How can we use artifacts and biofacts as pathways to project-based learning and to enhanced inquiry-based investigations? Nature centers, zoos, aquariums and museums are filled with collections of artifacts and biofacts, but are sometimes at a loss for how to effectively use these materials to simulate authentic inquiry. Join Amy O’Donnell as we explore the myriad pathways that we can use objects as a springboard for inquiry and project-based learning. Examine artifacts, ask questions and investigate novel ways to use artifacts and biofacts. Learn how to put project-based learning into your programming for students and teachers. We’ll discuss how these investigations can be shared with teachers as tools for meeting the MA Science, Technology/Engineering Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
The 2015 MITS Professional Development Seminar series will be held from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on January 22, February 26, March 19 and April 7 at Clark University in Worcester, MA. These sessions are designed for staff, volunteers and other museum professionals from science, history, art and other cultural institutions and centers in New England.
Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Clark University, Worcester MA
Cost: $40/session (Discounted Rates: $90 for 3 sessions, $120 for all 4 sessions)
PDPs: 5 PDPs are available for each full day session.
Lunch is included with your registration.
How to Register: Visit the 2015 Professional Development Seminar Series page for online and mail-in registration options.
Questions? Let us know by emailing email@example.com, or calling 617-328-1515.