MA Content Institute for teachers on Alt Energy this summer
Submitted by Michael Pelletier
An official Summer Content Institute for MA teachers grades 6-12.
This Institute will help participating teachers develop an in-depth understanding of Alternative Energy and how it is related to Physical Science and Technology/Engineering standards. This course will address topics such as: electricity and circuits, construction technology, wind power, and water power. While learning each concept, the mathematics associated with the concept and a hands-on engineering design project based on the concept will also be introduced. Participants will visit a small hydroelectric plant and a Green Home. Participating teachers will learn pedagogical strategies to enable them to provide assessment, instruction, reinforcement and differentiated instruction appropriate for all students in the classroom.
Summer session: July 30–August 3, August 6–10
Follow up: TBD
Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill
30 Spaces Available
CONTACT for registration:
Michael E. Pelletier
Optional 3 graduate credits available from Endicott College ($50/credit)
Offered By: Northern Essex Community College
About all Massachusetts Summer Content Institutes:
All of the professional development institutes listed in this catalogue are offered at no charge to Massachusetts educators. Current public school educators, especially those who are employed in school districts that have been identified as a “high-need” district and teachers who are not licensed for the subject area they teach, will be given first priority for registration. Advanced Placement Institutes are offered only to teachers in high schools where 40% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. All current educators from publicly-funded programs covered by the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (school districts, public charter schools, adult basic education programs, preschools, and private day and residential schools that provide publicly-funded special education) may attend the institutes. If space is available, licensed educators who are not currently employed as public school teachers may register. Institutes are also available for the equitable participation of teachers from grades PreK–12 private schools within the geographic area served by the institute.
Registration by teams from schools and districts is encouraged. To register and obtain detailed information, please contact the person listed for the institute of your choice. Since spaces are limited, you should register as early as possible. All institutes are open to educators from schools and districts across the state. Beyond the priorities listed above, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must attend the entire program of the selected institute, including fall follow up sessions.
Each institute will provide approximately 45 hours of instruction between June and August, 2007 as well as approximately 15 additional hours from September, 2007 to January, 2008. Participants are required to attend all sessions, take part in pre-and post-assessments of course content, and complete projects outside of class that demonstrate their learning. Teachers’ institute-related work should be included in their personal professional development plans and should be linked to school and district priorities.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS AND GRADUATE CREDIT
Participants in institutes described on pages 4 to 19 may earn up to 67.5 PDPs for attending all sessions, taking the pre-and post-assessments and completing a project that documents their learning. No PDPs will be awarded for partial completion. Most institutes offer optional graduate credit for which participants may register at their own expense. “Other professional development opportunities” described on pages 20 to 23 may offer different amounts of PDPs.
The Department reserves the right to cancel any institute that does not have sufficient registration. In case of cancellation, teachers who have registered for the institute will be notified by the institute provider prior to the planned opening day of the institute.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONTACT INFORMATION
The Professional Development Institute program is coordinated by the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering. For information about the program, please contact Joyce Bowen at the Massachusetts Department of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org; 781–338–3540.