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The STEM Education Center offers a variety of professional development workshops for teachers 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.  For more information about any of these professional development opportunities, please email Donna Taylor at dltaylor@wpi.edu

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2022 STEM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Summer REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!

All PD's are currently offered as online, interactive experiences. Contact Donna Taylor with questions.

OpenSciEd training, professional development, PD

OpenSciEd & Storyline Training

Join us for our Storyline and OpenSciEd (OSE) training for middle school educators and coaches. Discover the Storyline model, a student led process for teaching and learning science and the shift it brings to student engagement and motivation. Explore OSE, a high quality and open resource curriculum, through our interactive PD experience, and connect with colleagues to practice techniques and prepare for implementation that will transform your science classroom. This is the PD you've been waiting for, so don't miss out! 

**OpenSciEd CERTIFIED PROVIDER**

Dates: August 8-11, 2022

Note:  The number of spaces are limited and will be determined on a first-come first-served basis. 

Contact Donna with any questions.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Presentations in the certification program

STEM Educator Certificate Course

Earn a STEM Certificate from WPI! Join us on a journey to design a high-quality integrated STEM Challenge that aligns with STEM standards of your choice. This course is great for in-school educators, out-of-school educators, and coaches of all grade levels. It’s one of a kind!

Dates: July 25 – 29, 2022 AND two follow-up half-day sessions, Sat. Oct 8 & Nov 12, 2022

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Contact Donna with any questions.

equity, access, STEM

Equity, Inclusion & Antiracism for High Quality STEM Learning

Find out what it means to be antiracist and explore the barriers to inclusion in STEM.  Learn with others how to reframe the issues and implement strategies such as culturally responsive teaching (CRT) to work towards equity in STEM.

Dates: July 19 and 21, 2022

Contact Donna with any questions.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Children participating in the Seeds of Stem program

Seeds of STEM

Problem Panda has a LOT of problems!  Step into the shoes of a preschool student and experience this hands-on approach to doing STEM with young children.  Our curriculum binder, color images and Problem Panda can be included!  Come play with us!

Dates: July 12 & July 14 from 10am-2:30pm ET + 2 follow-up dates, Oct. 21, 2022 and January 13, 2023

Contact Mia with questions or for more information.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

I am STEM, STEM, lesson library, PK-5, Design process

I am STEM Webinar

In preparation for MA STEM Week, the STEM Education Center is offering two free 1-hour sessions that will introduce educators to the I am STEM – STEM I am lesson library. This library of lessons focuses on solving problems in books and is designed to empower PK-5 students to become proud problem solvers. All lessons are aligned with grade-level ELA and math/STE standards, can be done in the classroom or remotely, and use every day and recyclable materials. Our free online webinars will introduce you to the problem solving process, show you how to navigate the library and allow you to briefly explore grade level lessons with colleagues. Learn more.

Registration for 2021 is now closed.  Watch for updated information in Fall 2022!

TouchTomorrow for Educators, STEM, PD, FREE

TouchTomorrow for Educators

Are you a PK-12 educator looking for a unique way to enjoy TouchTomorrow?  Formal, informal, and home-school educators are invited to join us at WPI’s annual festival.  Stop by our booth to learn more about the exciting STEM professional development opportunities available this summer and discuss creative ways to bring STEM to your students or children through STEM challenges. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Educators participating in the STEM and STEAM Projects

Solving Real World Problems

Looking for ways to bring relevant, real world problems to your students? Join us for this hands-on experience that will immerse you in the problem solving process and show you how to guide your students to content and skill mastery, both in the classroom and virtually.

Dates: TBD

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED 
Consider inquiring about In-School PD's

RET, STEM lab, WPI, research, teachers

Summer Research Experiences at WPI

Apply to be part of the WPI RET (Research Experiences for Teachers) Site: Engineering for People and the Planet for middle and high school STEM teachers to conduct paid research for 6 full weeks at WPI in a team with a WPI faculty member and pre-service teacher. Research experiences focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for an integrated approach of learning and doing science, math, and engineering through real-world problems. Teachers will participate in professional development to translate their research experience into classroom activities, as well as present their work to broader audiences. 

Dates: July 5 – August 16, 2022
Location: WPI Research Labs on Campus (in person)

Applications are now closed

Engineering Design Process, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM
I am STEM, Elementary STEM

STEM Week 2020 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!  

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