Monday, April 29, 2013

MITS 2013 Summer Professional Development Institutes! For Elementary, Middle and High School Educators.

Spring is here, and Summer is just around the corner! Join us this June and July for the MITS 2013 Summer Professional Development Institutes! For Elementary, Middle and High School Educators.
Educational Crossroads: Science, Technology and Engineering Meet Literacy and Social Science
The 2013 MITS Summer Institutes offer you an opportunity to experience cross-disciplinary investigations and to create the synergy of science, technology, engineering, literacy and social sciences in your classroom:
Learn to use or increase your skills with inquiry-based, hands-on methods in your classroom and participate in classroom and outdoor experiences. Explore educational resources in your community and explore field trip and classroom resources available from museums, nature centers and other organizations in your region. Become part of a network of teachers from your region and across the state. Earn PDPs/CEUs or PDPs and graduate credit.   
MITS is offering 3 types of courses this summer!
Hybrid Courses (10 hours online, 5 days on-site) Dates: June 17 - July 30
Boston Region: Science Solutions: Using Design Education to Investigate Animal and Human Needs
On-Site Dates: July 8 - 12
Southeast Region: Investigating Interdisciplinary Pathways Through Engineering Design and the Natural World
On-Site Dates: July 15 - 19
One-Week Institutes
Dates: July 8 - 12 or July 15 - 19
Central Region: Minds-On, Hands-On: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Literacy
July 15 - 19
High School Teachers' Institute: Under the Periscope: Marinating Your
STEM Curriculum with Marine Science, Engineering Design and Literacy Connections
July 8 – 12
Two-week Institutes
July 8 - 19
Merrimack Region: Teaching STEM Through the Past, Present and Future
Berkshire Region: Engineering Innovations: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Social, Ecological and Economic Fabric of the Berkshires
Visit - or for details, a complete brochure and to register.

Museum Institute For Teaching Science
What are MITS Summer Institutes?
MITS Summer Institutes are a unique professional development opportunity. Visit each of the partner organization's sites for 1-2 days and participate in both content and skill development sessions taught by professional educators, scientists and other content experts. Depending on the region, daily activities will include: nature walks, behind-the-scenes tours of facilities, introductions to resource centers, modeling of inquiry-based activities and more. Days will include a balance of indoor, classroom-based components and outdoor field experiences. All activities are designed to help you meet State Frameworks and create interdisciplinary connections. Participants can choose to receive PDPs, or graduate credit and PDPs.
Learn More About the 2013 Summer Institutes! Visit the MITS website - to read regional summaries, browse our Summer Institute brochure, and register online!

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