School Year 2020-2021
Teaching the Latest Research on Long Island Sound Climate Science to Your Students - Aug 18
What is the impact of sea-level rise on Long Island Sound’s coastal marshes? How can wetlands help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and nutrients discharging into the Sound? If you think your students would want to know the answers, a webinar scheduled this August might be for you. It is being led by Dr. Beth Lawrence, a University of Connecticut wetland and plant ecologist, and Kimberly “Ly” Williams, a Smithtown High School teacher in Long Island who collaborated with Lawrence to create a teaching module based on Lawrence’s research.
The Long Island Sound Study, through its partners New York Sea Grant and NEIWPCC, is sponsoring the professional development webinar.
In the webinar, Lawrence will discuss her research team’s findings and their management implications. Williams will provide teachers with an overview of the module, which features five days of interactive activities for grades 9-12 designed to be easily modified and delivered to different skill levels and audiences. The module can be found at: https://climate.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/126/2020/01/Salt-marsh_Climate-change_module_final.pdf
· Date: August 18, 2020
· Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
· Registration: REGISTER HERE to receive the link.
Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits will be offered free of charge through Mercy College. For more information or questions, please contact Jimena Perez-Viscasillas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join CSTA for the Fall 2020 Webinar Week: Socially Distanced Science!!!
From August 17 - 20, we will present 2 live sessions a day featuring different topics to support distanced teaching and learning.
Click here to learn more about each Session.
Click here to Register.
The East Bay Educational Collaborative announces two Office of Naval Research grants available for teams of two high school STEM teachers starting this August. Both grants include information for teachers to use online resources that can be taught virtually, in person or as a hybrid. The first grant is for A Natural Approach to Chemistry curriculum, worth $20K and the second is for a series of online STEM resources (JASON learning, Scoutlier and Lab-Aids), worth $10K. Links to the online applications are here for the chemistry curriculum and here for the STEM resources. Please visit www.ebecri.org for more information or email email@example.com.
Case Study. "Last Spring during distance learning, Scoutlier improved the rates with which students attempted new assignments and submitted correct responses. Teacher time was reduced and Scoutlier enabled efficient credit recovery for previously assigned work."
The 2020 NEACT Summer Conference will be held August 10-12, 2020.
For the first time ever, this event will happen online. At this time, you must be a NEACT member to register online. Please create or update your user account at the NEACT website before registering for the conference.
Registraton to this summer's virtual conference includes keynote addresses, workshops, break-out small group sessions, informal "coffee house" and "happy hour" meetings, networking events, vendor programs, raffles, and Google Drive conference file share.
Online registration is strongly encouraged. If you are paying with a school purchase order, please contact Kathy Siok directly. A print version of the registration form is available under the "2020 Conference Info" tab.
School Year 2019-2020
More information for NGSS Assessment workshop
Free! Register at bitly/CTConvosKillingly
Code Haven’s annual conference TeachTech will be held on January 25, 2020 at Yale University!
TeachTech is a free conference that aims to help middle school teachers incorporate computer science into their curriculum. Many teachers are interested in teaching CS in their classes, but lack the CS knowledge or resources to do so. At TeachTech, we bring together teachers, administrators, and other educators from New Haven and the surrounding area and equip them with CS curriculum resources, talks from diverse CS education leaders, and learnings from our own experiences teaching CS to middle schoolers.
A bit more about us, Code Haven is a Yale student-run organization that focuses on increasing access to computer science among middle school students. We currently teach introductory computer science in seven classrooms across New Haven. With limited resources, Code Haven is limited in the number of classrooms we can reach in a given year. TeachTeach is a way of extending our impact and reaching teachers in schools we don’t have the capacity to teach at.
TeachTech 2020 is January 25th on Yale’s Campus. The event is 100% free and also includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.
If you are interested in attending, please fill out our interest form and we will follow up with more details and tickets as the event approaches
If you are interested in speaking at the event or know someone who would be, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops Dates for Connecticut Coming Up
JASON for Elementary Workshop (Grades 3-5) – New offering! (3 locations to choose from)
October 22, 2019 – CT Science Center, Hartford (8:30am-3:30pm)
December 5, 2019 - LEARN, Old lyme (8:30am-3:30pm)
February 26, 2020 – Eastconn, Hampton (9am-3:30pm)
World of Waves Workshop (Grades 4, 6-8)
Save the Date - November 19, 2019 – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield (8:30am-3:30pm). Registration coming soon.
Climate Workshop (Grades 6-8)
November 12, 2019 – Eastconn, Hampton, CT (9am-3:30pm)
Live Events - JASON’s live events are free and open to the public. Participants may submit questions for our STEM role model guests before and during each live event.
JASON Learning Live Event with Edweb.net: Shifting Landscapes: Studying the Impacts of Climate Change in Joshua Tree National Park
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Dr. Lynn Sweet will discuss her career path and her research studying shifts in vegetation due to climate change in Joshua Tree National Park.
Election Day Science Professional Development at Mystic Seaport Museum's Treworgy Planetarium!
Mystic Seaport Museum invites science teachers of all grade levels to join us for a special day of professional development on November 5, 2019. This full-day event will be hosted by the Museum’s Treworgy Planetarium, and will feature a series of workshops about creating hands-on, immersive lessons for Earth and Space Science units that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Keynote speaker Dr. Philip Sadler, F.W. Wright Senior Lecturer in the Department of Astronomy and Director, Science Education Department at Harvard University will speak on "Students' Scientific Misconceptions: What They Are, Where They Come From, and What To Do About Them." As the state-wide adoption of NGSS continues, formal and informal science educators are challenged to re-imagine the process by which students learn science. Critical thinking, problem solving, and charting one’s own course from problem to solution are all crucial components of NGSS. At this special Election Day event, Mystic Seaport Museum will share some of the programs and activities that we offer to accomplish the goals of NGSS, and will empower attending teachers to create their own hands-on experiences for their students. A $25 registration fee includes the workshops and keynote address as well as lunch. Register today!
National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists and changemakers.
During and after the certification process you are given access to mentors and master teachers from across the country. You will become familiar with the National Geographic Learning Framework and the many resources that National Geographic can provide. Certification can be done completely online. Upon completing the nationally recognized certification your administrators will be notified and you will be presented with many PD opportunities and early access to new National Geographic programs. It is an incredible networking group.
The next cohort will be forming this winter. Register to be notified!Southern Connecticut State University is very pleased to announce the launch of our Drone Academy program! This five-part program will provide you with the skills needed for
Southern offers the only program in our region where participants can learn all of this information in one comprehensive package. Best of all - you do not need to own a drone to participate in this program! Program begins September 14
Register today as space is limited - SCSU Drone Academy.