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Marblehead Science Matters
Program Director - Mark D. Greenman

Science Professional Development Providers
Schedule and Information

Building Confidence through Competency
Enabling Teachers to Meet Science Education Standards




If you are interested in receiving more information concerning any of Science Matters' professional development workshops, please email us at
or call us at (781) 248-4952.

Workshops can be customized to fit your individual district's science teaching needs.











































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Laboratory Based Chemistry Content Institute

Developed by Marblehead Science Matters for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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PDFs/Credit
67.5 pdps
Option to Earn 3-Graduate Credits
Target Population
Physical Science/Chemistry Teachers & HS Resource Room Support Staff
Grades 6-9
Time
60-Hours of Instruction
Hands-on Format
Contact
Mark Greenman - Program Director
(781) 248-4952
2011 Date and Time
August 2-5 plus August 8-11 (8-days)
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
2011 Location
Chelsea High School
Chelsea, MA
Breif Description

Download Course Descriptor Information
This will be a collegial, hands-on laboratory-based course that is especially relevant to science teachers in grades 6 through 9 and resource staff supporting special education students taking physical science and chemistry classes. This chemistry course will provide you with classroom activities, help you develop more competencies in chemistry, and increase your comfort in teaching ideas related to the Massachusetts state frameworks standards in middle school and high school chemistry.

Investigations will involve the study of properties of matter (e.g., density, viscosity, solubility, boiling point, etc.); states of matter and heat, energy, and phase transition; elements, compounds and mixtures; the atomic model and periodicity; chemical formulas and nomenclature; and bonding and chemical reactions. We will use a mix of traditional equipment and computer probe-ware (e.g., temperature probes, pH probes, spectrophotometers, etc.) to gather and analyze data. Participants will leave this program with classroom activities, written resources, and most importantly newly found confidence in teaching and doing chemistry.
Key Concepts
Daily Goals
Daily Syllabus
Laboratory Experiments
Laboratory Exp. Files plus Other Links
2011 Application
Application PDF File
 Application Word File











































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Hands-On Earth Science/Meteorology Content Institute

Developed by Marblehead Science Matters for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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PDFs/Credit
67.5 pdps
Option to Earn 3-Graduate Credits
Target Population
Teachers Responsible for Teaching Ideas in Geology and Meteorology
Grades 3-8
Time
50-Hours of Instruction
Hands-on Format
Contact
Mark Greenman - Program Director
(781) 248-4952
Breif Description
This will be a collegial, hands-on course that is especially relevant to teachers in grades 3 through 8.  Some field work will also be included as part of the course. The state frameworks have placed more emphasis on teaching earth science at these levels, yet teacher training in this discipline is minimal. This course will provide you with well tested classroom activities, help you develop more competency in earth science, and increase your comfort in teaching ideas related to earth science.

Investigations will involve classifying and identifying rocks and minerals, the study of rock formations, plate tectonics and crustal movement, understanding the earth-sun-moon relationship, and study of the earth’s atmosphere. We will visit a variety of geological formations taking samples as we work on classifying and identifying rocks and minerals; visit river and marsh areas to see first hand various types of soils as well as erosion patterns. Participants will leave with the Washington State 36 sample rock kit, a mineral kit, a sieve kit, an exciting video on volcano building, and several fascinating charts.

This will be a fun and informative experience for teachers interested and curious about the world around them.  Participants will be awarded 67.5 PDPs for full participation, and there is an option to earn 3-graduate credits (summer 2006 details).
Key Concepts
Daily Goals
Daily Syllabus
Laboratory Experiments
Earth Science Institute  Files plus Other Links
2006 Application
Applicaiton PDF File
Applicaiton  Word File




































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Physics I: Mechanics & Energy - A Laboratory Based Physics Content Institute

Developed by Marblehead Science Matters for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Physics I Institute @ Metcalf Science Center, Boston University

PDFs/Credit
67.5 pdps
Option to Earn 3-Graduate Credits
Target Population
Physical Science/Physics Teachers & HS Resource Room Support Staff
Grades 7-12
Time
60-Hours of Instruction
Hands-on Format
Contact
Mark D. Greenman - Program Director
2013 Summer Dates and Times
June 29, 30; July 1-3 plus July 8-10, 2013 (8-days)
Two Call Back Session Fall/Winter 2013
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
2013 Location
Boston University Medcalf Science Cntr
Parking pass or parking stipend provided
Boston, MA
Breif Description

Download  Course Descriptor Information
This will be a collegial, hands-on laboratory-based course that is especially relevant to teachers in grades 7 through 12 and special education staff who support students taking physics. This physics course will help you develop more competencies in physics and is designed to support practices that align with the “Next Generation ScienceStandards” and concepts and content related to the Massachusetts stateframeworks standards in physics.

Investigations will involve the study of motion, change in motion, force, work, energy and power.  The use of probeware for both computers and hand-held devises and data analysis software will be used extensively to facilitate “learning from nature.” The “minds-on” pedagogy of Interactive Laboratory Experience (ILE) and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs), developed at “The Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching” at TuftsUniversity, will be modeled throughout the institute. Teachers will leave this institute with classroom activities, written resources and an assortment of suppliesand equipment to support a technology enhanced physics curriculum.
Key Concepts
Daily Goals
Daily Syllabus
Laboratory Experiments
2013 Application
Application  PDF Files
Application Word File






































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Physics II: E&M and Waves - Laboratory Based Physics Content Institute

Developed by Marblehead Science Matters for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Physics II Institute @ UMASS Lowell Olney Hall, Lowell, MA

PDFs/Credit
67.5 pdps
Option to Earn 3-Graduate Credits
Target Population
Physics Teachers
Grades 9-12
Time
60-Hours of Instruction
Hands-on Format
Contact
Mark D. Greenman - Program Director
2013 Summer Dates and Times
July 22-26; July 30, 31: August 1 (8-days)
Two Call Back Sessions Fall/Winter 2013
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
2013 Location
UMASS Lowell Campus, Olney Hall
Lowell, MA
Breif Description

Download Course Descriptor Information
This will be a collegial, hands-on laboratory-based course that is especially relevant to physics teachers in grades 9 through 12 and staff supporting students who are learning physics concepts. This physics course will help you develop more competencies in physics and is designed to support practices that align with the “Next Generation ScienceStandards” and concepts and content related to the Massachusetts state frameworks standards in physics.

Investigations will involvethe study of electricity, magnetism and waves.  The use of probeware for both computers and hand-held devises and data analysis software will be used extensively to facilitate “learning from nature.” The “minds-on” pedagogy of Interactive Lecture Experience (ILE) and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs), developed at “The Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching” at TuftsUniversity, will be modeled throughout the institute. Teachers will leave this institute with classroom activities, written resources and an assortment of suppliesand equipment to support a technology enhanced physics curriculum.
Key Concepts
Core Values
Daily Syllabus
Laboratory Experiments
2013 Application
Application.pdf  PDF File
Application.doc  Word File




















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Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
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