For Educators

Professional Development

Educator Open House
October 28, 2019, 6-8 p.m.

Drop by the MIT Museum’s Educator Open House and learn about professional development opportunities and our hands-on workshops for students in grades 6-12. Based on MIT research, and connected to MA and NGSS standards, topics range from robotics to kinetic sculptures to nautical engineering. Explore our exhibitions and enjoy light refreshments.
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Sail Through Engineering: One-day Teachers Professional Development Workshop
December 11, 2019

Educators know that active learning promotes deeper learning and engagement. And, as Massachusetts science and mathematics standards move towards application and problem solving, being able to support project-based learning in the classroom has become even more relevant.

In this one-day course you will learn how to integrate hands-on engineering projects into your regular curriculum and encourage students to engage with science and math as tools to solve real-world problems. Design, build, and test your own model boat as you explore the Lighter, Stronger, Faster exhibition at the MIT Museum to discover how connections can be made to historic objects and innovations. 

Participants who complete all workshop components, including a post-workshop assignment, will earn 10 PDPs. This workshop is designed for middle and high school educators.

Additional dates coming soon.

Groups of 3+ (in the same school district), $75/person.
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Other Opportunities

Scanning Electron Microscope Explorations

Do your students have an experiment or observations they wish to make on the nanoscale? If so, sign up to use the scanning electron microscope at the MIT Museum. Educators can request one-hour time slots for groups of up to 12 students in grades 6+ to use the microscope. During the session, an MIT Museum instructor will teach your students about the microscope, guide them through sample preparation, and aid them in using the instrument for their experiment.

Groups that sign up to run experiments for fall 2019 will be able to use the microscope at no additional cost after admission.

To propose and experiment and request time with the microscope, please fill out the request form. Please email with any questions.

This experience is made possible by the Hitachi High-Tech SEM Loan Program.


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