Professional development for Pre k-12
MSEN members offer various professional development workshops and events to help teachers improve their classrooms.
Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)
The programs at MITS tap the expertise of educators and scientists from research, cultural and educational organizations, and colleges and universities to model inquiry-based science, engineering and technology curriculum. To be able to successfully teach inquiry-based science, teachers need to be immersed in model programs as both “students” themselves and educators. By participating in MITS programs, teachers learn how to develop and implement an inquiry-based curriculum.
Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers
The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) is a professional organization dedicated to improving science education at all levels. MAST is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and acts as your representative on national and state policies concerning science education.
The Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning
The Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning was established by Framingham State University, Christa’s alma mater, to honor her commitment to teaching. In creating the McAuliffe Center, the University was determined to address the increasingly critical issues of the attraction, retention and education of the best and brightest as future science teachers by honoring the vision, values, and ideas of Teacher-Astronaut Christa Corrigan McAuliffe. Today a wide range of programs draw learners of all ages to the Center that includes the FSU high definition digital planetarium, a versatile exhibit space, and an updated Challenger Learning Center.
National Science Teachers Association (NSAT)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.