I hope you are enjoying your summer! If you are interested, there are several places where you can immediately take something away or contribute to this site. Check out the discussions under forums - Using Social Media, STEM Education, and Oil Spill Resources. There is a link to our Cool Tools wiki under MSP2 Resources on the main page, too.
Is there anything I can help you with right now?
Would you like to contribute a tip or technology tool you have used recently in your classroom? Please reply to this comment or post under forums "Cool Tech Tools".
Do you have a favorite resource for lessons, videos, or content material for your classroom? Please reply to this comment or post under forums "Science Content Knowledge".
What is one tip you have for surviving being a new teacher? Please reply to this comment or post under forums "Tips for New Teachers".
There are a variety of resources available here, so I recommend you explore the site. Be sure to look at the resources on the home page. The NSDL site will take you to several sites that can help you in lesson planning, educational strategies, or opportunities to access other resources.
There are also events you might be interested in. Events are recorded, so if you miss a one, you can check out the recorded session and add to the discussion boards.
And of course our members are a very important resource. The more we all share, the more we all can learn. There is a wealth of resources here, and now you are a part of that too. Join in on our discussions, share your ideas and experiences and ask questions to tap into others and to get others thinking too.
Let us know if there is something in particular you want us to address or topics and technologies you might want to learn about.
Old Town, ME! What a gorgeous area of the country! I hope you're having a glorious summer.
In any event, welcome to MSP2. With your years of experience, you have a great deal to offer this community. I hope you'll be willing to do so!
Have you had a chance to explore the site much? If not, here are a few things that might be of interest:
1. The Science and Math Online Resource Guides are standards-based. They are built on wiki pages so that users can contribute to the content.
2. There are a Science Group and a Math Group to facilitate conversation around matters of specific interest to science and math educators.
3. MSP2-facilitated webinars are recorded and made available for listening/viewing after the event. They are great resources for either individual professional development or as part of a team professional development plan. Additionally, the resources are on wiki pages so that users can contribute to the content and add ideas and resources after-the-fact.
Please feel free to jump in and participate. Join a discussion underway. Post a comment. Ask a question. Share ideas and resources. Your participation is important to the growth of this community.