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Wade Institute for Science Education

2023 - 2024 Rise to the Challenge Focus Workshop Series

Based on Massachusetts STEM Week Design Challenges


Do you need a good challenge to engage all your students in fun science learning? Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners, the Lloyd Center for the Environment and Buttonwood Park Zoo, for our 2023 - 2024 “Rise to the Challenge” Focus Workshop Series based on our Massachusetts STEM Week Design Challenges. Challenges: Survivor Island Challenge (February 2024), Extreme Zoo Makeover (March 2024). The challenges are designed for middle school students but are easily adaptable to upper elementary or high school settings. Cost is $250 per workshop or $450 for 2 workshops. PDPs and Optional Graduate Credit are available for each workshop. Participate in one or both workshop(s)! Register online today at www.wadeinstitutema.org!


Survivor Island Challenge

Dates: Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th, 2024 (8:30AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Location: Massasoit Community College, Canton, MA

Collaborating Partners: Lloyd Center for the Environment; Buttonwood Park Zoo


Extreme Zoo Makeover

Dates: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th 2024 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Location: Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford, MA

Collaborating Partners: Lloyd Center for the Environment; Buttonwood Park Zoo



Wade Institute for Science Education

2023 - 2024 Professional Learning Opportunities

Approved Courses for the MA DESE OAPL Program


Build a storyline into your teaching practice using relevant phenomena, learn ways to engage your students in the engineering design process using sensors, or explore instructional strategies that promote student sensemaking and student discourse during the Wade Institute's 2023 - 2024 two-day professional learning opportunities for grades 6-12 and 9-12 educators. Dates: November/December 2023, March 2024, April 2024 (2). Locations range: Massachusetts regions. Cost is free for Massachusetts educators that are eligible through the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning Program. Costs per workshop range from $250 - $350 per educator from non-qualifying schools. PDPs and Optional Graduate Credit are available for each workshop. Visit www.wadeinstitutema.org for more information and to register!  


Building the Storyline Using Culturally Relevant Phenomena in Your Classroom

A Two-Day Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 9-12 Educators

Dates: Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st, 2023 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Collaborating Partner & Location: Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center, Milton, MA


Engaging Students in the Engineering Design Process Using Sensors

A Two-Day Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 6-12 Educators

Dates: Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th, 2024 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Location: Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA


Engaging Students in the Engineering Design Process Using Sensors: Part 2

A Two-Day Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 6-12 Educators

Dates: Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th, 2024 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Location: Massasoit Community College Canton Campus, Canton, MA


Exploring Instructional Strategies That Promote Student Sensemaking and Student Discourse

A Two-Day Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 9-12 Educators  

Collaborating Partner: TBD

Dates: Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th, 2024 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

Location: Pioneer Valley/Springfield, MA


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