Target Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers
Meeting Info: 4 meetings:
11/13, 12/11, 2/13, and 5/1 from 3-6:30 p.m. (Can register for one, some or all.)
Instructor: Mia Dubosarsky
Description: A new PD series will engage middle and high school STEM teachers in hands-on, integrated STEM projects. Each meeting will focus on a different integrated STEM project that is related to a real life situation. Participants will work in small groups; they will first experience the lesson from a student’s viewpoint and then discuss it with fellow teachers while developing a specific assessment for the unit. The program emphasizes collaboration across disciplines. In addition, each project will require the design of a product or a process following the engineering design cycle.
The meetings will take place at WPI every other month between October and April.
November 13 – Environments and Ecosystems December 11 – Heat Transfer February 13 – Center of Gravity
May 1 – NASA/Robotics: this session will be tied to NASA’s Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge that will happen at WPI on June 5-8. The project’s challenge will feature integrated STEM from middle and high school students. Participants will also see a presentation by WPI’s Robotics Resource Center’s staff who organize the Centennial Challenge.
Registration: Click here to download the registration form.
Cost: $40 per meeting or sign up for all 4 and receive a discount: $125 for the entire series.
If you are only interested in signing up for the first session, receive a 20% discount in you register before October 4, 2012 ($32).
If you are only interested in signing up for the first session, receive a 10% discount in you register before October 18, 2012 ($36).
For more information or to register, please email Mia Dubosarsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.