Investigate the connections between science and engineering and get ready to meet the forthcoming science and engineering frameworks. Learn how the natural sciences and engineering practices are connected through research and technology. Explore examples of how science provides engineers with the foundations to create solutions to real world problems. Participate in and develop inquiry-based investigations to present the engineering design process to your students and how it relates to science inquiry. Explore the interconnections between the natural sciences – life, physical, chemical, earth, space and environmental – and how to use these interconnections in your curriculum to meet the Next Generation Science Standards and prepare your students for STEM careers.
Where: Massachusetts Maritime Academy, National Marine Life Center, Woods Hole Village, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cost: $275 per individual educator; $250 each per group of two or more teachers from the same school/district. MITS encourages teachers to attend the Summer Institutes as collaborative teams.
PDPs: Participants can choose to receive 40 PDPs or 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs. To receive the full number of PDPs participants must attend the orientation and callback sessions.
Graduate Credits: Graduate credits are available for an additional cost from Cambridge College (3 credits, $150) and Framingham State University (3 credits, $225).
Housing: Optional housing is available at the Mass Maritime Academy in dorm-style rooms for $50/night, Monday – Thursday.
The Museum Institutes for Teaching Science (MITS) offers Summer Institutes for teachers in six regions of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, in partnership with local non-profit organizations such as the National Marine Life Center.