Project-Based STEM Activities and Assessments


Wed, Sep 12, 2012


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

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One Response to “Project-Based STEM Activities and Assessments”

  1. Christine Kiraly-Thomas Says:


    I spoke with Madeline(Quaboag Regional Middle High School Grant Writer). She said for me to apply to the program and you knew the funds were to follow. I am trying to download the application and for some reason it is not downloading. I would like to attend Project Based STEM Activities & Assessments, all sessions BUT the Heat Transfer session. Please email to confirm my slot and anything else I need to do.

    Thank-you much!
    Chris Kiraly-Thomas