Wade Institute for Science Education - Focus Workshops

Connecting Science and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom: A Virtual Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 3-5 Educators

Enhance your teaching strategies for integrating science and literacy in ways that foster critical thinking, academic language, and meaning making! Learn from the Wade Institute for Science Education and the EcoTarium how to shift your practice to teach your standards-aligned, grade-specific science content by using literature to spark minds-on, hands-on investigations that engage students in the Science and Engineering Practices. Identify ways to use books, productive talk, and science writing to teach science and participate in inquiry-based, phenomena-based investigations that explore engineering and life science topics through the lens of animal behavior. Connect your reading to real life and refine your scientific observation skills by examining the uniqueness of squirrels: the rodent you thought you knew. Return to your classroom with ideas and insights from peers along with a toolkit of 4 books and hands-on materials to immerse your students in science learning.

Registration Information

  • Virtual Sessions: March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 2022 
  • Cost: $350 per person; $300 per person if attending with at least one other teacher from your school district
  • PDPs: 10 PDPs are available

 

Songbirds and Stewardship: Engaging Your Students with the Science of Migration Through Place-Based Learning and Citizen Science

A Hybrid Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 5-8 Educators

Learn how to engage your students in citizen science through a place-based approach. Get an introduction to the fundamentals of place-based learning, participate in citizen science projects at Manomet, and develop guidelines, strategies and lesson plans to support all students as you establish citizen science environmental monitoring projects relevant to your school community. Bring back to your classroom firsthand experience investigating the phenomena of bird migrations as well as a curriculum packet provided by the Wade Institute for Science Education and Manomet!

Registration Information

  • Virtual Sessions: Wednesday, April 27th and Wednesday, May 3rd, 2022 
  • On-Site Session: Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at Manomet
  • Cost: $350 per person; $300 per person if attending with at least one other teacher from your school district
  • PDPs: 10 PDPs are available

Focus Workshops are multi-day professional learning opportunities that provide a deep dive into content and inquiry investigations focusing on one STEM discipline. Learn more and register online at https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/focus-workshops!