Call for Participation
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Jan 03, 2013Call for Participation
The GLOBE at Night program is an international campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution. Citizen scientists are invited to record the brightness of the night sky in their areas. Measurements are submitted by computer or smart phone. There are five campaigns in 2013:
- Jan. 3-12
- Jan 31-Feb 9
- Mar 3-12
- Mar 31-Apr 9
- Apr 29-May 8.
Visit GlOBE at Night home page for more info...
Nov 26, 2012Call for Participation
Join Middle School Portal2 Book Club on January 23 for a discussion of a new annotated and illustrated edition of James Watson's book "The Double Helix." The new edition adds more info about the rivalries and race to decode the structure of DNA. Take part in the discussion at 7-8 pm EST. See more details and RSVP on the Middle School Portal.
Read the New York Times Review
Nov 13, 2012Call for Participation
The PhET Interactive Simulations project (http://phet.colorado.edu) needs your help!
To help us secure future funding to advance our work and keep PhET free, and to make the site as useful as possible for YOU, we need to know more about how, where, and why you use PhET in your teaching, and how you see the simulations influencing your students’ learning. We also want your input on future directions for the PhET project.
We are seeking very broad representation, so *please complete* our survey and *forward* this invitation to any educators you know. The survey will take ~15-20 minutes, and your answers automatically save as you progress.
If you are ...
K12 Teacher who teaches with PhET:
College Faculty who teaches with PhET:
Education-sector professional who uses PHET in your work or product (but not in teaching K12 or college):
Familiar with PhET, but do NOT CURRENTLY USE PhET in your work:
If any of these links don't work, go here:
Or copy and paste one of the URLs above into your internet browser.
Your participation is entirely voluntary, and your individual responses to this survey will be confidential. If you would like your institution to appear on a list or map of PhET users, you will have an opportunity to provide permission.
The survey results will be compiled to help improve PhET. Only aggregated results or anonymous statements will be used in any publications or reports, be disseminated on our website, or used in presentations to funders, educators, or researchers.
Thank you for your time and feedback!
Your PhET Team,
Kathy Perkins, Kathy Dessau, Noah Podolefsky, Mike Dubson, Robert Parson, Trish Loeblein, Noah Finkelstein, Emily Moore, Ariel Paul, Julia Chamberlain, Karina Hensberry, John Blanco, Jon Olson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Sam McKagan, Danny Rehn, Jesse Garrison, Linda Wellmann, and Oliver Nix
PhET Interactive Simulations
University of Colorado at Boulder
UCB 390, Boulder, CO 80309
Oct 22, 2012Call for Participation
Registration is open for the Life Discovery - Doing Science Conference, taking place March 15-16, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Focused on fostering communities of practice and encouraging the sharing and diffusion of best practices in biology education across grades, the conference features educational achievements and efforts in organismal and environmental biology.
Researchers and educators focuesed on high school and undergraduate biology education will benefit from the conference offerings. Highlights include an Education Share Fair, opportunities for sharing and building partnerships between scientists and educators, exploration of digital resources, tools, and technologies for teaching and learning.
Presented by: the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the Botanical Society of America (BSA), Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Seociety for Economic Botany (SEB).
Registration open - receive Early Bird rates until Dec 15, 2012
Call for Share Fair proposals - deadline is October 31, 2012
Oct 17, 2012Call for Participation
Teaching Planner (www.teachingplanner.com) is a new site designed to help teachers both find high quality resources online, plan their lessons, and record grading. Teaching Planner is looking for feedback from math and science teachers on the site and its services:
How to help:
- Explore the site at www.teachingplanner.com
- Take a video tour
- Sign up for a free month trial with option to extend to one year
- Take a survey on your experience with Teaching Planner
Oct 09, 2012Call for Participation
Teachers and education professionals have the opportunity to participate in one of the best education surveys going: the Speak Up! online research project by Project Tomorrow®, from now through December 14, 2012.
Conducted every year, the Speak Up national online research project "gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers. Participating schools and districts can access their data online, free of charge."
All districts and schools in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database are automatically pre-registered to participate in Speak Up.
Speak Up solicits info from students, parents, and educators. Results are available for schools and districts in February 2013.
Oct 09, 2012Call for Participation
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is seeking applications from women in grades 9-12 for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. National award winners will receive cash and prizes. Many states have local affiliates that also offer awards and recognitions.
Applications will be accepted online through October 31, 2012.
Sep 25, 2012Call for Participation
From AAAS: 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting Update:
This year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is being held 14-18 February 2013 in Boston, MA. The full program schedule will be released the first week of October, so visit the AAAS meeting website to see more about the meeting and symposia and sessions.
The 2013 meeting theme is The Beauty and Benefits of Science, highlighting the “unreasonable effectiveness” of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving societal problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world in which we live.
Sep 13, 2012Call for Participation
Whether you work in a science center, planetarium, aquarium or zoo, community youth organization or a K-12 classroom, you are invited to attend a free online webinar designed to help you get the most out of the National Science Digital Library's Science Literacy Maps and the digital science learning resources that are linked to them.
Monday, October 29, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 p.m., EDT
Aug 21, 2012Call for Participation
The 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Computational Physics: Modeling the Earth System, takes place December 16-20, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado.
" This inaugural four-day Conference on Frontiers in Computational Physics will provide a forum for exchanging and sharing experiences, knowledge and on advanced computational techniques, methods, and models for simulation of the Earth System.With computational aspects in focus, the physical emphasis is on natural problems that are complex, coupled and multiscale."
- Global systems and complexity models
- Global and regional climate, uncertainty quantification
- Solar variability and space weather
- Weather, deep atmosphere, planetary boundary layer, air quality
- Ocean, anisotropy, eddy resolving computations
- Water cycle, glaciology, ground water flow
- Geology and geomechanics
- Multiscale interactions, turbulence, extreme events, subgrid-scale parameterizations