Monday, May 3, 2010

MITS 2010 Summer Institutes

2010 Summer Institutes

MITS, Inc. Museum Institute for Teaching Science
Interactions in the Sciences: Observe, Investigate, Explain Explore how
cycles, processes and systems connect life, physical and earth science

July 6-9 & July 12-16
For Upper Elementary and Middle School Educators

A minds-on, hands-on professional development experience that will
provide you with scientific knowledge, classroom investigations and a
network of resources.
Offered in seven regions of Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire.

Spend 1-2 days at each partner organization as you participate in
content and skill development sessions taught by professional educators,
scientists and content experts. Daily activities include both indoor,
inquiry-based classroom experiences and outdoor, field experiences.

Berkshire Region: Berkshire Museum, Center for Ecological Technology, MA
DCR, Housatonic Valley Association

Boston Region: Boston Children's Museum, Harvard Museum of Natural
History, New England Aquarium, Zoo New England

Cape Cod/South Shore Region: Cape Cod Maritime Museum, National Marine
Life Center, OceanQuest, South Shore Nature Center

Merrimack River Region: Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center,
Beaver Brook Association, MA DCR, Nashua River Watershed Association

North Shore Region: Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, HOBBES, Inc.,
MAS Endicott and Ipswich Regional Centers, Schooner Adventure

Southeast Region: Buttonwood Park Zoo, Lloyd Center for the Environment,
MAS Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, New Bedford Whaling Museum

Worcester Region: EcoTarium, MAS Wachusett Meadow Sanctuary, MA DCR, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Worcester Art Museum

. using inquiry-based, hands-on methods in your classroom
. resources at cultural institutions in your area
. life cycles and food chains in local habitats
. using interactive models to explain geology and climate
. ways that chemical and physical factors shape habitats
. how students can use data to describe what they observe
. and much more

Take home a teaching resource kit to ensure your success using inquiry in
the classroom. Earn PDPs and/or graduate credit.
Course Fee: $250 (discounts for more than one teacher per school);
additional fees for graduate credit based on institution selected
($150-$280 for 4 credits)

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2010 (call for space after deadline)
For a complete brochure or to register visit, e-mail, or call 617-328-1515

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