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  • 06 Feb 2015 11:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are looking to improve your practice in the science classroom here is a book you should read,  5 Practices for Orchestrating Task-Based Discussions in Science by: Jennifer L. Cartier, Margaret S. Smith, Mary Kay Stein, and Danielle K. Ross  It was very well written, the authors gave many supportive diagrams and ideas for clarity. It is an easy read and can be quickly integrated into your practice.

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Readings for STEM educators:
Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards! Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standard

For other readings visit NSTA Recommends

MSTA's Partner STEM Associations:

Upcoming Events!

11 Apr 2015 (UTC-04:00) • Gardiner Area High School - Friday October 9, 2015
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2015 National Marine Educators Association Conference in Newport, RI!
Early Bird Registration ends in TWO days- register now for the 2015 National Marine Educators Association Conference in Newport, RI!

The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) the only professional organization dedicated to those who educate others on marine and aquatic environments.  Have you registered yet for the  2015 NMEA annual conference in historic Newport, RI??  Don't miss this amazing conference opportunity!  Rhode Island is a quintessential New England summer destination, and Newport is at its hub. Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME), this year's conference host, encourages you to join us in beautiful, seaside Newport, June 29- July 2, to connect, network and exchange ideas with other formal and informal educators, scientists, students, and government and industry members from across the U.S. and around the globe.
Early Bird Registration will end in two days!!  Please be sure to take advantage of this discount (a $50 savings!) by May 31, 2015. 
Register Now!

Green Athenaeum
Science Writing for Content and Comprehension

A two-day workshop for middle school and high school science and English teachers
on writing about science topics and STEM disciplines, 
aligned with the Common Core State Standards

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10 am-4 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

  The 2015 summer workshop will emphasize:
Writing expectations from the NGSS and MA ST/E Standards
Informational, argumentative, and narrative writing types
NGSS-aligned laboratory report alternatives and options
PARCC Assessment preparation and strategies
Formative assessments in science writing
Strategies for helping reluctant writers
Academic language in science writing
Engaging unit-based writing prompts
Science writing styles and rubrics

The workshop will provide:
Models for collaborating with other classes, grades, and organizations
Networking and collaboration with colleagues from other schools
Ideas for writing in the science classroom and laboratory
Electronic handouts and templates for all assignments
Strategies for editing and revising student work
Lunch and snacks each day
15 PDPs for participation

More information and registration

Two week-long ocean science programs offered annually at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. FREE to the participants and are available only to Maine High School Juniors and Maine Science Teachers (including room and board). The two programs offered are entitled:

The Keller BLOOM Program - (for Maine HS Juniors - held May of each year)

BLOOM Educators's Program - (Maine Science Teachers - held July of each year)

More information can be found at our education website:

frMaine Science Teachers Association an affiliate of the NSTA

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