robotics projects and hands-on resources. Course content is differentiated for those just getting started and those who have already used engineering in their classrooms. For roughly $1,000 per course, K12 teachers can gain new knowledge, new resources, and a new approach to inspiring creativity and innovation in their classroom.  Learn more at http://teep.tufts.edu

We still have space for the Fall 2017 cohort and we also have an amazing opportunity for selected folks to receive compensation for participating in a research study affiliated with the program. 

The Modeling Workshop

The Modeling Workshop™ season is well on its way, but if you have not registered for a workshop, have no fear – we have several workshops still available for the remainder of the summer!

Massachusetts – chemistry at Norfolk County Agricultural High School, July 10-21, leaders Stephen Colbert and David Farabee; contact Teresa Marx msmarx@gmail.com

Massachusetts – E&M at Merrimack College, July 31 - August 11, leader and host Darren Broder; dbroder@siena.edu

If none of the workshops fit your schedule, maybe one of the planned Distance Learning Modeling courses would be an option. The classes will meet 15 weeks for 3 hours for the synchronous part, for a total of 45 hours. Graduate credits from Aurora University are available for purchase (3 credits for $300). Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz will lead an Intro to Modeling course, open to people who have not yet taken a Modeling Workshop™. Advanced workshops are scheduled for Middle School (with George Nelson and Scott Stokes), Chemistry (with Brenda Royce and Larry Dukerich), and Thermodynamics (with Levi Torrison and Phil Root - attendees have to have taken a face-to-face workshop prior to the DL class. For information, go to:http://modelinginstruction.org/professional-development/upcoming-workshops/fall-2017-workshops/

Vex Robotics for Educators

Target Audience: 5-12 educators, VEX team coaches
Term: Summer
Date:  August 7-11, 2017; 8:30-4:30
Fee: $525

Description: This intensive program weaves together robotics concepts and practices with STEM education topics. The robotics components include VEX robot building and programming using Easy C software. A culminating task will require participants to apply their learning toward the design and programming of a robot that competes in a VEX challenge. The STEM education component includes a review of STEM standards related to robotics, application of the engineering design process, and discussions of possible classroom scenarios related to robotics and robotics challenges. Educators will be working in small teams alongside high school students (rising 9-10 graders).

Register here

Registration for summer professional learning workshops is open

Led by experienced Code.org facilitators, we offer K-5 teachers a no cost, one-day workshop in Computer Science Fundamentals. Our workshops receive rave reviews, and are open to any K-5 teacher - no computer background needed. Integrate computer science once a week in your classroom with our 20-hour courses for beginners. You’ll learn how to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners and you’ll also receive all the supplies you need to teach!

Computer science is key to opening so many doors for students in today’s world, and this movement is just getting started, thanks to you! Half a million passionate teachers like you have already signed up on Code.org to make sure students have every opportunity to succeed. Take another step to grow K-12 computer science today!

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

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: http://mits.org/summer-2017-opportunity-computer-modeling-institute/

Making Waves: Exploring Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry:  For more information: http://mits.org/2017-summer-professional-development-institutes-cape-cod-region/

New Visions for a Changing World: Towards a Pedagogy of Climate Change:  For more information: http://mits.org/2017-summer-professional-development-institutes-metrowest-region/

Research and Resiliency: Investigating the Local Effects of Global Changes:  For more information: http://mits.org/2017-summer-professional-development-institutes-north-shore-region/

From Solar to Polar: Designing Sustainable Solutions:  For more information: http://mits.org/2017-summer-professional-development-institutes-southeast-region/

Exploring the Berkshires: From the Top of its Mountains to the Bottom of its Ponds:  For more information: http://mits.org/2017-summer-professional-development-institutes-berkshire-region/

 

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.