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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
Do you know an amazing environmental educator in your community?
What about a school that is going above and beyond educating their students about nature and the environment? Is there a local land trust program or nonprofit program that has impacted your life? How about a Maine business you respect for their commitment to sustainability and the environment? If you have answered YES to any of these questions nominate them so that their achievements can be publicly recognized at the 2015 MEEA Conference.
Interested in a STEM Teaching Fellowship?
Check out the criteria for this one being offered though University of Notre Dame!
Do you like using science to solve mysteries?
So do we! CSI: Classroom Student Investigations is an excellent PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunity for science teachers. Forensic cases will be developed in which teachers and students will engage in inquiry-based activities to solve the cases. A wide variety of science fields (life, chemical, physical, and technology) will be included in this program. All cases will incorporate “real-world” activities and teachers will be given information how to adapt to their own classrooms. The workshop will be held June 15-26, 2015 (preference will be given to grades 7-10, but others will be considered as space allows), and a limited amount of travel support may be available. Teachers will receive room/board and up to $2000 stipend for successful completion of summer and academic year activities. Workshop is held on the campus of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. You’ll have the weekend free to explore the area- go shopping, go to movies or out to eat, travel to Memphis (about an hour away) or explore the many outdoor activities in the “Natural State” http://www.arkansas.com/. For more information and application forms, see our website http://altweb.astate.edu/csiscience
Friday, March 20th, 2015 Snowdate: Saturday, March 21st
Join the Maine Environmental Education Association on March 20 at Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine. It will be an intensive day of case studies, resources, skill building, and collaborative action planning. Tracks will focus on the following topics, following up on the work we started at the Better Together Summit:
-New Nature Movement
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 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).
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
Hello Middle and High School Teachers,
The Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association
is offering you an opportunity to
meet five Alaskan scientists in a live webinar series scheduled February 4 - April 1, 2015. Teachers preparing a team to participate in the
Environthon in April will find these sessions will prepare them well for this event. You may register and attend any of the sessions by becoming an
ANROE member <https://anroe.wordpress.com/membership/>.
In addition, ANROE is offering a 1 credit CEU through the University of Alaska Fairbanks by combining this webinar series with the UAF Geophysical
Institute's "Science for Alaska Lecture Series
Register for the webinar
series by becoming an ANROE member (or renew your current membership); the
credit costs an additional $45.
These opportunities are being brought to you by ANROE in partnership with the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, Project Learning Tree, Alaska
Department of Fish & Game and the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States.