New Resources from the American Association of Chemistry Teachers
High and Middle School
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released its report of legacy accomplishments, an informative and colorful booklet that highlights the DEP’s improvements to New Jersey’s quality of life and economy through strong environmental protection.
The 64-page report, titled Protecting New Jersey’s Environment: A Record of Accomplishment (2010 – 2018), recaps DEP’s transformation, leadership and milestone accomplishments during this eight-year period, along with its historic efforts to restore and strengthen New Jersey communities and the natural environment after Superstorm Sandy.
The report is written in an accessible and informative fashion with numerous photos, fact boxes, charts and other visuals. It can be a useful addition to board rooms, sitting areas, offices and libraries, as well as a valuable resource for students, teachers, parents and civic leaders.
To download your copy of the Accomplishments report, go to www.nj.gov/dep/docs/njdep-accomplishments-january-2018.pdf
As an inventor and author/advisor for the Edison Innovation Foundation, shown below is the cover of a book I recently authored about Thomas Edison. I am making this short book available free to the education, invention, and entrepreneurial communities. If you or your members would like a copy, simply send an email to email@example.com and an electronic copy will be forthcoming. At the end of this book is information about the Edison Innovation Foundation and the interesting activities it is involved in.
Edison Innovation Foundation Website: www.thomasedison.org/
NJSTA received the following information from Circa Interactive.
Computer Science Education Week starts on December 4. The week aims to raise awareness of the need to bolster computer science education around the world by encouraging teachers and students to host computer science events throughout the week. These events can include teacher-guided lesson plans, participating in the Hour of Code, watching computer science videos, or using your own resources to help inspire interest among students. Here are a few computer science resources that were just published by renowned universities. These resources can provide K-12 students with valuable information about different career fields that an interest in computer science can lead to, from education and health information management, to electrical engineering.
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The TeachEngineering digital library is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding. The collection continues to grow and evolve with new additions submitted from more than 50 additional contributor organizations, a cadre of volunteer teacher and engineer reviewers, and feedback from teachers who use the curricula in their classrooms.
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.
Formation of the TeachEngineering collection was funded primarily under the NSF National Science Digital Library program, aiming to establish a national digital library that constitutes an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. Many other generous sponsors and web partners have enabled its ongoing development and promotion.
Always during the third week of October, Nuclear Science Week is a national week-long celebration to focus local, regional, and national attention on all aspects of nuclear science.
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Engineering is Elementary has just posted some new videos.
The EiE classroom video collection offers a window into classrooms engaging in elementary engineering across the country. In these videos, you’ll see expert teaching techniques in action and hard-working student engineers, as well as short interviews with educators about their experience teaching EiE.
Learn more about the newest videos: blog.eie.org/want-to-see-engineering-in-action-check-out-our-newest-classroom-videos
EiE Website: www.eie.org/
We recently received the following ad from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). We are sharing it here, because the free whitepaper offered by Amplify Science may be of interest to our membership.
More and more educators are making the instructional shifts called for by the Next Generation Science Standards and three-dimensional learning. Amplify Science asked some of our district and school partners across the country to help make your process easier by sharing their most important lessons learned.
"None of us was taught to teach this way. This is not business as usual. It's a shift in pedagogical practices."
- MaryMargaret Welch, science program manager for Seattle Public Schools
Download the whitepaper from Amplify Science to learn more about how teachers, schools, and districts have moved to the new standards and the lessons they have learned along the way. We cover:
Amplify Science combines NGSS-aligned content and pedagogy authored by U.C. Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science with today’s best practices in digital learning and design.
- The Amplify Science team
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