Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Opportunities for Teachers

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group was founded in the early 1990’s with a mission to promote professional growth and to educate members in both basic and leading edge technologies associated with laboratory automation and informatics. 

    Up to $2000 will be awarded to those science teachers in secondary schools throughout New England

    who best meet the criteria below. The objective of these grants is to provide funds to expand project-

    based activities in laboratory education settings.


     Applicants must be school teachers in New England, teaching in grades 8-12.

     Each applicant is required to submit a complete proposal outlined below.

     Agreement to present a summary of a successful project at a LRIG-NE meeting

    Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

    The degree of scientific and technology concepts introduced

     The perceived ability of the program to enhance students learning of scientific and technical concepts

     The breadth of the student population impacted

     Quality and thoughtfulness of the written proposal

    Submit completed proposals to Marsha Paul via email or mail at:

    LRIG-NE Education Grant

             Marsha Paul

             20 Josiah Drive

             Upton, MA 01568
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are actively seeking keen scientists, educators, students, and
    other practitioners of marine science to share their expertise with
    keen high school students. Graduate, undergraduate, and even
    well-prepared high school students are encouraged to participate, and
    presentations can be made by an individual or small group.  The format
    each day will be two back-to-back, hands-on workshop sessions lasting
    50 minutes each.  Presenters can participate in one or both of the
    events. Persons interested in presenting at this event should fill out
    this online form <> by January

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Museum Institute for Teaching Science 2017 Professional Development Seminars are one-day workshops that provide content and teaching resources as well as networking opportunities for professionals in informal education settings. Mornings are spent exploring STEM content areas with scientists, researchers and policy makers. Afternoon sessions are skill-based, focusing on turning real-life science into exciting, inquiry-based, minds-on, hands-on lessons and activities for K-12 students and teachers.  

    Location: Higgins University Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA
    January 25thFebruary 16thMarch 16th and April 12th 
    Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Cost: $40 per date, or register for 3 dates for $105, or 4 dates for $130

    A buffet-style lunch will be provided.
    PDPs are available.

    For more information, visit:

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are now open for the 2017 CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship! 

    The competitive fellowship is for teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health into current middle- and high- school classrooms. It includes a 5-day summer course (July 10-14, 2017) at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity. Applications are due February 15, 2017.

     For more information, please visit our website. 

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 9:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator) and EDC are hosting no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshops will cover courses 1-3 and offer supplies needed to teach the courses.
    Where: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, Massachusetts
    When: 10/15/16, 8:30 am - 4 pm;
    How to sign up:
    More information:

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 8:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    You're Invited! Free Robotics + iSENSE Science Workshop
    Sat. Nov. 5, 8:30am-12:30pm
    Are you a K12+ Educator? Are you interested in bringing inspirational, hands-on technology experiences to your classroom to enhance student learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? If so, you are invited to a free hands-on workshop for K12+ Educators to learn about:
    • Building robots and how to include them in your teaching 
    • Using iSENSE, a collaborative, web-based data visualization platform
    The workshop will be held at UMass Lowell, in Olsen Hall, on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 am to 12:30pm, with registration and refreshments starting at 8:00 am. No previous experience is necessary! At this workshop you will:
    • interact with other teachers who have already used robots. 
    • discover Artbotics 
    • build and program a robot creature, using the Lego Mindstorms or Arduino platform. 
    • receive advanced instruction for experienced users. 
    • learn how to use the iSENSE data visualization system in your classroom 
    • Receive information about funding opportunities! 
    Letters of attendance will be available. This workshop is open to K-12+ educators only. Space is limited, Registration required at: Once you complete the registration form, you'll receive an electronic confirmation. About one week prior to the workshop you will receive a reminder with directions and workshop location. The workshop is designed for teachers and educators. We will keep a waiting list if the workshop fills up. No shows are an expense to us, if you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP at: For more information on robotics programs at UMass Lowell, please go to Please feel free to forward or post. 

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 8:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 0 p.m., North Easton MA
    Engage young learners in the natural world by building on what's already familiar to them - the senses, the seasons, and their neighborhoods. Try out and discuss field-tested experiences that fit a typical pre-school routine with both teacher-led and self-guided centers. Receive the PLT PreK-K Curriculum Guide, handouts, and a Certificate of Completion. PDP's may be earned. $15 per person. For questions or to pre-register (by October 15), please contact, 413/584-6788 Project Learning Tree is a program of the American Forest Foundation and is sponsored in Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A one-day workshop for curriculum and school leaders offered by the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA) and the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)
    Thursday, November 10, 2016
    • Compare the 2016 Standards with the 2006 Standards and discuss classroom implications 
    • Examine the K-12 progressions of content and science/engineering practices that are central to the 2016 STE Framework 
    • Explore the progression of the Disciplinary Core Ideas from K-12 and how this impacts implementing the revised STE Standards into your school district’s curriculum 
    • Investigate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Cross-Cutting Concepts in the MA STE Standards 
    Examine aspects of the Frameworks that are essential to a smooth and effective transition to the new STE standards! Click here to download a full brochure, or click here to register online! 

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Discover Seminars on Science, the American Museum of Natural History’s online professional learning program. The 6-week online courses in the life, Earth, and physical sciences are developed by the Museum’s world-class scientists and accessible on your schedule. Gain exciting new knowledge and powerful classroom resources this fall and earn graduate credit from one of our university partners.

    The next session starts October 31st. Sign up today and receive $50 off your registration fee! Use code SCIENCEMATTERS.

    Seminars on Science courses include: The Brain; Climate Change; Earth: Inside & Out; Evolution; Genetics, Genomics, Genethics; The Ocean System; The Solar System; Space, Time and Motion; Water and more.

    For more information about the program, check out Seminars on Science at If you have any questions, send us an email at, or call us at 800-649-6715.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The July 1-11, 2017 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use:
    • 21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM 
    • Inquiry Protocols & Resources: Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More! 
    • Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education 
    Join Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree; Dr. Nancy Trautmann, Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Dr. David Pearson, Wildlife Travellers’ Guide to Peru; along with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo as you:
    •  Participate in citizen science projects and inquiry based field studies on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet. 
    • Spend a day in an Amazon village as you explore the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children. 
    • Work with fellow educators to explore strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating STEM education, inquiry-based learning, and sustainability science education into your classroom. 
    PLT Certification, BirdSleuth resources and 50 Arizona State University PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional. $1000 scholarship deadline February 1, 2017. With a scholarship, Academy program fees are $1375 + air. Space is limited to 30 educators - register early to secure your spot!

    Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at:

    Contact or 1-800-431-2624 for more information.
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