The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education

PreK-12 Teachers

Games Teachers Play

Real Games that Build Strong Mathematicians. In this series of workshops, teachers will learn about the power games have to help students think like mathematicians. The Standards for Mathematics Practice are embedded in game play: problem solving, making a plan, perseverance, precision, abstract reasoning, real world scenarios, making use of structure, and so much more! Come play games and discuss student benefits with colleagues from around the region! 

Engage in Math Content Workshops

Engage in Math workshops are focused on giving teachers the tools to help their students develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. In the workshops, teachers explore a variety of Common Core aligned classroom activities to engage all students. They experience the “Standards for Mathematical Practice” and “Mathematical Teaching Practices” in action.  Offerings range from short or full day workshops to intensive school-embedded coaching

EarthView Institute

The primary goal of this Institute is to train a corps of teachers to possess both content knowledge of the world’s many regions and the teaching skills that will enable them to introduce new and creative teaching approaches as they use Floor Maps in their school districts.These giant traveling floor maps developed by National Geographic Society and housed at Bridgewater State University can be used by you after completing training sessions on the care and use of the maps. 

Additional professional development opportunities are available through the Watershed Access Lab and Engage in Math programs.