Wade Institute Remote Professional Development 2020 (One-Week Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators)

Science, Technology, and a Changing Environment: Measuring Change to Predict the Future

Science, Technology, and a Changing Environment: Measuring Change to Predict the Future

  • Explore how technology and data visualization can be used to answer questions, solve real-world problems, and develop pathways to engage students in STEM.
  • Examine how observation and new technologies lead to novel investigative questions and data interpretation as you interpret patterns in nature and evaluate local biodiversity with smart-phones and other technology.
  • Experience the power of long-term research while analyzing ecological data from a 50+ year-old migratory bird research station.
  • Build knowledge of how to use easily-accessible online resources, such as data sets and citizen monitoring applications, to integrate usable data and student inquiry.
  • Gain an understanding of land-use planning and how to link community partners, businesses, and habitats into resilient communities.

Registration Information

Partners & Collaborators: Mass Audubon’s Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary; Manomet, Inc.; Sensata Technologies

Dates: July 27-31, 2020 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm). Includes a mix of virtual and remote learning sessions. Completion of some online components will be required prior and following the virtual sessions.

Cost: $450/participant. $400/participant if attending with one other teacher from your school or district. $375/participant if attending with 2 or more other teachers from your school or district.

PDPs and Optional Graduate Credit:
40 PDPs are available without graduate credit.
3 graduate science credits and 67.5 PDPs are available from Cambridge College for $225.
3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs are available from Framingham State University for $225.

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