Exploring Modeling at the EcoTarium
Thursday, April 25, 9:00am-3:30pm
The STEM Education Center at WPI and the EcoTarium have teamed to create this PD that unpacks the second NGSS practice: Developing and Using Models. In the morning, participants will examine a variety of ways to model/represent a phenomenon and engage in a hands-on engineering activity. In the afternoon, participants will explore the planetarium as a model and go on a scavenger hunt to find models in the museum that correlate to their STE standards. Learn more and register...
Summer STEM PD for Educators
Registration is open
Want to STEM up your summer? Join one of the STEM/STEAM focused summer PDs taking place at WPI: robotics for educators, engineering stories, makerspaces, modeling, STEM Educator Certificate Course, and more. Learn more and register (scroll down for summer PDs)...
Hiring: AmeriCorps VISTA at WPI
To start July 2019; Applications due May 1
The STEM Education Center and Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs offices at WPI are hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2019-2020 year. This individual will help to build the infrastructure and capacity at WPI to sustainably and effectively support PreK-12 students, educators, and families in the greater Worcester County region with equitable access to high-quality, integrated, and inclusive STEM education opportunities. Learn more and apply by May 1...
May 15 & 16, 4:00-6:30pm
Join a group of STEM enthusiasts to connect, laugh, and do STEM. The MS/HS teacher STEM Club will focus on the STE practice of Modeling and the ELEM teacher STEM Club will “Explore Electricity!” Visit our webpage to find out more and join the fun.
TouchTomorrow 2019: Workshops for Educators
Saturday, June 8 at WPI
The STEM Education Center will offer free STEM workshops for PreK-12 educators during WPI’s eighth annual TouchTomorrow festival. Join us to learn about: 1) bringing STEM to your students through engineering challenges, and 2) the many opportunities to engage with the STEM Education Center at WPI or in your school. These free workshops are limited to 20 participants and require pre-registration. Learn more and register...
Massachusetts Science and Math Institute
June 11, 9:00am-3:00pm
Join fellow science and math teachers at the Massachusetts Science and Math Institute on June 11 at WPI. The Institute will feature high-quality and standard-aligned curricular tasks developed by the STEM Ambassadors and their teams from all regions of the Commonwealth. The Institute is free, but requires advance registration; space is limited. Learn more and register...
T3™ Summer Workshops for Teachers
June 25, 26, and 27 at Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI
The following T3™ workshops will be offered in Worcester to enhance technology skills, strengthen teaching practices, and deepen content knowledge. Learn more and register...
June 25 Learning to Code with the TI-84 Plus family of Graphing Calculators
June 26 Learning to Code with the TI-Innovator™ Hub
June 27 Implementing TI-Innovator™ Rover in the Mathematics Classroom
PLTW Networking Conference
Save The Date - October 21, 2019
We are excited to announce that the annual fall PLTW conference will be hosted at WPI on 10/21/19 from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Attendees will get the opportunity to network with peers, learn key content support and best practices to use.
PLTW Awards for Outstanding Teachers and Administrators
Nominations are now being accepted for outstanding Massachusetts PLTW teachers and administrators. Once again we will be recognizing these awardees at our annual fall PLTW Networking Conference, for the positive impact they are having on students by providing transformative learning experiences. Learn more and access the nomination forms...
Announcing the Central MA STEM Network Ecosystem
The Central Massachusetts STEM Network (CMSN), under the leadership of the STEM Education Center at WPI, is proud to have been named 1 of 15 new ecosystems to join the global movement devoted to “improving STEM literacy, ensuring a strong workforce and global competitiveness for all, and an important means to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in a thriving STEM workforce.” STEM Learning Ecosystems build meaningful regional connections among educators, museums, business and industry partners, after-school and summer programs, to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of the future. Read the full announcement for more details. If you are interested in joining the Central MA STEM Network Ecosystem complete the brief form at the bottom of the CMSN webpage.