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After the extraordinary efforts of teachers and schools to provide “emergency learning” to your students this spring, we hope you have a restful break. By July-August you may be itching to prepare for the new school year with new tools and plans to handle any situation.

The STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is offering a menu of unique online PDs that will engage you in small group collaborations from the comfort of your home or anywhere with Wi-Fi. Our PDs are aligned with standards and practices, provide PDPs/CEUs/grad credits, and you always leave with resources for your classrooms (and the support of new-found friends). Register soon, after learning about our summer offerings HERE or below.

Online STEM Teaching: Meeting the Needs of all Learners

Late June & early July offerings

Need to enhance your online teaching skills to better meet the needs of all of your students? With this set of introductory and advanced workshops, you can do just that! There’s even a PD specifically for administrators/coaches. More info

STEM/STEAM Projects

July 15-16

Looking for new STEM or STEAM project ideas to incorporate into your classroom? Look no further! Explore challenges aligned with grade-level standards and follow the steps of the engineering design process to solve them. Always an educator favorite! More info

STEM for All: equity and inclusion for high-quality STEM learning

July 20-21 for PK-12 educators, pre-service teachers & graduate students

Explore the barriers to inclusion in STEM and learn with others how to reframe the issues and implement strategies such as culturally responsive teaching (CRT) to work towards equity in STEM. More info

STEM Educator Certificate Course (grad credit available)

July 27-31

Earn a STEM Certificate from WPI! Join us on a journey to design a high-quality, integrated STEM Challenge that aligns with STEM standards of your choice. This course is great for in-school educators, out-of-school educators, and coaches of all grade levels. It’s one of a kind! More info

Assessments Re-imagined (grad credit available)

August 3-7

Transform the way you look at assessment practices. Re-imagine and redesign your current assessments to meet critical elements of high quality, while collaborating with grade-level colleagues. Assessing will never be so clear! More info

Project Based Learning Institute (for school teams)

August 18-20

Immerse yourself in PBL! Work together with your educator team to dive deeper into the understanding of project-based learning. Let us guide you to plan real-world, high-quality PBL experiences for your students. More info

Questions?  Email stemcenter@wpi.edu. We look forward to meeting with you virtually this summer.

– Mia, Donna, Shari, Terry, and Kathy

The STEM Education Center at WPI  —  For a center focused on PK-12 STEM education, there’s no better place to be than one of the nation’s earliest technological universities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. The STEM Education Center’s work is informed by the everyday experiences of educators, our expertise in research, and WPI’s tradition of combining theory and practice to solve real-world problems. The Center is a committed, collaborative partner with all educators—from future and current teachers to administrators to out-of-school time program staff to higher education faculty. Together we provide access to engaging, high-quality, and inclusive STEM education opportunities.

www.wpi.edu/+stem

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Emily Gochis
Western U.P. Mi-STEM Network Regional Director Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative Program Director
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