Wade Institute for Science Education: Fall 2022 Professional Learning Opportunities

Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions

A Hybrid Professional Development Institute for Middle and High School Educators


Explore examples of best practices in climate change education with the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partner Salem Sound Coastwatch through the broad phenomena-based theme of, “Our Climate, Our Communities: Science, Systems, and Solutions." Experience a hybrid format of on-site sessions combined with online learning as you engage in climate and energy investigations, talk directly with scientists and engineers, explore your own local resources, and develop units and investigations you can use in your classroom. Leave the course with tools and resources for integrating climate change concepts into your instruction and the confidence to engage your students in active discussion, sense-making, and problem solving around challenging and dynamic topics of climate change. Take back to school a materials kit for the inquiry-based, hands on investigations you explore during the course.


Guest Speakers:

Dr. Bob Chen, Dean of the School for the Environment and Professor of Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, UMass Boston

Richard Rys, Chemical Engineer, Principal of R2 Controls

Dan Kittredge, Executive Director, Bionutrient Food Association

Dr. Tamara Ledley, STEM Education Consultant, En-Roads

Dr. Brian Helmuth, Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University Marine Science Center


Registration Information

Online Sessions: September 23 – December 11, 2022

On-Site Sessions: Saturdays, October 1 & 22, November 12, and December 3 (8:30 AM – 2:30 PM) at Salem Sound Coastwatch in Salem, MA

Cost: $450 per participant with discounts available for teacher teams

PDPs and Optional Graduate Credit available

Register online: https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/academic-year-professional-development-institutes



Engaging Students in the Engineering Design Process Using Sensors

A 2-day Workshop for Grades 6-12 Educators


Are you interested in incorporating digital technology and computational thinking into engineering design portions of their curriculum, but are uncertain how to get started on your own? Join the Wade Institute for Science Education for a two-day professional learning experience as we explore coding and electronics through fun, engaging, hands-on projects using the Arduino Open Source Electronics Platform. 


This sensor workshop is designed for Arduino beginners and intermediate users. Other sensors can be used along with the products that can be created with the kits. You will leave the workshop with an Arduino kit to start using these materials and investigations in your classroom! 


Registration Information

Dates: Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th, 2022 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

Location: Bristol Community College

Cost: $150 per participant with discounts available for teacher teams

12 PDPs 

Amanda Noble

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Wade Institute for Science Education

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