Category Archives: Professional Development

Exploring Heat Energy with an Infrared Camera

At this year’s Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers or “MAST” Conference I shared the Science Center’s FLIR One infrared camera purchased last year through Burlington Education Foundation grant funds. Over just the past month teachers at the Marshall Simonds Middle … Continue reading

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From Seeds to STEM at #EarlyEdCon 2015

@MrMusselman leading “From Seeds to STEM” session #earlyedcon #bpschat pic.twitter.com/EqEoDePwJY — Burlington Schools (@BurlMASchools) October 17, 2015 With the arrival of my first child this past September, my ears have been tuned more than ever to the research around how … Continue reading

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Integrating Engineering into Elementary Science Curriculum

For the fourth installment of the Science Center’s “Next Generation Science Methods” course we modeled with our elementary educators how to effectively integrate the grades 3-5 engineering standards into a 5th grade earth systems and human activity unit. Before beginning teachers … Continue reading

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Modeling a 5E Lesson Sequence through Sound Energy

With a “Next Generation Science Methods” course in full swing, Wendy Pavlicek and I wanted to tackle what a “Next Generation Classroom” feels like and looks like early on by modeling a 5E experience for our PD cohort of K-5 teachers. … Continue reading

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NSTA 2015 “MusselmanScience” Workshops

This year I’ll be participating in two workshops at the 2015 NSTA National Conference in Chicago. On Saturday, from 9:30 to 10:30 join me and many of my fellow NGSS@NSTA curators at the NGSS Share-a-Thon. With over 30 presenters sharing … Continue reading

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Using the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Model during Investigations

This month’s science curriculum council spent some time checking out an Investigation Pak featured in Science A-Z, a non-fiction reader resource associated with Reading A-Z. With the resource still mostly underused but our school year well underway, Wendy Pavlicek and I … Continue reading

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MAST Conference Takeaways

Last week I spent a day out of the Burlington schools to attend my first Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers or MAST annual conference. The professional development event was a good opportunity to connect with more local teachers and resources … Continue reading

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