Informal Educators

Informal Educators2019-02-15T10:08:20+00:00

Informal Educators:

The Wade Institute works closely with informal educators for many of our programs. As partners, they teach K-12 educators how to develop exciting, hands-on, minds-on science lessons and investigations during our Summer Professional Development Institutes. As participants, they enrich their own institution’s educational offerings by learning from science content experts during our Professional Development Seminar series and connect with teachers on our searchable database of STEM providers, Science By Connections.

The following offerings will provide you with opportunities to collaborate with other informal educators and connect with classroom educators, all while expanding the inquiry-based programs and resources at your institution.

Partner with the Wade Institute to help strengthen the relationship between informal and classroom educators and expand the reach of your programs for students and teachers. Interact with K-12 teachers as you engage them in indoor and outdoor inquiry-based investigations at your institution, introduce them to your resources for teachers and students and share your organization’s expertise. Or sign up as a participant and enhance your own STEM content knowledge and inquiry-based skills while benefiting from the expertise of your fellow educators and our regional partners. Read More…

Join the staff and volunteers of other informal education organizations at these STEM-focused seminars. Explore research and content with hands-on, minds-on activities and investigations designed to enhance science education at your institution and expand your knowledge of current educational pedagogy and state-wide educational initiatives. Discover ways to strengthen your science content knowledge and leave with the skills and tools to enrich your school programs, exhibits and public programs. Read More…

Peruse a listing of past and present Wade Institute partner organizations and find new educational resources – or get in touch if you’d like to become a partner yourself! Read More…

Take advantage of our searchable database of STEM resources across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Educators can search by grade level, region, program type and MA Standards for field trips, field studies, in-school, and online programs for classrooms, as well as professional development opportunities. Amplify your organization’s reach by adding your programs and connect with K-12 educators across the state! Read More…