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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!

03 Apr 2015 • Gardiner Area High School
11 Apr 2015 (UTC-04:00) • Gardiner Area High School - Friday October 9, 2015
Science News!

Making Sense of NGSS (First in a Series)Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:30:00 PM EDT - 5:15:00 PM EDT

Please join us for this first in a series of free webinars for Maine educators. Let's make sense of the Next Generation Science Standards. We'll begin with the basics and explore how they were developed and why they are needed. Revisit or be introduced to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the book that guided the development of NGSS. Also featured will be PBS LearningMedia science digital resources that support the new standards. This event is a collaboration between MPBN, PBS LearningMedia, Maine Science Teachers Association and WGBH Education. We'll send out the archived recording link to all who register. And, everyone who registers will be eligible to win our raffle prize, a canvas PBS LearningMedia bag and NOVA classroom dvds. Thank you!

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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:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Club of Maine is inviting Maine middle school and high school science and engineering teachers to apply for Club scholarships to the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT).

Workshops from AAAS
Lock in your professional development schedule for 2015! Register now at low Early-Bird rates for these timely and highly regarded workshops from AAAS:
Developing and Using Assessments Aligned to Science Learning Goals     
February 25 - 27, 2015
October 7 - 9, 2015
Understanding and Using Next Generation Learning Goals
March 26 - 27, 2015
November 5 - 6, 2015

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