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STEM Ed Announcement: STEM project-based teaching and learning PD

This is not a UMass Amherst program
 Contact information is below.
 STEM project-based teaching and learning PD starts on October 30
 The first session of the project-based teaching & learning STEM PD
 starts on Wednesday, October 30, 3:30-6:30 at WPI. This session will
 feature a project centered around cladograms, evolutionary trees, and
 some genetics, all integrated as a STEM challenge.
 Future sessions  of the series include:
 Meeting II: Light properties, daylighting challenge (physics).
 Wednesday, December 11, 3:30-6:30
 Meeting II: Indicators (chemistry). Wednesday, February 12, 3:30-6:30
 Meeting IV: Programming thinking (CS). Wednesday, April 23, 3:30-6:30
 This series present a truly integrated approach for teaching STEM  by
 introducing design challenges that require participants to use
 scientific and mathematical concepts for solving a real-world
 The project-based teaching and learning approach is linked to better
 learning, better retention of content, and higher student engagement.
 Middle and high school STEM teachers work in small groups to solve
 challenge, and later discuss the activity from an educators
 viewpoint. All projects and design challenges presented in this PD
 aligned with the NGSS and model key elements of the MA Educator
 Evaluation Model Rubric for high quality instruction.
 For more information:
 Target Audience: 6-12 grade teachers, STEM coordinators
 Cost: $40 per meeting or $125 for the entire series (there is a
 reduced fee for WPS teachers)
 Mia Dubosarsky, PhD
 Director, Professional Development
 STEM Education Center
 WPI<http://www.wpi.edu/> Worcester, MA
 508-831-5617 (direct)
 508-831-5512 (STEM Ed Center)

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