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  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Secondary Classroom

    November 9, 2019

    Worcester, Massachusetts

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 7:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2020

    OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 3, 2019) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2020 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world.

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

    Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2020 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis. New for 2020: residents of the Jacksonville, Florida, area can study at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, AIP's newest Master Institution, and earn Miami's AIP master's degree.

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, the MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology and Life Science Educator Grant recognizes dedicated life science teachers from Massachusetts schools who mentor their students in answering and more importantly, asking rich questions in the spirit of scientific excellence. The grant will provide a teacher with the opportunity to enrich their own learning and educational craft with a grant to be used toward professional development or continuing education in life science-related fields and equipment or reagents needed for innovative life science curricula.

    You may nominate yourself or a colleague by submitting a 500-word essay that describes the nominee’s success in transforming life science learning through a culture of discovery and the incorporation of authentic science activities. Closing date for all nominations and applications is October 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than November 12, 2019. The winning applicant will be honored at the Champions for Biotechnology Education awards reception on the evening of Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30-8PM at the UMass Club on One Beacon Street in Boston. 

    To learn more and to submit an application, click here.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you want to learn about state-of-the-art gene editing (CRISPR) technology, the human microbiome, botany and agriculture, and hands-on labs that you can do with students to energize STEM learning and interest? 

    All sessions – developed, tested, and held at the Acera School in Winchester, MA – will include lab experiences, access to the NGSS-aligned curricula, training in inquiry-based science learning techniques, and ongoing teacher-to-teacher mentoring support.

    No previous experience with gene editing, microbiome, or botany content is required.

    Sessions for each unit are comprised of two Fridays, one month apart. Teachers must attend both days. Multiple teachers from the same district or school are encouraged!

    You will also learn about the Acera school’s growing suite of life science modules, so you can continue to build on your knowledge and offerings for students through new and relevant technologies.

    This workshop will launch the third cohort of Acera's Life Sciences Change Agent Teachers. The first cohort, launched in Spring 2019, included educators from seven MA school districts, including Lowell, Lynn, Cambridge, Salem, and Gloucester, who implemented the gene editing lab during the 2018-2019 academic year. This past summer’s cohort included educators from sixteen MA school districts who will implement labs this year. Teachers from the first and second cohorts will be available to support new teachers.

    Please share this opportunity and register now!

    Exact PD schedule is as follows:

    FALL 2019

    Gene Editing: 8:30am – 3pm on 10/18 and 11/15

    Microbiome: 8:30am – 3pm on 11/1 and 12/6

    Spring 2020

    Gene Editing: 8:30am – 3pm on 2/7 and 3/6

    Microbiome: 8:30am – 3pm on 2/28 and 3/20

    Botany & Agriculture: 8:30am – 3pm on 4/10 and 5/8

  • Monday, September 09, 2019 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education SpecialistArnold Arboretum and Meredith Mahoney, Teacher Educator, Museum of Science

    Saturday, September 28 and October 5 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Recommended for teachers of Grades 3 – 5

    Experience the science practices and standards specific to grades 3 – 5 with the Museum of Science and the Harvard Arnold Arboretum. Be prepared to spend time outside, deepening your understanding of plant and animal adaptations, playground physics, and earth materials through engaging, hands-on activities you can take back to your students. Teachers will have ample opportunities to practice learning in the outdoors, share ideas with colleagues, and envision the potential of any outdoor space for meaningful and effective teaching and learning.

    This is a two-part session. 10 PDPs available.


    Register through the Museum of Science website hereNote: You will need to register as a Teacher Partner in their Teacher Partner Program, which is free and easy.

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Apply now to participate in the Fall Faculty Speaker Series, part of the Life Sciences Outreach program at Harvard University!

    The Fall Faculty Speaker Series provides high school teachers with important insight into an area of life sciences research by offering five afternoons of faculty lectures and related activities. Our faculty speakers are joined by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who engage participating teachers in a hands-on exploration of their research data.

    This year, our topic is Using Models to Explore Biological Questions. Join us to hear how scientists develop and test models in their research and to engage with examples from fields including systems biology, medicine, chemical biology and ecology.

    The program will meet over five Thursday afternoons this fall at the Harvard campus in Cambridge. For more information about the program and to apply, please visit

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charles River Laboratories has created a 15 minute video a 15-minute training video for their staff and their families to get a better understanding of the drug development process. 

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are offering introductory workshops for 3 of our projects:

    Woolly Bully and the Hemlock Tree- Grades 4-12. One day Workshop:  Aug. 22nd.

    Our Changing Forests-Grades 7-12.  Two day Workshop:  Aug 22nd and 23rd.


    Buds, Leaves and Global Warming-Grades 4-12. One day Workshop:  Aug. 22nd.

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Population Education is excited to announce that registration is open for our fall 2019 online professional development course for science and social studies educators of grades 6-12! Discover student-centered learning strategies that use contemporary issues and real-world data to examine the social and environmental impacts of human population and engage in meaningful dialogue with educators across the world. The course is asynchronous, which means students can work at their own leisure and pace while still abiding by the pre-set submission deadlines. There are weekly discussion boards, journals, and a final project, all built to provide participants with meaningful feedback and materials to use within their own educational setting. 

    • The 8-week fall semester runs from October 14 - December 9, 2019. 
    • Choose to earn three (3) graduate education (ED) or science education (SCED) credits from Adams State University and/ or 45 professional development clock hours (4.5 CEUs) for completing the full eight weeks.
    • The cost is $80.00 for CEUs only or $245.00 for CEUs plus graduate credit.
    • The class will be capped at 30 participants, so don’t wait to sign up! 

    For more information and to register, visit 

  • Friday, July 12, 2019 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science & Us  is and organization that hosts workshops to help peers create their own communication work—anything that conveys a STEM topic of their choice to various audiences—and learn about careers bridging STEM and the public. Our summer Makeathon will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Saturday, August 17th, 2019! 

    For more information, please check out the flyer for this event or contact Parin Shaik at

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