Latest Opportunities for Teachers and Students

  • Sat, February 20, 2016 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    A Boeing and Teaching Channel Partnership

    The Boeing Company and Teaching Channel have been working together since 2014 to create problem-based curricula inspired by the science and engineering innovations at Boeing and informed by globally competitive science, math, and literacy standards. These units are being released as part of a collection of K-12 education resources under development to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Boeing Company.

    Each unit is designed to be delivered in classrooms over a two-week period. These resources are intended to meet a critical need by teachers for content that integrates engineering design thinking and problem based learning – both of which are more strongly emphasized in globally benchmarked science standards (e.g., Next Generation Science Standards) that are currently being adopted or adapted by districts across the United States.

    A collection of companion videos for six units produced by Teaching Channel showcase one lesson from each unit. These videos are intended to demonstrate how educators shifted their practice to integrate engineering practice and mindset in their classrooms. Watch all the videos to see how educators addressed topics in lessons that span the arc of the two-week units.


  • Wed, January 20, 2016 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    Population Connection has a wonderful new online resource for science teachers

    You may be familiar with our long-popular resource, World Population, a short video-animation of the history of world population of the past 2,000 years. A new version of World Population is now part of a new website, that has a number of interactive features and rich content to help students learn more about human ecology – past, present and projected – including land use, carbon emissions and trends in science and technology that have shaped society.  We designed the site with high school students and teachers in mind.

    See this press release for more information on the website’s features. 

  • Fri, January 08, 2016 9:36 AM | Anonymous

    Planting Science: Digging Deeper Together - A Model for Collaborative Teacher/Scientist Professional Development

    BSCS, the Botanical Society of America, and the American Society of Plant Biologists are looking for high school life science teachers who are interested in participating in a unique professional development opportunity involving collaborations with research scientists, teachers, and students.

    • Are you interested in collaborating with scientist mentors to help students learn how to conduct research on plants?
    • Are you interested in taking part in face-to-face and online professional development to help enhance your teaching practices?
    • Would you like to participate in a research project to find out how collaborations among teachers, research scientists, and students can lead to enhanced student learning?
    • Are you interested in having your students work more with plants?

    Digging Deeper is a professional development (PD) research project that builds on the success of PlantingScience, an online science mentoring community for high school biology students.

    The Digging Deeper project will develop, implement, and test a professional development (PD) model whereby teachers and scientists work closely together over extended periods to guide students in authentic science investigations and then to reflect on instructional and mentoring strategies that that are effective for enhancing student learning.

  • Tue, January 05, 2016 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Online Teacher Professional Development Opportunity:

    For middle and high school teachers-please share with your colleagues, consider applying to our year-long science teacher professional development program with a total of up to $1,500 in fellowship payments: 

    Applications are due no later than January 25, 2016

    Questions?  Contact Margaret Stieben

    The Online Teacher (OT) Professional Development program is designed for middle and high school science teachers. Over the course of one year, participants explore, apply, and reflect on Six Star Science, a research-based framework for supporting excellence in science education (see Resources below). OTs also engage in online discussions, design and implement experiments, and utilize tools and strategies to enhance student-centered learning by effectively transforming lessons. The program does NOT require teachers to add to their curriculum; instead, it gives teachers tools for enhancing state mandated curricula. 

  • Tue, January 05, 2016 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2016

    OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 30, 2015) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2016 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 15 countries throughout the world. New in 2016 are courses in Galápagos and Paraguay.

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

    Project Dragonfly also offers graduate courses and the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree co-delivered by premier learning institutions in Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. The AIP master's takes place on-site and near AIP Master Institutions and through web-based learning communities.

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

  • Sun, December 06, 2015 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    Teach an Hour of Code to your students

    Join us to make history. We want 10 million people of all ages to try an introduction to computer science for one hour during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). Also, we are offering prizes for EVERY educator who participates!


  • Wed, October 14, 2015 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    Welcome to Geologic Map Day 2015, a special event designed to promote awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society.

    Geologic map of Holy Cross Quadrangle, Colorado

    As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.

    More Information

  • Tue, October 13, 2015 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Application Deadline: Nov. 19, 2015, at 8 p.m. EST

    The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office. Einstein Fellows bring their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to their host offices to inform Federal STEM education efforts.

    To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently employed full time in a U.S. public or private elementary or secondary school or school district. Applicants must have been teaching full time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline. 

    Program applications are due Nov. 19, 2015, at 8 p.m. EST and must be submitted through an online application system.

    Additional information about the program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements and access to the online application system may be found at

    Please direct inquiries about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program to

  • Sat, October 10, 2015 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    Classroom Activities

    Here you can find suggested Earth science related activities. Most are categorized based on the Next Generation Science Standards, and the earlier National Science Education Standards. Activities are also marked with an appropriate grade level. These Earth science activities are fun and educational. To access these activities, click on the activity name in the chart below.

  • Thu, October 01, 2015 7:00 AM | Anonymous
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