2017 TSTA Conference and Professional Development Institute
TSTA PRE-CONFERENCE PROPOSALS
PREPARING FOR THE ECLIPSE
On August 21, 2017 most of North America is in the path of a rare sight, a total eclipse of the sun. There are tons of new resources ready to use in the classroom to share this exciting once in a lifetime event with students and families. Build excitement and prepare students to view the eclipse safely using resources now available at NASA and PBS Learning Media.
PBS Learning Media has developed a downloadable guide to help you teach about the upcoming solar eclipse. It points to resources on both the NASA and PBS LearningMedia sites, and answers some of the questions teachers asked PBS Learning Media in a recent survey. There will be exciting informal professional development events about the solar eclipse available online.
COOL STUFF FROM NASA
Eclipse Poster This double-sided 20”x20” poster has a composite image of the sun on the front. The back of the poster provides key facts about the August 2017 total solar eclipse and a guide to safely view the eclipse.
Eclipse Information Card
Eclipse Website Resource
New Eclipse Resources From TN STEM Innovation Network
Register for Classroom Sets of Solar Viewing Glasses
Eclipse WeatherSTEM Module
Yesterday, we released a WeatherSTEM lesson on solar eclipses that is open to TSTA Members and their peers. LINK
That lesson contains some important safety information as well as some great content aligned to rigorous educational standards. I hope you and your peers are able to safely enjoy this unique spectacle.
LESSON LINK OF THE MONTH
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