Wade Institute for Science Education

New Name, Same High-Quality Content

Effective January, 2019, the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.) has changed its name to the Wade Institute for Science Education. Information about programs and services can be found at www.wadeinstitutema.org.

Lighting the Way with Wind and Solar: Pathways to a Sustainable Energy Future

In this 2-day focus workshop, middle and high school educators will connect with scientists and educators from the Wade Institute and Mass Audubon to fuse inquiry-based learning with sustainable energy content and come away energized!

Dates: Friday, March 22nd, and Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center (1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950)

Cost: $145 (includes lunch both days and a kit of materials)

13 PDPs are available for this workshop.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15th, 2019

Register online: http://wadeinstitutema.org/focus-workshops

Download a brochure 


2019 Summer Professional Development Institutes

Engaging Your Students in the Science and Engineering Practices

Join us for your choice of hands-on, minds-on, STEM-focused professional  development institutes held across Massachusetts. Spend a week with fellow teachers on-site at multiple partner organizations, and experience effective, inquiry-based science learning! 

Dates: Weekdays, July 8-12 or July 15-19

Cost: $425 per participant ($400 per participant if attending with 1 other teacher from your school district; $375 per participant if attending with 2 or more teachers from your school district)

Early Bird Discount Available – register and submit payment before March 31st, 2019 to receive an additional $25 off of your registration cost.

PDPs and optional Graduate Credit are available in all regions.

Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2019

Register online: http://wadeinstitutema.org/spdi-k12

Details for each regional institute:
Berkshire Region

One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

Thinkers and Tinkerers: Using Biomimicry to Teach Engineering and Life Science

Partners: Flying Cloud Institute; MA Museum of Contemporary Art; The Chamberlain Group; Sabic Manufacturing; Miss Hall’s School; Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary; Nature Matters

Dates: July 8-12; June 15 On-Site Introductory Session; Call-back dates will be set during the course

Cape Cod Region

One-Week Institute for Middle and High School Educators

Go Under the Sea with STEM: Investigating Marine Life from Open Ocean to Coastal Shores

Partners: National Marine Life Center; Lloyd Center for the Environment; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy; Tufts University; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Dates: July 15-19; June 15 One-Site Introductory Session; Call-back dates will be set during the course

Housing is available for this region.

North Central Region

One-Week Institute for Middle and High School Educators

It’s Not Just Chemistry: Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges

Partners: Beyond Benign; Fitchburg State College; Revolving Museum; Harvard Forest

Dates: July 15-19; June 22 On-Site Introductory Session; Call-back dates will be set during the course

Housing is available for this region.

Southeast Region

One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

Inquiry and Innovation: How Science Informs Engineering Solutions

Collaborators: Mass Audubon’s Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary; AccuRounds; North Easton Machine; Sensata

Dates: July 15-19; June 22 On-Site Introductory Session; Call-back dates will be set during the course


Assistant Education Director position announcement: https://wadeinstitutema.org/jobs