Friday, September 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
It’s Electric! Connecting Science and Engineering through Investigation, Modeling, and Design
This August, Museum Institute for Teaching Science Education Specialists helped to create an energized and inspiring learning experience for more than 60 PreK-12 educators who participated in the Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE) Standards and Practices Workshop sponsored by the Southeast STEM Network at Bridgewater State University. During the MITS session, It’s Electric!, educators took part in inquiry-based investigations and explored approaches to engineering through hands-on circuit building and modeling activities. As they tinkered with circuit building materials and talked about ideas and design solutions,
teachers collaborated in thinking and problem solving, and learned how scientific and engineering practices can be integrated in ways that lead to deeper understanding of concepts about electricity. They also discovered how thoroughly engaging, challenging, and inspiring a small, thoughtful collection of circuit building materials can be for learners of all ages!
This event was designed to support Massachusetts K-12 schools and communities in their efforts to integrate new science and engineering practices into the local curriculum, and to highlight the breadth of applications and support for STEM education in the broader community. MITS was able to contribute new ideas, activities, and inspiration for the next generation of scientists. For more news about the August 10th Southeast STEM Network event, visit the STEM Southern Massachusetts Network page: Southeast STEM Standards and Practices Workshop
To learn more about MITS professional development programs for schools and teachers, click here: MITS Customized School Services
The Museum Institute for Teaching Science specializes in providing hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based STEM professional development for formal and informal educators. For more information, visit www.mits.org or call 617-328-1515.