Hope you join us online this Thursday, 1/13 at 4pm EST as we explore how reader's theater can be used to improve comprehension of informational text and help students learn science concepts. We'll focus on science-themed text, but the same principles can apply to other content areas as well. You can find the link to participate, the descriptions, and archived recordings of all the webinars at http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/BeyondPenguins/Seminars
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 - Mathematica, Student Blogging, and STEM Information. There is a link to our Cool Tools wiki under MSP2 Resources on the main page, too.
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There are several great upcoming events scheduled, too!
Hi Sultana - Welcome aboard! So glad you took advantage of the free NMSA registration - looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
I wanted to tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources and professional development opportunities.
If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers, an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher and student opportunities and grants. Our newest resource guides are Teaching With Trade Books which includes lessons for science AND math classes and Science Misconceptions.
The MSP2 bookclub is reading Unscientific America. We'll be meeting online December 7, 2010 at 7pm EST. Hope you'll join the group.
Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment. We are always looking for feedback and new ideas for PD opportunities and people who would like to present.