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Professional Development

PD Provider: Wade Institute for Science Education (formerly Museum Institute for Teaching Science, Inc.)

Contact Information
Wade Institute for Science Education (formerly Museum Institute for Teaching Science, Inc.)
1354 Hancock St, Suite 302
Quincy`, MA 02169

Sandra Ryack-Bell
Executive Director

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Course, Mentoring/Coaching, Training Session/Workshop
Teachers, Teacher leaders, District Admin: supts/asst supts, special ed directors etc., School Admin: principals, asst principals, curriculum directors etc., Coaches
Face-to-Face, Blended (Hybrid), Online
11 to 50 events
Over 25 years
Brief Description of Services
The Wade Institute for Science Education provides Customized School Learning Services for schools/school districts, summer and academic year Professional Development Institutes, and Focus Workshops. Our workshops and programs increase awareness of and improve the quality of teaching inquiry-based STEM education. We collaborate with school and/or district representatives to design professional development that addresses the needs of their teachers. Offerings may be customized with respect to grade level, focus, content and frequency of sessions. Programs provide both STEM content and skill development. The Wade Institute works collaboratively with over 100 partner organizations to develop programs that bring together local resources that will continue to be available to support teachers following the professional development sessions. The Professional Development Institutes are graduate level courses open to individual K-12 educators. Institutes can also be developed for school districts. These courses focus on science content, skill development, the science and engineer practices, inquiry-based teaching strategies, strategies and resources for remote learning, and phenomena-based instruction. We also offer workshops which focus on specific contents area, bringing educators together with scientists to develop classroom or remote learning resources for their teaching. Our programs are offered both on-site and virtually. Low cost graduate credit is available for many of our programs. We are now in the PLPG, an OpenSci Ed Certified Organization for Professional Learning and our staff have earned the BloomBoard Anchoring Phenomena Microcredential.

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
Science and Technology/Engineering Lower Elementary (Pre-K, K, 1, 2)
Upper Elementary (3, 4, 5)
Middle School (6, 7, 8)
High School (9, 10, 11, 12)
T-I: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment
T-IV: Professional Culture
A-I: Instructional Leadership
A-IV: Professional Culture

District/SchoolRonald St. Amand, Director of Science, Springfield Public Schools
District/SchoolPaul Betz, Science and Technology Department Chair, Norwood High School

Regions Served

Last Updated: March 1, 2015

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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