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.
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Does anyone here look familiar to you? You may recognize the person on the left in the top photo as our very own NJSTA President, Cheryl Zanone visiting the NGSS Share-A-Thon at the NSTA National Conference, "This Saturday program brought together many NGSS researchers and programs in one room. Can't find this anywhere else but an NSTA Convention. What an experience!"
Thousands of science educators descended on St. Louis for the premier event of the year: the National Science Teacher's Association National Conference. Teachers representing every grade level and subject area, as well as administrators, scientists, professional development providers and others, came together to explore and share the best ideas and thinking in science teaching. From assessment to materials evaluation and from equity to anchoring phenomena, many of the sessions and events supported the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and three-dimensional teaching.
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Finding Your Roots—The Seedlings
A new curriculum based on Henry Louis Gates' popular PBS genealogy series Finding Your Roots was inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity of students who attended the first Finding Your Roots Genetics and Genealogy Camps. The new curriculum supports the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change
Published by the Paleontological Research Institution, this 294-page book for high school Earth and environmental science educators addresses basic climate change science and offers perspective on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized.
Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace
This video features elementary learners working in a makerspace, along with teacher commentary and a discussion of the benefits of project-based learning from leading education researchers.
Find more resources on NSTA's Freebies for Science Teachers web page.
Share your exemplary approach to teaching and at the same time enter a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000!
The Shell Science Lab Challenge recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources.
Teachers of grades 6–12 in the US and Canada are asked to submit innovative, replicable strategies that deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment and resources. In turn, participating teachers can receive additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities.
$93,000 in prizes will be awarded!
Thanks to the Carolina Biological Supply Company for the donated lab equipment for this competition.
After lunch we will break into groups to participate in an unconference where participants will get to chose the topics they would like to explore more from the morning’s events.
The day will end with a general membership meeting where participants will have a chance to win door prizes and take a more active role in our NJSTA Community.
Breakfast, lunch, award winning speakers, door prizes… all this for only $40. We have extended the early registration rate to July 15th. Don’t miss out on this event!
Looking forward to seeing you August 7th!
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Monday night, the 21st of May, saw a phenomenal banquet recognizing members and contributors for their professional and/or academic contributions to the advancement of chemistry through ACS. These included members with 40, 50 and 60 years of research work in this field as well as active teachers and students.
The North Jersey Local of the ACS awarded our NJSTA with a plaque as a “salute to excellence for providing outstanding programming and professional development opportunities to the chemistry teachers of New Jersey. These opportunities have impacted thousands of students.”
The plaque continues citing our “commitment and leadership of the NJSTA volunteers [which] promote the ACS mission of advancing the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”
NJSTA president Ms. Linda Smith and NJSTA president-elect Ms. Linda Burroughs accepted the award. Ms. Bobbi Gorman nominated our association, and has been an active member of our group for many years. We appreciate all the work she has done to promote the education of chemical science and her commitment to teaching students.