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The STEM Education Center develops and conducts in-school professional development workshops for PreK-12 educators to address the specific needs of your school, district, or program. These workshops can be formatted as a standalone day, a half-day, or a series of days. All programs offered by the Center are aligned with the Common Core, NGSS and/or model key elements of the MA Teacher Evaluation Rubric.

All PD's are interactive and can be conducted in-person or virtually. 

The Process for Scheduling a PD

The Center's PD team consists of experienced STEM Educators who understand education standards, school and teachers' needs, and classroom constraints. Our goal is to develop STEM PDs that meet your objectives, recognizing that every school and district has unique needs and wishes. 

When you inquire about inviting the STEM Education Center to conduct a PD at your school/district, we will schedule a 1-hour consultation call. During the call we will discuss your goals and expectations for the PD, your long term goals regarding STEM or science, and growth expectations for your staff. Following the call we will share with you a proposal which includes a tentative agenda to be discussed at a follow up meeting. There is no charge for these initial steps if you choose not to accept the proposal. We can run any of our current PDs, or develop a workshop specifically for your teachers.

To schedule a consultation call please contact Mia Dubosarsky at mdubosarsky@wpi.edu or call 508-831-5617.   

PD Topic Ideas

We have conducted numerous PD's around a variety of topics.  Click below to get some ideas or ask us to develop something completely new. We are ready to work with you.  For questions or to schedule a consultation, please contact Mia Dubosarsky.

Cost for PDs

The PD fees will be determined based on the type and length of the program, number of participants and travel expenses and can range from $950 for a half day online PD to $2500 for a full day with travel expenses.  PD fees cover all handouts and materials that will be distributed during the workshop.  Exact fees will be established after the initial consultation and will be included in the proposal.  Special discounts are provided for Worcester Public Schools and schools/districts that have participated in our Strategic STEM Integration program.

 

Schools and Organizations

MA Public School Districts

We have conducted in-school PD with the following MA public school districts...

  • Amherst-Pelham Regional School District
  • Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District
  • Ayer-Shirley Regional School District
  • Belchertown Public Schools
  • Concord School District
  • Douglas Public Schools
  • Dudley-Charlton Regional School District
  • Fitchburg Public Schools
  • Leominster Public Schools
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • Malborough Public Schools
  • Melrose Public Schools
  • Mendon-Upton Regional School District
  • Millbury Public Schools
  • Northbridge Public Schools
  • North Brookfield Public Schools
  • Pentucket Regional School District
  • Quabbin Regional School District
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Wachusett Regional School District
  • Wayland Public Schools
  • Worcester Head Start
  • Worcester Public Schools 

Private Schools and Organizations in MA

We have conducted in-school PD with the following MA private schools and organizations...

  • Andover School of Montessori​
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
  • Collaborative for Educational Services
  • Fall River Diocese
  • Latino Education Institute
  • Our Lady's Academy
  • Saint Catherine of Siena School
  • Saint Joseph Elementary School
  • Shrewsbury Montessori School
  • Sunny Hill Preschool
  • Venerini Academy

Other Locations

We have also conducted PD in...

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Wyoming

Panama and the Philippines also!

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