Middle school science and high school biology teachers are invited to submit an application to attend a free one-day workshop hosted by Project 2061, the science education initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The workshop is also open to science specialists or administrators with science curriculum responsibilities.
The workshop, “Supporting Three-dimensional Learning and Teaching with New Curriculum Materials,” will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.
Led by the Project 2061 research and development team, the workshop will introduce participants to a pair of curriculum units designed to give students a coherent understanding of matter and energy in living organisms:
The workshop will demonstrate how the units tackle some common learning difficulties, including persistent misconceptions that many students have about matter and energy. Participants will also see how the units align with Next Generation Science Standards and will have an opportunity to try out some sample activities and explore online teacher resources that are available with the units.
Teams of two or more middle and high school educators are encouraged to apply, but all team members must submit separate applications. You will be notified by email if you are selected to attend. Certificates of participation in this AAAS-sponsored professional development workshop will be provided to all teachers who attend. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served.
Submit your workshop application here.
Application deadline: July 20, 2018.
The Society for Science & the Public’s STEM Action grant program's .biannual application is now open through June 8, 2018.
The Society’s STEM Action Grant program awards innovative nonprofit organizations, led by social entrepreneurs, that support community based STEM projects and whose work supports the Society’s mission. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to selected candidates and announced in July 2018.
Curious if your organization is a fit for this program? Eligible organizations have 501(c)(3) status, serve at least 25 people, and are not managed by middle or high school students still eligible for the Society’s STEM competitions. We are looking to fund organizations that:
Learn about the organizations funded in the last grant cycle here. We hope you choose to apply by the June 8 deadline, and look forward to learning about the great work taking place in your community.
Society for Science & the Public Website: www.societyforscience.org/
Most chemistry books focus on chemistry and on occasion relate it to students’ real lives. ChemCom teaches chemistry through the lens of real life. During this webinar, learn about how ChemCom embraces modeling, NGSS, and hands-on activities to make chemistry relevant and exciting to students. To familiarize yourself with the text before the webinar, visit www.acs.org/chemcom. There, you can also request a review copy. Published in 2012, Chemistry in the Community is still as relevant as ever.
WEBINAR (7-8 PM ET) on May 8, 2018
Presenter: Emily Bones
Climate change is a major threat to our planet. Educators and their students are invited to collaborate with Rutgers University scientists to explore climate change data and how it can be used to make environmental decisions. Students will present their ideas at the Climate Change Summit 2019 at Rutgers University. This opportunity is for Grades 8-12, and there are only 15 spots available in the program.
Please download the flyer for more information and if interested, please apply by June 1 at: https://tinyurl.com/ydaqd3t5
If you have any questions about this opportunities, please contact Christine Bean firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Education and Human Development
College of Science and Mathematics
UTeach (UMass Boston) Clinical Assistant Professor / Clinical Instructor
The College of Education and Human Development and the College of Science and Mathematics invite applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Master Teacher/Clinical Assistant Professor to work with the UMass Boston UTeach Program beginning Spring 2015. This person will work with and support the Project Co-PIs and Co-Directors to develop, maintain, and ensure the sustainability of the program.
The responsibilities include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate STEM teacher preparation courses, focusing on fostering a deep understanding of STEM concepts and processes; (2) supervise practica related to field-based teacher development; (3) advise students; (4) write and administer grants; (5) present at local, state, and national conferences; (6) contribute to the University’s urban mission, to university and departmental committees, and to professional associations. Service at the college, university and professional level is expected, including outreach to schools.
This is a non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty appointment consisting of a 9-month instructional and 1-month summer administrative appointment, for a total of 10 months. Appointment is for no more than 3 years. However, reappointment can occur for as long as the appropriate need and resources exist. Reappointment is also dependent upon continual satisfactory job performance. Standard full-time teaching load is 9 teaching credits per semester, for a total of 18 for an academic year. Additional instructional-related duties connected to student mentoring and program development will be assigned in order to provide persons appointed in this title with the appropriate workload.
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience (Bachelor’s Degree plus 36 credits), preferably in mathematics education, science education, mathematics, or a science discipline. The candidate must be able to demonstrate (1) a minimum of 5 years as a secondary classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience; (2) interest in participating in a professional preparation program; (3) expertise in appropriate use of instructional technology; (4) regular participation in state, regional, or national professional organizations and activities; and (5) professional scholarship in the form of publications and/or presentations.
WEBINAR (7-8 PM ET) on April 11, 2018
Join AACT and the ACS in celebrating marine chemistry during the upcoming Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) campaign with the theme, “Dive into Marine Chemistry.”
How does high school chemistry teacher, Michael Morgan, with a background in chemical physics, suddenly (or maybe not so suddenly) end up teaching marine sciences in his chemistry classes? Learn about the odd path he took to incorporate topics from marine sciences, earth sciences, and even a little bit of biology into his chemistry classes. The webinar will feature the roles of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) and the National Science Bowl (NSB). Surfing, scuba diving, sailboat racing, and an ill placed Olympic dream will all be part of the story.
You will also learn about the educational resources ACS provides for this year’s CCEW celebration. More information at www.acs.org/ccew.
Presenters: Michael Morgan, Franciscso Bravo Medical Magnet School, and David Horwitz, Program Manager, Science Outreach, American Chemical Society
Register Now: register.gotowebinar.com/register/7045313557792186882
News from NSTA
Lab Out Loud is a podcast, hosted by two science teachers, that discusses science news and science education by interviewing leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.
The Socioscientific Issues Approach: Addressing Controversial Issues in the Science Classroom
This week Lab Out Loud welcomes the co-authors of a recent Phi Delta Kappan publication that might give you some insight in how to help prepare students to become scientifically literate citizens by incorporating socioscientific issues in the classroom. David Owens (College of Education, University of Missouri), Troy Sadler (professor of education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Dana Zeidler (university professor of science education, University of South Florida) join co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to talk about their article and much more.
News from the American Modeling Teachers- Association (AMTA)
The following workshops will be in New York State. To find workshops in other locations, visit the AMTA Summer 2018 Workshops page.
Dates: July 9-12
Columbia University – Teachers College
Storm King HS Cornwall-on-Hudson
State University of New York - Buffalo State College Dept. of Physics
Dates: July 23-Aug 10th
NJ Audubon's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville, NJ
July 23 to 27, 2018
Application deadline is March 15, 2018
New Jersey Audubon’s Teacher’s School of Ecology sponsored by Ashland, Inc. is a week-long program for elementary and middle school teachers. The program offers in-depth experiences that use inquiry as a basis for building effective field studies and understanding environmental issues. All activities and learning support STEM + Art concepts and skills as well as the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core.
Lessons will be drawn from a spectrum of topics including water quantity and quality, sustainable land use and environmental practices, and native species protection and invasive species control. We will focus on a different set of issues each day and provide field experience, lessons and resources to support your existing curricula. Also included will be information on the Eco-Schools New Jersey program that supports sustainable practices through the development of school-based eco-teams.
The institute will include outdoor activities as well as indoor problem solving—both focused on the local area. By connecting the classroom to the real world, teachers can help students become more aware of the world around them, take an active role in preserving their local environments and acquire the critical thinking, problem solving and basic life skills necessary to become informed global citizens.
For more information contact: Kelly Wenzel at 908-396-6506 or email@example.com
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News from NSTA
ExxonMobil Exploration and the American Geosciences Institute invite school administrators to nominate elementary and middle level teachers to attend a week-long academy at which they will learn Earth science content, explore hands-on STEM activities, and gain real-world science experiences. These academies will be held in Houston for elementary school teachers June 24–29 and for middle school teachers July 22–27.
Deadline: April 15
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News from NSTA
The award recognizes innovative classroom teachers who use the LEGO brick to advance student learning. Awardees will present their work at the Tufts University STEM Education Conference in Boston on June 5–7. Flights and accommodations will be provided.
Deadline: April 15
News from NSTA
The contest is open to K–12 schools and youth-serving organizations that aim to create more opportunities for students to engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through making. Ten organizations will each receive a $10,000 grant maker professional development for two staff members and travel support to attend CrossRoads 2018, Infosys Foundation USA's annual education conference.
Deadline: March 6
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The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) wants to know how we can best support the professional development needs of teachers. Please complete our professional development survey by February 28th to share your thoughts. It takes less than 5 minutes, and three participating teachers will receive a $100 Amazon gift card!
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You are invited to a free PD session for high school biology teachers and middle school life science teachers at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 3 (snow date, March 10), 9-12 AM. This PD will include:
If you plan to attend, please register by filling out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR71QugDqdcFbxOP3TEn07uAZDqIvHjgMMAKaw0dCcD8wndg/viewform?usp=sf_link. Please register by Tuesday, February 27. We will provide Act 48 credits to participating teachers.
This PD session will be held in Room 115, Leidy Lab in the Biology Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Leidy Lab is located at 3740 Hamilton Walk. A map is available at https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/maps/locations/leidy-laboratories-biology (for an expanded map and directions, click on View on the Campus Map). Three-hour metered parking is available on Spruce St. and on 38th St. north of Spruce St. If you want to pay to park in one of Penn's lots or parking garages go to http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/lot-locations-and-daily-rates.html for information.
Find out how you can use chemistry content to enhance K – 8 learning – even if you are not a chemistry teacher!
More Information: teachchemistry.org/professional-development/webinars/but-i-don-t-teach-chemistry
Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration for The NSTA Virtual Conference
Teaching ControversialTopics in Science
Saturday, March 3
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
Register before February 16 and Save $10!
Science teachers play an important role in preparing students for the responsibilities of active citizenship. To do that, science educators often find themselves teaching controversial topics, but few feel well prepared. How can teachers approach these sometimes controversial science topics in their classrooms?
Join us for a virtual conference on Teaching Controversial Topics in Science.
This virtual conference is designed to provide teachers with principles and strategies that may be applied to a wide variety of topics and settings. At the end of this virtual conference, you will:
Conference Presenters and Agenda
David L. Evans
Norman G. Lederman
The four-hour experience is composed of a series of four consecutive presentations with three fifteen-minute breaks in between each session, designed for participants to rest and move to the corresponding virtual room. All sessions will be archived, allowing all registered participants the opportunity to watch the presentations on-demand, when convenient.
Modeling Instruction is designated as an Exemplary K-12 science program and a Promising Educational Technology program by the U.S. Department of Education. Modeling Workshops™ are peer-led. Content is reorganized around basic models to increase its structural coherence. Participants are supplied with a complete set of course materials and work through activities alternately in roles of student or teacher, as they practice techniques of guided inquiry and cooperative learning. Models and theories are the purpose and the outcomes of scientific practices. They are tools for engineering design and problem solving. Thus, modeling guides all other practices.
Each MODELING WORKSHOP has these features:
This summer, Modeling Workshops™ are hosted in physics (mechanics, E&M, waves), chemistry (first and second semester), biology, physical science, middle school science, curriculum development and a few one-week long Intro to Modeling sessions:
New Jersey City University's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a wide variety of teacher preparation programs to meet the needs of our nation's schools. Currently we are seeking candidates in following two categories: (a) To serve as a mentor teacher for our pre-service teachers and (b) Supervisors.
Description of Mentor teacher(s) position:
Mentor teachers (or cooperating teachers) work closely with our secondary pre-service teachers. As a part of teacher certification requirement, pre-service teachers are placed in a science classroom for practicums and internships (currently known as Clinical experience and Clinical practice). Clinical experience students visit twice a week to the secondary classroom, whereas clinical practice students spend entire semester (15 weeks) in a science classroom. We are seeking Earth science mentor teachers to host our pre-service teachers. Mentor teachers receive stipend for hosting the students.
Description of Supervisor position:
Supervisors observing clinical experience students visit them 3 times a semester and receive 1/2 credit compensation for each student. Supervisors observing clinical practice students visit 7 times a semester and receive 1 credit for each student. Supervisors can be any experienced science teachers or district science supervisors who are available during daytime to make school visits.
New Jersey City University is located in Jersey City, New Jersey and most of our candidates are placed in Jersey City, Bayonne, Elizabeth and Union city school districts.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact:
Dr. Vanashri Nargund-Joshi
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education/ Department of Biology
New Jersey City University
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Act now! Apply by January 15! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and education leaders to bring public health into classrooms across the United States and beyond. Selected fellows tour CDC’s state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate with CDC scientists to design innovative lessons, and to learn curriculum design and teaching strategies that engage students in math and science using today’s emerging public health topics (e.g. Opioid epidemic, Ebola virus, Hurricane preparedness, Zika virus, Teen violence, Obesity, and more).
Who? Teachers and educational leaders
When? July 16-20, 2018
Where? CDC Headquarters (Atlanta, GA)
How? Apply Now through January 15, 2018
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador.
The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey's South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators is a unique approach to addressing the readiness of the future workforce. The Institute gets to the heart of the issue by exposing area teachers to the South Jersey economy, the skills, traits and characteristics businesses look for when hiring employees. For more than 20 years, this three-week intensive program has graduated nearly 500 area teachers. These teachers incorporate the lessons learned at the Institute into their teachings and reach more than 50,000 students – our future workforce.
The 2018 South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators will run from July 9 – July 27, 2018.
The application deadline is March 23, 2018
View details on the Website:
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Achieve is excited to announce the expansion of the Science Peer Review Panel!
Achieve's Science Peer Review Panel ("Science PRP") is an elite group of educators who work to evaluate and share high-quality lesson sequences and units that are designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Members of the Science PRP are part of the solution to a persistent problem in the science education field: not enough examples of high quality instructional materials designed for the NGSS.
Join the Science PRP by filling out the online application and connect with a network of educators across the country committed to advancing science education for all students, develop your expertise in the NGSS, and work to make better science instructional materials more widely available to the science education field. This opportunity includes free, valuable professional learning experiences designed to deepen your understanding of the NGSS and the evaluation process for instructional materials.
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The mission of the NJ Sea Grant Consortium is to promote the wise use of New Jersey’s marine and coastal resources through research, education and outreach.
Book an in-school program or field trip. Learning about special events and programs. SIgn up for the education mailing list. Download resources for your lessons.
Resources for Educators: njseagrant.org/education/resources-for-educators/
There are two opportunities for educators who have attended an EdCamp. Choose one.
(1) Apply for a grant.
These grants are for educators who want to build upon what they learned at an Edcamp. They are extending the impact of an Edcamp experience.
The goal is to increase a teacher's capacity to bring about change in the classroom. While some of the grant may be used for classroom supplies, the focus is on teacher growth and learning. The grant might be for taking a class, shadowing a colleague, attending a conference or initiating a start-up project in their school community. It all depends on what you want to build upon from the Edcamp that you attended. In what do you want to become more proficient? What can you learn that will serve your students, both this year and for years to come?
These grants are for teachers who are willing to take the time to become the best that they can be for the students in their classrooms!
Click here for information: www.edcamp.org/node/2393
The new grant quarter will open soon.
(2) Apply to be a grant reader.
If you are not applyng for a grant, the EdCamp Foundation needs volunteers to read entries and assist in the selection of winners. This is a 10-20 hour commitment, training included. If you are interested in adding this experience to your resume, please email: JUSTINE@EDCAMP.ORG
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a scientifically-literate public actively engaged in environmental stewardship that conserves, restores, and protects human communities and natural resources related to NOAA's mission.
Learn more about this project and how you may be eligible for up to $2500 to carry out an environmental stewardship action project.
Thank you to NSTA for this information.
In this webinar from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), attendees will explore how to integrate technology and focus on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration. This session will include actionable advice for educators with plenty of examples of tech-infused lessons to help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills. The goal is to help attendees shift their thinking to embrace the "tasks before apps" mindset. The presenter will include an overview of how to incorporate digital tools into everyday lessons and long-term units as well as an exploration of her favorite mobile apps and websites for student creators. This session is perfect for educators with access to a variety of tools, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and smartphones.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET