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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. Scroll down to review the upcoming PD offerings. 

Please note: All workshops require a minimum number of registrations to run; registration closes one week prior to each workshop. For more information about any of these professional development opportunities, please email Donna Taylor at dltaylor@wpi.edu

Find COVID-19 Teacher Resources HERE

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Note: At this time, all PD's will be offered as online, interactive experiences.
I am STEM, STEM I am, STEM Week, PK-5, solving problems in stories, storybooks

I am STEM - STEM I am

Looking for new ways to engage your students? Thanks to a grant from the MA STEM Advisory Council, you can join us for an interactive and immersive FREE online professional development experience for PK-5 Educators.  Guide your students to collaboratively solve problems in books while applying Science, Math & ELA standards and practices.

Join us for our March or May sessions.

Please contact Donna Taylor with any questions.

STEM Club, STEM professional development

STEM Club 2020 - 2021

A FREE PD series for STEM Educators
Like never before, we are faced with multiple challenges, we are grappling with issues on COVID, racism, and trying to incorporate new instructional strategies, all while teaching the subjects we love.  The STEM Club is a community of STEM educators who share ideas about multiple aspects of STEM education and support each other through these challenges. It’s a year like no other.  Let’s join together to make it the best it can be – for ourselves, for our students and for our communities.

Please contact Donna Taylor with any questions

STEM Certificate Course, STEM Professional development

STEM Educator Certificate Course

Join us for the 6th cohort of the STEM Certificate Course which exposes teachers to everything STEM educators need to know and be able to do.  This course engages participants in unpacking the knowledge and skills required of STEM educators, while adapting the content to their subject area, students and community.  The 11 course modules, scheduled over 6 Saturdays from January to April, cover topics such as the framework for high-quality STEM, standard-alignment, the engineering design process, diversity & equity in STEM, real world connection and STEM pedagogy.  The final project, presented during the last session, is an integrated STEM Challenge which is aligned with all components of high quality STEM. Graduate credit is available. 

Registration is now closed.  Registration for our Summer Session will open soon.

Contact Donna Taylor with questions.

Seeds of STEM, Problem Panda, Prek, Preschool, STEM Curriculum

Seeds of STEM

Curriculum for PreK/K classrooms
Problem Panda has a LOT of problems! Step into the shoes of a preschooler or a kindergartner and experience this hands-on approach to doing STEM with young children. Seeds of STEM, an 8-unit curriculum for 3-6 yrs old (PreK/K) was developed through funding from the US Department of Education. The curriculum is fully aligned with the Mass STE framework for Pre-K, and is now available for implementation in classrooms. The PD is applicable to preschool and kindergarten teachers and administrators in formal and informal settings. 

Registration is now closed.

Contact Mia Dubosarsky with questions.

STEM, STEM I am, Preschool, PK, PK-5, STEM Week
Engineering Design Process, STEM
Engineering Design Process, STEM
STEM, STEM I am, Preschool, PK, PK-5, STEM Week
STEM, STEM I am, Preschool, PK, PK-5, STEM Week

STEM Week was a huge success!

Thanks to a grant from the MA STEM Advisory Council, more than 100 educators from across the state joined us for an interactive and immersive FREE online professional development experience for PK-5 Educators.  They identified the steps of the engineering design process and worked together with colleagues to solve problems in storybooks aligned with grade level standards.  They then, guided their students to collaboratively solve problems too!  

LEARN MORE ABOUT STEM WEEK

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