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Register Now for the 2018 Regional Biology Teacher Academy in Worcester, MA

June 24-June 29, 2018

81 Providence Street

Worcester, MA

Registration Deadline: June 1
Space is limited!

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Led by the Project 2061....

Middle school science and high school biology teachers are invited to submit an application to attend a free one-day workshop hosted by Project 2061, the science education initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The workshop is also open to science specialists or administrators with science curriculum responsibilities.

The workshop, “Supporting Three-dimensional Learning and Teaching with New Curriculum Materials,” will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.


Led by the Project 2061 research and development team, the workshop will introduce participants to a pair of curriculum units designed to give students a coherent understanding of matter and energy in living organisms:


  • Toward High School Biology is designed for use in middle school and focuses on helping students understand what happens to atoms and molecules during the chemical reactions that result in the growth and repair of living organisms:
  • Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity is for high school biology students and expands on the middle school unit to help students understand the relationship between matter and energy changes. The unit also explores how energy-releasing and energy-requiring chemical reactions are coupled in living systems so that organisms can carry out basic life functions.


The workshop will demonstrate how the units tackle some common learning difficulties, including persistent misconceptions that many students have about matter and energy. Participants will also see how the units align with Next Generation Science Standards and will have an opportunity to try out some sample activities and explore online teacher resources that are available with the units.


Teams of two or more middle and high school educators are encouraged to apply, but all team members must submit separate applications. You will be notified by email if you are selected to attend. Certificates of participation in this AAAS-sponsored professional development workshop will be provided to all teachers who attend. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served.


Submit your workshop application here.

July 11-13, 2018

SPACE: Space Port Area Conference for Educators

Kennedy Space Center, FL  


Registration is now open for the first annual SPACE Conference, hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.  Experience stimulating presentations from astronauts, and NASA science and engineering experts.  Tour the Kennedy Space Center and surrounding facilities. Get ready-to-go lesson plans and creative ideas to infuse your classroom with STEM and multifaceted, space-related content.  Keep your fingers crossed for a launch to be scheduled during the conference dates!  This conference is for K-12 certified educators who are teaching in U.S. schools.  Attendees must be U.S. citizens.  

Becoming a Teacher Fellow is one of the best ways to give your students this opportunity. We're recruiting our fourth cohort of Teacher Fellows who will receive free *professional development* and* stipends* to involve

students in the 2019 MSSF. In the last two years, our Teacher Fellows' students have received:

  - Six full-tuition scholarships to University of Maine

  - Three $25,000 scholarships to University of New England

  - Six $4,000 scholarships to University of Southern Maine

  - Two $1,500 scholarships to University of Maine at Augusta

All of these scholarships are renewable for up to four years. This equals

more than $600,000 in potential aid for students doing projects in

STEM subjects including computer science, behavioral sciences, mathematics

and engineering.

If your school has not participated in Maine State Science Fair in the last

five years, you can apply to be a Teacher Fellow.* Learn more and apply on

our website <>!*

MSSF is sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and Maine Mathematics & Science

Alliance. FMI:

frMaine Science Teachers Association an affiliate of the NSTA

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