Latest Opportunities for Teachers and Students

  • Fri, November 14, 2014 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Accepting 2015 applications for global grad courses (most tuition waived)

    OXFORD, Ohio (Nov. 3, 2014) - Applications are being accepted for 2015 field courses and the Global Field Program master’s degree, which offer groundbreaking courses in 13 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas (see http://www.earthexpeditions.miamioh.edu/principals).

    Earth Expeditions graduate courses bring together graduate students, scientists, educators and community leaders at critical conservation sites worldwide. Sites for 2015 include the Amazon, Australia, Baja, Belize, Borneo, Costa Rica, Guyana, Hawai'i, India, Kenya, Mongolia, Namibia and Thailand.

    Tuition for seven graduate credits and all basic in-country expenses are covered in the course costs, which are reduced because of support from Miami University. Accepted students are responsible for airfare.

    Earth Expeditions and the GFP master’s degree can be completed part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. They are open to educators and other professionals who hold a bachelor's degree from any discipline. For more information and to apply, please visit:

    Earth Expeditions: http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu/principals
    Global Field Program: http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu/principals

    Applicants may be interested in Project Dragonfly's additional master's degree, the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), co-delivered with premier learning institutions in select U.S. cities. Current AIP sites are located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. For more information, please visit http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu/principals.

    Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits and graduate programs worldwide. Dragonfly is based in the Department of Biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio, established in 1809 and listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.

    CONTACT: Mary Jo Lahrmann
    Project Dragonfly, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056
    513.529.8573, lahrmamj@miamioh.edu

    Like Project Dragonfly on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/PrjDragonfly.

  • Thu, October 02, 2014 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!.

    Check out the resources pages for activities. http://www.shakeout.org/schools/resources/

  • Sat, September 27, 2014 11:11 AM | Anonymous


    Great prizes for students, teachers and schools!
    School has started and there has never been a better time to make Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision a part of your class. While you're shaping up this year's lesson plans, think about including the world's largest science K-12 competition. Not only does it give your students an exciting, hands-on learning experience, but teachers who coach an ExploraVision team can utilize the program broadly, incorporate the competition into their curriculum, and use it as an opportunity to work toward the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by engaging students in problem solving and critical thinking activities.

    ExploraVision encourages students of all grade levels to imagine what technology might be like in the future. All it takes is a teacher sponsor like you to encourage your students to participate and fuel their excitement for scientific discovery.

    Getting started is easy.

    Register online, check out our teacher resources and start adding teams!

    To celebrate ExploraVision’s 23rd anniversary, the top 23 teachers who submit over 23 eligible online entries will receive a Toshiba Tablet.

  • Sat, September 27, 2014 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    NSTA has been conducting an ongoing series of web seminars to support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  During the 2014-15 School year, the focus will be on the elementary grades with a new web seminar each month focused on a particular grade.

    • deepen their understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction;
    • dive into one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a specific grade; and
    • discuss instructional practices with other teachers of the same grade level and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.

    Teaching NGSS in Elementary SchoolundefinedFirst Grade, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Teaching NGSS in Elementary SchoolundefinedSecond Grade, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Teaching NGSS in Elementary SchoolundefinedThird Grade, Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Teaching NGSS in Elementary SchoolundefinedFourth Grade, Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Teaching NGSS in Elementary SchoolundefinedFifth Grade, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  • Sat, July 26, 2014 6:12 PM | Anonymous

    As you’re looking to your grades 6-12 STEM enrichment planning for 2014-15, you might want to take a look at the AIAA Educator Academy’s  Electric Airplane Challenge. It’s a comprehensive, tested curriculum and capstone event designed by AIAA to...

  • Sat, July 19, 2014 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for well-vetted resources on climate and energy literacy for the classroom?CLEAN has just launched a brand new, searchable portal of online learning activities, videos and visualizations on climate and energy.

    The Brand New CLEAN Portal offers the following resources and support:

    1. The CLEAN search engine directs you to online activities, videos, and visualizations on climate and energy that are searchable by grade level, topic, and resource type. These resources have been reviewed by scientists and educators for accuracy and classroom effectiveness and provide additional insight and guidance on using the materials.

    2. Join the vibrant CLEAN Network email list for updates on educational policies and science, discussions with experts, conference & workshop announcements, and weekly telecons (Tuesdays at 1 pm ET). Join the CLEAN Network email list by contacting joincleannetwork@cleanet.org.

    3. Follow the CLEAN team on facebook or twitter to see featured resources from the CLEAN Portal as well as climate extensions to help you stay up-to-date on the latest climate and energy literacy news!

    4. CLEAN's guidance on teaching climate and energy science provides a set of essential principles to frame the science and inform your teaching strategies. Learn more about these scientific principles, why they are important and challenging to learn, strategies for teaching age groups, and get directed to relevant activities, videos, and visualizations for each principle.

  • Tue, July 01, 2014 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site. Donors pick projects and make a donation.
    DonorsChoose.org lets you share your classroom needs with a thriving community eager to help. Supporters have brought teachers' ideas to life in more than half of all U.S. public schools.

    How projects get funded

    70% of projects on DonorsChoose.org are funded. Scroll down to see success stories from teachers and hear from donors who've just supported a classroom.

    The website will walk you through the process to select materials for your students and provide the information that inspires donors to give.

    Your project is most likely to be funded if you:

    • Give it a great title
    • Keep the cost to less than $400
    • Speak from the heart when you describe your project
    • Check your project essay for spelling and grammar.
  • Thu, April 18, 2013 3:33 PM | Anonymous


    The Molecularium Project is expanding science literacy globally by exciting young minds about molecular science through experiential learning and unprecedented visualizations in immersive and interactive media. We aim to excite audiences of all ages to explore and understand molecular science in the world around them.

    NanoSpace is a FREE tool for teachers created by renown scientists from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute to help increase science literacy in children.

  • Tue, April 02, 2013 8:43 AM | Anonymous
    This digital collection of 500+ vetted teaching materials for grades 6 - 16 includes activities, visualizations, and videos on climate science, climate change, and energy concepts.  These free resources are appropriate for courses in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or engineering, geology, and geography.  Only materials accepted by our review panels of scientists and educators are included.  Search the collection by topic, resource type, or grade level.  Learn about how to teach concepts in climate and energy using literacy principles.  This amazing resource was created with NSF funding.

    http://cleanet.org/index.html
  • Sat, February 02, 2013 9:11 AM | Anonymous
    The vision of the Math Common Core Institute is to enable grades 3-8 teachers to reach for excellence in elementary and middle school math through hands-on, standards-based, project-based, and technology-based (HSPT) learning environments. The project will deliver high-quality and research-based professional development to increase content knowledge in the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSSM). This project represents a partnership among faculty and STEM education faculty at ETSU and fifty grade 3-8 math teachers from eight school districts. The project will provide a total of 106 hours of HSPT-based professional development (PD) by sponsoring three spring and fall workshops (18 hours) one summer institute (48 hours) homework assignments (24 hours) on-site training (12 hours) and two school visits (4 hours). Also, an online platform will be provided to facilitate the PD sessions during the project period and beyond.

    Contact: Dr. Chih-Che Tai
    East Tennessee state University
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