Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA is offering some great workshops for educators! Join us June 22-23 for a STEM Summer Institute at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), where we will be offering one full-day and two half-day workshops.
MMSA’s Upcoming Workshops Now Open for Registration
STEM Summer Institute at SMCC
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will be partnering to offer some exciting STEM professional development workshops June 22-23. These sessions will be presented by MMSAs STEM Specialists and will be held at the SMCC campus.
We look forward to providing you with resources, tools, and techniques to enhance STEM learning for all students.
June 22: STEM Integration K-12
Full day workshop.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Participant Cost: $135
Would you like to learn more about STEM integration and design STEM learning opportunities to engage students and help them master 21st century skills? This workshop will prepare you with the tools you need to achieve this while providing examples of what the guiding principles look like in action.
Lunch and break refreshments are included. CEUs will be provided by SMCC.
June 23, 9 am to noon: STEM and The New Standards
Participant Cost: $75
Do you feel challenged with making sense of a variety of standards documents? How can you interweave the expectations of the state standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards? This session will examine the complexities and opportunities the new standards provide.
June 23, 1 pm to 4 pm: Formative Assessment
Participant Cost: $75
Students come to the classroom with preconceptions about how the world works. This session will explore tools and strategies that uncover student ideas to inform teaching and build a bridge towards conceptual understanding.
The two half-day workshops can be taken together or separately. Sign up for both sessions to receive a $15.00 discount.
Register for any of the three workshops at SMCC in June here. Registration is now open and will close June 12 or when the participant limit is reached.
Other MMSA Workshop Offerings
Introduction to STEM Integration Across the K-12 Curriculum
STEM Education Specialist Joyce Tugel
How do we make STEM engaging and accessible for K-12 educators and students while ensuring curriculum is driven by learning standards? This session is intended for K-12 educators who are interested in learning about the guiding principles of STEM integration. Participants will experience interdisciplinary STEM lessons as examples of what the guiding principles look like in action, and consider how these principles could be implemented in their classroom.
MMSA’s STEM Education Specialist Joyce Tugel leads this professional development opportunity. Her work is primarily focused on teacher leadership, professional development in the areas of science curriculum, instruction and formative assessment, and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Joyce is a co-author of two books in the NSTA Press Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series and editor of Notes from the FieldTeaching for Conceptual Change: Uncovering Student Thinking in Science Through Action Research. Joyce serves on the National Science Education Leadership Association Board of Directors, and has served as the National Science Teachers Association District II Director and Professional Development Division Director. She is a Fellow of the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching.
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MMSA is very excited to offer these workshops at the best rates possible. Please note that all workshops are subject to cancellation if pre-registration is too low; any prior registrants will be notified and fees fully refunded. Events at MMSA’s office will be cancelled due to weather (and either rescheduled or refunded) if the State Legislature closes, and notices will be posted on our website and we will attempt to notify all registered participants.