2018 MITS Professional Development Seminar Series--Clark University


2018 MITS Professional Development Seminar Series--Clark University

The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.) invites you to  full day workshops that cover both scientific content and inquiry-based pedagogy. Seminars are designed for staff and volunteers from science, environmental, history, technology, art and other cultural institutions and centers in New England. Teachers are also welcome. All sessions promise to provide hands-on, minds-on professional development opportunities for you and your staff. Come to one or more! 
Dates: January 24th, February 14th, March 28th and April 24th 
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Location: Higgins University Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA 
Cost: $40 per seminar (discounted fees of $108 are offered for attending 3 seminars or $140 for attending all 4 seminars) 
Certificates of participation are available for each seminar. PDPs are available for those participating in 2 or more seminar dates. 

Visit www.mits.org for more information and details about each session. 
Click here to register: https://museuminstituteforteachingscience.wufoo.com/forms/r1e2xt41a9win7/ 
Wednesday, January 24th 

  • Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and Some Ideas About What to Do About It

    Presenter: Ellen Marie Douglas, Associate Professor of Hydrology, School for the Environment, UMass Boston 

  • How We Know What We Know: Using Real-World Data to Explore Key Climate Concepts

    Presenter: Jeremy D. Shakun, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Boston College 
Wednesday, February 14th 

  • Developing a Taste for Molecular Biology 

​     Presenter: Lindsay Mehrmanesh, Biology Teaching Lab Supervisor, Brandeis University 

  • Sharing Science: Connecting Scientists and Engineers with the Public

     Presenters: Denise LeBlanc, Director of Learning Experiences, and Elizabeth Leahy, Assistant Director of Learning Experiences, The Discovery Museums,        Acton, MA 

Wednesday, March 28th (special full-day session) 

  • Dig In: Strengthening Sustainability Learning Through Farm-to-School Connection

     Presenters: Ryan Morra, Professional Learning Coordinator, Shelburne Farms & Vermont FEED and Simca Horwitz, Director, Massachusetts Farm to           School   Project 

Tuesday, April 24th 

  • The Technology, Data and People Behind Forecasting in the National Weather Service

      Presenter: Glenn Field, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service, Boston, MA 

  • Engaging Students with Weather & Climate Through Media

     Presenter: Jake Foster, Director, STEM Curriculum and Instruction, WGBH