The standards are now available at www.nextgenscience.org. The new standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. NGSS provides a cohesive approach to science instruction that will significantly change the way science is taught and learned.
Twenty-six states led the development of…Continue
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Immediately following the January 8 release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, on Wednesday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern), NSTA will host a web seminar on key components of the second NGSS draft featuring Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research and Development for Achieve. The 90-minute webinar will also include NSTA President Karen Ostlund. To register for the web seminar, click here:…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on January 4, 2013 at 5:45pm — No Comments
Are you interested in participating in a pilot study of a new middle and high school curriculum designed to teach students about climate change and the impacts of climate change on biological communities? If so, the University of Michigan with support from the National Science Foundation developed a curriculum that fuses core science content with scientific practices in several important topic areas including weather and climate, the greenhouse effect, and the carbon cycle. This online…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on December 11, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments
From NSTA Newsletter: NSTA and the CBC have selected the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12. This year's list includes books by well-known authors like Seymour Simon and Nic Bishop, focuses on some of the most primal concepts (what does an animal do on the first day of its life?), and even explains why the vampire myth persists in our society. The books on this list feature captivating stories of human achievement—like those of Rachel Carson or the diverse…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on November 26, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments
theLearnia is a free social educational network that allows millions of online students around the world to gain equal opportunity for education, learn while communicating together and share their knowledge.
For Students – theLearnia is an innovative online educational tool where students can learn with friends, practicing any learning…Continue
Added by Yosi Avraham on November 8, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Decorating your Halloween pumpkin mathematically this year? The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) wants to know. Send photos of your mathematical gourds to email@example.com to see them added to the MAA's Facebook gallery. MAA will feature the best one on its…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on October 19, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments
In addition to the STEM movement, advocates of the arts have introduced STEAM to include the arts in the processing of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts. While many STEM teachers have introduced art based projects in their classes most do not consider their efforts in support of art outcomes. If you are one of these art inclusive teachers or you'd like to engage the arts in your work in the sciences, here is a contest being offered by LPI (Lunar & Planetary…Continue
Added by Richard Varner on October 17, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments
This annual survey facilitated by Project Tomorrow gives individuals, classes, and entire school districts the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues — and to influence local, state and federal policies and programs.
Since the inaugural survey in 2004, when it went by the name NetDay, millions…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on October 12, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments
During October 14-20, 2012, NASA will introduce students of all ages to an incredible group of NASA Earth Explorers – from scientists and engineers, to multimedia producers, educators and writers. Under the theme “Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences,” this year’s Earth Science Week will focus on the stories of the many Earth Explorers who contribute to our understanding of the planet.
We invite you and your students to join us on this adventure. Find out about Earth…
Added by Kim Lightle on September 28, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…Continue
Added by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
NCTM and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators have partnered to produce a new online journal, Mathematics Teacher Educator. The journal will build a professional knowledge base for mathematics educators that stems from, develops and strengthens practitioner knowledge. NCTM will offer members subscriptions to this online-only publication as an add-on to their current NCTM subscriptions. The first issue is free. Appearing biannually in March and September, future issues can be…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on September 12, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments
The date for the next Google Teacher Academy has been announced. The next GTA will be held on December 5-6 in Mountain View, California. Applications are being accepted now through October 4.
Attending a Google Teacher Academy is the only way to become a Google Certified Teacher (different than Google Certified Trainer). Attending GTA is an excellent opportunity to connect and brainstorm…
Added by Kim Lightle on September 12, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Adaptive Technologies, a new special collection linked to science standards, brings together media resources from…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on August 29, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments
The Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics (KATM) has compiled Flipbooks that are compilations of research, “unpacked” standards from many states, instructional strategies and examples for each standard at each grade level. The intent is to show the connections to the Standards of Mathematical Practices for the content standards and to get detailed information at each level.
Resources used: Common Core State Standards, NCTM’s Focus In Grades K-8 series, Student Centered…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on August 20, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments
From MiddleWeb SmartBrief: Neurologist and middle-grades math teacher Judy Willis hits a home run with her book on helping students learn to love math, says teacher Cossondra George in this MiddleWeb book review. In reading "Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results," George found that even familiar ideas came with new twists. Drawing on her training in neurology, Willis tackles differentiation and explains how the brain…Continue
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From Education Week -- June 19, 2012
Elementary, middle, and high school students failed to demonstrate a deep understanding of science concepts when they performed activity-based science tasks and investigations, concludes a study released today from the first national…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on June 20, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments
Here are a few new resources. Happy exploring!
The Picture Post Network
Picture Post involves ordinary people (and school groups) in studying their environment through digital photography. Participants establish a post (a designated observation site) and then take an eight-shot panorama of the surrounding landscape and a photo of the sky overhead. Afterward, they upload the photographs to the Picture Post website.…
Added by Jessica Fries-Gaither on June 11, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments
NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between November 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and can integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Proposals are due July 2, 2012. More information at …Continue
Added by Jessica Fries-Gaither on June 11, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently released a practice guide for improving students' mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8.
Geared toward teachers, math coaches, other…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on May 29, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments