2. Custom MDLL Training Workshops
If you can't make one of our regularly scheduled training sessions you may request a custom training date, either here at the Columbus Center or at your school. Please note that we require a minimum of 15 participants to schedule a custom training date and we need a 3-hour time block for the session. If you do not have fifteen science teachers at your school, reach out to neighboring schools and invite other teachers to join. To request a date of your choosing, click on the form found at the link below.
3. Inquiry and the Framework Spring Professional Development Workshop
Who: This professional development is tailored to, and therefore most beneficial for, middle or high school biology teachers although teachers of other science disciplines are welcome to apply.
What: This four-day professional development workshop includes two full-day Saturday sessions and two evening follow-up meetings during the 2015 Spring semester. During the Saturday sessions, participants will explore ways to make their biology laboratory activities more inquiry-based, creating learning opportunities that are more authentic, engaging, and student-centered.
During the two evening follow-up meetings, participants will reflect on the implementation of one of their 'new and improved' lessons and receive feedback from their colleagues. At the conclusion of the PD, participants will have several rigorous, ready-to-implement life science lessons that are aligned with both the Maryland State Curriculum as well as the Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards.
Where: All meetings will take place at Towson University's Center for STEM Excellence in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore (701 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, 21202). Parking will be provided by Towson University.
How: Applications are available at Survey Monkey. Applications are due by January 9, 2015. Applicants will also need to have their principal submit a "Letter of Support" which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IFW_Prin_15.
Please contact Dr. Mary Stapleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.