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Jun 18, 2012Call for Participation
See invitation to apply for the position of Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association. See complete description of desired qualities, expectations, responsibilities, and electronic submission information.
Jun 14, 2012Call for Participation
The National Science Foundation and Science magazine announce the opening June 1, 2012 of this year's International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
"Some of science's most powerful statements are not made in words...to illustrate is to enlighten!...The spirit of the competition is to communicate science, engineering, and technology for education and journalistic purposes."
Winners will be selected in five categories: Photography, Illustrations, Posters & Graphics, Video Games & Apps, and Videos. Winning entries will appear in a special section of Science magazine, with one chosen for the issue cover. Each winner will also receive a one-year online subscription to Science and a certificate of appreciation. Entry deadline is September 28, 2012.
Jun 06, 2012Call for Participation
The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science hosts the 13th Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science on September 21-22, 2012.
Poster session proposal submission: August 30, 2012 -Hotel room reservations: guaranteed room and rate until September 4, 2012 -Registration: September 4, 2012
The aim of our annual fall conference is to bring together people who are interested in teaching science using case studies.
- Plenary 1: Reinventing Science Teaching: Using PBL and Case Studies in Middle through Grad School, Pat Marsteller, Director, Center for Science Education and Professor of Practice, Dpartment of Biology, Emory University
- Plenary 2: Unclear Nuclear, Cathy Middlecamp, Associate Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and Howe Bascom Professor, Integrated Liberal Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
- a poster session
- mini-workshops for the beginner, more experienced case teacher, and a high school teacher - your choice which sessions to attend (mix and match)
BEGINNER Sessions: Friday/Saturday
- What Is a Case? / Different Types of Cases (Kipp Herreid)
- The Discussion Case Method (Kipp Herreid)
- The Interrupted Case Method (Kipp Herreid)
- How to Write a Case (Kipp Herreid)
ADVANCED Sessions: Friday/Saturday
- Adopt and Adapt: Integrating Quantitative Skills into Cases (Pat Marsteller)
- CaseIt! (Mark Bergland and Karen Klyczek)
- Let's Be Friends: Using Social Networking to Enhance Science Teaching
- Involving Students in Case Study Writing: Naive or Brilliant? (Annie Prud'homme Genereux)
- Using Cases to Teach the Nature of Science: Alfred Russel Wallace & the Origin of Species (Douglas Allchin)
- Watts Up? (Cathy Middlecamp)
HIGH SCHOO)L TEACHER Track Sessions: Saturday Only
- Making a Case for Scientific Argumentation (Douglas Llewellyn)
- Learn by Doing: Using Case-Based Instruction to Integrate NGSS and Common Core Standards While Motivating and Engaging All Learners (Kathy Hoppe)
- Thinking Critically about Using Cases to Teach Critical Thinking Skills (Maureen Griffin and Eric Hall)
- Two Day Registration is $550
- One Day Saturday registration rate is $350
Registration includes buffet lunch, and morning/afternoon coffee breaks, as well as the Friday evening reception & banquet (for two day registrants).
Additional $55 for Friday Banquet if registering for Saturday only or for guests.
A full buffet breakfast is available to those staying at the Ramada Inn& Conference Center, compliments of the hotel.
Please note: A limited block of hotel rooms is being held at the Ramada Inn for conference attendees at the special conference rate of $75.00 until September 4, 2012, so plan on making your hotel reservations early.
For more information, including how to submit your poster proposal by August 30, 2012, see the conference website at: http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/training/conference
Questions about the conference can be directed to our Conference Coordinator, Carolyn Wright, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (716) 645-4900, fax (716) 645-2975.
May 02, 2012Call for Participation
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway project invites you to participate in the final offering of our Spring 2012 series of interactive webinars to support secondary teachers who teach about climate and energy.
For middle and high school teachers, join us for a two hour interactive webinar on Tuesday, May 15th: Making informed choices about energy and sustainability. Our presenters are Dr. John Turner, a hydrogen energy specialist from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and Kristen Record, an award-winning high school physics teacher from Connecticut.
Together they will address the roles of science and society in making informed energy choices, share their experiences working together in Dr. Turner's lab, and highlight a variety of teaching resources from the CLEAN collection that speak to energy and sustainability.
Time: 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern
This event is free of charge but space is limited and registration is required. For details about this event and to register, go to http://www.cleanet.org/clean/community/webinars/IW9.html
Questions? Contact Marian Grogan at (email@example.com).
May 02, 2012Call for Participation
The Library of Congress (LOC) will conduct an Orientation Webinar introducing LOC online resources on Wednesday, May 9, from 11 am to noon, EDT.
Learn to access the Library's online photographs, maps, sound recordings, films, documents, and other resources through the Digital Reference Section's free one-hour orientation via webinar. Confirmation, log on instructions, and handout will be sent via email. This orientation will provide an overview of what's available, provide strategies for accessing the materials, and introduce you to the resources created by staff to further your research into the Library's collections.
May 01, 2012Call for Participation
Be sure to join the NSDL Middle School Portal for their fourth web seminar in the Next Generation Science Standards series, Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards Part 4: Integrating the Three Dimensions, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDST.
Web seminar Link: http://bit.ly/ThreeDimensions - click on this link up to 30 minutes before the presentation starts
What can science educators do now to prepare for the new science standards coming in the Fall of 2012? Understanding the Framework for K-12 Science Education will help tremendously! Join this series of webinars with focus on the middle level that delves into each section of the Framework for K–12 Science Education using the NSTA Reader's Guide to the Framework as a guide. Both of these documents are free to download.
In this web seminar, MSP will focus on the Integrating the Three Dimensions (Chapter 9) of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the corresponding chapter in the Reader's Guide.
Archives of prior web seminars:
- Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards Part 3: Crosscutting Concepts
- Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards Part 1: Core Concepts
- Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards Part 2: Scientific and Engineering Practices
- Common Core and Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
- Common Core and Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Apr 17, 2012Call for Participation
A new feature of the AAAS Science Assessment website lets users create and administer online tests to their students and then compare their students’ performance to national norms. You can assemble tests by selecting questions from more than 700 items that have been developed by AAAS Project 2061 to measure what students know in 16 key science topics. Read more about the new feature or go directly to the AAAS Science Assessment website and begin using it by clicking on the “Create & Take Tests” tab to sign in.
Also of interest…upcoming assessment workshops
You are invited to join AAAS Project 2061 for an essential three-day professional development experience focused exclusively on assessment—from high-stakes testing to classroom diagnostics—and its role in helping all students achieve important science learning goals. Register now for May or October and take advantage of discounted Early Bird rates. Team discounts are also available.
When: May 30–June 1, 2012
October 17–19, 2012
Who should attend: Educators involved in the assessment of student learning in science, including middle school science teachers, science specialists, assessment directors and coordinators in states and school districts, assessment and curriculum developers, university science education faculty, education researchers, and informal science educators. Where: AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC How to apply: Go to http://www.project2061.org/events/workshops/assessment-overview.htm for a description of the workshop, sample agenda, and details on workshop fees and registration.
Apr 13, 2012Call for Participation
From the CLEAN project:
Teaching Climate Complexity
An online workshop to be held May 7 - 16, 2012
Earth's climate is regulated by complex interactions among components of the Earth system. As such, teaching about climate science involves an understanding of many different facets of the Earth system. This workshop is designed to help faculty expand their knowledge of the climate system and gain pedagogic strategies for effective teaching complex
topics. The workshop is held entirely online so no travel is necessary. There is no registration fee, but participants need to pre-register.
Registration closes today, April 13, but there are still 10 spots available, so we will continue to accept qualified applicants.
From On the Cutting Edge:
Teaching Climate Change: Insights from Large Lakes
June 19 -20 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to an array of data that can be gathered from large lakes and used to study past climates and predict future climate changes. We will review how these data are are collected, analyzed, and interpreted. The workshop will provide hands-on opportunities to examine cores and historic images and use public-domain databases to develop classroom teaching exercises. It will also include an optional field trip that combines a tour of working core and research labs with a cruise on Lake Superior on the research vessel Blue Heron.
The application deadline is April 18. The fee to attend this workshop is $120, which includes the cruise on the research ship.
Apr 12, 2012Call for ParticipationJuly 24-26, 2012
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Sustainability is a powerful theme for teaching about the environment and requires the integration of perspectives from science, economics, and society. This workshop will bring together undergraduate faculty from all disciplines who teach sustainability. Our goal is to share successful strategies and materials and to identify areas in which new materials will strengthen students' understanding of the underpinning geoscience. We seek applicants from the sciences (including geosciences), social sciences, humanities, and engineering.
This workshop is open to 30 people (by application). Housing and meals during the workshop will be provided by the NSF funded InTeGrate STEP Center for the Geoscience. There is no registration fee. The application deadline is April 20, 2012 and details can be found at http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/sustainability2012/index.html.
Please forward this announcement to interested colleagues.
Contact David Gosselin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cathy Manduca (email@example.com) with questions.
Apr 11, 2012Call for Participation
Date: April 11, 2012 Time: 6:30-7:30pm EST
Click on http://bit.ly/writingandscience up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time
Part II of our series on the impact the Common Core State Standards will have on science instruction in the middle grades. In this session, we’ll explore the writing standards for grades 6-8.
Learn about the standards themselves, discover resources that can help you modify your instruction to meet them, and join the emerging conversation with other educators.
You’ll get the most out of the seminar if you’ve browsed these standards ahead of time. Go to http://corestandards.org/, click on English Language Arts, and scroll to the Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6-12.
Hope you'll join us!
Visit Middle School Portal at: http://www.msteacher2.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network