Friends of MITS were featured in several other sessions at the conference: Board members Jake Foster and Joe Levine, Professional Development Seminar presenter Rudolf Kraus of Rhode Island College, and Summer Professional Development Institute alumnus and 2018 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, Cara Pekarcik, to name a few.
With hundreds of sessions to attend and thousands of people to meet, the conference was overflowing with learning opportunities. Sessions included ideas for engaging students with data about everything from climate change to sneezes, strategies like visual thinking and using real-world phenomena, and stories about how other states are developing professional development to support teachers in meeting Next Generation Science Standards. MITS educators look forward to putting the ideas gathered during the conference to use in upcoming programs.
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.