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STEM Ed Announcement: MITS Workshop - Biomimicry
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: MITS Workshop - Biomimicry
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:41:16 -0500
This is not a UMass program
Contact Information is below.
Please Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for our January 24th
Professional Development Seminar.
Biomimicry: Natural Inspirations for Engineering Solutions
Anamarija Frankic, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
and Fellow, Biomimicry Institute
What do termite mounds, kingfisher bills, and gecko feet have in common?
Participate with Professor Anamarija Frankic as she unfolds the cutting edge
field of biomimicry. Biomimicry inquires of natural processes, and
structures to develop innovative and sustainable engineering solutions
leading to the creation of new structures, materials and products. Natural
systems and organisms provide stunning examples of effective communication,
resource production and storage, and energy efficient design. Animals,
plants and microbes are consummate engineers, they have found what works and
can direct us to solutions for human scale problems. Discover how to bring
novel ideas about nature and engineering together and present them to your
students and audiences.
Inquiry, Science and You: How to Successfully Implement Science Practices
into Your Teaching
Charlene Tuttle, 4th grade Teachers, Melrose Avenue School, Jamestown, RI
and Instructor, University of Rhode Island
Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science
Teaching and the Amgen Award for Excellence in Science Teaching
Sharpen your inquiry skills with Charlene Tuttle as she facilitates an
active and engaging workshop on inquiry design and implementation. During
the session, you will experience inquiry as a learner, using a 3 phase
model. We will then deconstruct your experience and analyze the different
components of inquiry. Discussions will include how you could use this model
in your own instruction and apply these ideas to your own teaching
situation. Please bring a lesson or idea that you would like to implement
using inquiry methods. We will work together to mold elements of inquiry
into your lesson or idea to cap off the workshop.
The seminar will be held at Higgins University Center at Clark University in
Worcester MA. 9:30am 3:30pm---25$ (includes lunch).
Register on-line at www.mits.org or contact the MITS office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (617) 328-1515 for more information. PDP's available.
Assistant Program Director
MITS (Museum Institute for Teaching Science)
1354 Hancock St. Suite 302
Quincy, MA 02169
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