In January, our Minnesota office and our Massachusetts offices held Staff Training events to prepare for the spring semester. Both sessions spent time demonstrating new lesson activities, listening to organizational announcements from Dr Erika Angle and debriefing the fall semester.
In Minnesota, training focused on classroom management techniques as well as implementing new teaching strategies like Wordsplash and Turn and Talk into the lesson plans.
In Massachusetts, training centered on the MA STE standards with a focus on the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs). Instructors tried putting these SEPs into practice while workshopping our Introduction to Infectious Disease lesson.
California training is planned for February.
Thank you to all the instructors who attended, we are looking forward to a great spring semester!