From Jason Learning:
We are excited to share this great opportunity with you to experience EDUCATION IN CHINA. This opportunity comes from our partners at AASA. They are looking for two high school teachers (Science and English) to teach in China for one year. To learn more about each of the positions, please click on the links below.
English Teacher Position
Science Teacher Position
The school: Jiangsu Huangdai High School is one of the best rated schools in the Jiangsu Province. Current enrollment is about 1,600+ students and around 216 faculty and staff.
The city: Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of Eastern China. It is about 62 miles northwest of Shanghai one of world’s largest seaports China’s most famous metropolis.
Duration: Contract for the 2019-2020 academic year to begin in late August. Position duration is ten (10) months with option to renew.
Minimum Qualifications: Current license to teach high school in the United States.
Compensation and Benefits:
Please contact Tara Gao at email@example.com or call 571.721.9585 for further information.
We at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) are committed to providing educators with accurate and engaging resources that enhance teachers' knowledge of Earth system science while also earning graduate credit. Our K-12 Teacher Professional Development programs (below) would be an excellent addition to NJSTA's Professional Development page. In alignment with our grant funding and values, AMS incorporates a special AMS/NOAA initiative into their professional development workshops to promotes minority participation in science. Specifically,
The winners of the 2018 – 2019 World of 7 Billion video contest have been announced! You can watch all of the winning videos and learn more about the winning student filmmakers online now. This year, over 5,500 students participated and we received 2,726 video submissions from schools in 43 countries and 47 U.S. states and territories.
AMTA is a professional organization of teachers, by teachers and for teachers who utilize Modeling Instruction(TM) in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching practice.
If you are still looking for some top-notch professional development for the summer - look no further!
Each MODELING WORKSHOP has these features:
· Aligned with National Science Education Standards
· Focuses on all 8 scientific practices of NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education.
· Addresses multiple learning styles.
· Addresses student naive conceptions.
· Collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
· Systems, models, modeling.
· Coherent curriculum framework, but not a curriculum; thus flexible.
· Compatible with Socratic methods, project-based instruction, PBL, etc.
· Science & math literacy.
· Authentic assessments.
· High-tech and low-tech options for labs
The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking nominations for Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year, which consists of two awards that recognize the individual achievements and contributions of science educators in their first 10 years of career (Level One) and those beyond 10 years (Level Two).
An ASTE member must submit the nomination. Each recipient receives a plaque, a cash award from Carolina Biological Supply Company, and a tribute in the awards issue of the Journal of Science Teacher Education. Interested educators will find additional details about this award on GetEdFunding, a free website sponsored by CDW•G with a database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: June 1, 2019, for nominations
Download the “best of the best,” Editor’s Picks from the spring 2019 “Earth Science Sites of the Week” mailing.
Categories exist for Geology and Geography, Weather, Water, Space, Environment, General, Demos, and Humor.
Central Michigan University
This summer institute provides K-12 teachers with information and education resources to teach invention and intellectual property education in their school districts.
This annual event brings educators together from across the nation to enhance their professional knowledge and to work with others in the fields of intellectual property, innovation, and STEM. The USPTO is striving to have all states represented at this year’s NSTI.
Travel and lodging costs are provided for teachers selected to attend NSTI who reside more than 50 miles from the venue.
The application deadline has been extended to May 29. Apply now.
General Information (dates, location, focus, selection process)
News from the Lemelson-MIT Program
Spaces are filling up for our summer invention education workshops on July 22-24 at Tustin High School in Tustin, California and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 29-31. Educators of all grade levels, after school professionals, and other educators who want to enrich students' educational experiences through invention are encouraged to register now. We limit space to only 30 attendees for each site to keep the workshop setting intimate for small group learning.
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Don't miss the recording of Reaching All Students in Science, a 30-minute equity-focused webinar presented by Achieve's own Vanessa Wolbrink. In the webinar, Vanessa dives into four key features of equity in the classroom: relevant and engaging phenomena, asset-based thinking, student agency and identity, and accessibility.
Thank you to The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ for hosting today's NJSTA Spring Meeting and providing a guided tour of its clinic and kennels and the seminar given by the CEO of The Seeing Eye, physicist Dr. Jim Kutschseminar.
Visit The Seeing Eye website: www.seeingeye.org/
NJSTA received this today (5/13/19).
Invitation to science students/faculty, May 23rd, NJ State Senate, Trenton -- experts on fusion energy development followed by tour
Senator Joe Pennacchio of the NJ State Senate is sponsoring a hearing/symposium in the NJ State legislature on May 23 from 9 to 1 p.m. The theme of the hearing/symposium is: 'What are the Prospects and Requirements for the Early Development of Fusion Energy, and what are the Implications for the U.S., New Jersey, and the World?”
We would like to invite interested students and faculty to attend. This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in a discussion of the national and international work being done in fusion energy development, plasma physics, and space research. This is the future for young people! We are entering a new era.
Following the hearing, the Vice President of Princeton Satellite Company, is organizing a tour of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) for interested attendees. Sen. Pennacchio has received bi-partisan support and definite bipartisan interest in his initiative. His invitation to the hearing went to all the state legislators in NJ, the press, and universities.
Would you please notify science teachers of this opportunity, and see if they would like to register science teachers/faculty to attend? For registrations, please notify Suzanne Klebe at: 201-220-7739, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Available for FREE to Teachers
Watch as Robert Redford’s son James Redford explores the factors driving the transition to clean energy in his feature documentary HAPPENING. To further engage students, the Redford Center created TEACHING HAPPENING, an interdisciplinary, modular curriculum developed to work alongside HAPPENING. Click here to watch a short trailer.
Free to teachers, the classroom version of the film runs 50 minutes and the curriculum is aligned with national standards for grades 6-12 in Science and English.
To access your free HAPPENING streaming link and educational curriculum, click here
Girls Who Code, a leading national non-profit with the mission to close the gender gap in technology, offers free after-school Clubs for 3-5 and 6-12 grade students to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. The application for the 2019-20 school year and is now open. To start a free Club, visit www.girlswhocode.com/Clubs.
6-12 Grade Clubs
Using our online curriculum, students engage in fun online coding tutorials, build community through coding and learn about inspiring role models. No CS experience is required to run a Club. Using their new CS skills, Club members work together on a project to impact their communities. We offer grant funding for our Clubs! For students in 11thgrade and up, we also offer our alumni network, #HireMe. We provide ample resources, access to our community, and no big commitment is necessary, just the desire to learn code in a fun, supportive setting.
3-5 Grade Clubs
Students learn basic CS principles with our unplugged Clubs. Guided by our free books (we provide 5 free copies per Club), students read, discuss and work on activities, encouraging learning and bravery. Clubs can be run entirely offline, with optional online activities. No CS experience is required to run a Club and we offer grant funding. The time commitment is entirely flexible.
If you would like to start 5 or more Clubs, we would love to partner with you, providing additional grant funding, resources and a dedicated partnership manager at Girls Who Code, Eve Balick, to help you.
To join our 350+ Clubs in NJ or for partnership, contact Eve Balick at email@example.com.
FREE hurricane preparedness webinar for 4th-6th grade classes - connect students with hurricane experts!
The Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (URI/GSO) is hosting a FREE hurricane preparedness webinar in conjunction with Hurricane Preparedness Week and the 2019 Hurricane Awareness Tour (HAT). The HSS team is again partnering with NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) to provide a webinar, for 4th through 6th grade classes, that will broadcast LIVE from the HAT. The webinar will last approximately 1 hour, and will allow your classes to learn about hurricanes and their potential impacts, connect with hurricane experts, see the planes used to investigate and understand hurricanes, learn about hurricane-related careers (including “hurricane hunters”), and ask questions in real time.
On Thursday, May 9, at 10am EDT, a webinar on hurricanes will be offered, in conjunction with the Charlotte, North Carolina, stop of the HAT.
Schools/classes wanting to participate MUST REGISTER in advance.
Register here: http://hurricanescience.org/resources/nhcwebinar/
Please note, all webinars will be archived to the HSS website, 4th-6th grade webinars page, about 3-4 weeks after the HAT.
Questions? Please contact Holly Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - For this year's Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2019), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:
For all contests, entries may be submitted any time up to the Friday of Earth Science Week, October 18, 2019. These contests allow both students and the general public to participate in the celebration, learn about Earth science, and compete for prizes. The first-place prize for each contest is $300 and an AGI publication.
To learn more about these contests, including how to enter, visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests.
Reaching more than 50 million people annually, Earth Science Week is led by AGI in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each October, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth. Learn more at http://www.earthsciweek.org.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of more than 50 scientific and professional associations that represents over a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.